The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Message from your Chapter Chair

Welcome to the Near North Chapter.

The Near North Chapter covers an area from the Severn River in South Muskoka, north to Temagami and from Mattawa in the east to Verner in the west and the District of Parry Sound. 


 - The Near North Chapter currently has 440 members.
 - 65 % of the Members are located in closer proximity to North Bay
 - 35% of the Members reside in Muskoka and Parry Sound
 - 71.8% of the Chapter Mabers are Certified
     - in order of Membership #s, the disciplines are (for the most part) Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,  
       Environmental, Building and Bio-Tech.
 - 8.6% of the Membership is Female

Many of our social and fund raising events are organized in partnership with the 
North Bay Chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

Some of our annual events include:
 - Engineer’s Day Symposium (January)
 - Near North Chapter ACM (April)

 - OACETT/PEO/Community Living North Bay Annual Spring Fling (Late April / Early May)
    (Benefitting Community Living North Bay)
 - OACETT AGM  
 - OACETT / PEO Golf Tournament (August)
   (Benefitting the PEO and OACETT Scholarship Funds)
 - Various Outreach opportunities and events such as:
     - First Robotics competitions,
     - National Engineering Month Events and Competitions, 
     - Industry Tours
   and
     - CPD Sessions.

I encourage you to forward me your Event Suggestions / CPD Opportunities / questions or comments and please consider becoming active an active participant on the Chapter Executive.

Please keep your member information current, so that I may communicate events, PD sessions and Chapter updates as they become available.

I look forward to meeting you Chapter events and functions throughout the year and I am always available to be reached @
near north-chapter@oacett.org

Thank you,
David Saunders, B.E.S., C.E.T.
Near North Chapter Chair
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