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FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DIVISION CHAIR

In less than two months, I hope to be seeing many of you in Toronto at the SLA Convention. I want to remind you of a couple of special things happening this year. The Business Meeting will be on Monday, but does not include lunch, so there is no charge. Please feel free to bring a “brown bag lunch” to hear the wrap-up reports on this year’s activities, congratulate the newly elected officers, and to see who will be the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award. Be sure to check out the Final Schedule for the Division’s events at the SLA Conference in Toronto on this web site.

I want to thank the Nominating Committee: Dan Krummes, Nelda Bravo, and Shaun Moran for their great work in finding great candidates for the various offices. Also, special kudos to Rita Evans for setting up and administering our first-ever Internet voting. Those selected to serve were: Chair-Elect, Matthew Barrett, of the LA MTA Library; Secretary, Jane Watson, NTL; and Treasurer, Lisa Pogue, APWA. Congratulations, thanks for agreeing to run and best wishes to all of you. The Incoming Board will meet on Wednesday morning at 7 A.M. Please be advised that no breakfast will be served.

Special Notice: there will be a no-host dinner on Sunday evening during the conference. Arrangements are being made by Aarash Kalra, Librarian with SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc. in Toronto. We will be going to Alice Fazooli's Restaurant. We need to make reservations, at least 2 weeks in advance. Please email Aarash at Aarash.Kalra@snclavalin.com if you plan to attend. He will need to know the number of people by May 19. If you care to check out the restaurant, here is the web address: http://www.toronto.com/fazoolis. The address of the restaurant is 294 Adelaide St. W. It appears to not be far from the Holiday Inn on King. So let’s plan to meet at the Holiday Inn on King at 6 P.M. and we can walk over to the restaurant. The restaurant offers a terrific selection of authentic pastas, regional main courses, seafood, fresh fruit, steaks, and salads in a turn-of-the century warehouse. Sounds like a real party in the making. Be sure to join your fellow Transportation members for this fun evening.

A great big thanks to those who worked to acquire vendor sponsors for the convention. Please be sure to thank the sponsors as you visit the exhibits. If you are not attending, but use these vendors, please be sure to thank them for their generous donations. Our sponsors are: ASCE, Janes, Infocurrent, CCH, OCLC, SWETS, Elsevier, and Dialog.

I am pleased to announce that Hanson Professional Services, Inc. has become a member of MTKN. We look forward to working even more closely with the Transportation community.

Hope to see you all in Toronto.