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Technical Societies Council
of the Niagara Frontier


TSC E-Mail Notice: 2012-31, December 1, 2012

TSC E-Mail Address:   
To: TSC Member Societies
Re: TSC December 2012 Calendar of Events


NACE International, the Corrosion Society – Holiday Social Dinner

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Location: Salvatore's Grand Hotel (Russell's)

Drinks/Open Bar: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost: $25 per member or $40 per member and guest

Limitations: Twenty-Four (24) to Twenty-Six (26) people.

Please reserve early.

RSVP to Bruce Stutz at:


ISA – Niagara Frontier Section – Meeting with UB Students

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM 

Location: UB Agrusa Hall Atrium of Davis Hall

Opportunity for Students to meet ISA Member Companies.


ISA – Niagara Frontier Section – Plant Tour

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 AM Tour and light refreshments.

Location: Covanta Niagara - Energy from Waste, 100 Energy Blvd. (at 56th Street)

                Niagara Falls,New York

Cost: $20. for Students, Veterans & ISA Members    $30. for non-members.

Educational Credit: 1.5 PDH (upon request)

Reservations: Contact Joe Cipriani 716-512-3962 or  Limited to 20 people.


American Council of Engineering Companies (ACECNY) - Breakfast Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY.

Topic: Business related "hot topics" including document retention, certificates of insurance,

    emails & electronic communications, transfer of electronic documents, and commercial

    auto liability.

Speakers: Mary-Beth Rumble from Poole Professional, and Jessica Patrick from

    Harter Secrest & Emery.

Cost: Free for members, $20. for non-members.

Reservations: Contact Jennifer Michniewicz at or



ISA - Niagara Frontier Section, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Holiday Social

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Bar Louie, Galleria Mall

Cost: During above time - $1.00 Burgers

                                     1/2 Price Apps (a list of 7 will be provided)

                                      $3 Draft Beers

                                      1/2 Price Wines

Everyone invited, regardless of which technical society you belong to!


American Society for Quality (ASQ) - Spouse/Guest Night

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time: Registration 5:30 PM - Dinner 6:15 PM

Location: Salvatore's Italians Gardens, 6461 Transit Road (Near Genesee), Depew, NY.

Topic: "Buffalo Gardens - The Journey"

Speaker: David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Cost: $25. for Members & Member Guests   $30. for  non-members/guest/walk-ins.

        $15. for Full or part time matriculating Student/Unemployed Member

Reservations: Must be made by 6:00 PM on Monday, December 3rd.

    Register at: or



New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) - Luncheon

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012

Time: Registration 11:30 AM- 12:00 PM, Lunch will be served promptly at 12:00 PM

Location: Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202

Topic: "Buffalo Medical Campus and Energy Hub"

Speaker: Dennis Elsenbeck, Regional Executive, National Grid Upstate NY - West Energy Solutions Delivery.

Cost: $30. Members of NSPE,  $35. Non-members of NSPE

Educational Credits: It is anticipated that 1.0 PDH will be available.

More information and online reservation:

        December PDH Luncheon Meeting - Buffalo Medical Campus and Energy Hub


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - Dinner Meeting

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY.

Topic: "Biomedical Simulations....SAR and Bio-thermal Simulations"

Speaker: James Willhite, PhD, Sonnet Software

Cost: $20. IEEE members,  $10. IEEE Life & Student members,  $24. Non-members.

Reservations: Contact Judy Moskal at 689-6689 on/before December 5th.

        Select entrees from abbreviated menu will be offered that evening.


Illuminating Engineering Society of Buffalo New York (IES) – 31st Annual

Electrical Industry Christmas Party

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: ACQUA (Formerly Harry’s Harbour Place Grille)

               2192 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY

Sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society, Buffalo New York Section

Cost: $55. in advance by December 3rd,   $60. thereafter.

Great door prizes will be given away.  You need to be present to win


Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) - Social Bowling Party

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY.

Topic: Holiday Social Bowling Party

Cost: $20. (includes 2 games of bowling, drinks,snacks and buffet dinner)

Reservations: Contact Paul Van Kerkhove or

    716-684-8060 ext 2617 by Monday, December 10th.


Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) – Christmas Dinner

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM Libation Gathering, 7:00 PM Dinner

Location: Curly's Grill & Banquet Center, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

Cost: $40. Members Only Plus One Guest,   $20. Members Without a Guest

Send Checks by December 7, 2012 to:

    James Grucella, CSI, 5575 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Questions: Phone 716-662-1663 or Email


New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) – Principles and Practice of

Engineering (PE) Exam Course

PE Exam review courses – classes in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering begin in January 2013.

Classes meet from 7 PM to 10 PM for 11 review sessions.

For additional information, call the PE course coordinator Donald McMahon, PE

at (716) 834-8932 or email

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