Happy New Year! 2018 is looking to be a solid ASHRAE year; we have our sold out BIM panel discussion being held on January 16 at The Winston’s and will follow this with DL talks in February and March before closing out the year with a New Central Library tour, Lobsterfest and the Golf Tournament. We will be sending notifications for the events through our new website, which seems to be working out nicely. If you have any comments or suggestions for future meetings then please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of your other board members. I look forward to seeing you all at our events this year, all the best, Matt Parkes.
The winner of this year’s ASHRAE trophy for biggest fish by an ASHRAE member was Christian Rouleu from the Hoover boat with a Char weighing 6.85 Lbs. Congratulations Christian!
Vice President Report
Thanks to all of those who signed up and made it to the January Dinner Meeting at the Winston. We were excited to try a new venue and trust that you enjoyed the food and the panel discussion on BIM. We plan on trying a few other new venues with some great food options for the remaining meetings and hope that attendance will continue to be exceptional, like it has been for the past few. For the remaining meetings we have a few distinguished lecturers and a tour. Please stay tuned for meeting announcements in your email and on the website for more details!
Kyle Shummoogum, P. Eng, LEED® Green Associate
Young Engineers in ASHRAE
By all accounts the Southern Alberta Chapter’s 60th Anniversary dinner meeting at Telus Spark in October was a resounding success. A few charter members and numerous Past-Presidents were in attendance to enjoy the milestone occasion. The highlight of the evening had to be the presentation given by Mr. Bud Watson, an original founding member of the Chapter. Bud gave us some interesting insight into the industry personalities and culture during the mid-1950’s which lead to the creation of our chapter.
The venue was great and the food was exceptional, especially if you had the steak, which was delicious and exceptionally tender. The only negative comments that I received about the evening was that the historian was too long-winded. Absolutely correct, and I can live with that. Matt Parkes and his team did a great job putting the event together and the industry sponsorship was outstanding, as usual.
Now, after ten years as the Chapter’s historian, it is time to pass the torch. It has been an honour and privilege to serve in this capacity and I have thoroughly enjoyed following in the footsteps of the likes of Hank Klassen and Bill Holmes. Peter Litwinow, esteemed colleague and fish wrestler, will be assuming the reins. Peter has a keen interest in the history of Chapter events and I can’t think of anyone more qualified for this position. Please congratulate Peter for undertaking this role.