Our final ASHRAE meeting has occurred and we are left with only the Lobsterfest and Golf Tournament left this year! Meeting attendance has increased significantly from last year with an average of 75 purchased tickets per event, which is a strong figure when compared to area assigned members and is a good indication that we are doing something right as a board. I would urge people to contact us should they have any suggestions or requests for future meetings themes, venues, speakers, tours, etc.
Your incoming President for next year, Dana Heller, has already recruited a board that will continue the success of the Chapter; a few of the board will be attending the upcoming CRC in Victoria to receive training for the coming year and report on the successes of this year.
I would like to thank you all for continued support of the Chapter and ASHRAE Society and I look forward to mingling as your outgoing President in the Fall.
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
Well, it’s already April and this means there are only a few months left in this year’s SAC ASHRAE 2017-18 Campaign! Even though we are nearing the end of the year, we have some great events planned. In April we have an opportunity for ASHRAE members to participate in ASHRAE Global Giveback. Our final dinner meeting with a tour of Brookfield Place followed by dinner at Saltlik was a great success. It's too bad not everyone who wanted to attend the tour and could, as there were a limited amount of tickets being sold due to the tour group size restrictions. We hope to see you at Lobsterfest in May, details are posted on the SAC-ASHRAE website, so please check it out and reserve your spot!
If you have any comments or feedback about this year’s meeting topics, speakers, or venues, please drop me a line or any of the board members and we will be sure to incorporate any changes next year.
Young Engineers in ASHRAE
Women 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.