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President’s Message

By: Joe Sanders   

It seems that March and April are always busy months in the ASHRAE calendar and this year is no different.  As we head towards the Region VIII CRC in Ft. Worth there is a lot work left to be done and at times it can seem a bit overwhelming.   As chapter president and delegate to the CRC there are many items left complete such as reports and presentations.  Our president-elect, John Semtner, has been hard at work assembling a great group of leaders to head up our committees for next year.  And our research promotion campaign is in high gear with several members volunteering their time to help raise funds. 

With all that is going on it was a welcomed change of pace to enjoy a top notch meal with our members and their spouses at District 21 on March 12th.  This was our first spouse’s night for the better part of a decade, and the revamped event was a huge success.  All the participants I spoke with during and after the event gave raving reviews of the venue and the food.  A great amount of work went into the planning and I’d like to thank Chris Dolan, John Semtner, Jason Keyes, and Michael Wilson for making it happen.  I’d also like to thank Temtrol and Halton for sponsoring it and leading the facility tours.  Without their financial assistance the cost would have been more than double what we charged and likely would have limited participation.  Following the dinner several of us were able to unwind a bit more at out YEA function held at Main Event, hosted by Andy Donehue. 

This month also marked our chapter’s first sustainability community service at the Boathouse District.  Many members gathered on Saturday, March 7th to collect trash and recyclables on our riverfront.  We were also treated to a sneak peak at the newest addition to the district the CHK Central Boathouse, which is still under construction.  Following the tour many of us gathered for food and drinks at Fassler Hall.  It was a great event and both Brian Sauer and Damon McClure did an excellent job organizing it.  Make sure and join us next month when we work with Rebuilding Together to assist with home improvements for the elderly, more information will follow.

We have been invited by the local chapter of PHCC to hold a joint meeting with them this Wednesday March 25th.  Chief Oklahoma City Inspector, Jerry King will be presenting on the recent changes to the codes.  This meeting will be held at Twin Hills Golf Club on 36th and Lincoln.  Make sure and pre-register.

Our next chapter meeting is Monday, April 1st.  The topic will be HSLV Fans and ASHRAE 55, see the CTTC update in our newsletter or our website for more information. 

Finally, make sure and sign up for the Region VIII CRC in Ft. Worth.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with and share best practice ideas with your industry peers in the region, as well as gaining some excellent knowledge at the technical sessions.  More details are in the newsletter and on the Chapter website: www.ashraecok.org , if you have any questions on registering please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting!      

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