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President’s Message

By: Joe Sanders  

For those of you that were unable to attend our chapter meeting on January 7th, we were very pleased to honor our past presidents. When preparing for the meeting, I thought it would be nice to mention some of the many accomplishments that these past presidents presided over. First, I was a bit overwhelmed by my research and then I felt a bit of pressure to live up to the standard these leaders have set! A condensed list of accomplishments includes:

15 Golden Gavels (Best chapter in Region VIII)
Eight Distinguished Service Awards
13 Regional Award of Merit
One E.K Campbell Award of Merit Winner
Two Special Presidential Award of Excellence Citations
Two Former Director and Regional Chairs
One Former Society President (Bill Collins)
One Member of the ASHRAE Hall of Fame (Bill Collins)
Twice Named #1 Chapter in Society

They have also helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for ASHRAE Research and this year it appears that we will surpass 100 total college scholarships awarded in our chapter’s history. It is quite a list to live up too, but we have a great team of leaders working to do just that.

We also were pleased to honor two of those past presidents by inducting them into the Central Oklahoma ASHRAE Hall of Fame. John Harrod and Mike Beda not only served our chapter, but served our region, and at a national level. They were the first members inducted by our chapter since the year 2000, which in my mind means it is more difficult to get into than the Baseball Hall of Fame. John is still very active in our chapter, while Mike has since moved to the Tulsa area and is active in the NE Oklahoma Chapter.

Our planning committee has been working hard on reinstituting the annual Spouse’s Night, which we haven’t held in several years. They have come up with a great location and program that both members and their spouses hould enjoy. Spouse’s Night will be held at the Francis Tuttle Culinary College’s restaurant, District 21. Attendees will enjoy not only a fine meal, but an up close look at the mechanical systems behind the scenes that keep the teaching kitchens up and running. The event will take place on the evening of March 4th, and attendance is limited to 80. Please pre-register on our WEBSITE.

Finally, our February meeting will be our yearly Distinguished Lecturer. The topic will be ASHRAE bEQ. More details can be seen in our CTTC update later in this newsletter. I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!

Joe Sanders
ASHRAE Central Oklahoma Chapter President

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