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President’s Message

By: John Semtner

We had a record setting golf tournament to kick off our chapter year! The final numbers are being tallied, but we raised more money than anyone’s recollection for RP and Scholarships. I would like to thank all of our sponsors, our participants, and a special thanks to Bryan Garcia. He tirelessly puts this event on every year.

I am very excited about our first speaker, Dan In-Hout from Krueger. Multiple members of our chapter and others have recommended him as a great speaker. They say he is entertaining and is an expert in air distribution. Many of you may have read his articles in the ASHRAE Journal as recent as the July 2015 edition. Bring a young engineer or staff along to learn something!

One small change this year is that we are increasing the at the door cost for lunches to $25. We have not had good early registration, so let me encourage everyone to sign up online to secure their $20 price. The online deal ends Monday at 5PM, so we can let the caterer know our number. For those of you that prepay a year, you will see no change and still receive one free lunch.

Many of our chairs are off to great starts this year. We have had a successful student activity event at OSU, a YEA event at TopGolf, and Grassroots attended an OG&E organizational meeting. If you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our chairman!

As you know ASHRAE is a proud supporter of the Oklahoma Future City competition.   In past years our members have served as mentors, judges, and coordinators for the state competition.  

Several schools are in need of mentors. If you are interested in volunteering to mentor a team, please let me know ASAP.

Mentors usually just meet with their team 3-4 times during the fall school semester. The teams can usually work to make it fit into the mentor's schedule.

Also, Future City has modified its scope slightly to incorporate the Project Management Process. This means that professional project managers would be great mentors as well (whether they are engineers or not).

 The theme of this year's Future City Competition is solid waste/trash. If you would like to learn more about the Oklahoma Future City competition, please visit http://futurecity.org/showcase/presenting-city-17

 Please contact Aruna at aruna.abhayagoonawardhana.2@us.af.mil if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you for your help.

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