Tuesday, January 29, 2008

President's Message, February 2008


In one word, that is what the lives of our chapter officers and members are like. Many of us have hardly touched down from our flights back from the NYC ASHRAE Society meeting and AHR show, and we are already working feverishly for upcoming chapter events.

Engineering Vision 2030 is really taking shape, and (as of this writing) it is only a few days before the official notification and registration goes live. We have been extremely fortunate in attracting some very prominent presenters and I expect that the attendees will greatly benefit from the sessions that will be provided. Stay tuned!

The chapter is working toward next year and several officers are making plans to attend the upcoming Region XI Chapters Regional Conference. This provides training for the officers of the chapter as well as provides a great opportunity for them to build relationships with their peers in other chapters and with the officers of Region XI and the national Society. This conference is a big part of what keeps our local chapter running smoothly and is critical to our success as a society.

And, of course, we are continuing our efforts in bringing our membership the most valuable programs we can. Recent highlights have been ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Stanley Mumma's presentation on Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and Chilled Beams at the January meeting as well as the TEGA energy code update meeting later that same month. Both were extremely well attended, and we feel that they brought our membership great value.

Looking forward, we have our annual volunteer day on February 23rd at Washington Park Arboretum, followed closely by a brown-bag with Society President Kent Peterson on February 27th. March is just chock-full of events with our Annual SMACNA/ASHRAE joint meeting on March 12, featuring inspirational speaker Ken Schmidt, and the Engineering Vision 2030 conference on March 26th and 27th. These programs are brought to you by the tireless efforts of our chapter officers and committee members and they deserve kudos for all that they are doing to make Puget Sound ASHRAE a vital part of our industry!

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