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2011 09 13

posted Sep 13, 2011, 3:10 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 1:33 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary ]
Regular Meeting Minutes for ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter 102
  1. Call to Order
    1. Jeff Frie called to order the regular meeting of the Saskatoon ASHRAE Chapter at 6:40 pm on September 13, 2011 at the Parktown Hotel.
  2. Introductions / Attendance
  3. Reading of minutes from last meeting
    1. Mike Nemeth read the April 12, 2011 meeting minutes.
    2. Motion to accept the meeting minutes as amended. (Kirk Nagus / Chris Watt).
    3. Passed unanimously.
  4. Reports
    1. Vice-President / Programs – Chris Watt
      1. September 13. Shawn Wedewer & Chris James from SRC will be giving an overview of  Micro Combined Heat and Power technology and the potential benefits of the technology 
      2. October 11 – DL Dennis Knight. Topic Building Information Modeling for the Mechanical Disciplines.
      3. November 8 – DL Paul L. Pieper, Venmar CES Inc. Topic: TBA
      4. December 13 – Past President Pool Night 
      5. January 9 (Monday Meeting) – ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin
      6. February 13 – Open (Monday meeting so its not on valentines days)
      7. March 13 - Peter Simmonds DL - High Performance Buildings and Occupant Comfort
      8. April 10 – Open
      9. May – ASHRAE Golf Tournament 
    2. Treasurer – Blake Erb
      1. Balances reported.
    3. History – Jack Scott
      1. No report.
    4. Research Promotion – Jonathan Bushman
      1. Our research goal for the year is $9,500 
      2. Ryan MacGillivray may answer any questions
    5. Membership Promotion – Ryan MacGillivray
      1. New Members since January:
        1. Christine Rogers (Cypress Sales)
        2. Matt Rohachuck (Nu-Trend Industries)
        3. Trevor Bemis (Victaulic)
        4. Chris Richards (City of Saskatoon)
      2. We currently have a few delinquent members -  If your membership was due over the summer, please renew.  I will be contacting everyone soon as a reminder.
      3. Please ensure your ASHRAE information listed on the website is correct, we will be publishing a roster again this year, and hope to have it complete soon.
      4. If you have over 12 years of experience in AHSRAE, you may be able to be upgraded from an Associate Member to a Member.  If you think you qualify, please let me know.
      5. Please let me know why you joined ASHRAE – we are looking to promote membership, and it is good to hear from everyone.
      6. If there are any membership issues I can help you with, please let me know.
    6. Student Activites – Greg Scrivener
      1. We are planning two student nights again and students meal pricing will likely remain at $5
      2. We have agreed to offer a tour for the U of S HVAC class again this year.  Chris Conley and Mike Nemeth did one last year.  If anyone is interested in presenting a building they’ve been involved with please let me know as soon as possible.  The lecture/tour date is November 28th, 2011
      3. Greg will have more of an emphasis in K-12 education this year.  If anyone has any ideas or knows of organizations that need help in the K-12 science and math area please pass them on to me.
    7. Chapter Technology Transfer – Blake Erb
      1. We will once again be offering a Fundamentals course this year.  
      2. However, this time we would like to get your feedback on which of the 8 available courses you would like to see offered.  
      3. Please take a moment to fill out the online poll, and vote for the course you are most interested in.
      4. If there is enough interest, we may even try to hold the top two courses throughout this year.
      5. The available fundamentals courses are:
        1. Fundamentals of…..
          1. Air System Design
          2. Heating and Cooling Loads
          3. Heating Systems
          4. Psychrometrics
          5. Refrigeration
          6. Steam System Design
          7. Thermodynamics
          8. Water System Design
    8. Refrigeration – Manfred Gerber
      1. No report.
    9. Awards - Jonathan Bushman
      1. No report.
    10. Webpage / Newsletter – Mike Nemeth & Kirk Campbell
      1. Please notify Mike if you are having any issues accessing the newsletter or webpage or if there is something you'd like to post.
      2. Please notice the CTTC course poll on the website as well as the programs suggestion box.
      3. Over the next year, webpage and newsletter duties will be transfered to Kirk Campbell
  5. Old business
    1. CRC Awards
      1. Past President Award - Jonathan Bushman
      2. Presidential Award of Excellence - Chris Conley
      3. Technology Award - Kelly Winder
    2. Other Awards for the 2009 – 2010 Year
      1. Citation and Star based on PAOE points
    3. RP awards for Goal, Full Circle, Top by Chapter Size, Runner-up for total $ raised, PAOE and $ paid per member  (Ryan McGillivray as RP Chair)
  6. New business
      1. Webpage Navigation Demonstration - Michael Nemeth
    1. Announcements
      1. Meal Plan Invoices will be out in the next newsletter
      2. Importance of Donor Recognition Night
      3. Meeting date revisions
        1. Monday, January 9th 2012 (Society Presidential Visit)
        2. Monday, February 13th, 2012 (Valentine’s Day)
      4. Kelly Winder - Building Saskatchewan Green Conference November 18.
      5. Speaker -Shawn Wedewer MicroCHP (Combined Heat and Power)
    2. Adjournment
      1. Motion to adjourn by Greg Scrivener / Chris Watt.  Meeting adjourned at 7:09pm.
    Minutes submitted by: Mike Nemeth