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posted Oct 11, 2011, 4:17 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 1:33 PM ]
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 October 11, 2011 at the Parktown Hotel.
  2. Introductions / Attendance
  3. Reading of minutes from last meeting
    1. Mike Nemeth read the September 13, 2011 meeting minutes.
    2. Motion to accept the meeting minutes as amended. (Chris Conley / Mike Osborn).
    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  - bowling a possibility? 
      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 
      10. He is working with ABB to bring someone out in Feb for VFD's and their operation and why we see high amperage and high voltage readings at the motors.
    2. Treasurer – Blake Erb
      1. Balances reported.
    3. History – Jack Scott
      1. No report.
    4. Research Promotion – Jonathan Bushman
      1. Research money fuels HVAC research
      2. Saskatoon is a part of ASHRAE research
        1. Mohammad Rasouli - $10,000 Grant In Aid in 2010
        2. Blake Erb – memorial scholarship, $10,000 Grant In Aid (a few years earlier)
      3. Thanks to PEAK Mechanical, first 2011-2012 donor
      4. $750 raised so far
      5. Attendance certificates are available
    5. Membership Promotion – Ryan MacGillivray
      1. Roster:
        1. We are looking for Roster Sponsors from businesses.  Cost is $20.  Money needs to be received by the end of the month.
        2. I have the sample version of the Roster available to review – let me know of any changes.
      2. Society membership dues have increased to $185.  This does not include our local dues or the local meal plan.
      3. New members since July get a 12-month subscription to the ASHRAE Handbook online.
      4. 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)
        5. Ian Slinger (Axiom Industries) – Upgrade from Student Membership
        6. Chris James (SRC) - Upgrade from Student Membership
      5. 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.
      6. 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.
      7. Job opportunities, Leadership Development, Training, Certification, Professional development, Personal development, Prospective employees, Social gatherings, Networking, Research opportunities, Fundraising, Handbook, Journals, Access to the latest and best technical information, Travel, Conferences, On-line training, Professional Certification – All are benefits of being an ASHRAE member.  If you didn’t know of some of these benefits or would like more info, please tale to me.  As well, let me know why you joined ASHRAE – we are looking to promote membership, and it is good to hear from everyone.
      8. If there are any membership issues I can help you with, please let me know.
    6. Student Activites – Greg Scrivener
      1. Student night next month, there will be prizes.
      2. There will be more of a K-12 focus this year.
      3. ASHRAE has a program for collecting books for developing economies.
    7. Chapter Technology Transfer – Blake Erb
      1. Vote for a fundamentals course online.
      2. There is an ASHRAE library at SIAST.
    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. We will add Regional chairs to the mailing lists if they are not already on there.
  5. Old business
    1. Awards
      1. Past President Award - Jonathan Bushman
    2. Webpage Navigation Demonstration Any questions comments suggestions for our webpage, information available etc.
  6. New business
    1. Donor Recognition - Chris Conley/Jonathan Bushman
    2. ASHRAE Research – Society Level - Dennis Knight
    3. ASHRAE Research – Regional Level - Ray Sieber
    4. Regional DRC - Erich Binder
    5. Canadian Advocacy - Rob Craddock
    6. Build Sask Green - Jonathan Bushman
  7. Announcements
    1. Meal Plan Invoices
    2. Meeting date revisions
      1. Monday, January 9th 2012 (Society Presidential Visit)
      2. Monday, February 13th, 2012 (Valentine’s Day)
    3. Speaker -Dennis Knight BIM, Building Information Modeling for the Mechanical Disciplines
  8. Adjournment
    1. Motion to adjourn by Jonathan Bushman / Greg Scrivener.  Meeting adjourned at 7:09pm.
Minutes submitted by: Mike Nemeth
ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Oct 12, 2011, 12:42 PM
ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Oct 12, 2011, 12:32 PM
ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Oct 12, 2011, 12:32 PM
ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Oct 12, 2011, 12:32 PM