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2012 03 13

posted Mar 13, 2012, 11:35 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 5:55 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 March 13, 2012 at the Parktown Hotel.
  2. Introductions / Attendance
  3. Reading of minutes from last meeting
    1. Mike Nemeth read the February 13, 2012 meeting minutes. 
    2. Motion to accept the meeting minutes as read. (Greg Scrivener / Chris Watt).
    3. Passed unanimously.
  4. Reports
    1. Vice-President / Programs – Chris Watt
      1. March 13 - Peter Simmonds DL - High Performance Buildings and Occupant Comfort
      2. April 10 – Kevin Hudson, Saskatoon Light and Power, on the Green Energy Park
      3. June – ASHRAE Golf Tournament 
    2. Treasurer – Blake Erb
      1. Balances reported.
    3. History – Jack Scott
      1. On Feb 25, Saskatoon team won Jon Ross Curling Tournament in Edmonton
        1. Jack Scott
        2. Ryan MacGillivray
        3. Bruce Waldbillig
        4. Mike Osborn
        5. There were 10 teams in total, 8 from Edmonton
      2. Golf tournament is Jun 15, Willows, shotgun start
    4. Research Promotion – Jonathan Bushman
      1. $2190 raised so far
      2. $9500 goal
    5. Membership Promotion – Ryan MacGillivray
      1.  Tonight is Membership promotion night, thanks to everyone for attending.  Welcome to all new and potential members, and all the student members.
      2. New members since July are:
        1. Ian Slinger (Axiom Industries) – Upgrade from Student Membership
        2. Chris James (SRC)
        3. Pierre-André  Ranger (Johnson Controls)
        4. Travis Frith (Victaulic)
        5. Jeff Gerhardt (HVAC Sales)
        6. Lynn Cross (Ecco Supply)
        7. Jarvis Rye (Luk Plumbing & Heating Ltd.)
        8. Dr Ahmed Ghazy (Amec Americas Ltd.)
        9. Colby Chubey (Graham Industrial Services Ltd.)
      3. Member advancements:  If you have over 12 years of experience in ASHRAE, you may be able to be upgraded from an Associate Member to a Member.  If you think you qualify, please let me know.
        1. Dennis Edwards, Michael Finney, Ken Ingalls, Robert Bergen, Gord Nagus, Reg Povey, Allan Johnson, Todd Weiler, Reg Hofmann, Ken Swan have been upgraded
      4. You can now follow ASHRAE Saskatoon on Facebook.
      5. Benefits of ASHRAE membership include: 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.  If you didn’t know of some of these benefits or would like more info, please tale to me.
      6. Rosters are available for pick-up.  Thank you to Cypress Sales Partnership, Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd., Ecco Supply, HVAC Sales (1997) Ltd., Johnson Controls LP, March Consulting Associates Inc., Polar Refrigeration Services Ltd.
      7. Society membership dues have increased to $185.  This does not include our local dues or the local meal plan.
      8. New members since July get a 12-month subscription to the ASHRAE Handbook online.
      9. We currently have a few delinquent members.  I will be contacting everyone soon as a reminder.
      10. CTTC info:
        1. High Performance Buildings Conference, San Diego, March 12-13, 2012.
        2. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems – Free webcast on April 19, 1-4pm.  http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/webcasts
        3. All past Webcasts are available as DVD.
        4. Southern Alberta Chapter (Calgary) is hosting the 7th International Cold Climate Conference, November 12-14th, 2012, featuring cold climate HVAC design topics from Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Sweden and USA.  http://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/conferences/ashrae-endorsed-events/2012/Cold-Climate-HVAC-2012 
      11. If there are any membership issues I can help you with, please let me know.
    6. Student Activites – Greg Scrivener
      1. K-12 engagement is encouraged.
      2. old textbooks may be donated through Greg.
    7. Chapter Technology Transfer – Blake Erb
      1. Fundamentals of Water Systems Design was held and was well attended with 16 students.
    8. Refrigeration – Manfred Gerber
      1. No report.
    9. Awards - Jonathan Bushman
      1. No report.
    10. Webpage / Newsletter – Kirk Campbell
      1. No report.
  5. Old business
    1. Nominations open for Board Members (Name listed previously nominated at a previous meeting)
      1. President
        1. Chris Watt
      2. Vice-President
        1. Blake Erb
      3. Treasurer
        1. Mike Nemeth
      4. Secretary
        1. Jesse Friggstad
      5. Ryan MacGillivray / Kirk Campbell moves to close nominations
      6. Positions awarded by acclimation. 
  6. New business 
    1. Region 11 CRC will be in Winnipeg this year
      1. Please provide any motions you wish to have made at the meeting
      2. Chris Watt and Mike Nemeth will be attending
  7. Announcements
    1. Thanks were made by the UofS for our scholarship donation.
  8. Adjournment
    1. Motion to adjourn by Mike Nemeth / Blake Erb.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm.
Minutes submitted by: Mike Nemeth
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ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Mar 13, 2012, 9:01 PM
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ASHRAE Saskatoon Secretary,
Mar 13, 2012, 9:03 PM
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