Greetings Chapter Members,
I was thinking of telling you all that our last Program meeting, on April 1st was going to be an evening meeting. Then when you showed up, I’d yell “April Fools!” But we already did that for the March meeting to Larry Staples. Jokes just aren’t as funny the second time around.
Actually, our last Chapter Program for the 2012-2013 Chapter Year will be held on April 1st and it will be a lunch meeting. The presentation will discuss “Fan Efficiency Grades, “presented by Dr. Michael Brendel. Most, if not all of us, are in the business of specifying or recommending products that utilize fans to one degree or another. So mark your calendar for the meeting so you can be sure you’re caught up on the latest in fan technology.
ASHRAE Society President, Tom Watson, will be speaking at the Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Expo. The Expo will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Overland Park Convention Center. It should be a very interesting day with presidents from several other National Organizations speaking as well. The EXPO is being hosted by the BEP. More information is in this edition of the Breeze.
Don’t miss out on our 37th Annual Golf Tournament being held on Friday, May 17th, 2013. Flier is included in this copy of the Breeze. Be sure to get your team signed up before spaces fill up. It’s always a great time.
We will be voting in two new members to the BOG at the April 1st BOG meeting. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to nominate someone for the 2013-2014 Chapter Year, please let me know right away.
The Region IX CRC is held the first weekend in August. This year it will be held in Boise, Idaho. We encourage all BOG members to attend and welcome any chapter members who would be interested in going. If you’d like more information, shoot me an e-mail (email@example.com).
Our Research Promotion calling campaign will be shifting into high gear the next few months. Ideally we’d get all donations into Tom Benassi no later than June 1st. After that, donations made may not count for the 2012-2013 campaign. We can all be proud of how generous our chapter is. Thank you in advance to all of those who can donate personally and to the companies who donate as well.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Jim Van Hoecke, PE
KC ASHRAE Chapter President