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Dan Redmond and Steve Kemp
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 07 - 2014.04.15

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Rod Potter thanking guest speaker Andrew Moore for evening presentation
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 06 - 2014.03.18

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Adam Moons presents an ASHRAE Birthday Cake to speaker David Underwood
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 05 - 2014.02.18

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Victor Deveau & Adam Moons
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 04 - 2014.01.21

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 55,000 persons. Its sole objective is to advance through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

The Ottawa Valley Chapter was established in 1952, and supports roughly 500 local ASHRAE members, of which approximately 200 are Chapter members. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of men and women from the various fields in the HVAC&R and construction industries; e.g. consulting engineers, contractors, developers, facility managers, federal, provincial & municipal government, manufacturers, researchers, sales organizations, students, university and college faculty.

Our Chapter meets the third Tuesday of the month from September to May (excluding December) and typically consists of a tour or technical session, followed by a social gathering starting at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and the featured presentation to round out the evening. The meetings are held at Restaurant International at Algonquin College Woodroffe Campus, with the exception of the September meeting, which is occasionally held at a different venue.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $60.00 and $30.00 for students. Chapter membership gets you a copy of the Ottawa Valley Chapter Roster which contains the contact information of the roughly 500 local ASHRAE members, monthly electronic access to chapter newsletter and discounts on Chapter meetings, seminars and events.

I hope you enjoy our web site and look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings.

Yours very truly,

Steve Moons
2014-2015 OVC President

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Stay tuned for the new chapter year! Have a great summer!

Presidential Message August 2014

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the 2014-15 ASHRAE year for the Ottawa Valley Chapter. There are a few new things to comment on this year.

First, we welcome Adam Graham to the executive of the chapter in the role of Secretary. This is a substantial commitment, as Adam has begun his walk through the chairs to eventually become chapter president. I’ve worked with Adam regularly for many years, and have the utmost confidence in him. We also welcome two new Governors to the board. Aaron Dobson has been
the chair of our History committee for some time, and is our resident photographer. Richard Cameron is a past chair of Student Affairs, and is our current Communiqué editor. As any of these three will tell you, volunteering for ASHRAE is a very rewarding experience, and is an opportunity to grow in our industry and give back to the community. Please consider volunteering for one of our committees. Contact myself or any of the board members for more details.

The yearly Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) is being hosted by the London chapter this year, and is being held in Grand Bend. More details on this can be found in the CRC article further in the Communiqué.

We are finishing up the details on a great program, which will begin with our first meeting being held at Nortec’s manufacturing facility on Fenton Rd. This will include a technical tour of the facility, as well as our typical evening presentation. The remainder of the meetings will
be held at the same facility as last year, Restaurant International at Algonquin College.

The program will expand on the yearly theme of Mentorship. We are planning technical sessions to offer to our membership centered on this theme, and we will continue to promote ASHRAE OVC’s involvement with our local colleges and universities, as well as through our participation
in the local high school science fair.

To conclude, the board and executive have been working hard behind the scenes this summer to ensure a quality year for all of our membership. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to seeing all of you in September.

Steve Moons
2014-2015 OVC President

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