About CT ASHRAE's Newsletter
Our Newsletter is published on monthly basis from September-June. It is emailed to our members and non-member mailing list. In each issue we feature information about our montly dinner meetings, membership, special events, ASHRAE news, event photos, member spotlights and more!
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Blair Richardson, PE, CEM
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I would like to thank all of those that made it out last month. We had a great joint meeting with CT ASPE! Rodd Hyatt gave a great presentation about Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems and Applications. It was nice to meet some new faces and learn about another industry association.
This month we're looking forward to our Annual Past Presidents' Night. We're coupling this recognition with the addition of Student Night. Both past presidents and students will receive complimetnary registrations. The winners of this year's Membership Battle will also be annouced and receive recognition too.
Aside from the ceremonial items we have some interesting presentation topics in store. Ole Christensen will be presenting about CO2 Cascade Systems during the tech session. For the dinner presentation, we'll have double the subject-matter-expertise. Laurann Asklof and Chirstine Chipman will be facilitating a presentation centered around Construction Law and how it relates to engineers. This should be a good meeting for all and I hope to see everyone there.
Lastly, I would like to invite everyone to join us for our Annual Golf Outing. Registration for golfers and sponsors is now open. I highly recommend you take advantage of this fun, networking event!
CT ASHRAE President, 2017-2018
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Past Presidents' & Student Night
Order of Events:
Tech Session: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Registration & Networking: 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Dinner: 6:45 PM to 7:20 PM
Presentation: 7:20 PM to 8:30 PM
Risk Avoidance - Best Practices, New Developments and Potential Pitfalls For Design Professionals
Dinner Session Speaker: Laurann Asklof and Christine Chipman, Attorneys at Law, Shipman and Goodwin
Wine & Beer Raffle Sponsor: 1 Available
Appetizer Display Tray Sponsor: 1 Available
Vendor Table Sponsor(s): 3 Available
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CT ASHRAE 2018-2019
We've started planning for next year and we need your help!
Vote for the 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Governors
The time has come to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 CT Chapter Officers and Board of Governors! Please download the ballot, cast your vote and follow the instructions to send back to Bill dunn by 5/9/18 at 5 PM. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
Contact Bill Dunn, 860.290.6977, email@example.com.
Call for 2018-2019 Dinner Presentations
With only a couple dinner meetings left in the 2017-2018 year, we’re beginning to plan the 2018-2019 calendar! We’d love to hear what our members are interested in learning about next year.
If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at a dinner meeting or tech session, or if you have a topic idea, please contact Jason Urso (2017-2019 Programs Chair and President-Elect) at 413-572-3226. Presentations do not need to be complete at this point. We’re currently looking for presentation ideas and/or topics.
We are specifically looking to fill at least two meetings with consulting engineering firms showcasing one of their designs from a recent project. A field trip to the project location or a presentation of the project would be great!
We’re also considering booking a few offsite tours and/or venues. Please contact Jason Urso with possible tour locations or interesting venues too!
Please join me in welcoming the following new members:
Michael Emonds, Jr. (Associate) – vanZelm Engineers
James DePaola (Associate) – Pratt and Whitney
Nicholas Ross (Associate) – CT Das CS Technical Services
Brian Messerschmidt (Affiliate) – Sustainable Engineering Solutions, LLC
James Burke, P.E. (Associate) – Pinoneer Cold
Become a member at www.ashrae.org and receive a *$20 gift card or a free meal at our monthy meeting! *CT membership dues must be paid in full in order to be eligible.
2018 Membership Battle Winners Announced!
vanZelm Engineers – Large Firms
Flow Tech, Inc. – Medium Sized Firms
Progressive Engineering, Inc. – Small Firms
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating – Small Firms
EMCOR Services, New England Mechanical – Large Firms Honorable Mention
Thank you for all firms that participated in the Battle this year!
BVH Integrated Services
Consulting Engineering Services
CT Temperature Controls
Emcor Services, New England Mechanical
Environmental Systems Corp
Facilities Engineering Associates
Frank I Rounds Company
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Progressive Engineering, Inc.
Membership Promotion Chair
YEA vs TOY Softball Game
Join us for a friendly game of slow-pitch softball as we face of against TOY (too old for YEA) CT ASHRAE members!
Event Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Wickham Park, 1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT
Register today!! Be sure to enter your desired fild position.
*All skill levels are welcom. Pizza and water will be provided!
Rock Climbing Networking Event Recap
The YEA Rock Climbing event was fantastic. We had a total of 11 participants from all different fields and backgrounds. The event began with a group training on rock climbing safety. Participants teamed up and went through the basics of belaying, climbing, and falling. This was a great team building exercise! Participants worked together, climbing and belaying, building trust and effective communication throughout the event. After the introduction and a few practice scrambles, we took a break for pizza and networking. We were then able to put our newly learned skills to use as we took the gym! YEA members tackled walls of varying difficulties (with varying levels of success).
By all accounts the event was great for making connections, learning new skills, and having a lot of fun along the way!
YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0
YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0 (YLW 2.0) is designed to provide additional, more advanced resources to YLW alumni. For this continuation of YLW, we bring back Ralph Kison to facilitate and expand on the skills he taught at the existing YLW event. As YLW alumni, you’ve had the opportunity to use the resources and connections you gained at YLW to not only grow your professional careers, but develop your participation within ASHRAE. The purpose of YLW 2.0 is to continue that growth and development, and hopefully inspire even further leadership skills and aspirations!
The YLW 2.0 event will be held in Phoenix, AZ from February 23–25, 2018.
This event is open to any current ASHRAE member who has previously attended a YEA Leadership Weekend event and has not already attended YLW 2.0. Registration will open on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 am Eastern. Attendance is limited to 15 people and registration will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Have you ever wondered what ASHRAE Officers do at the ASHRAE Winter & Annual Conferences? Here is your chance to find out! Through Leadership U, a handful of YEA members are selected for each conference to be matched up with Society Officers and participate in all of their events and board meetings, including social activities. Leadership U not only allows you to experience a conference like an Officer, but it is also a great opportunity to network and form connections with those active in ASHRAE.
CT ASHRAE is looking for someone interested in taking over as the Monthly Newsletter Editor!
Benefits of this role:
- Perfect introductory role to CT ASHRAE, or a great way to become further involved
- Option to attend the monthly board meetings
- Interface with board members and industry engineers
- Be in the know of CT ASHRAE happenings
- No set hours, work of the newsletter at your own convenience
Position Start Date:
August 2018, the first newsletter will go out in September of the 2018-2019 Year.
Are you interested?
In honor of Past Presidents' Night this month, we thought it would be fun to post a throw back photo. The below was taken at the very first Past Presidents' dinner in 1982 at the Sphinx Temple in Newington. Thanks to Joe Giannone for sending in this blast from the past!
Front row: Walter Haywood, Al Guinta, Ron Luzzi, Guy DeFeo, Pete Luchini, Cas Freeman, Joe Simons, Pearly Baker, John Vozzo.
Middle Row: Ev. Johnson, Warren Rothman, Stan Rogers, Dave Allen, Larry Zabrowski, Don Worth, Bob Livingston, Hank Cosentino, Harlow Savage.
Back Row: Chuck Eisenbart, Lee Babin, Al Wasserman, ????.
Do you have a throw back picture you'd like to share? Please send it to Newsletter@ctashrae.org.
Golf Sponsorship Opportunities
The 2018 Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 25, 2018!
To purchase visit the Sponsorship Catalog!
Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities (55+ avg. monthly attendees):
Display Tray sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Choose between a fruit and cheese, or hummus and veggie appetizer display tray
- Complete with company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides and display table signage
- Verbal recognition during podium time
Wine/Beer raffle sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Benefits Student Activities Fund
- Complete with company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides and registration table signage
- Verbal recognition during podium time
Vendor Table sponsor: $100 per meeting
- Complete with display table, company name/logo included on meeting-specific communications, meeting webpage, that month’s newsletter, cocktail hour slides
- Verbal recognition during podium time.
Triple Threat Package: $250 per meeting
- Purchase a Display Tray, Wine/Beer Raffle and Vendor Table for the same meeting and receive $50 off!
Digital Sponsorship Opportunities:
Digital business cards displayed on website and monthly newsletter: $250 Sept-June
- Limit to 10 firms.
- Logo included on all 2017-2018 CT ASHRAE meeting announcements, newsletters and sponsorship emails.
- Logo displayed in rotating slideshow on right side bar of website and on sponsorship page.
- Business card featured in monthly newsletters (September-June).
Classified Ads: $100 per month
- Ad posted for 30 days on CT ASHRAE website.
- Ad will appear in that month’s newsletter.
We are more than happy to discuss creating a custom sponsorship opportunity for you. The CT Chapter frequently hosts YEA events that are also available to sponsor. Contact us today to start the discussion.
Have Questions or Want to Purchase Your Sponsorship?
Connecticut Chapter Officers 2017-2018
Please note chairpersons with * in front of their names makeup the chapter's Board of Governors
Committe Chairpersons 2017-2018
Committee Chair Position Available
Chapter Regional Conference
Golf Outing/Special Events
*Brandon Bradley 860.488.0384
Grass Roots Government Activities
*Hank Cullinane 860.528.0081
Richard Melo 203.706.1841
Honors and Awards
*Jason Urso 413.572.3226
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
*Nichole Petersen 860.221.0880
Daniel Cowan 203.701.6165
Brandon Bradley 203.325.9000
Ashely Keller 845.240.0890
University of Hartford Professor C.C. Yavuzturk 860.768.5554 firstname.lastname@example.org
University of New Haven Professor Stephen Ross 203.932.7148 SRoss@newhaven.edu
Eric Fontaine 860.284.5064
Hank Cullinane 203.370.3339
*Mike Davis 860.221.0887
*Blair Richardson 203.683.6930
Evan Benoit 860.221.0876
Kevin Wixom 860.221.0888
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