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2016-17 ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter President

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 President’s Message - April 2017

March had our annual Technical Seminar and Product Show by Matt Tio Chair planned at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Hope you were able to connect up with this venue and informational opportunity we presented this year.

The April Chapter Meeting has a Variable Frequency Drive and Power Quality presentations along with the Membership Promotion Committee Chair, Lori Arakawa, P.E., asking each of you to bring in a new member.  Yes it is the Member-bring-a-New-Member event where the dinner of both our free to them on April 13th.  Check with Lori for details.

Our RP Committee planning of the 30th Annual Golf Tournament on 5-5-2017 (Cinco-de-Mayo) at Pearl Country Club is nearly complete.  Just a couple of team slots available at this point. If you have already joined in, please provide sizes of Golf Shirts for your team asap so our shirt sizes order is correct.

Also at the Chapter Meeting on May 11th we are hosting a Distinguished Lecturer, Victor Goldschmidt, from Purdue University. Mr. Goldschmidt has taught almost every course in thermal sciences offered at Purdue, as well as a special upper level technical course on the “Creative Process in Engineering.” He will be presenting his highly touted “Problem Solving and Creativity” discussion which will contrast well with the UH Manoa ME 417 Student’s presentation of their work on the 2017 ASHRAE Student Design Competition to design the HVAC&R systems for a newly constructed Meteorological Station on Islas Diego Ramirez, Chile.

Check with Min Zhong, P.E. for the CTTC Energy Award applications and Tony Rasabout for the Refrigeration Comfort Cooling Award.  We are doing well in PAOE at 4830 points - #1 in Region X – keep pushing BOG’s team members to report your activities to me.

Best regards, 

Dean S. Borges, P.E., Chapter President SY 2016-17


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