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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 typically held at the Centurion Center, with the occasional meeting held at alternate venues. Be sure to check the latest Communiqué issue for details on monthly meeting location.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $70.00 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
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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Presidential Message September 2017

Fellow ASHRAE members,

Welcome to the next installment of ASHRAE and to the 2017-2018 Season! I’d like to start out this season by sincerely thanking all members, RP donors, BOG and committee members and volunteers for making last year a great success. I’d also like to specifically thank our past president Abbey Saunders for the outstanding job she did last year and for leaving me with a great foundation to build upon.

The OVC Chapter continues to be a success due to tremendous generosity and a very present spirit of giving back… Whether it is with a few to countless hours of volunteering, by mentoring fellow members or students, or by opening up the cheque books to donate to the RP Campaign; all of you have played a big role in forming and continuing to keep this Chapter running smoothly. Thank you!

We exceeded our goal in 2016-2017 of $29000 by raising over $31000 for RP. This is not the whole picture however. At the same time, we were finally able form a written agreement with the ASHRAE Foundation for our new ASHRAE OVC Scholarship Fund. We have deposited $30000 that we had put aside for this purpose and have now funded half of our total commitment. This scholarship will allow local university and college students to apply for $3000 per year towards their studies. The full details will be put out once we have fully funded and the scholarship is in place but this is just another example of how successful this chapter and our members have been at supporting our industry. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to your help in continuing to meet our objectives this upcoming year.

A little preview of what is to come… 2017-2018 will continue with the regular program meetings and events. We will also be looking to host a couple of technical seminars and tours over the year to disseminate important information and allow members to have a chance to tour some of the buildings that our industry has helped construct and maintain. There will be a number of student, YEA, and social events for us to get together and enjoy great company. The first half of the year’s program will be posted on the website any time and I think that we have a pretty interesting program lined up. Stay tuned…

I am very proud to be serving as your chapter President this year. If there is anything that I or any of our many volunteers can do to assist, please contact us. We are constantly looking to improve and the best ideas come from within our membership. Further to this, we are always looking for people to help out around the chapter. It could be as little as a few hours to as much as you can give. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved. It is truly rewarding to work with the great people in our chapter leadership to try to serve our members better. Please reach out if you would like to help!

Thank you all again for everything and I look forward to seeing most of you at our first meeting of the year in September at the Mill Street Pub. Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Thank you,
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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