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January 2015 President's Report

William Lee, P.E.

Bill Lee, P.E.

Happy New Year – Hope everyone got a chance to enjoy the holidays with family and friends and a chance to kick back and relax a little. Because it looks like this new year is going to be pretty exciting in our local HVAC community. The economy continues to pick up, and new projects are underway. Looks like the new Kakaako is going to be a reality, and the rail is coming up fast – at least from the ewa plain side.

Thank you past president Barry Jim On and all his helpers for planning and implementing the great Christmas banquet that we all enjoyed. Special thanks to all the sponsors and those that donated all the great door prizes. It’s always great to come home with a little treat. The games were great – testing our engineering abilities with the Christmas tree mashmellow contest

YEA – Young Engineers of ASHRAE –Technical training meetings continue– the purpose is to help young engineers gain the knowledge they need to succeed in our industry. The 3rd meeting was held in Dec. and there was a total attendance of 31. Another great session on Air Distribution lead by Marites Calad of Norman S. Wright. Thanks Marites The sessions are free and food is provided.    The sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Starts at 5 pm at Insynergy 2nd flr conference rm. If you would like to share your expertise on an HVAC subject for a session or would like to help sponsor please contact Willie Diguc or Richard Miller or myself.

Again, I would like to highlight the behind the scenes people that keep our local ASHRAE chapter running. This month I would like to introduce our Membership Promotion chairman – Paul (Scotty) Scott.  Membership Promotion committee helps promote ASHRAE membership, encourages those that have not renewed their membership from the year before, and also encourages members to upgrade their membership. Also don’t forget to help support the local chapter by paying the local chapter fee which is in addition to the society fee. Scotty along with his wife Linda owns and operates Engineering Systems a local manufacturer’s representative. Scotty has served the local ASHRAE chapter in many capacities throughout the years, including President. Thank you Scotty for all your efforts and strong support for all these years. Our local chapter would not be where it is without Scotty and Linda’s hard work and leadership.

The January meeting will be another one you will not want to miss. We will have a panel of some of our outstanding local HVAC leaders to give us insight into how to run a successful business in the HVAC industry. It isn’t enough to have good technical knowledge, you also need good business knowledge. Find out what it takes from those who know.

See you at the January meeting

Bill Lee, P.E.
2014-2015 ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter President


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