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R.L. Kistler, Inc.
300 Mile Crossing Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14624
Dear Twin Tiers Chapter Members,
Another exciting year of events for the Twin Tiers Chapter is already here! I have the honor as serving as the incoming president for this 2018 to 2019 ASHRAE year. Please look at the "Who's Who" portion of the website to see the members that are Officers, part of the Board of Governors and Committee Chairs for this year. I look forward to working with this group and am especially excited to maintain the chapter's Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) Premier status.
I would like to send a big "Thank You" to the outgoing president Petros Papathomopoulos for all his efforts as president last year. He oversaw a term that included many exciting chapter programs, the awarding of scholarships through our HO Ward Scholarship Fund, a "canstruction" charity project and a year in which the chapter earned several awards. Also, we would like to thank Mike Colwell who stepped down as the chapter Webmaster after a great many years. Mike started the website for the chapter and has maintained it ever since. Petros certainly has some big shoes to fill, but I know he is up to the challenge.
The ASHRAE society year started in July 2018 and is already in full swing. As a chapter, we had several officers and board members attend the Region 1 Chapters Regional Conference (CRC) in August. The event was held in Northern New Jersey, directly across from NYC. As noted, the chapter won a handful of awards that will be distributed at an upcoming meeting. Most notably, our chapter was once again awarded Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) Primer status, an achievement we've obtained each year since the chapter's inception and a status that is shared with just five other chapters in the country.
The Society President for 2018-2019 is Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., and her theme for the year is "Building Our New Energy Future". As she stated in her presidential welcome message, "We are at the front end of a major evolutionary change in how energy systems interact. Instead of individual systems-buildings, utilities, the transportation sector, and the industry sector-it's becoming one system, and buildings are going to play a central role in that new paradigm. Buildings will be where energy is generated, stored, and commandeered, and we will be optimizing energy flow in a different way".
For the Twin Tiers, our first chapter meeting will be a tour of the Beer Tree Brewing Company Operation in September. Please look at the calendar of events for the tentative yearly schedule. We hope that all members (and non-members) try to attend the monthly chapter events. They provide not only educational opportunities (often PDHs!!!) but are also great for networking within our small engineering community.
Thank you and I look forward to the upcoming year.
Twin Tiers Chapter President
The Twin Tiers Chapter is centered in Binghamton, NY. Its territory spreads from Alfred in the West to Delhi in the East, and from Northern Pennsylvania up to Cortland, NY.
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