Trick-or- treating has come and gone. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And, we’ve finally had a couple cool fronts. Happy November.
Earlier this month, we held our 6th annual Fall Clay Shoot fundraiser. Our Research Promotion (RP) Chair, Brad Gilbert, lead event coordination and a team of several volunteers. The weather cooperated, and the event included some great food, music, and prizes as well. We want to thank all of our sponsors, donors, and everyone who was able to attend for making the event such a huge success.
Over the past few year’s our Clay Shoot, along with our Spring Golf Tournament, have raised considerable funds. Some of these funds have been used to offer local engineering students scholarships, and to hold events engaging students in the HVAC&R industry.
Last year an endowment was setup through ASHRAE society. The endowment will provide our chapter ongoing annual funds for engineering scholarships. This year, we will also offer the top student scholarship winner the chance to attend the ASHRAE Winter Conference, covering travel and registration fees.
A scholarship winner will be selected later this month, and presented during our January meeting. Since 2013, Alamo ASHRAE Chapter has issued over $10,000 in scholarships to local engineering students.
This month we will have a different meeting format and location. We will be meeting downtown at the BBQ restaurant, Smoke. There will be a presentation given by Brandt, and include an after lunch tour of the expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The city invested over $325 Million in the facility, increasing exhibit space to 514,000 square feet.
I would also like to call attention to the two open officer positions. If you are a member of ASHRAE and the Alamo chapter, consider volunteering for one of these positions. If you would like to be considered, reach out to any of our current volunteers.
Chris Delgado, PE