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The President's Corner

Pete Rasche 

I would like to thank everyone who attended our first “roaming” luncheon last month.  The Skyline Chili was delicious as always, and personally I found ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Devin Abellon both informative as well as entertaining and engaging.  We know there were a few SNAFUs (i.e., lunch was served too late) and we will make sure those are resolved from here forward. We appreciate your patience as we learn how to operate in different venues.

I also want to send out another thank you to KLH Engineers for hosting and organizing the food delivery, and ElitAire for sponsoring our lunch!

This month, our luncheon will be held at the offices of SHP, downtown on Plum Street.  We hope you can join us!  We once again will be welcoming an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Mr. Dru Crawley.  Mr. Crawley will be coming to us from Washington, D.C., and will present "Getting from AEDGs to Zero-Energy Buildings."  See Page 6 of the monthly newsletter for his bio.


See Page 3 for all information on the monthly meeting (and attached page 4 for directions and parking information), linked at the bottom of this page.

Page 3 includes the link to pay/register.


Those of you who attended our February meeting also heard the exciting news regarding our April meeting. As we have reported for several months, we will be hosting Society President Sheila Hayter.  We are happy to report that her visit will be a dinner meeting held in the Nippert Stadium Club (the room overlooking the stadium) on the evening of April 15th.  We are hoping for a large turnout from not just our members, but students, non-members (“future members”?), and possibly even folks in other disciplines.  Please see the next page for further details on opportunities to help out!

In other news, we are sad to report that Connor McCurren, our YEA chair, has decided to step down from his role.  Connor has done a fine job for the past several years, organizing fun outings for our young engineers throughout Cincinnati.  We’ll miss having him on the Board.  However, we are happy to say that the position has already been filled!  Please welcome Mrs. Lydia Jordan as our new YEA chair!  If you see Lydia at an upcoming event, please make sure to thank her for volunteering.

In other Board news, our new RP Chair, Paul Bennett, has been hard at work planning lots of fun outings which will be held over the next year and more.  Our intent is to have at least one, maybe two, events every Spring and every Fall.  Paul has really embraced his position without hesitation and we’re really excited about his enthusiasm and the ideas he is bringing to RP.

Despite the typical schizophrenic Cincinnati weather this time of year, we are starting to see signs that Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means… it’s time to start thinking about the Annual ASHRAE Golf Outing, benefitting ASHRAE Research.  Keep an eye out for information very soon.





As mentioned above, we will be “doing it up” in the Nippert Stadium Club at UC for our April meeting, featuring ASHRAE Society President Sheila Hayter.  As such, we are looking for multiple sponsors to help cover dinner, A/V costs, and Happy Hour cash bar.  In exchange you will have your name on a sign at the event and receive recognition during the meeting, as well as receiving one free entry to the meeting.

Sponsorships for the event are as follows:


Bronze Level Sponsor:           $100

Silver Level Sponsor:              $200

Gold Level Sponsor:               $300

Platinum Sponsor (1 only):     $500


Contact me, or any Board member, if you are interested!



We are already taking reservations for sponsorships of lunches and providing of venues for next year. 

Interested in sponsoring a lunch next year?Your name will be listed in this newsletter (on page 3) and you’ll receive special recognition before and after the lunch presentation.  Contact me at the email address below.   

Interested in providing a venue next year? (minimum 60 seats, preferably with A/V already existing)?  Contact me at the email address below.   Note: we have made the decision that meetings will not be hosted at sales/vendor sites, only engineering firms or other non-industry-related sites.  We feel this is best for “neutrality.”

As mentioned above, Page Three (link below) provides all info you need regarding our monthly luncheon (and Page Four has parking info).  Page Five in the newsletter includes a list of our donors. We'd love to add your name to the list, whether it be a donation online through the ASHRAE.org or a direct donation to our Chapter.  See information at the bottom of page five to donate!

As always, I am open to your comments, suggestions, and thoughts.  Let me know what you think.  We, the board, are here to serve you.

Thanks again, and I hope to see you at many of our upcoming events.

Pete Rasche - prasche@pedcoea.com - (513) 919-8796