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The President's Corner

Pete Rasche 


Thanks to the over 60 people who attended our April meeting held at the Nippert Stadium Club, featuring ASHRAE Society President, Sheila Hayter.  The venue was great, the fellowship was excellent, the food and drink were delicious, and Sheila’s presentation was both interesting and informative.  I’ve heard many folks say they had a wonderful time and we are hoping to hold another event there next year.  Thanks again to our sponsors, who included PEDCO E&A Services, Building Control Integrators, Daikin, Victaulic, Addison, Controlled Air, EAP, and Trane Cincinnati.  I would also like to thank the person who made the venue possible, Professor Amanda Webb from the University of Cincinnati, and to our Board members who all chipped in to make the event a success.


The ASHRAE year may be winding down, but as I said last month, we’re going out with a bang!  We have TWO BIG EVENTS in May, which are both a lot of fun and also are important fundraisers for ASHRAE Research.… I’m sure you all know by now, but I’m going to tell you about them again:




Our next big event is the annual May Golf Outing on Monday, May 13th, benefitting ASHRAE Research.  You should have received several emails about the event by now (if not, check your spam/junk folder and make sure they aren’t there!).  You can also check the ribbon button above.  We hope you have been busy assembling your foursomes, but we also hope you scroll through the flyer pages and check all the opportunities to sponsor the event.  There are still a few sponsorship opportunities left, and we need door prizes!  All the details are included on the attached flyer, so please look for that.  As always, the money goes to a great cause, while we all have a fun day on the links.




You also should have received a flyer about our first annual ASHRAE Family Day at the Zoo, which will be on Saturday, May 25th (the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend).  This event is a joint RP (research promotion), MP (membership promotion), and YEA (Young Engineers Association) outing.  It’s a family-friendly event with discounted tickets and it's also during the popular "Zoo Babies".  We encourage you to bring family, friends, and anyone you know.  There will be raffles and other fun activities, and ASHRAE members also have the opportunity to take a short technical tour “backstage” in the Hippo Habitat, to see the mechanical equipment that keeps Fiona and her family happy and healthy.  Please see the ribbon button above for more details.  Now sing along with me: “Come out to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo….”




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

Interested in sponsoring a lunch?

Interested in providing a venue (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.”




Please be sure to see Page Three in our latest newsletter to see our current list of donors for the year.  Wouldn’t it be great to see your name on that list?  We'd love to add you, whether it be a donation online through ASHRAE.org or a direct donation to our Chapter.  See information at the bottom of that page to donate today!

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