I am honoured and grateful for this opportunity to be the Chapter President for the 2017-2018 term. This year marks the 65th year of our Chapter’s Inauguration. We have an extraordinary year planned ahead. Namely, we have scheduled a wide range of dinner topics and have put a special emphasis on having our speakers discuss local issues and topics for our members.
Our focus at the Board for the past year has been to increase engagement and visibility for our members. We have continued upgrades to the website, considering that this is the main communication tool for all our members. One new element being video posts from dinner meetings. This adds another form of engagement for the out-of-town members, and those who have difficulty attending the meetings.
From an organizational point of view, we have been updating systems and best practices within the management of the Chapter to make it easier for future Board members to participate and transition through the multiple positions our Chapter offers. With these changes, it is easier than ever to become a Board member and to further engage in ASHRAE.
When I look around the table at our Board of Governors meetings I see all industry segments, all age groups, and all backgrounds – this diversity is what I believe is our strength. We have a very active membership that is as diverse as British Columbia itself. I am proud to serve as President for the term of 2017-2018, and to be a part of this long-engaged Chapter history.
I look forward to shaking your hand at the next ASHRAE event, and thank you for being a part of our ASHRAE Chapter.
Chapter President 2017-2018
Board of Governors 2017/2018
President: Jay Jagpal
President Elect: Baki Cvijetnovic
Vice President: Gavin McCallum
Treasurer: Jeff Hocquard
Secretary: Rhys Gamache
Governor: Eric Bradley
Governor: Rob Flipse
Governor: Chris Collett
Governor: Peter Sung
Past President: Randy Stuart
CRC Delegate: Jay Jagpal
CRC Alternate: Baki Cvijetinovic
Government Affairs (GGAC): Les Pereira
Programs: Gavin McCallum
Membership Promotion: Mo Afshin
Research Promotion: Randy Stuart
Technology Awards: Randy Stuart
Sustainability: Derek Bartley
Refrigeration: Hamid Azarnoush
Honours and Awards: Rob Flipse
Historian: Norm Grusnick
Golf Tournament: Norm Grusnick
Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA): Ali Zahedi
Student Activities: Manny Daid
Website: Derek Bartley
Newsletter Editor: Derek Bartley
Attendance: Ali Zahedi