Category Archives: BOG Meetings

September BOG Meeting

As we begin our new year of activities, we will be having our first BOG meeting. It will begin at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 7th. We are moving our BOG meetings to the first Wednesday of each month to avoid the need to reschedule them during the holiday period.

One of the topics we will be discussing is the several vacant government positions we have. We will be discussing current nominations that have been placed and establishing the timeline for voting in all new BOG members. We haven’t been able to do so as of yet due to lack of response for calls for nominations.

We will also be discussing our program dates and times for most of the society year. Once these are more in place we will update the calendar on this website.

The meeting will be held via teleconference. Information will be posted here with contact numbers for the teleconference. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

July Special BOG Meeting (POSTPONED)

UPDATE: Meeting has been postponed to a tentative date of July 20th. Please watch this space and our newsletter for further updates.

A special July Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at a location to be announced. Please keep checking here for location information. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

We will be taking final nominations for chapter officer and committee positions and beginning the process of installing the new chapter officers for the 2016-2017 society year.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

June BOG Meeting

The June Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at The lecture will be located in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Technology Building (ETB). No security badging is required. Click here for location and parking info. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Note that this meeting is 2 weeks earlier than usual in order to ensure that fiscal-year-end financial closeout activities are completed by the end of June.

This will be our final scheduled meeting for the 2015-2016 Society year. Thank you to all of our members and BOG members and others who make our activities possible. We are not planning to have BOG meetings in July or August unless necessary. We will post details here and in our newsletter if a meeting is scheduled.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

May BOG Meeting

The May Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm on a conference call only. BOG members will receive the call-in number by email. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

April BOG Meeting

The April Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. It will begin at 5:00pm at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ETB building. Click here for location and parking info. No security badging is required. All members are welcome to attend.. Please note the in-person meeting has been changed to a call-in meeting only. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org at least 2 hours prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

March BOG Meeting & Facility Tour in Yakima

EDIT 03-28-2016: The BOG Meeting location after the tour has been changed from our newsletter information! See below.

This month, the Mid-Columbia ASHRAE chapter BOG meeting will be held in Yakima. To make it more interesting, we have also setup a tour at the Columbia Reach facility here in Yakima.  This facility uses anhydrous ammonia as the refrigerant and we will have the opportunity to tour two of their four machine rooms.  These two machine room have different types of systems, which should be interesting.  The older machine room and system uses a combination of liquid recirculation using pressure in the system as the moving force, and also a few some flooded type cold rooms.  All liquid feed out to the various rooms is supplied from a control pressure receiver.  The screw compressors liquid injection oil cooled. The other machine room (which is only a few years old) and the associated cold rooms are all flooded, with the room surge drums located in “dog houses” on the roof of the facility.  The screw compressors have thermosiphon oil cooled.  All liquid to this system is feed from a high pressure receiver. Beside seeing the machine rooms the group should also see some of the various cold storage rooms, and the differences between them.

Columbia Reach Facility Tour

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Address: 3107 River Rd., Yakima Click here for site map including meeting place (red arrow).

Site Contact: Kem Russell (cell: 509-949-9721)

 

Chapter Monthly BOG Meeting

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Location: Doubl-Kold Offices. 3401 Ahtanum Rd., Yakima, WA.
UPDATED LOCATION: Abby’s Legendary Pizza, 4804 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA (No-host dinner.)

March BOG Meeting Preview

For the month of March, we have a special program meeting planned. On Wednesday afternoon, March 30th, we will be hosting our program and Board of Governors meeting in Yakima. More details will be forthcoming in our next newsletter and here on our website.

The program meeting will consist of a tour of the refrigeration systems of the Columbia Reach Fruit packing facility. Afterwards we will proceed to another location to conduct our BOG meeting. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there, especially our members in the Yakima, Wenatchee, and Ellensburg regions.

Derek Archer
Mid Columbia ASHRAE BOG Member-At-Large and Newsletter Editor

February BOG Meeting and Future Meeting Locations

Update: This month’s BOG meeting will have two special guests in attendance. Keith Yelton, Director and Regional Chair of ASHRAE Region XI, and Kevin Marple, Assistant Regional Chair and former DRC for Region XI.

For the last several years, Meier Architecture-Engineering has graciously allowed us to use their offices for our BOG meetings and some other events. At the end of February 2016 they will be moving to a new location at 12 W. Kennewick Avenue in Kennewick, WA. This is a significant increase in distance for many of our members who work at the Hanford site and other areas in the north and west sides of the Tri-Cities area. February’s BOG meeting will be the last at Meier’s current location at 8697 Gage Boulevard. At this time the BOG is determining whether to continue having our meetings at Meier’s new location or change meeting locations for convenience to more of our members. Please check this website and our upcoming newsletter for the latest information on this matter.

December BOG Meeting (Date Correction)

The December Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 21st, 2015. It will begin at 5:00pm at the offices of Meier Architecture-Engineering at 8697 Gage Boulevard in Kennewick, WA. All members are welcome to attend. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Please note that there was an error in the most recent newsletter that was sent out, as well as on this website. The December BOG Meeting date was incorrectly listed as December 30th, but is scheduled for December 21st (earlier than normal) due to the Christmas holiday. We apologize for any confusion.

November BOG Meeting

The November Board of Governors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 POSTPONED to Monday, November 30th. It will begin at 5:00pm at the offices of Meier Architecture-Engineering at 8697 Gage Boulevard in Kennewick, WA. All members are welcome to attend. If you want to attend the meeting via conference call, please contact Derek Archer at webmaster2015@midcolumbiaashrae.org prior to the meeting to get a call-in phone number.

Click Here For Meeting Agendas and Minutes