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Hello Natty-Cap Chapter,
This Wednesday, April 13th, we will have our final monthly meeting for NCC. We will be culminating our year with a candid conversation with ASHRAE VP, Dunstan Macauley, and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Theresa Weston. They will be leading us through the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as they pertain to our industry. I am interested in how this may help shape ASHRAE for years to come and not only because it is the right thing to be conscience of, but also to help drive value within our greater AEC organizations and companies. Please join us in-person (how retro of us, right?) at 3:30 at the Hilton Arlington. Walk-ins welcome!
Just because it is the last monthly meeting, it does not mean that the ASHRAE calendar is all wrapped up for the spring. Quite the contrary actually, we have many interesting things coming up. On April 29th, we will hold a Spring Social on the 29th floor of Convene in Rosslyn, VA with amazing views of the Potomac, District and surroundings. There will be good food and libations, as well as great music from the very talented (and local) Taylor Carson. If you missed him at the Pie Shop on H Street this last weekend, come join for this exclusive and casual setting. Ticket sales are now open (see NCC Website) and I am confident you won’t find another DC event with such an awesome value – not to mention all of your NCC friends that have wanted to catch up for the past 2 years!
Additionally, the always poplar Golf Outing will be held on May 18th at Bull Run Golf Club. We have booked stellar weather, so bring out your driver from storage, brush up on your golf lingo and spend the day enjoying some of the finer skills honed by engineers in our community. These are likely to include themes like, “statistical distribution of what is considered an acceptable golf stance”, “The under appreciation of dad jokes in the AEC community” or “corrosion resistance of a nine iron that was thrown into the course lake at the last NCC golf outing and then packed in the garage out of mind for a year”…
With this culmination of the last meeting, I will be handing over reigns to the President’s Corner to next year’s President, Nick Barret, for the last spring newsletter. It has been a real pleasure to be able to serve the National Capital Chapter as President for this last year and ask that you please join me in welcoming Nick to the position. He has been involved with NCC ASHRAE since we co-chaired reception many gray hairs ago and I am happy to say without resignation that we are all in extremely capable hands!
Be well, do Good!
2021-2022 NCC President