History

Northern Nevada Chapter History by Dean S. Borges, Historian

2017-2018 Summary report: See attached link Summary of 2017-18 History

Norther Original History of Northern Nevada Chapter:

Chartered October 4, 1975, by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Incorporated as a Chapter in Region X as the Northern Nevada Chapter #126. Situated in Reno, Nevada officers were installed by Society President William Collins, Jr., Society Treasurer Bruno P. Morabito (Society President in 1977-78) the main speaker, Richard P. Perry Director and Regional Chair of Region X (Society President

in 1983-84), other Charter members, Harry Lay, Joe Beard, Don Luttrell, Bob Aldous, John Kuenzli II, James Gardner, William Bulkeley, William S. Peterson, Elliott Gritton, Cyril G. Hansen with a total of 24 local members attending. See photo below taken at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse.

The current President is Sandor Duran and the Chapter has an assigned membership of 71. The Chapter Newsletter is provided via email and through our website at www.nonevashrae.org .  The Chapter has three main fundraising events each year, a Sporting Clays Shoot (in April), a Golf Tournament (in August or September), and a Winetasting in December.  During the 2015-16 Society Year the Chapter celebrated its 40 Year Anniversary, with Matt Brennan as President.

Two scholarships are awarded yearly through a generous grant from the estate of Cyril G. Hansen from Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno and bears his name. Member Cyril G. Hansen, P.E. was honored to be recognized as a Fellow and received the Regional Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, served as Region X Director and Regional Chair (DRC) from 1987 through 1990, serving in all the Chapter leadership positions including Secretary and Board of Governor’s until his passing in 1999.

The Northern Nevada Chapter has hosted the Chapters Regional Conference three times.  The first was in 1983 at the MGM Grand Hotel (currently called the Grand Sierra) under John L. Harnack, P.E. (Southern California Chapter member) as the DRC, then in 1996 at Harvey’s Resort and Casino in South Lake Tahoe under Sukhdev S. Mathaudhu, P.E. (Tri-County Chapter, Charter Member) as the DRC, and in 2010 at the Peppermill Resort and Casino under Jack Zarour (San Jose Chapter member) as the DRC.

Past Presidents - Society Year

Harry L. Lay* 1975 (as interim president)

Joe M. Beard 1975-76

Bob Aldous 1976-77

John Kuenzli, II* 1977-78

Cyril G. Hansen* 1978-79 (DRC Region X 1987-90) A Tribute to Cyril G Hansen PECyril G Hansen

Robert McKee* 1979-80

William Bulkeley* 1980-81(5th anniversary President)

Gary Hennings 1981-82

Douglas M. Morrin 1982-83

D. Bruce Nipp 1983-84

Frank D. Ellis 1984-85

Jacqui Loforte 1985-86 (First Woman President in Region X)

Dean S. Borges 1986-87 (DRC Region X 1996-99)History of Dean S. Borges, P.E. in ASHRAE

Richard E. Sasek 1987-88 (RVC Education Rg X 1988-91)

Allen Giesbrecht 1988-89

Mark Stanton 1989-90

Larry Green 1990-91 (15th anniversary President)

Shellie Haldeman 1991-92 (Second Woman President in Chapter)

Thomas J. Buchko 1992-93

Sandra A. Crocket 1993-94 (Third Woman President in Chapter )

Douglas P. DeAngeli 1994-95 (Region X Treasurer 1996-99)

Kevin M. McKeegan 1995-96 (20th anniversary President)

Michael D. Lotspeich 1996-97

Thomas Awalt 1997-98

Cary Peterson 1998-99

Arnold Etchemendy 1999-2000

John “Ed” Fitzpatrick 2000-01 (25th anniversary President)

Trevor Benbow 2001-02 (Society Gov’t Activities Winner)

Kelli S. Newton 2002-03

Eric V. Hebel 2003-04

Erik J. Rose 2004-05

Donald West 2005-06 (30th anniversary President)

Andy Jones 2006-07

Jace Cook 2007-08

Candice George 2008-09

Brenna Smith 2009-10

Brandon Etchemendy 2010-11 (35th anniversary President)

Chris Little 2011-12

Bryan Tilton 2012-13

Jason Bender 2013-14

Dave Wyllie 2014-15

Matt Brennan  2015-16 (40th anniversary President)

Chun Lee  2016-17 http://nonevashrae.starchapter.com/images/articles/Historians_Report_Chun_Lee_Leadership_Recall_NoNv_4-19-2018.pdf

Sandor Duran - Present

(* – denotes deceased past chapter presidents)

Current President is Sandor Duran, P.E.and the Chapter has an assigned membership of 82.  The Chapter Newsletter is provided through a website at www.nonevashrae.org and regular mail for those who do not have email connections.  Two scholarships are awarded yearly through a generous grant from the estate of Cyril G. Hansen from Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno and bears his name.  Member Cyril G. Hansen, P.E. was honored to be recognized as a Fellow and received the Regional Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, served as Region X Director and Regional Chair (DRC) from 1987 through 1990, all the Chapter leadership positions including Secretary and Board of Governor’s until his passing in 1999.  Northern Nevada Chapter has hosted the Chapters Regional Conference in 1983 at the MGM Grand Hotel (presently the Reno Hilton) under John L. Harnack, P.E. (Southern California Chapter member) as the DRC, in 1996 at Harvey’s Resort and Casino under Sukhdev S. Mathaudhu, P.E. (Tri-County Chapter, Charter Member) as the DRC and in 2010 at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino under Jack Zarour, P.E. (San Jose Chapter Member) as the DRC.

Past Presidents                                              Society Year

Harry L. Lay*                                                 1975 (as interim president)

Joe M. Beard                                                  1975-76

Bob Aldous                                                     1976-77

John Kuenzli, II*                                            1977-78

Cyril G. Hansen*                                            1978-79 (DRC Region X 1987-90)

Robert McKee*                                              1979-80  

William Bulkeley*                                          1980-81(5th anniversary President)

Gary Hennings                                                1981-82

Douglas M. Morrin                                         1982-83

Bruce Nipp                                                     1983-84

Frank D. Ellis                                                  1984-85

Jacqui Loforte                                                 1985-86 (First Lady President in Region X)

Dean S. Borges                                               1986-87 (DRC Region X 1996-99)

Richard E. Sasek                                             1987-88 (RVC Education Rg X 1988-91)

Allen Giesbrecht                                             1988-89

Mark Stanton                                                  1989-90

Larry Green                                                    1990-91 (15th anniversary President)

Shelly Haldeman                                            1991-92 (Second Lady President in Chapter)

Thomas J. Buchko                                          1992-93

Sandra A. Crocket                                          1993-94 (Third Lady President in Chapter)

Douglas P. DeAngeli                                      1994-95 (Region X Treasurer 1996-99)

Kevin M. McKeegan                                      1995-96 (20th anniversary President)

Michael D. Lotspeich                                     1996-97

Thomas Awalt                                                1997-98

Cary Peterson                                                  1998-99

Arnold Etchemendy                                        1999-2000

John “Ed” Fitzpatrick                                     2000-01 (25th anniversary President)

Trevor Benbow                                               2001-02 (Society Gov’t Activities Winner)

Kelli S. Newton                                              2002-03 (Fourth Lady President in Chapter)

Eric V. Hebel                                                  2003-04

Erik J. Rose                                                     2004-05

Donald West                                                   2005-06 (30th anniversary President)

Andy Jones                                                     2006-07

Jace Cooke                                                      2007-08

Candice (Corolla) George                               2008-09 (Fourth Lady President in Chapter)

Brenna Smith                                                  2009-10 (Fifth Lady President in Chapter)

Brandon Etchemendy                                     2010-11 (Son of Arnold Etchemendy)

Chris Little                                                      2011-12

Bryan Tilton                                                    2012-13

Jason Bender                                                  2013-14

Dave Wyllie                                                    2014-15

Matt Brennan                                                  2015-16 (40th Anniversary President)

Chun Lee                                                        2016-17

Sandor Duran                                                  2017-18

Dianne Mitchell                                              2018-19 (Sixth Lady President in Chapter)

2017-18 Society President Bjarne Olesen PhD. – Extending Our Community Theme for this year. A professor at Danish Technical University, Denmark.

Chapter Honors and Awards:

PAOE – Banner holds many many patches over 43 years since being Chartered depending on the President and Individuals –

  • Life Membership - George D. Carr, James N. Gardner, Walter Koehler, Williams S. Peterson, William R. Petty, Lawrence Shea, Dean Borges
  • Distinguished Service – Dean S. Borges
  • Lincoln Bouillon – Dean S. Borges
  • Chapter Service – Dean S. Borges
  • Regional Award of Merit – Dean S. Borges
  • Government Activities – Trevor S. Benbow
  • Fellow - Adrienne Thomle

 

Charter Night – October 4, 1975

Hidden Valley Clubhouse, Reno, Nevada

Back Row (left to right): Cyril G. Hansen, James Gardner, Joe M. Beard, Don Luttrell, Bob Aldous, Harry Lay.

Front Row: Bruno P. Morabito, William Collins, Jr., Richard P. Perry