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Cooler temperatures are among us desert dwellers! Looking forward to upcoming fall months.

It was nice to see such a great turnout last month at our first chapter meeting. I hope everyone enjoyed the technical session about non-traditional water treatment that David Hollingbery and Bill Freije provided for us. We thank them for their time and information.

This month we meet on the 17th, and the topic is Heat Exchanger and Stall, by Eric Echols with Industrial Automation Services/Spirax Sarco. Eric is a master with steam, so you won't want to miss this meeting. One day after our monthly Chapter meeting, a few of us will be packing our bags and heading to Montreal Canada to represent the Phoenix Chapter at the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium. ASPE’s Technical Symposium features a wide variety of Plumbing technical education sessions. The sessions are designed to help plumbing industry professionals at all career levels learn new skills or refresh their design repertoire. I look forward to attending and reporting back to you in November.

This year, the board would also like to plan an event with our Chapter members to volunteer our time to a local cause here in Phoenix area. Possible ideas include volunteering time to put care packages together for our local Red Cross. Or possible starting a food drive to collect food for homeless veterans. Another thought would be volunteering time to help a local habitat for humanity build. The board is looking for suggestions and somebody to coordinate this event. Please let us know if you would like to help out.

This past month, our Board discussed ways that we can reach out to our community to educate individuals about ASPE, and Plumbing Engineering. ASPE, has recently provided some downloadable materials on the ASPE website that can be used to present to local elementary schools and high schools. We are also getting involved at the university level with ASU to provide plumbing technical session to their engineering students. If you are planning on speaking to a local school, or group here in Arizona about a plumbing engineering topic, please let us know so we can get the word out.

Finally, I would like to announce that the ASPE Phoenix Chapter is launching a CPD/CPDT Study class as a way to help promote more designers getting their certification. The courses will be geared towards educating our Chapter members so they can be confident in passing the 2018 CPD exam, We are just getting started with this endeavor, so keep your ears open for details on when and where the first class will be held.

Look forward to seeing you all on October 17th!

Thanks for supporting ASPE,

Mathew Klem, CPD
Energy Systems Design
Phoenix ASPE Chapter President