SAIRAC 72nd National Council AGM held in Johannesburg on 27th July 2023.
Fellow Luncheon held on 21 October at the Johannesburg Country Club.
Guest Speaker: Fanie de Villiers
Fellows who received Laptop bags as a gift: B.M. Richardson, P.W. Burke, R. Savvides, R. Burns, R. Hannah
On Friday the 21st of October, SAIRAC Johannesburg hosted their Annual Fellows Lunch at The Country Club Johannesburg.
The Fellows lunch, provides an opportunity for those within the Refrigeration and Airconditioning industry, to give thanks, and to honour, the Fellows who have shaped and nurtured our industry, into what it is today. The title “Fellow” requires a minimum membership to SAIRAC of 10 years, and is awarded to those who have shown significant performance, with recognised contributions to the industry (Amongst other criteria).
The event kicked off with guest speak, Former Proteas Fast Bowler: Fanie De Villiers. Fanie regaled those in attendance with stories of his cricket career, and gave his candid opinion, of the current state of Cricket in South Africa When asked how he thought The Proteas would fair in the upcoming T20 World Cup, Fanie was unfortunately correct when he predicted that we would require ” a lot of luck” to make the semi-final stage of the tournament.
Lunch was then served, and the Johannesburg Country Club was impressive as ever, providing a beautiful backdrop to accompany the excellent food and service that we have come to expect.
After lunch had wrapped, it was time for the main event. Johannesburg Chairman, Gregory Grobbelaar, opened with a message of thanks to all the Fellows. Most of whom, have had an integral part in the setting of standards, and dissemination of knowledge, within the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Their efforts have directly contributed to the growth and stability of the SAIRAC institution. As a token of appreciation, each Fellow was called up and received a gift from Johannesburg Chairman Gregory Grobbelaar, and former SAIRAC president, Jaco Pieterse.
SAIRAC would like to thank everybody that attended the Annual Fellows Lunch. Your continued support is greatly appreciated, and instrumental to the sustainability and continuous growth of our institution. We look forward to hosting new and old faces at our Dreosti Memorial Lecture which will be held in June 2023
*Guest Speaker To Be Confirmed
Dr Johannsen said, and I quote,“ Congratulations too SAIRAC on the 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary. Over 55 years of my membership (not quite 70 – yet) I have been privileged to witness a continues growth in SAIRAC’s stature, in its membership, and in the quality of its services to the industry. I wish to thank all SAIRAC Officers, past and present, as well as SAIRAC members for their contributions and hard work over the years to come.”
I would like to do some Prize Awards, normally these awards will be awarded to the candidates at our AGM & Christmas in July Function but it unfortunately had to be postponed to our Fellows Lunch because of Covid Protocols in place at the time.
Our 1st Award is for the best technical talk presentation for the year. The award goes to Mr. Grant Laidlaw.
Our 2nd Award is for the Dave Rough Award awarded to the Non-SAIRAC Member who
contributed the most to SAIRAC over the past year. The award goes to Mr. Dale MacNamara. Unfortunately he could not be here today but was awarded his trophy last week at the Durban function.
Our 3rd Award is for the Mike Veldon Award, awarded to the SAIRAC Member who contributed the most to SAIRAC over the past year. The award goes to Mr. Robert Fox.
I would also like to Award two Special National Awards.
The 1st Award is for the SAIRAC Exceptional Service Award / Bronze Medal Award in recognition of exceptional commitment to further the aims and objectives and outstanding service to the Institute. The Award goes to Mr. Jaco Pieterse.
Then last but not least the 2nd Award is the SAIRAC Meritorious Award / Silver Medal Award, Awarded to any person within the air conditioning or refrigeration industry whom Council wishes to Honour for exceptional service to industry. The Award goes to Mr. Grant Laidlaw.
SAIRAC PORT ELIZABETH 2022 ANNUAL GOLF DAY
The annual 31st SAIRAC PE Golf Day was held at Wedgewood Golf Club on the 8th April 2022.
We had 16 four balls attending a very fun and successful golf day.
On behalf of SAIRAC Port Elizabeth committee, I would like to extend a special thank you to all our sponsors. Only through your continued support and generosity are we able to host a golf day and give each team a prize.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AIRCONDITIONING SYSTEMS
WEDGEWOOD GOLF CLUB
PRIZES or R500 SPONSORS
ACS –EAST LONDON
PERFECT PROJECT ENTERPRISES
Also thank you to A-Gas/MetraClark and Mitsubishi for hosting two refreshment holes and spoiling the players.
Along with our many winners pictured below we would like to mention the 4 Nearest to The Pin winners were;
NTP 3 – Lyle Ferreira (The Weatherman)- LeCreust Steak Pan – Sponsored by A-Gas
NTP 7 – Ryno van Zyl (AERSA) – Whisky Set – Sponsored by The Weatherman
NTP12 – Darryl Thompson (TecsaReco) – Whisky Set – Sponsored by SAIRAC
NTP14 – Lyle Ferreira (The Weatherman)- LK Gas Lighter – Sponsored by SAIRAC
Once again thank you to all our players for joining us and our sponsors for making the golf day a success.
The linkage below please find the news published in TUT web, thank SAIRAC committee again for the platform to stimulate young generation to study and contribute to RAC.