The 12th Annual Mike Stram Open Golf Tournament & Trap Shoot

The 12th Annual Mike Stram Open Golf Tournament / Trap Shoot is almost here and promises to be a day of fun and excitement. There will be golf, lunch, dinner, door prizes, raffle and flag events. Thank you ever so much those that sponsored last year.

With your help last year over $3000 was donated to the Scholarship Program. We hope we can count on your continued support this year.

This year we will have our outing at the Muskego Lakes Country Club on June 3rd.  We will have a Grill Lunch for everyone from 11am – 12pm during registration, an afternoon session of Golf starting at 12:00pm (Scramble) and a new Trap Shoot Event at Boxhorn Sportsman’s Club which is nearby for those non-golfers and for everyone there will be Dinner at Muskego Lakes Country Club – with door prize raffle after both events.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:  Major – $1500, Gold – $500, Silver – $350, Hole/Green – $250, Door Prize $100 & Beverage Cart Sponsor – $1000. Sponsors will be recognized at the banquet.  More details on sponsorship levels can be found in this pdf link: Sponsorship Levels.

Revenue from this day of golf, cards and camaraderie will be donated to the Gus A Larson Scholarship Fund.

We thank you for your donation and your continued support in making this a very successful outing each year.

The day schedule will be as follows:

At Muskego Lakes Country Club
Afternoon Activities:
Lunch                                                11:00am
Shotgun Start – Golf (Scramble)        12:00 pm (Sharp)

At Boxhorn Sportsman’s Club
Afternoon Activities:
Lunch                                            11:00am
Trap Shoot                                     12:00 pm (Sharp)

At Muskego Lakes Country Club
Evening Activities:
Cocktails                                         4:30 pm
Dinner                                            5:30 pm

Following the event there will be a cash bar, dinner, and the awarding of door prizes.

Only a paid reservation will assure you a spot on the golf course or at the sportsman’s club.

Registration Deadline is: May 15, 2013. Event flyers / registration can be found at the following links:

Muskego Lakes Golf Outing
Trap Shoot Outing

The reservation and fees should be mailed to:

c/o JMB & Associates, Joe Schmidt
N50 W13906 Overview Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

Or you may fax the flyer to (262)432-0635 with check to follow to be received by June 3, 2013.

If you have any questions, you can reach me or my assistant Linda Gerbitz at (262)432-0630. We look forward to seeing you on June 2nd.

Joe Schmidt

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ECW Courses

Relighting and retrofitting with LEDs: functionality and payback

May 15, 2013 in Hudson, Wisconsin
May 16, 2013 in Appleton, Wisconsin


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Last Day to Early Register

2013 Region VI Chapter Regional Conference May 2-4, 2013

Early Registration Ends Today

For those who have not yet registered, today is the deadline to get the 10% discount on registration.  Visit the registration page to register before the prices go up.

What Is CRC All About?

I have received several questions recently related to what is the purpose of this Chapter Regional Conference (CRC).  So I will briefly review how this yearly event impacts you as an ASHRAE member and Region VI.

This is not a LaCrosse Chapter only event.  We are the host chapter this year.  Each year it rotates through the chapters in our region.  So everyone from Region VI is invited to attend.

One purpose of the CRC’s is to educate and promote camaraderie within the entire membership.  This is accomplished through the various technical sessions and social events the host chapter organizes.  You can use this opportunity to gain PDH’s and network with individuals through out our region.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

The other purpose of CRC is Chapter and Regional business.   The CRC is the forum for chapters to share successes and set goals for upcoming year.  They also present motions to change Society policies, procedures and operations and nominate individuals for Regional and Society positions.  CRC’s are also the forum to prepare the incoming chapter officers and committees.

I hope this helps clear up any questions that may be out there.  If not please send us an email and we will answer any questions.

See you in May.

La Crosse ASHRAE CRC committee

PDH Classes from Fluid Handling

PDH classes available from Fluid Handling.

We have posted our spring class schedule on our website, so whether you want to learn for learning’s sake or to log PDH hours for your PE re-certification per the new Wisconsin standards, here is your chance!  Courses are offered in our classroom, which has many operational displays.  Complete course descriptions appear on the website.  Briefly, the courses titles are:

 Survey Series

  • #110, Hydronic System and Equipment Overview
  • #120, Solar Thermal Overview
  • #130, Designing Piping Systems to Accommodate Thermal Expansion

Pump Series

  • #140, Centrifugal Pumps: Theory of Operation, Construction, Styles and Types
  • #150, Defining Pump Requirements: Calculating Flow and Head (Includes Hydronic Pipe Sizing Methods)
  • #160, Selecting and Balancing the Pump
  • #170, Advanced Pumping Topics
  • #180 Cooling Tower Pumping and Remote Tower Sump Design

Hydronic System Series

  • #190, System Pressurization and Air/Dirt Control
  • #200, Piping Arrangements for Hydronic Systems

For complete information and to register, go to and click on the Classes/Clinics Tab (fifth tab from the left).  In the third paragraph on this page, you will find a “click HERE” to take you to a registration form.   If you have specific questions, call our instructor, Bill Armstrong on his cell phone at 414-349-6660, or email him at

If you are coming from a distance, you may want to take more than one course at a time.  If so, let us know and Bill just might set up something for you as a “special deal.”