The Plenum - July 2014

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The Plenum - July 2014
F E AT U R E S
JULY 2014
VOL. 29 • NO. 7
2014 High-E-Fishin-Sea-Blast!
President’s
2 Perspective
&
3 Program
Fax Back
5
6
Form
We are
going
Green
Thank
You!
Annual
High-E7-9 23rd
Fishin-Sea
Photos
13
Calender
of
Events
E
ven though the sun wasn't shining, we had another day in
paradise for the High-E-Fishin-Sea XXIII event. The Palm
Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association's 23nd
annual Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin Tournament, was held at the
Riviera Beach Marina on June 28th. Special thanks to the
wonderful TIKI Waterway Grill for hosting and catering a
successful event.
The Tournament was a great deal of fun for those who attended!
Eighteen boats participated, with over 80 fishermen. More than
$2,000.00 was raised for the Maurice J. Jacobson Scholarship
Fund, exceeding our expectations. We are delighted and these
earnings will go directly for scholarships to be awarded this year.
PBACCA President -President- Patrick Mesmer, Past President
Cliff Griffith Vice President Leo Breault Directors, Steve Rimel,
Daryl Sholar and Rhonda Beeler of FACAA served as weigh
masters for the tournament this year.
Special Thanks to Jeff Schlichenmeyer with Today's- A/C news
and Peter Montana with HVAC Insider and Trish Mesmer for the
great photos.
The Winners of the 23nd High-E-Fishin-Sea
Tournament
First Prize of $1000 was awarded to Ibrahim Chalhoub of
Cedars Electro Mechanical, with his catch of a 23.08 lb.
Kingfish.
Second Prize of $750 was awarded to Ken Goodrich of Gusse
Air, with his catch of a 19.09 Dolphin.
Third Prize of $500 was awarded to Judi Smimo of WL
Hastey Air, with her catch of a 16.56 lb. King.
Calcutta Prize of $640 went to Ibrahim Chalhoub of Cedars
Electro Mechanical; with his catch of 23.08 lb. Kingfish.
Trifecta of $500 Sponsored by Carrier was won by Sue
Hagenbaumer of Tropic Supply
Grand prize raffle a 55” flat screen TV. Sponsored by
Economic Electric Motors won by Sharon Rinehimer of RGF
Environmental
Grand prize I Pad Sponsored by Arco Supply won by
Myles Westbrook of Cool Team
Other raffle prizes donated by Johnstone Supply, fishing
gear, fishing rods, and many other great items.
PBACCA
Ser ves You!
AUG. 7. 14
way
Second place winner Ken Goodrich
of Gusse Air
with PBACCA President Patrick Mesmer
Third place winner Judi Smimo
of WL Hastey Air
with PBACCA President Patrick Mesmer
“APPRENTICESHIP GRADUATION”
PBACCA Presents
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
Call Pam at 561-585-3880
AUG. 7, 14
Another
More Fishing… pages 6 - 9
First place winner Ibrahim Chalhoub
of Cedars Electro
with PBACCA President Patrick Mesmer
--PBACCA 2014 OFFICERS-President: Patrick Mesmer
Smithco Services
(561) 833-3793 • Fax (561) 832-9051
Cell (561) 202-7302 • [email protected]
President Elect: Dale Vernatter
John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, Inc.
(561) 863-6750 • Fax (561) 863-8305
Cell (561) 601-3870 • [email protected]
Vice President: Leo Breault
Robert R McGill Air Conditioning
(561) 588-2630 • Fax (561) 547-9574
Cell (561) 719-0546 • [email protected]
Secretary: Don Flori
Apollo Air Conditioning
(561) 840-7940 • Fax (561) 840-7930
Cell (954) 868-6075 • [email protected]
Treasurer: Steve Sparks
TWC Services
(954) 999-8309 • Fax (954) 489-0107
Cell (561) 262-7523 • [email protected]
Director: Sue Hagenbaumer
Tropic Supply
(561) 684-3997 • Fax (561) 684-6343
Cell (561) 252-4644 • [email protected]
Director: Arturo A. Alba, Jr.
ARCO Supply
(561) 586-3331 • Fax (561) 586-4938
Cell (561) 436-7881 • [email protected]
Director: John Riley
Al Packer Ford-Lincoln
(561) 868-2806 • Fax (561) 478-4388
Cell (561) 818-5424 • [email protected]
Director: Daryl Sholar
Village of Wellington
(561) 753-2575 • Fax (561) 753-2428
Cell (561) 685-6309 • [email protected]
Director: Steve Rimel
Aspen Air
(561) 395-1500 • Fax (561)395-3385
Cell (561)441-0885 •[email protected]
Past President: Cliff Griffith
Mechanical A/C Systems
(561) 848-6227 • Fax (561) 848-9004
Cell (561) 718-3958 • [email protected]
—————
Executive Director: PAM RIPPLE
585-3880 • Fax-585-3347
e-mail: [email protected]
LEGAL COUNCIL: John Hockin - Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A.
(561) 626-8880
FINANCIAL ADVISOR: Donna M. Sotillo, CPA - Sotillo &
Company
(561) 547-5730
Patrick Mesmer
Hello!
We held the 23rd Annual PBACCA fishing
tournament this weekend, and boy,what a great
time it was! The weather was great, and many fish
were caught. Afterwards, we all shared much great
food and laughs at the awards banquet. This was
the last event to be held at old Newcomb Hall, so
it was historic as well! I would like to thank all of
our sponsors who provided the many prizes, as
well as all the board members who came out to
help.
Sue Hagenbaumer won $500.00 in the Trifecta
raffle, and then promptly donated it to Forgotten
Soldiers Outreach. That was truly selfless-
Thanks Sue!
We Talked about Maury Jacobson, who is currently in hospice care at
his home. Maury has been involved in our trade his whole life, and is
responsible for the Maury Jacobson Scholarship Fund that we give out to
students in our trade every year. I would like to thank him for all of his
contributions throughout the years. I am one of the beneficiaries of this
scholarship fund. Thanks Maury!
Don’t for get to donate to The Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Program! If we
collect enough money for this great cause, Mayor Dave Stewart with shave his
head and beard for all of us to see!
It’s always great to see everyone at events like this, and it makes me proud to
be affiliated with such a fine organization!
See you next month!
Patrick S. Mesmer
PBACCA
Ph 561-585-3880 Fax 561-585-3347
Email [email protected] Website www.pbacca.org
Another Way PBACCA is working for YOU!
Associate Distributors - Palm Beach County
Arco Supply, Lake Worth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-586-3331
Bayshore Equipment, Jupiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-741-3685
Carrier Enterprise, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-827-3352
Coastline, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-848-1416
Economic Electric Motors, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-683-6262
Gemaire Distributors, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-842-6311
Johnstone Supply, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-689-3366
Lennox International Supply, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-656-4030
Goodman Distribution SE, Inc., West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-616-9466
Refricenter, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-689-8075
Trane Company, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-683-3306
Tropic Supply, West Palm Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-684-3997
Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA) is an independent association serving
the needs of the HVACR industry in Palm Beach County. PBACCA is not affiliated with the national
group Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). The mission of PBACCA is to assist and
better enable PBACCA members to acquire, serve, and satisfy their customers.
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August
Call to Action
Fax Back Page
August 7, 2014
Apprenticeship
Graduation
PBACCA Presents…
Apprenticeship
Graduation
Key Note Speaker
Senator Joe Abruzzo
Key Note Speaker
Senator Joe Abruzzo
AUGUST 7, 2014
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❉
6:00 pm Check-in 7:00 pm Dinner
Cost: $35.00 Members $55.00 Non-Members
Food Choices are as follows:
Choice #1: Beef
Choice #2: Chicken
Choice #3: Vegetarian choice is Pasta Primavera
- Important Reservations are required
6:00 pm Check-in 7:00 pm Dinner
Cost: $35.00 Members $55.00 Non-Members
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Please fax this form back to the PBACCA office at
561-585-3347 or call Pam at
561-585-3880 to make your reservation today.
1601 Belvedere Road — West Palm Beach
Reservation deadline,
(For Directions call 561-684-9400)
Monday August 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to guarantees given to the hotel, no
refunds for cancellations can be approved after August
4th. Cancellations after this date, and no-shows, will be
charged and invoiced for the full cost of the dinner.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
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Special
Special Notice
Notice
THANK YOU
23nd Annual High-E-Fishin-Sea Sponsors
Tournament Sponsors
Thanks to the PBACCA members,
and friends who volunteered in the
tournament; we couldn't have done it
without you.
Gold Level Sponsors
Tropic Supply - T-Shirt Sponsor
Arturo Alba Jr.
Rhonda Beeler
Leo Breault
Carissa Duemig
Aileah Ensley
Seth English
Don Flori
Cliff Griffith
Sue Hagenbaumer
Patrick Mesmer
Trish Mesmer
Peter Montana
UniFirst - Hat Sponsor
Johnstone Supply - Prize Sponsor
Arco Supply - Prize Sponsor
Silver Level Sponsors
Anchor Distribution
Economic Electric Motors -Prize Sponsor
FACAA - Prize Donator
Federated Insurance - Prize Sponsor
HVAC Insider - Prize Donator
Johnstone Supply - Prize Donator
Mueller Industries - Prize Sponsor
RGF Environmental - Prize Donator
Tiki Waterfront Grill - Prize Donator
John Oldman
John Riley
Steve Rimel
Jeff
Schlichenmeyer
Connie Sears
Daryl Sholar
Steve Sparks
Dale Vernatter
Linda Wattenbarger
Roy Wattenbarger
$100 cash prize winners
Sponsored by WL Hastey Air:
$100 prize for “Ugliest Fish”
Winner: Danny Irizarry of Robert R McGill
Bronze Level Prize Donators
Sponsored by WL Hastey Air:
$100 Prize for “Biggest Fish Story”
Winner: Les Davis of Sansone
Federated Insurance
StaffLink Outsourcing
Sue Hagenbaumer
Tuppens
WL Hastey Air
Sponsored by Sue Hagenbaumer:
$100 prize for “Lady Angler”
Winner: Judi Smimo of WL Hastey Air
High-E-Fishin-Sea XXIV is already in the planning stages, with hopes to expand upon this
year's success and fun. Anyone interested in serving on the HEFS Committee please call
Pam Ripple at 561-585-3880.
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Maurice Jacobson
8/18/1920 to 6/30/2014
It is with a sad heart that Maury Jacobson is no longer with us. He was
an Icon to our industry for over 60 years with 40 of those years in South
Florida.
Maury will be remembered by most of us who loved him as a caring
man who would do anything to help those in need. All of us in our
industry will forever be better because of his input and involvement.
His service to us and all of America started when he was a staff
Sargent under George Patton in World War II. He was highly involved in
the Nuremberg war trails. Upon his return to the United States he
operated an air conditioning contracting firm in the Washington D.C.
area.
In the early 1970's Maury attended an ACCA convention in Orlando and
met many contractors from the South Florida area. He and his wife
Fran visited South Florida and fell in love with this area.
They purchased a condo in South Palm Beach. Maury lived there till his passing. Maury had such dedication
for teaching and education in our industry that The Palm Beach air conditioning contractors association
established The Maury Jacobson Scholarship Fund. Many have received college training and degrees
because of this fund.
I feel honored that I was able to spend many evenings with Maury in his last 2 weeks of his life. I had known
him for over 40 years but had never known of his first 50 years of life. He was an amazing man that impacted
many people lives- not just those in the A/C industry.
Maury is survived by two daughters, Grandchildren and many nieces & nephews who reside in Israel.
I think many of us will be able make this statement:
He was a great friend that will be sorely missed
David Stewart
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Events
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Calendar
Calendar
Palm Beach Air Conditioning
Contractors Association, Inc.
2014
CALENDAR of EVENTS
Aug 7
General Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach
Apprenticeship Graduation
Sept 4
Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Smithco Service
Oct 2
General Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach
2nd Annual Food Drive
Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Smithco Service
Nov 6
Nov 15
13th Annual Golf Tournament
Atlantis Country Club
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PALM BEACH AIR CONDITIONING
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 3407
Lantana, FL 33465
PRSRT STD
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OUR MISSION: To assist and better enable PBACCA members
to acquire, serve and satisfy their customers.
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PO Box 3407
Lantana, FL 33465
561-585-3880
Become
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PBACCA will provide a proctor upon
request for onsite testing.
The E.P.A. has established a Mandatory
Technician Certification Program. Technicians
are required to become certified under the
mandatory program. Under the final E.P.A. rule,
the sale of refrigerant will be restricted to
certified technicians.
For more information on EPA testing
call Pam at 561-585-3880.
Apprenticeship Corner
Need Qualified
Technicians?
The next time you have an
opening for a technician, call the
local Apprenticeship office at 2965236. They can help you find a
qualified apprentice to hire and
enroll in the local PBACCA sponsored Apprenticeship Program
offered at Palm Beach Community
College. You’ll be sure your
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become a productive journey man.
Another way
PBACCA serves you!