David Doherty has been elected Chairman of CIBSE Ireland, taking over the role from Sean Dowd who did more years than many in his various roles on the committee. David has been an active member on the CIBSE Ireland committee since 2010, having started in the role of Secretary.
CIBSE golf and Christmas lunch
Assisting David on the committee are Vice-Chairman Brian West, Treasurer Damien Flynn and Paul Martin in the role of Secretary. The AGM was held at the Sandymount Hotel and was well attended with a small networking reception afterwards.
Looking forward to the year ahead, CIBSE is planning some interesting CPDs with a concentration on regional site visits to serve the membership interest outside the capital. One of the confirmed CPDs will be on thermal modelling to improve efficiencies while another provisional ambitious plan as part of the SLL/UNESCO Year of Light is to illuminate the heritage site at Newgrange for a single night.
CIBSE Ireland represents nearly 800 members who are mainly concentrated around Dublin and Cork with the remainder spread fairly evenly throughout the rest of the country. Chairman David Doherty commented: “We have a busy calendar of events ahead and I would encourage all members to get involved. We are looking for new members to join the committee all the time”.
Annual golf outing There is also a very strong social calendar. The first social event will be the CIBSE Golf outing on 4 September next at Castleknock Golf Club. As usual, the day will begin with tea, coffee and scones on arrival with “goody bags” bags being handed out to all as they check in.
This year there are a number of notable changes, not least being the shot-gun start. This will allow participants block off just a half day from the office while also facilitating everyone sitting down together at approximately 7pm for the meal and presentation of prizes.
Gold category sponsor on the day is Daikin Ireland while the silver and bronze sponsor categories will be announced shortly. Companies and individuals can also sponsor a tee box, or a number of them.
The main competition will be the four-person team scramble for the PJ Doyle Trophy with prizes also for Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and Inside the Pro. The event has yet to see a hole-in-one but, as per previous years, the first person to do it on the day will win a car.
Entry fees Golf and Dinner – €450 per team; Golf Only – €300 per team; Dinner Only – €50 per person. Booking: Book online at www.cibseireland.org
Christmas Lunch Plans are also at an advanced stage for the CIBSE Ireland Christmas lunch. This is now undoubtedly the biggest building servicers networking opportunity of the year and, with so many disappointed last year because of space restrictions, it has now moved to the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4.
Building Services News will have full details in our next issue but, given the popularity of this event, we advise those interested in attending to register immediately at www.cibseireland.org