2016 Eastern Energy Expo

Save the Date for the Eastern Energy Expo

May 22-26th – Foxwoods Resort & Casino, in Mashantucket, CT

We are excited to announce that our 62nd Annual Convention & Trade Show will be co-sponsored with AREE and the PPA

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Three of the largest industry trade shows are teaming up in 2016 to bring all facets of the energy and home comfort industries together under one roof. The show will be jointly sponsored by AREE, the OESP and the PPA. The goal of the new show is to provide an even larger forum that brings all segments of the petroleum marketing industry together to network and learn. With two floors of exhibit space, an outdoor exhibit area,  and informative business programs, we invite you to join us at Eastern Energy Expo!

The 2016 joint event will feature:

  • Two-day trade show offering the latest products and services for the petroleum marketing and HVAC industry.
  • Expansion of the educational programs and opportunities offered to all company personnel – owners, managers, service managers, technicians, and customer service representatives.
  • Fun social and networking events!

Attendees to the 2016 show will be able to enjoy many of the “traditional” annual events such our OESP Awards Banquet, while discovering some new programs and social events.

The OESP thanks our past exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for their support and interest and look forward to your continued participation at this exciting new venture!

For more information, visit easternenergyexpo.com

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OESP RETURNS TO HERSHEY

Plan to join us as we celebrate our 61st OESP Annual Trade Show & Convention. In addition to the valuable networking you have become accustomed to in Hershey, our theme will be “Hershey” so you will see all kinds of events tied around this wonderful American company.  There will also be plenty of chocolate to go around!

Stay competitive with first-hand knowledge about new products and emerging technology that can benefit your business. Meet with those who manufacture the products you install and service.  Bring your team so they can attend product demonstrations and hands-on training sessions. They will return to work with even sharper skills. Attending this event will save you time and earn you money in the long run.

The OESP will roll out the red carpet in honor of Judy Garber’s last OESP Trade Show & Convention.  It will be a party you won’t want to miss as we celebrate her contributions to our industry and express our gratitude.

Join over 2,000 energy professionals at this valuable networking event.

This event is open to industry professionals, including plumbers, HVAC mechanics, technicians, managers and supervisors, owners and those who are working in the trades or studying to become an energy professional.  If you’re involved in the energy industry, the OESP 61st Trade Show & Convention in Hershey is for you!

Updates from Nationals

New Website

Visit the new OESP website at www.thinkOESP.org.  We’ve finally launched the new website and we’d like you to check it out and let us know what you think. Our new site along with the integrated association management software gives us the opportunity to keep the site fresh. When a new member joins, it is instantaneous. Their record goes into our database. Members in good standing (those that paid their 2013 dues) can go into the member section and we encourage them to modify their own records — add a photo, birthdates, whatever pertinent information you would like to add. Any issues? Let us know.

2014 Road Shows

As soon as you visit the new site you will find that there is a major focus on our new Road Shows. So check it out. Next, we’ll upload directories of participants for each event. Know a manufacturer who should be included in this venue? Let us know.

2014 Road Shows will begin May 12-13, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Montville, Conn. we will host two full days of education, exploration of products and services, networking and a little bit of fun. Then we’ll do it again in Sept. 22-23 in Gettysburg, Pa. The new website has been unveiled. After you log on take a look at the separate section that focuses on the Road Shows. There is a directory of those that have already committed to the Road Shows online. That way, for those of you who purchase other products that aren’t represented, you can nudge that manufacturer or supplier to get in front of our members and guests at these shows. They are affordable, minimal time commitment and great exposure for them. Visit www.naohsm.org or www.thinkOESP.org for more information.

2014 Educational Opportunities 

Late this month, OESP’s Education committee will be getting together to formalize what education we’d like to offer in 2014. For starters, the Professional Development Program is coming back, so stay tuned for that information. We’ll be offering mini sessions at the Road Shows so you and your boss can “test drive” the management program.

Chapter Websites

Visit http://oesp-boston-southeast.org. The Chapter’s new web site is fully operational. The Chapter’s Secretary is in the process of familiarizing himself on how to make changes and update the site. National helped to fund the project. ServicEdge has been an outstanding partner and coach to assist us with this project.

October Meeting Minutes

Mullaley led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance led by followed by the customary Round Robin. President Mullaley asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting as mailed in the Newsletter. Chapter Secretary, Dave Bessette, was not in attendance. Jim Denham is filling in for Dave. Larry Pearsall made a motion to accept the minutes. His motion was seconded by Roger Litman. The motion carried. Joe Niccoli, Chapter Treasurer, submitted the Treasurer’s Report. Joe reported that the Golf Outing netted approximately $13,900.00. Current balance is the Chapter’s account is $31,600.00. A motion to accept the Report as read was made by Bill Heffernan and seconded by Roger Litman. The motion carried.

Committee Reports:

Education-Nothing at this time

Awards: Larry Pearsall, Chairman of the Awards Committee asked the members, present, for more input for the Chapter’s Annual Member of the Year Award. Larry has not received many ballots and asks that the members make the effort to vote for a member worthy of this award.

Finance: Nothing at this time.

By Laws: Tabled.

Membership: Nothing at this time

Special Projects: Jim Denham is exploring a Holiday Theme function for the December meeting

Scholarships: John LeVangie reported that the Chapter has not received any requests for scholarship money. He did report that partnering with National to present a scholarship was a great success.
Nominations for Officers and Directors: President Mullaley reminded everyone that that Chapter Elections will be held in the spring of 2014. He encouraged members to get involved as an Officer or Directors. All positions are open to members in good standing.

Old Business: John Mullaley discussed the visit to Energy Efficiency Solutions LLC, the manufacturer of the BURNER BOOSTER. Roger Litman, feels that they, EES, have something but he has not been able to figure it out yet. Some members expressed disappointment that Brookhaven has not taken interest in the product.

New Business: National will not hold their traditional Trade Show and Convention in 2014. Instead two events will be held. In May, Mohegan Sun will be the site for the first OESP Road Show. In September another Road Show will be in Gettysburg, PA. Check out www.thinkoesp.org for more information.

Roger Litman, spoke regarding a project that he is involved with. It is a way to elevate over heating problems with steam systems. The basics use an insulated box installed around a radiator or convector with a fan, built into the box, interconnected to a thermostat. Roger will let us how the project progresses.

Our speaker for the evening was a Michelle Wilson, who is a Vice President, with ServicEdge. Michelle has most recently worked with National on their new website and has helped with the Chapter’s own website. ServicEdge does not just do websites. They help oil companies diversify to other services such as gas and air conditioning, offering service contracts for heating and cooling that includes gas. Monthly billing of service plans vs. annual billing. She spoke with regards to pros and cons of discounts vs. parts coverage of service plans. Michelle has many excellent ideas to make our service departments more profitable.

The meeting adjourned at 8:08 PM.

Respectfully Submitted: 11/14/2013

Dave Bessette, Chapter Secretary

For Full Meeting Notice: BOSTON-SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OF OESP NOVEMBER 2013

May Meeting Minutes

President Mullaley called the meeting to order at 6:40 PM. There were 19 members and guests in attendance. President John Mullaley led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance led by Joe Niccoli (a.k.a. NUNZIO) followed by the customary Round Robin.
President Mullaley asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the March meeting. Chapter Secretary, Dave Bessette stated the motion needs to reflect the minutes as mailed in the Newsletter. Nelson Northern made a motion to accept the minutes. His motion was seconded by Jim Denham. The motion carried. Joe Niccoli, Chapter Treasurer, submitted the Treasurer’s Report. A motion to accept the Report as read was made by John LeVangie and seconded by Larry Pearsall. The motion carried.

Committee Reports:

Education-Nothing at this time
Awards: Larry Pearsall, Chairman of the Awards Committee distributed nomination forms. He asked that members fill out the form with the name of a member who is worthy to be named “Member of the Year of the Boston-Southeast Chapter. The name of the member will be announced at the October meeting. Larry would like the forms returned to him before or at the next meeting. The forms will be emailed, as well. If you are in need of a ballot contact Dave Bessette. He will forward a copy to you.
Finance: Nothing at this time.
By Laws: Dave Bessette reported that the updated By- Laws are being reviewed by an attorney. Following the review the Chapter Secretary will make any necessary changes and present the By-Laws to the membership at the October or November meeting. Following the meeting the Secretary will mail a copy of the By Laws to each member. After a minimum notice of thirty days the membership will have a chance to discuss the By Laws during a meeting. Any changes will be made. A vote to ratify the By-Laws could occur during a regular monthly meeting.

Membership: Nothing at this time


Special Projects: President Mullaley asked Jim Denham to explore a Holiday Theme function for the December meeting


Golf: Everything is in place for the Golf Outing. Sponsorships and golfers are ready for a fun filled day. Let’s hope for good weather.


Scholarships: John LeVangie reported that the Chapter is partnering with National to present a $5000.00 scholarship at the Annual Convention and Trade Show.


Old Business: John Mullaley has secured a day and time, Wednesday, September 11th for any member to visit Energy Efficiency Solutions LLC, the manufacturer of the BURNER BOOSTER All are welcome. The Chapter Secretary will send out reminders to the members.


New Business: Nothing at this time.


Our speaker (I apologize for not having the speaker’s name) for the evening was a representative of Sweeney, Rogers and Geraghty who gave an informative presentation regarding the Cool Smart Rebate Program for qualifying Mini Split A/C systems.


The meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.


Respectfully Submitted: 5/7/2013


Dave Bessette, Chapter Secretary

Boston-Southeast Chapter Scholarship Winner

At the recent OESP National Convention six scholarships were awarded.  One of these scholarships was sponsored by the new Combined Boston-Southeast Chapter.  The Southeast Chapter had always given a scholarship to a local student who was pursuing a career in the HVAC industry with an emphasis on Oil Heat.  This year it was decided by the membership of the Combined Chapters to partner with National to award a scholarship.  The recipient of the scholarship is Samuel Gumbert, of Allenport, PA.  Sam will be attending PENN Commercial Business /Technical School.  He is enrolled in the two years Associate Degree HVAC Program.  On behalf of the members of the Boston-Southeast Chapter of OESP we wish Sam the best of luck in college and the HVAC industry.

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Please see the documents below to read more about Sam’s application, essay and letter of recommendation that made him the Boston-Southeast Chapter Scholarship Winner!

 

Gumbert Application

 

Application

 

Essay

 

Letter of Recommendation

October Chapter Meeting

Welcome Back!

Our first chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16th.

Michelle Wilson, Vice President and Senior Analyst of ServicEdgeTM will be presenting.

ServicEdgeTM is a unique program that helps oil companies become more profitable in their service department. With high oil prices, a profitable service department is paramount.  Come to our 1st Chapter Meeting of the season and learn how to make more money in your service department.

www.YourServicEdge.com

APRIL 17, 2013 MEETING MINUTES

President Mullaley called the meeting to order at 6:40 PM. There were 18 members and guests in attendance. President John Mullaley led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance led by Joe Niccoli (a.k.a. NUNZIO) followed by the customary Round Robin.
President Mullaley asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the March meeting. Chapter Secretary, Dave Bessette stated the motion needs to reflect the minutes as mailed in the Newsletter. Nelson Northern (back from Florida) made a motion to accept the minutes. His motion was seconded by Jim Denham. The motion carried. Joe Niccoli, Chapter Treasurer, submitted the Treasurer’s Report. A motion to accept the Report as read was made by Dan McKillop and seconded by Larry Pearsall. The motion carried.

Committee Reports

Education-Dennis Reardon-next month’s speaker is will explain the 2013 COOL SMART REBATES. The speaker, at this time, is not known due to scheduling conflicts. Watch for more details.

Awards: Larry Pearsall, Chairman of the Awards Committee distributed nomination forms. He asked that members fill out the form with the name of a member who is worthy to be named “Member of the Year of the Boston-Southeast Chapter. The name of the member will be announced at the October meeting. Larry would like the forms returned to him before or at the May 15th meeting. The forms will be emailed, as well.
Finance: Nothing at this time.
By Laws: Dave Bessette reported that the updated By- Laws are being reviewed by an attorney. Following the review the Chapter Secretary will make any necessary changes and present the By-Laws to the membership during a monthly meeting. The By-Laws will also be mailed to the membership. After a minimum notice of thirty days the vote to ratify the By-Laws will occur during a regular monthly meeting most likely at the October or November meeting.
Membership: Nothing at this time
Special Projects: Nothing at this time.
Golf: Jim Denham reported for Eric Deehan, golf chairman, that Sponsorships are being returned with payment and member Registration Forms have been mailed.
Scholarships: John LeVangie reported that he has not received any requests for scholarships. If you know of someone who has attended a school that has a heating course, passed the final exam and paid the tuition see John for more information.

Old Business: John Mullaley who has tried repeatedly to organize a visit to Energy Efficiency Solutions LLC, the manufacturer of the BURNER BOOSTER has not had his calls or emails returned by any one at the company. The lack of response by EES shows that their encouragement to visit their facility following their presentation at our monthly meeting wasn’t what we thought it was.

New Business: Nothing at this time.

Our speaker for the evening was George Carey, Lead Trainer for FIA. George gave an informative presentation of the McDonnell Miller line of low water cutoff controls. Their controls has provided dependable protection, for many years, including all types of boilers, from small residential hot water boilers to large commercial/ industrial boilers.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM
Respectfully Submitted: 5/7/2013

Dave Bessette, Chapter Secretary