Region XI History
Puget Sound Chapter was chartered on May 12, 1924.
Manitoba Chapter was chartered on September 25, 1935.
Oregon Chapter was chartered on July 5, 1939.
Inland Empire Chapter was chartered on October 13, 1949.
British Columbia Chapter was chartered on January 27, 1952.
Northern Alberta Chapter was chartered on March 15, 1956.
Southern Alberta Chapter was chartered on October 12, 1957.
Saskatchewan Chapter formed on March 22, 1963.
At that time the Pacific Northwest Chapters (Oregon, Puget Sound, British Columbia and Inland Empire) were assigned to Region X. The Canadian chapters (Manitoba, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta) were assigned to Region VII
Saskatchewan Chapter revised to be the Regina Chapter in 1966. Saskatoon Chapter chartered on March 25, 1966.
Rod Kirkwood (Puget Sound Chapter) becomes Society President (1973-74).
Alaska Chapter was chartered on March 28, 1974.
A special meeting, held in Vancouver, BC on November 10, 1978
15 September: Region XI was created when the Western Canadian chapters left Region II and joined the Northwestern chapters of Region X. This meeting paved the way for the formation of the first International ASHRAE region – Region XI – which included all these Chapters. This change was enabled by Richard Perry of the British Columbia Chapter and the ASHRAE 1978 President Bruno Marabito.
9 November: Region XI Organizing Meeting takes place in Vancouver with the 10 original chapters in Region XI
The Mid-Columbia Chapter was chartered on September 15, 1981
Richard Perry (BC Chapter) becomes Society President (1973-74).
Our youngest chapter, Vancouver Island Chapter, was chartered on April 2, 1985.
Donald Holte (Northern Alberta Chapter) becomes Society President (1996-97).
Ron Jarnagin (Mid-Columbia Chapter) becomes Society President (2011-2012).