The fellows lunch provides an opportunity for those within the refrigeration and airconditioning industry to give thanks, and to honour the fellows of the institute who have shaped and nurtured our industry into what it is today.
The title “Fellow” requires a minimum membership to SAIRAC of 10 years, and is awarded to those who have shown significant performance, with recognised contributions to the industry (amongst other criteria).
The event kicked off with guest speaker, former Proteas fast bowler Fanie De Villiers, who regaled those in attendance with stories of his cricket career and gave his candid opinion of the current state of Cricket in South Africa.
When asked how he thought the Proteas would fair in the upcoming T20 World Cup, de Villiers was unfortunately correct when he predicted that we would require ” a lot of luck” to make the semi-final stage of the tournament.
Lunch was then served, and the Johannesburg Country Club was as impressive as ever, providing a beautiful backdrop to accompany the excellent food and service that we have come to expect.
After lunch had wrapped up, it w as time for the main event. Johannesburg centre chairman Gregory Grobbelaar opened with a message of thanks to all the fellows, most of whom have had an integral part in the setting of standards and dissemination of knowledge within the HERVAC industry.
“Their efforts have directly contributed to the growth and stability of the SAIRAC institution,” Grobbelaar commented.
As a token of appreciation, each fellow was called up to receive a gift from Grobbelaar and immediate past president of SAIRAC, Jaco Pieterse.
SAIRAC would like to thank everybody that attended the annual fellows lunch.
“Your continued support is greatly appreciated, and instrumental to the sustainability and continuous growth of our institution. We look forward to hosting new and old faces at our Dreosti Memorial Lecture which will be held in June 2023,” Grobbelaar concluded.
Open letter: Thank you SAIRAC
RE: Fellows lunch: 21 October 2022
At the risk of appearing presumptuous, I would like to thank the Johannesburg committee for the luncheon they provided recently in honor of the Fellows of the Institute.
It is gratifying to know that our past efforts and involvement in the Institute are appreciated and acknowledged in this way annually.
The luncheon furthermore provides the ideal opportunity to “meet and greet” in a relaxed atmosphere and to renew old acquaintances.
In my humble opinion, I don’t think there is another Institute that shows their appreciation more often than SAIRAC for past services rendered.
Kindly accept our grateful thanks.