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Getting to Know Mike Sherber

Michael Sherber has lived in Avon since 1992. He was born in New York City and has two younger sisters. Michael grew up in Edison, NJ a few miles from where Joanne Santiago grew up. He attended the same college, Princeton University, as those two famous Rotarians Paul Harris and Tom Voorhees. While in college he was a walk-on to their Division I track and field team. In his senior year he led his team in dual meet scoring and was the Ivy League champion in the 400 meter dash. He graduated from Princeton with a civil engineering degree.

During his senior year Michael became interested in energy conservation and solar energy. This led him to work for an engineering firm in NYC that specialized in energy conservation engineering studies. He later was accepted into Georgia Tech where he received an MS in mechanical engineering. Following Georgia Tech he attended Columbia University Business School and graduated with an MBA. While at Columbia he met his first wife, Stephanie on the New York City subway. Upon graduating from Columbia he was hired by United Technologies into their management rotation program which brought him up to the Hartford area.

Following seven years of employment with UTC he started his own energy services company that performed complete energy retrofits for two school districts in New Jersey. This was followed by a senior position with an engineering firm that specializes in high performance building design.

He has two children, Thomas and Emily who both graduated from Avon High School. Thomas would later graduate from Virginia Tech with a degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Following six months working as an engineer Thomas enlisted in the US Army, got his paratrooper wings, earned entry into the Army Ranger program, and is currently an Army Ranger medic. Michael’s daughter Emily graduated from Northwestern University and plans to apply to medical school.

Michael’s professional interests include indoor air quality, energy conservation and sustainability.

In 2000 he was asked by the Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering to co-author a report to the Connecticut General Assembly on school indoor air quality. This led to the passage in 2003 of the Connecticut School Indoor Air Quality Act.

Michael first joined the Avon-Canton Rotary in 1998 and has been a member since then with two brief breaks for out of town jobs. He enjoys Rotary and was club president in 2011-12. That followed two years of chairing the winter wine and food tasting event that later became Tastes-of-the-Valley. That same year he was president of this Rotary he was also president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is very active in ASHRAE at the national level and has chaired three national technical committees as well as being a member of three more national standing committees. He has received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and numerous regional ASHRAE awards. He is a licensed mechanical engineer in 15 states and LEED Accredited Professional.

Following the passing of his first wife he met Angelica who would become his second wife. Together they later started the Dominican Republic Green Building Council which has taught sustainable building practices to about 100 building professionals (architects, engineers, contractors and building owners) in the D.R.

He currently works for Plasma Air in Stamford, CT as their Vice President of Engineering. Plasma Air manufactures electronic air cleaners for commercial and residential applications.

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The Hope Foundation
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Lions' Addiction Task Force
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Dog Star Rescue
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President Elect
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Board Member-at-Large
Board Member-at-Large
Asst Treasurer
Interact Chair
EarlyRiser Presentations
Promoting the Golf Tournament
The Annotated Guide to Ending Polio
GLO Fall 2017 Mission Trip
Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Service above Self
We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Rd.
Avon, CT  06001
United States of America
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Upcoming Meetings & Presentation
July 12th
"The Hope Foundation" with Kathy DiCocco
Calendar of Upcoming Events & Announcements
July 5th: No regular meeting.
July 5th: Lonely Rotarian Society at Lasalle Market & Deli, 7 AM.
July 18: Seniors' Luncheon for both Canton and Avon at Canton Senior Center, work begins about 9:30.
July 19th: Regular meeting will be at our usual place and not at the new Rotary Building at Favarh due to construction delays.  Program TBA
August 14th: Pencil box assembly at Nancy Nation's house.
September 9th: Annual Rotary Charity Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Avon. Contact Gary Miller or Larry Sullivan if interested in working on one of the golf committees.
Induction of New Members
None this week.

Community and International Service Grants

July 5
No regular meeting was held

Mail Bag
None today
Concluding Formalities
Photo Credits 
Photographs courtesy of Phil Worley unless otherwise noted.
Editor's Notes
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