The Radiant Panel Association is adding some fun and social generosity to its upcoming REXperience conference and trade show in Utica, N.Y., May 27-29. Two separate charity fundraising events are planned to both entertain attendees and benefit some worthwhile charities.

On Friday, May 29, at the Valley View Golf Club in Utica, the 1st Annual Radiant Panel Association Golf Outing will be held. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Lowe Fund to provide scholarships and assistance to the next generation of radiant technicians.

The Lowe Fund is a tribute to loyal RPA members who have shown outstanding support for the organization over the years. Ted Lowe has served four terms as president of the RPA, is an RPA Certified Installer and Designer, and an RPA Authorized Instructor who has donated his time teaching RPA classes. Lowe is a cancer survivor and is the inspiration for the Lowe Fund.

A live auction is scheduled for Friday evening during the meal following the golf outing. It will be held on the Mohawk Valley Community College campus as a part of RPA’s REXperience. A variety of donated items will be auctioned off at a lively event to the fun and amusement of everyone in attendance. Sponsors of the donated items are encouraged to be creative with their donations to enhance the enjoyment of the evening.

Proceeds from the auction will be split between a local charity, Hope House, and the RPA. Hope House is currently engaged in a new building project in which radiant heat will be used. Established in 1992, Hope House served more than 80,000 hungry and homeless from inner-city Utica.

More On REXperience

Unlike the REX events of the past, the 2009 Radiant Panel Association Conference is being held in a whole new venue – a college campus. Not just any campus, but the campus where well-known John “Siggy” Siegenthaler has taught hydronics for years. The event is titled REXperience to reflect a new experience in RPA conferences. The site includes classrooms for seminars, cafeteria-style meals and plenty of recreational facilities. The campus experience includes the opportunity to stay in dorms for a reasonable price. (Area hotels are also available.)

Nearly 40 tabletop displays in the IT Building and a number of outdoor displays – including a big top tent – will house local exhibitors. The exhibits will be open Friday evening and for five hours on Saturday.

Continuing education courses include the new Radiant I & II, as well as Radiant Precision courses, which will be taught Wednesday and Thursday prior to the conference. These courses have recently been completely updated and revised.

For more information, visit www.rpaconference.com or contact the RPA office at 800/660-7187.

Source: Radiant Panel Association