NAOHSM’s Rhode Island Chapter Prepares for 57th Annual Convention

January 21, 2010 – The Rhode Island Chapter of NAOHSM (the National Association of Oilheating Service Managers) is excited to showcase Providence, RI as the site of the organization’s 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show from May 23-27, 2010. They are preparing for a number of exciting events.

Dave Nelsen Scholarship Tournament – This annual fundraiser and golf tournament will take place on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25 at the Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, RI (Callaway Scoring). George Fantacone of Santoro Oil in Providence is spearheading this important tournament. The proceeds from this event benefit the Dave Nelsen Scholarship for students planning to further their education in the oilheat industry. NAOHSM will present these scholarships at their Awards Banquet on Tuesday night. “This is the only fundraising event that directly benefits our scholarship fund,” says Judy Garber, Executive Administrator of NAOHSM. “With interest rates having been low for a couple of years, we’ve had to tap into our scholarship reserve account to continue awarding the scholarships. Instead of reducing the number of awards this year, we would like to focus on this major fundraiser.” NAOHSM invites golfers to come out to the course and support the future of the industry with a day of friendly competition.

Care to Ride – Walkers and riders (motorcycle and bicycle) are invited to come out on May 24 in support of Oil Heat Cares ( Rhode Island Chapter member Kevin Bowman of Bell Simons Co. will be organizing the motorcycle division of the Care to Ride event. He promises those participating in this event a wonderful ride.

Dan Holohan’s Greening Steam Seminar – NAOHSM has also thought about those caught up in rush hour traffic. At the close of the show, 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, attendees are invited to stay behind and catch Dan Holohan’s Greening Steam seminar. The first 50 people to register will receive a free copy of his latest book, Greening Steam: How to Bring 19th-Century Heating Systems into the 21st Century (and save lots of green!).

“Ladies Only” Event – The ladies of the industry (manufacturers, those that work for oil, HVAC and plumbing companies) are invited to join NAOHSM for a special ‘Ladies Only” event, featuring a special presentation by Chef Terranova. NAOHSM will also be collecting gently used shoes and cash contributions to be donated to a local charity serving the children/women in Providence.

For a complete schedule of our event, visit our Web site While on the site, make your hotel reservations at the Westin.


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