A Message from the President


The President’s Message

By:  Steve McConnell

Arkansas ASHRAE Members, we are two meetings into the Fall ASHRAE schedule and we are already off to a strong start with great attendance. The success for these meetings should be credited directly to the hard work CTTC Chair, Drew Grant, and his committee. He has provided two great meetings so far, and I know November’s meeting will be outstanding as well. We also had a number of first time guests. If you’re looking to join ASHRAE, please reach toJared Hendricksonor anyone on the Membership Promotion committee and they will get you connected.

This month our program will by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr Stephanie Taylor, MD, M. Arch, on "Understanding the Powerful Influence of Indoor Air on Humans."I hope you all will be in attendance for the meeting. This is a great opportunity to invite a guest. We have already extended an invitation to ASHE members, some architects, and various hospital engineers in Central Arkansas. Dr Taylor spoke to our Chapter last year and we are excited to welcome her back.She will also be speaking at the NW Arkansas Chapter meeting on Thursday, November 6th.

I mentioned this last month in the President’s Message and at the Chapter meeting but I wanted to remind everyone that we will be implementing a new RSVP policy beginning with the November meeting. We will have an “Early Bird Registration” for anyone that registers 48 hours prior to a Chapter meeting at $20.00/ea.(i.e. Chapter meeting, Wednesday @ 11:30am, early bird registration ends on Monday @ 11:30 am). If you register after that time period or just show up without registering, we will charge you $30.00.Please RSVP early to help us get an accurate head count for lunch each month.

We had beautiful weather and a great turn out for our Fall Golf Tournament at the end of September. Thank you to the Social/Golf committee,Josh Robinson,Nick Moore, and Hunter Brockfor putting on another successful tournament. Thank you to all of our players, hole sponsors, and food & beverage sponsors for helping us raise money for Research Promotion.

Ron McCarty, Research Promotion Chair,has some upcoming Chapter events planned.On Thursday, November 7th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, we will have a Donor recognition and appreciation event at Lost Forty. All members and guests are welcome as we take some time thank donors from the past year. This is also a great way to learn about how you can contribute and help us reach our RP goal for the 2019-2020 year. You can make a personal or a corporate contribution. Please reach out to Ron for more information. Another way you can contribute to RP is buying one or more raffle tickets for the Sportsman Raffle. Tickets are $20/each and will be on sale from now until December 4th. You can buy in person or pay online. The winners will be selected at a live drawing at the December 4th Chapter Meeting. Also, mark your calendars for Friday, March 6th for the RP Trap Shooting Tournament. See the attached flyers in the Newsletter.