A Message from the President


The President’s Message

By:  Steve McConnell

Happy New Year to all ASHRAE members! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderfulholiday season and is ready for a great 2020.

We had a great turn out on December 18th for our Winter Technical Seminar.All of the sessions were set up to provide a comprehensive and in-depth program regarding updates to ASHRAE 90.1-2019. I would like to thank our speakers: Mike Wolfe (Greenheck), Mike Fullerton (Bernhard TME), Larry Spielvogel (ASHRAE DL, past 90.1 Chair), and David Handwork (Arkansas State University and 90.1 Member) and Drew Grant, President-Elect/CTTC Chair, and the CTTC committee for planning and implementing this outstanding continuing education opportunity. The CTTC committee is planning another technical seminar for some time in the Spring.

We have the privilege of hosting 2019-2020 ASHRAE Society President, Darryl Boyce, PE, for our Wednesday, January 8th chapter meeting. He will be delivering his theme for the Society year, “Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence.”See the speaker spotlight within the newsletter for more information.He will also be speaking at the NWA chapter meeting on Thursday, January 9th.

Just a reminder, the ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo is coming up soon (February 1 – 5, 2020). Now is a great time to register and make plans to attend if you haven’t already:https://ahrexpo.com/

and https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/2020-winter-conference-orlandoStudents and advisors from Arkansas State and Arkansas Tech will be attendance as well.

The Sportsman’s Raffle for RPhas started back up. You can buy tickets online or in person at the chapter meetings between now and April 1st for $20/each or 6 for $100.Reach out to Ron McCarty, Research Promotion Chair,to obtain your tickets.This is a great way to help us reach our RP goal for the 2019-2020 year.There will also be another Poker Tournament in January as well. Check the newsletter for details & plan to attend if you can.