The President's Message: April 2015
By Terry Jacks
It's May, which means this is the last President's Message I'll ever have to write for the Enginaire. This has easily been the most difficult portion of my responsibilities as president though, because the dedicated chapter officers, chairs, and committee members that have stepped up and served this year do all the heavy lifting. Their hard work and effort is what made this another successful year for the Arkansas Chapter.
I'm not the only one who believes we had a great year, and that truth was evident from all the feedback we received while attending CRC last month. 14 Members from Central Arkansas and 4 Members from the Northwest Section descended upon Fort Worth, and we brought back with us quite a bit of hardware. The Arkansas Chapter was recognized for 4 regional technical awards, 3 being submitted by Cromwell Architects Engineers, and 1 submitted by Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc. The 4 technical awards submitted by the Arkansas Chapter represent the only technical awards submitted in the whole region. Zac Buckmiller wrapped up his time as Student Activities Chair of the Arkansas Chapter as the Outstanding Student Activities Chair in Region VIII for the 2nd consecutive year. Ron McCarty has served as Membership Promotion Chair for the past 3 years, and after narrowly missing out his first 2 years, finally took home the Round ‘Em Up Award as the top Membership Promotion Chair in Region VIII. Forrest Moseley was another shining star for the chapter in winning the Outstanding Chapter Technology Transfer Chair Award for Region VIII. Finally, this newsletter's president's message was recognized as the Best Presidents Message in Region VIII.
Though the Arkansas Chapter did not win all the awards available, most notably coming up short in one of the closest Golden Gavel races in recent history, I am proud of the efforts of each and every one of the chapter officers, chairs, and committee members. I know each of them would agree with me that it has truly been an honor to serve the Arkansas members this year. Thank you, Arkansas Chapter, for supporting your leadership, for serving the Arkansas HVAC community, and for being the best chapter in ASHRAE.
While we are done with our normal chapter meetings until September, please mark your calendars for Past President's Night, Thursday May 21st. This will also be our 3rd Annual Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring 2015 inductees John Pate and Hank Wade Sr. This will be an event you will not want to miss. Past President's night has been the highlight of my year since the Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame was instituted, so please come out and join us celebrate the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
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