Chapter: ARKANSAS
Society dues: $199/yr

Chapter dues: $35/yr
Total amount: $234/yr

 


Welcome to ASHRAE Arkansas

The President's Message: September 2015
By Forrest Moseley

Arkansas ASHRAE members, it is an honor and a privilege to serve you as your incoming Chapter President for the 2015-2016 year. 17 years ago while attending my first ASHRAE meeting as a student; I never would have thought that I would eventually become the President of this great organization. While preparing for Past President’s Night / Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame this past May to honor and induct Mr. Hank Wade Sr. and Mr. John Pate, I had the opportunity to dig deeper into the rich history of this Chapter and further understand why we are considered one of the elite chapters in Society year after year. With the commitment from me and our enthusiastic group of committee members, we accept the challenge to continue making our members proud by carrying on this tradition for another year.

Due to the strong determination by last year’s leadership, I would be remiss to not mention many of the incredible achievements made by our Chapter. Last year the Arkansas Chapter had a lofty RP goal of $56,000. Because of the diligence from last year’s RP Chair Mark Mizell and the abundant generosity from our Chapter Members and other donors, we were able to achieve this goal by raising $57,040.26. We can’t thank our donors enough for their support. Mark has achieved “High Five” for the Chapter by raising the highest amount in the last five years. Achievements made at CRC in Ft. Worth include: Best Presidential Message: Terry Jacks; Outstanding CTTC Chapter Chair: Forrest Moseley; Round’em Up Award and Red Ribbon Award (2nd in MP in Region): Ron McCarty; Best Student Activities Chair: Zach Buckmiller; Technical Awards: Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers “M Street Dormitory” and Cromwell Engineers “Pittsburgh Area Commissary”, “Headquarters Building Heifer International”, and “Arkansas Childrens Hospital”.

While you had a brief summer break from ASHRAE, your Board of Governors and Committee Chairs have been working hard this summer to prepare for this upcoming year. Here are a few items we have been working on:

Our incoming CTTC Chair, Mark Ely and his committee already have a strong list of programs that will bring value to your membership. Each program was reviewed, well thought out, and voted on by a diverse group of committee chairs to insure that the highest quality and most beneficial programs are available to you. A couple programs to highlight include: A program by our current Society President Mr. David Underwood as well as a technical tour of Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (PTC-CAHM) building. This month we will be hearing from Stan Kutin from Bell & Gossett’s Little Red School House on “Advancements in Pumping and Motor Efficiency”. See the list of current planned programs that your CTTC committee has developed attached in this newsletter.

While Mark Mizell was able to exceed our RP goal from last year, this was no easy feat. In past years it has been somewhat customary to pull donations from just our members and the same company donors year after year. Our RP Chairman, Terry Jacks has already been creative in developing other forms of fundraising that do not pull from these same donors.

I don’t know what it is about rain and our golf tournaments, but we are hoping that we won’t need canoes this fall in order to get to the tee boxes. Tony Demarco has already setup and scheduled the Fall ASHRAE Golf Tournament. This will be held on Monday, September 28 at Maumelle Country Club. Look for more information in this newsletter.

Prior to the end of Terry Jacks term last year, he was able to organize and push through the implementation of this well needed program called Star Chapter. Our incoming Webmaster, Drew Grant has been working diligently since this past April to move our existing website and communication services over to Star Chapter. In years past, we had been relying heavily on our previous webmaster, Alex Swindler (whom we still can’t thank enough) to keep our website up to date while living in a completely other state. He was the only one that had the knowledge and expertise to perform this task. Star Chapter makes the updating of our website completely user friendly to the non-website programmer. Not only can we maintain our own website now, but we will also be able to discontinue the use of free internet invite services and “home built” Outlook contact lists in order to stay connected to you, our members. Because our Chapter has grown so much over the years, it was becoming very cumbersome to utilize our previous services in order to reach our members efficiently and effectively. The free services were unreliable, our contact list seemed to be out dated, and we did not have integrated services to be able to receive payment for various activities through our website. With Star Chapter we have all of this and more. On a monthly basis we are now able to upload the most current Arkansas ASHRAE contact list from Society into our website. The way to stay connected with us is to insure that your contact information for your ASHRAE membership is current with Society. This program is new to us and I feel sure that there will be a learning curve. Please be tolerant until we work out all of the bugs.

While ASHRAE is about advancing the arts and science of the HVACR field to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world, it is also about volunteering. Wikipedia Defines Volunteering as “Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic [selfless] activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served.” Between Central Arkansas and our Northwest Arkansas Section, we currently have 34 members sitting on a committee or as an officer. Each year our leadership is in search of more volunteers to spread the work load of our Committee Chairs in order to achieve ASHRAE’s mission. The benefits that your Chapter provides you comes from the hard work and dedication of a small army of volunteers that starts at the local level. Being able to give back and volunteer yourself also has additional positive benefits waiting for you. If you have been wondering how you can get involved in our Chapter and give back, please feel free to contact me at forrest@airetechcorp.com and I will help get you plugged in. Currently we are in search of multiple committee co-chairs as well as our new position of “Social Media Chair”.

I hope to see you at our first meeting of the year and look forward to serving you!

Tickets and Prizes are non-transferable to another person.

Prizes may not be transferred to another Federal Firearms Licensee.

Winner is responsible for all fees associated with transfer, including shipping, where applicable.

Guns will be handled through:

Fort Thompson Sporting Goods

5802 Warden Road, Sherwood, AR 72120

501-835-3006

 All winners are subject to all applicable federal and state laws regarding firearms.

Any winner failing to pass any relevant state or federal background check will forfeit their prize to Arkansas ASHRAE.

Two contingency tickets will be drawn in the event that either a winning ticket is not claimed within 30 days, or if a winning ticketholder is unable to pass any relevant state or federal background check. If either event comes to pass, contingency ticket holders will be awarded the forfeited prize in the order they were drawn.

Buyers must be 21 years old or older.

Firearms are inherently dangerous. Winners are responsible for safe usage, and always follow all laws, regulations, and manufacturer’s instructions for safe firearms handling. Arkansas ASHRAE holds no liability for improper use of any firearm.

Winning tickets will be drawn live during the October ASHRAE meeting on October 7th,2015, and will be posted on www.arkansasashrae.org

Fall Auction Raffle Tickets

ASHRAE Arkansas Fall Gun Raffle! 

Rules:

Tickets and Prizes are non-transferable to another person.

Prizes may not be transferred to another Federal Firearms Licensee.

Winner is responsible for all fees associated with transfer, including shipping, where applicable.

Guns will be handled through:

Fort Thompson Sporting Goods

5802 Warden Road, Sherwood, AR 72120

501-835-3006

All winners are subject to all applicable federal and state laws regarding firearms.

Any winner failing to pass any relevant state or federal background check will forfeit their prize to Arkansas ASHRAE.

Two contingency tickets will be drawn in the event that either a winning ticket is not claimed within 30 days, or if a winning ticketholder is unable to pass any relevant state or federal background check. If either event comes to pass, contingency ticket holders will be awarded the forfeited prize in the order they were drawn.

Buyers must be 21 years old or older.

Firearms are inherently dangerous. Winners are responsible for safe usage, and always follow all laws, regulations, and manufacturer’s instructions for safe firearms handling. Arkansas ASHRAE holds no liability for improper use of any firearm.

Winning tickets will be drawn live during the October ASHRAE meeting on October 7th,2015, and will be posted on www.arkansasashrae.org


Fall Golf Tournament

ASHRAE Fall Golf Tourney Coming Soon. Let's get your team registered today! Talk to Tony Demarco about getting your Golf Team registered today or you can register here now.