The President's Message: March 2014
By Mike Mizell
The hints of springlike weather have me looking forward to ASHRAE golf. Be on the lookout for tournament invitations. Special thanks to Tony Demarco, Sam Browning, and Aric Reed for working hard to get them organized.
I hope everyone had a happy Engineer's Week. Gov. Mike Beebe proclaimed February 16-22 National Engineers' Week in Arkansas. Terry Jacks and Bill Simpson are to be applauded for their efforts in making that happen.
I encourage everyone to register for the Region VIII CRC (Chapters Regional Conference) we are hosting in Little Rock April 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott (formerly the Peabody) and the Statehouse Convention Center. The conference will include a golf tournament at the Maumelle Country Club, a welcome party at the Museum of Discovery, and a social gathering at the Clinton Presidential Library. There will be fantastic technical sessions featuring our own Ed Tinsley and Richard Royal as speakers.
CRC is a great way to network with ASHRAE leaders from the Society and Regional levels, as well as from the other chapters in our region. Bring your spouse along as they will have fun with companion activities to include a river cruise, painting session, and massage. Numerous registration options are available: full event, social activities only, technical programs only, and golf only. Young Engineers in ASHRAE will receive a discount. Register today at ArkansasASHRAE.org and support our chapter. The earlybird discount ends March 15. March's meetings will be geared toward Student Activities. Chapter scholarships will be awarded. The Little Rock meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the upstairs room at U.S. Pizza at 2710 Kavanaugh in Hillcrest. We will revert back to our normal time and place for April. Congratulations to the Arkansas State University Student Chapter for being granted $5,000 through ASHRAE's Senior Undergraduate Project Grant Program for their project titled, "Retrofitting of Air Conditioner into Experimental HVAC Training System with Data Acquisition."