Society dues: $199/yr

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


 Welcome to ASHRAE Arkansas

The President's Message: July 2016
By Mark Eley

Hello Arkansas ASHRAE Members!

My first “official” message to membership will be in our September Newsletter, but I wanted to write a quick note to say ‘hello’ and to update you on a few things.

We had an awesome CRC in Tyler, Texas in April.  Nineteen of us attended, including some who had never gone to a CRC previously.  The East Texas Chapter was a great host.  Tyler is known as the “City of Wine and Roses” and that was also their theme this year.  We all learned a lot at the business meeting and training sessions and had a lot of fun too.  Everyone came back with their heads full of new ideas for a new year.  Our new Society President, Tim Wentz, gave an extremely inspiring Presidential Message.  He particularly inspired me with a story from his first day in the HVAC business many years ago.  That story involved ASHRAE and it is a story you should hear too.  We are honored to host Tim at our first monthly meeting in Little Rock on September 7th.  Please help honor him by being at that meeting if at all possible.  I promise that what Tim has to say will inspire you also.

Past President’s Night was May 26th at the Little Rock Country Club.  Past President’s Night is Arkansas ASHRAE’s premier event of the year and is open to all members.  It is not only a time to honor our past leadership, but also a time to relax with good friends, enjoy a great meal and celebrate the closing out of another successful Arkansas ASHRAE year.  This year, we again combined Past President’s Night with our Hall of Fame awards announcement and presentation.  We are extremely proud to announce that Jim Monk is our 2016 inductee into the Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame.

We had our Group Planning Meetings for the 2016-2017 year in June.  This month I am conducting Individual Planning Meetings with all Chairs and Officers.  I am very proud to lead such an awesome team and amazed by the great programs and events they are planning for you in the coming months.  Please help us make this another great Arkansas ASHRAE year by watching for these events in the Newsletter and joining the fun.  We especially look forward to seeing you at Camp Aldersgate on September 7th to help welcome Tim Wentz! 

Finally, I want to invite you to participate in the leadership of Arkansas ASHRAE.  All of my Chairs and Officers are currently looking for team members to assist with the planning and coordination of special events.  I encourage you to make this the year to get involved.  ASHRAE is the best professional organization I’ve ever been a part of and our Region and Chapter are among the best in all of Society.  Participation is both fun and rewarding.  If you are interested, please call or email me for a contact list of my Chairs and Officers who need your help.


Mark Eley

Arkansas ASHRAE President, 2016-2017



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