The President's Message: April 2015
By Terry Jacks
Believe it or not, we have nearly reached the end of another great year for the Arkansas Chapter of ASHRAE. I want to thank everyone for the support that you have given to me and the rest of the leadership this year. The meeting attendance has been outstanding, and we have had great turnouts at the social events. Your leadership is still hard at work though, and we are going to finish this year strong with several more events. Please come out and support these final events just as you have all year.
In addition to our regular monthly meetings April 1st in Little Rock and April 2nd in Northwest Arkansas, we have several events coming up this month in support of ASHRAE Research. We will be holding a Texas Hold'em Tournament the night of Thursday, April 2nd at Harrison Energy Partners. We will also be holding a bowling tournament on Friday afternoon, April 10th at Professor Bowl in Little Rock. Both of these tournaments will help us meet the lofty goal of $57,000 to be raised for ASHRAE Research set for our chapter this year. Please be looking out for further information on both of these events, and if you need more information, please contact me at email@example.com and I'll make sure all your questions are answered. If you aren't much of a bowler or your poker face needs some work, I encourage you to consider making a tax-deductible gift to ASHRAE research today by going to http://www.arkansasashrae.org/resource_promotion.php and clicking the link at the top of the page that says "Click here to donate to ASHRAE Research."
The Region VIII Chapter's Regional Conference (CRC) is April 23rd – 25th in Fort Worth, Texas this year. Please make it a priority to attend this event, as it is a great time to network, see world-class technical presentations, and share the successes that we as a chapter have had this year with the rest of our regional chapters. I know Fort Worth will host a great CRC this year, so please sign up today at http://www.ashrae-ftw.org/crc2015.html.
The ASHRAE Webcast, "New Tomorrows for Today's Buildings: Existing Building Commissioning," will be hosted at Harrison Energy Partners from 1pm to 4pm on April 23rd for all those not attending CRC. Please note our speaker from February's meetings, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Robert Baker, is part of the panel of world-class presenters for this webcast. This program is approved for 3 professional development hours (PDHs), 3 AIA Learning Units (LUs), and 3 GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs), so will be a great opportunity to get caught up on your continuing education hours.
Finally, please mark you calendars for Past President's Night, Thursday May 7th. This will also be our 3rd Annual Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and that 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.