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Welcome to ASHRAE Arkansas


October 2016


Hello Arkansas ASHRAE Members!

Autumn in Arkansas!  Football is in full swing and hunting seasons are kicking off.  And our string of less-than-90º-days certainly was refreshing after a hot summer.  Morning coffee is more enjoyable when there is a chill in the air.  Grilling out is pleasant again.  Working on the lawn is at least tolerable.  People in our industry who sell, install or maintain heating systems are about to get busy.  Could it get any better?

Last month we were honored to host Society President Tim Wentz who spoke to us concerning ASHRAE’s “Strategic Plan to Adapt”.  Tim also told a great story during his presentation about his first day as a mechanical contractor.  Tim had just graduated from engineering school and was starting his career working for his family’s third generation mechanical contracting business.  On day one, his father asked him to drive to Omaha, Nebraska, join ASHRAE and start attending the meetings.  When Tim asked why, his father answered, “When you go to an ASHRAE meeting you will find the building owners we serve, the engineers we work for, the suppliers we buy from and our competitors, all in the same room. You need to be in that room.”  Tim is an inspiring speaker and I hope you were in the room to hear him.  I also hope you will join me in inviting our own mechanical contractors and facility managers to come to our meetings and see what’s happening at Arkansas ASHRAE. 

While in town, Tim also met with Cromwell Architecture and Engineering and Pettit & Pettit Engineering for “Customer Appreciation” visits.  Thank you Tom Hanlon of Cromwell and Terry Jacks of Pettit & Pettit for hosting Tim and helping set up these visits.  Usually we whisk the President up to NW Arkansas for a second meeting the following day so it is very rare that he is able to visit local engineering companies to thank them for supporting ASHRAE.

While we were hosting Society President Tim Wentz in Central Arkansas, NW Arkansas was hosting Director and Regional Chair Bill Klock.  Bill and Davin Hicks made five additional visits to engineering companies thanking them for their support and trying to increase Section membership.

Our next meeting will be October 5th at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center.  Channing Everett with Desert Air will present our program on DX DOAS AHRI 920 and 90.1.  Box lunches will be provided from Tazikis.  Channing will also travel to NW Arkansas to present at their meeting October 6th.

Do you need additional PDH’s this year?  Our CTTC team has planned a seminar following our November meeting at Camp Aldersgate.  Mike Harvey with Spirax Sarco will be the presenter for both our meeting topic and more in-depth seminar on Steam Fundamentals.  This meeting will also be a joint AAHE meeting.

Last month we had a tremendously successful bowling tournament co-sponsored by YEA, Student Activities and Membership Promotion.  Over twenty were in attendance including a dozen or more mechanical engineering students from at least three of our universities.  Two of our local UALR Seniors, Trent Smith and Spencer Young, were in attendance and are planning to help us once again when we speak to 11th and 12th grade students at Bryant High School on October 14th as part of our Chapter’s K-12 program.  Thank you Josh Faulkner, Phil Watson and Cruz Eslick for setting all this up.

Our Fall Central Golf Tournament is planned for October 28th at Cypress Creek Golf Club in Cabot.  Please see the enclosed flyer for additional information.  If you or your company is interested in helping sponsor the food, drinks or giveaways for the tournament, please contact Josh Robinson at Harrison Trane.    

Update on Arkansas ASHRAE President’s Award of Excellence

Last month, Melanie Richardson won the “August Champion” Certificate for highest August point total.  She finished the month with 1740 points.  Thank you Melanie!

At this moment, Chapter Secretary Steve McConnell is ahead on points for September and may very well win the “September Champion” Certificate.  Steve has been busy . . . he has suggested a Sustainability Project at Don Roberts Elementary School, met with employees at two local companies to promote ASHRAE membership, was key in signing up new ASHRAE member Frank Poalino, volunteered for the Auditing Committee, is working with Courtney Michael to do a bEQ rating for the Powers of Arkansas building and is developing a “Management by Objective” spreadsheet for passing on to future Secretaries to outline their duties.  Steve even found time to drop by our September bowling tournament, meet some of our Student Chapter members and bowl a few games.

If you are reading this and know Steve or Melanie, please shoot them an email ‘thank you’ for their support or Arkansas ASHRAE or come to our October meeting and thank them in person.

We look forward to seeing you at Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center on October 5th.



October 28, 2016
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Cypress Creek Golf Club
34 Cypress Creek Crossing
Cabot, AR 72023

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