Letter From the President
Our February meeting will again be hosted at the friendly confines of the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. Our presentation will focus on the technology of variable volume diffusers and their applications. Our January meeting was very well attended as the topic was applicable to everyone in our industry. I would like to thank Mack Wallace for taking the time to present on the updates to ASHRAE 90.1. The presentation was well received and the feedback was excellent.
Recently, members of our chapter presented to the newly organized TCU student chapter on “HVAC Engineering at a Glance”. There were nearly 30 students in attendance. Look for the invite for this month’s meeting to be sent in the upcoming days, and please RSVP. Also, ASHRAE CRC will be hosted in Fort Worth this year. It is right around the corner. Our CRC committee is doing a great job planning an exciting event. Look for online registration soon, and please join us. I’d like our attendance to be high this year considering it’s in our own backyard. Also, many volunteer opportunities exist if you would be interested in getting involved. Thanks for your participation and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Our chapter officers this year are as follows:
- President – Jay Sullivan
- President-Elect – Clif Upham
- Secretary – Connie Staudt
- Patty Parrish – Treasurer
- RP Chairman – Tony Finch
We’ve gotten a good head start planning some early ASHRAE activities. In August we met in conjunction with the NTAEE Chapter at TCU Amon Carter Stadium. Septem ber meeting was held at the University of Texas at Arlington. In October we will meet again at the Petroleum Club downtown, and in November we will be planning a Refrigeration Tour at a local brewery. Watch for upcoming golf tournaments benefitting Research Promotion and for the upcoming CRC (Chapter Regional Convention) that will be held in our city in April 2015. Sign up sheets can be found on our website.
This year, we are trying to schedule events that will allow the membership to get more out of being a member of the Fort Worth Chapter than a PDH for attendance at a lunch meeting. We will be hosting happy hours after the meetings every month and sponsorship opportunities will be available. We are also trying to expand the involvement outside of the core group of people who have volunteered their time over the past few years. Let us know if you are interesting in volunteering for a position in the Chapter.
Young Engineers in ASHRAEFort Worth, Texas
YEA members join us for Happy Hour on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30pm. Location TBD...watch for more details.
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ASHRAE Fort Worth
6654 S Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76244