Letter From the President
Hello again from your Fort Worth ASHRAE Chapter. The Chapter year continues this month on October 15th in the friendly, familiar confines of the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. It’s been a couple months since we’ve hosted a meeting at the “normal” meeting venue, so I hope those of you that missed our last two remote meetings will have a chance to join us this month. The presentation will focus on air-to-air energy recovery ventilation and how unequal airflow affects the performance of the heat exchanger and the ROI, application dos and don’ts and the changing energy codes in our industry.
I’d would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Rick Eiland, our presenter from last month. Rick has been a student member of the ASHRAE Fort Worth Chapter for a few years and is currently enrolled in his PhD program at UT Arlington. His presentation on ongoing research in data center design was a deviation from the normal application based presentations that we have grown accustomed to. I think everyone in attendance would agree that it was a very informative and enjoyable presentation. The venue at the new Special Events Center on the UTA Campus was also very nice. Thanks to all those who helped set this up.
We have started a membership promotion campaign that will alert you when your ASHRAE membership is about to expire. You will receive an email with a reminder and it is our hope that it will spur those members to continue the support of the local chapter and of ASHRAE research.
We are still actively recruiting volunteers to help us fill committee positions and get more involved in the local chapter. If that interests you, please contact me or another one of the BOG members and we can get you involved. I hope to see you all at the meeting on the 15thth and the YEA Happy Hour will follow at The Woodshed, just north of the TCU campus. I hope to see you at both.
Our chapter officers this year are as follows:
- President – Jay Sullivan
- President-Elect – Clif Upham
- Secretary – Nick Schroeder
- 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.
CRC 2015April 23-25, 2015
Come experience the city of Cowboys and Culture! The 2015 CRC will be held in beautiful downtown Fort Worth.
Young Engineers in ASHRAEFort Worth, Texas
Join us for YEA Happy Hour on October 15. We will meet at The Woodshed on Riverside, just north of the TCU campus.
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ASHRAE Fort Worth
6654 S Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76244