Letter From the President
Welcome to a new year of Fort Worth ASHRAE! Our market seems pretty busy this summer, but I hope there has still been time for pools, grilling, and relaxing vacations for everyone.
In the interest of transparency, I wanted to update everyone about something I voted for as our chapter’s Delegate at our Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) towards the end of the last ASHRAE year: a motion requested by the regional Treasurer to increase the regional dues. These are dues paid by the Chapters for each area-assigned member. This means that the Chapter is responsible for paying dues for every member assigned to our area by Society—even if those members do not pay the yearly chapter dues. Allen Grammer (Alternate Delegate, President-Elect) and I both strongly feel that ASHRAE should be a good steward of the dues our members pay, so we made various inquiries of the regional Treasurer as to what the additional dues would be earmarked for and we were satisfied with the Treasurer’s response that the increase in dues would be used to our members’ benefits.
In the meeting minutes section of this month’s newsletter you will find the items we discussed at our yearly planning meeting held in July, but one of the things I want to highlight is the programming and event ideas we discussed for this year. Look forward to more of the great lunch sessions our returning Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) Co-Chair Dan Torres had last year as well as some new soft-skills topics that we engineers in particular can always use some help with. Another thing we discussed is a potential Research Promotion (RP) yearly sponsorship, look for more information soon from our RP chair Van Cashen.
If you would like to get involved in our chapter’s leadership we would love to have you, there are plenty of committees to choose from and we have a great group of people. Please let me or any of the leadership know if you would like to join us! Thank you for entrusting our chapter to me this year, I am honored and will do my best!
Saul Martinez, P.E.,
ASHRAE Fort Worth
Our chapter officers this year are as follows:
- President – Saul Martinez
- President-Elect – Allen Grammer
- Secretary – Scott West
- Treasurer – Jeremy Snyder
- RP Chairperson – Van Cashen
We’ve gotten a good head start planning some early ASHRAE activities. This fall we plan to meet in conjunction with the NTAEE Chapter at TCU Amon Carter Stadium, in addition we will enjoy a Refrigeration Tour at a local brewery. Watch for upcoming golf tournaments benefitting Research Promotion.
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.
Next Chapter MeetingPetroleum Club, Fort Worth
Join us for the next Chapter meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:30am at the Petrolem Club. We will be kicking off the new 2018-2019 year with the topic of Condensing Theory with Regards to Boilers, speaker Christopher Haas of Viessman Manufacturing. For more details and to RSVP...
2018 Fall Golf Classic
The 2018 Fall Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, Ocboter 22 at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington. Save the date and dust off those clubs! More details coming soon!
AHR Expo Mexico 2018
The AHR Expo-Mexico will return to Mexico City on October 2-4, 2018. For more details, visit their website.
Check out some of the photos of what's going on in our Chapter and recent fun events!Gallery
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Join us for an upcoming Happy Hour/refrigeration tour at a local Fort Worth brewery Spring 2017...watch for more details.Read more
We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions on topics for upcoming meetings or events, please let us know!
Here's how to get in touch with us--
Fort Worth ASHRAE
PO Box 344
Fort Worth, TX 76101