President’s Message

By: Damon McClure

Hello, Central Oklahoma Chapter! April is big month for our chapter as we prepare to attend the Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) for Region VIII. The CRC will be hosted by Alamo Chapter April 26th through April 28th in San Antonio. As mentioned last month, I highly recommend any chapter member that is interested (or that will be become actively involved as a chair, officer, and/or committee member) to attend. The CRC is the culmination of the chapter year; including a business meeting, social events, the Chapter Award presentation for the prior year’s accomplishments, and chapter operation training.  I hope to see several chapter members in attendance at the next chapter meeting and at the CRC!

This month’s meeting will be a lunch chapter meeting at 11:30am today, 4/4/18. We will host ASHRAE DL Pam Duffy presenting “How Standards Are Made, And Other ASHRAE “SECRETS”.  Please attend to enjoy a nice lunch and a great presentation from an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and receive your PDHs. We will also be hosting a joint YEA/ASPE brewery tour on 4/12/18, so check out YEA section in the newsletter for the details. Lastly, Brian Sauer, our chapter sustainability chair, has put together our second sustainability event for the chapter. We will be hosting a riverfront cleanup day this Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District & Riversports complex. Join our chapter to do our part to serve the community for sustainable future.

Our Student Activities committee will be continuing its our chapter efforts to outreach to local mechanical trade unions to ensure the current and next generation tradesmen/tradeswomen are involved in ASHRAE. Scott Sanders (SA Chair) and myself are working on dates to host meet and greet with Tommy O’Donnell, the Training Director for Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Service Tech Local 344 Union, and with Bob Demechko, the President of Sheet Metal Local 124 Union, at their respective apprenticeship schools discuss what ASHRAE is and the benefits of being a member. Please contact me directly if you are interested in being a part of either presentation.

ASHRAE COK/NE Day on the Hill was a great success on March 27, 2018. This was our annual Day on the Hill at the Oklahoma City Capitol. We had combined 18-20 members, chairs, and/or officers from Central and Northeast Oklahoma chapters that met with local state policymakers to discuss building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability within our industry. We hope to make a concerted effort have ASHRAE’s purpose heard! Please reference the photo in the newsletter. We will provide a full write of up the representatives and senators we met with in the next newsletter.

In summary, we have several chapter committees working to closeout key chapter items before CRC.  I am proud of the accomplishments our chapter has made this year and I am looking forward to presenting these accomplishments at the CRC. I was told by Bill Klock, former Region VIII DRC, in president-elect training, “we as chapter presidents should strive to make our chapters, a little better than as we found it”. His statement really resonated with me and was my guidance for this year and the initial mantra “Contribute. Purpose.” I presented at the beginning of the chapter year. However, I am only one person and one person cannot accomplish everything. Therefore, I would like to personally thank everyone that has had a part in our chapters success, past and present, student member to fellow, and largest contribution to smallest contribution, thank you for your contribution. 

 CRC 2016

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Last Updated: 04/04/2018