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President's Message:


What a fun opportunity it was to have all of the ASHRAE Society Leadership attending our Chapter meeting last month to kick off 2021. It was interesting to hear their perspectives on how technology will be changing in the near future, how COVID will disrupt the way we do business, and how some things will inevitably stay the same. I was particularly intrigued by ASHRAE Treasurer Farooq Mehboob’s experiences on the similarities and differences in how the construction industry is evolving in the Middle East to the United States.

A huge thank you to Tim Wentz and our CTTC committee for putting together the first presentation of this kind in all of Society.  If you did not have a chance to participate in that event, I encourage you to view it on the Chapter website:

In terms of updates, I’ve been hyping the ASHRAE Top Golf event for some months, and unfortunately it looks like the hype will have to continue a little while longer. Based on the poll results we received both during our January meeting and the online poll that was sent to everyone’s email, it seems that the overall sentiment is that our Chapter members would feel more comfortable participating in a Top Golf event if it was scheduled for later in the Fall when the COVID-19 and vaccination situation is a little more solidified. As disappointed as I am that COVID continues to impact the events that we feel we can safely schedule, I agree with the overall response that we received and am excited for the day that we can get a date locked in that doesn’t need to be kicked down the road. Our current plan is to still hold the ASHRAE Annual Golf Outing this June and then we’ll shift our focus to the Fall for Top Golf planning. Thank you to all that participated in either of these polls and I hope you remain excited for this event when we can finally make it happen.

Have a great month,

Chris Beaty

Chris Beaty - President 

Jake Kopocis - President-Elect

Aaron Rasell - Secretary

David Kros - Treasurer

Sara Robbins - 1st Board Member

Sarah Toy Bordenkecher - 2nd Board Member

Shaun Nienhueser - Board Ex-Officio

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