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President's Message

Dear Nebraska ASHRAE Members,

The past few weeks have been refreshing, as summer quietly transitions into fall.  I want to extend a thank you to all those who attended last month’s meeting about Natatorium Design.  I apologize that our meeting ran a little long.  This month we are going to allow attendees who arrive early to start going through the buffet at 11:45 am, so the speaker can start on time.

I’m happy to share that the Nebraska Chapter was awarded $1,250 of Society President Tim Wentz’s Chapter Opportunity Fund.  The Chapter Opportunity Fund is money set aside for chapters to use in a meaningful, creative way to energize their chapter and/or to improve their communities by demonstrating the impact of ASHRAE.  Because the Nebraska Chapter has struggled with membership growth over the past five years, our proposal was to use our portion of the fund to develop a display booth that could be used to promote ASHRAE and encourage membership at various events, including E-week, career fairs, science fairs, and other opportunities that arise.  We will create a committee to oversee this activity, so if this is something you may be interested in helping with, please let me or another board member know.  

Our next major event is the highly anticipated 2016 ASHRAE Trapshoot Contest at the Papillion Gun Club.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 20 at 1 pm.  All money raised at the trapshoot goes toward the ASHRAE Student Scholarship Fund.  Please see the attached flyer for registration information.

Speaking of scholarships, if you are a student member or have a college engineering student in your life, ASHRAE (at the society level) has various scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 available.  Scholarship applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by December 1, 2016, for consideration.   For additional information, visit .

The next Omaha Section chapter meeting is October 11th at Anthony’s Steakhouse.  Note that the Lincoln Section is hosting Octourfest on October 12th at the CRES Plant with happy hour to follow.  As always, Omaha Section members are welcome to attend.  I’ll see you there!

Jessica Errett

Nebraska Chapter ASHRAE President, 2016-2017

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve our chapter.  I can be reached at You may also contact any of our board members:

Tom Lewis - President Elect

Shaun Nienhueser - Secretary

Chris Hawk - Treasurer

Chris Beaty - 1st Board Member

Jake Kopocis - 2nd Board Member

Tyler Glesne - Board Ex-officio

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