President - Zac Cates
President Elect - Kyle Waltz
Vice President - David Rann
Treasurer - Ryan Browning
Governor - Wesley Southall
Governor - Patrick Murdock
Governor - Patrick Castelvecchi
2017-2018 Committee Chairs
Membership - Wayne Hash
Student Activities - Robert Mayfield
CTT - Kyle Waltz
Government Grassroots - Zac Cates
Historian - Patrick Murdock
Research Promotion - Paul Holloway
Newsletter - David Rann
Webmaster - James Sledd
President's CornerWelcome back!
As the summer winds down, it is once again time to kick off the ASHRAE year. In reality, the ASHRAE year begins on July 1, but we as the officers spend the summer planning the events for the year.
This summer, in August, our chapter hosted the ASHRAE Region 3 Chapters’ Regional Conference (CRC) at the Hotel Roanoke. This event occurs in Roanoke every 10 years and was a huge success thanks to all volunteers who worked extremely hard to make this happen. I know many people left the conference with a great first impression of Roanoke and an enhanced enthusiasm for continued involvement in ASHRAE.
As we don’t want to “reinvent the wheel” every year, we hope to keep many things the same from last year. Plans are in the works for lunch meetings in the upstairs White Room at Blue 5, technical tours, and a spring scholarship fundraiser golf tournament.
We also plan to continue our relationship with higher ed. schools such as Liberty, Virginia Tech, VMI, and Virginia Western to encourage the students to consider a career in HVAC and related industries. We’d like to encourage all members with kids to speak at their local K-12 career day and let us know about the good work you are doing!
As always the call for volunteers remains. The Roanoke ASHRAE chapter would not exist without membership engagement. Please think about reaching out and asking what you can do to help put any of the above mentioned activities together. I think you may find the relationships you forge will make your life better.
I’m looking forward to an exciting year, and I hope to see you next week.
President, ASHRAE Roanoke Chapter