Ryan MacGillivray

posted Oct 3, 2011, 1:21 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 2:25 PM ]
Membership Promotion
2011 - 2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Membership Promotion Chair - Ryan MacGillivray

Good to see all of you at the September meeting, thanks for attending.  For those of you who had to write your name down, I will be creating ASHRAE nametags for you to use at the future meetings – THANKS FOR COMING, and I hope to see you again!  Those in attendance were:  Chris Watt, Mike Osborn, Reg Hofmann, Pierre-André Ranger, Karsten Felske, Christine Rogers
Jesse Friggstad, Luke Robson, Trevor Bemis, Matt Roharchuk, Sid Charlton, Robert Bergen, Jeff Frie, Greg Scrivener, Kevin Thurston, Don Figley, Shawn Wedewer, Ryan MacGillivray, Michael Nemeth, Chris James, Kelly Winder, Kirk Nagus, Adam Fetsch, Ian Slinger

ROSTERS:  We are once again looking for Roster Sponsors this year:  For $20, your company can be listed on our roster and help provide this benefit to the members.  Please get your money to me as soon as possible.  As well, please ensure your ASHRAE contact information is correct on the ASHRE website.  The roster will be available soon, and includes the business contact information for all of the ASHRAE members assigned to Saskatoon.  

As of July 1, 2011, dues for Members and Associates increased to $185.

Beginning July 1, 2011, the decision was made to provide a complimentary 12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online to all new Members and Associates with an election date of July 1, 2011 and onward, since they will not receive their print or CD Handbook until June, 2012.  The new members and associates will receive an email message with instructions on how to access their complimentary Handbook Online subscription.  This is a one-time benefit for new members, and at the end of their subscription, they will be prompted to renew to the Handbook Online at the $49 member rate.  If you have accessed the online handbook, let me know what you think.  

Job opportunities, Leadership Development, Training, Certification, Professional development, Personal development, Prospective employees, Social gatherings, Networking, Research opportunities, Fundraising, Handbook, Journals, Access to the latest and best technical information, Travel, Conferences, On-line training, Professional Certification – All are benefits of being an ASHRAE member.  Why did you join?  Do you know anyone else looking for any of these benefits, or generally interested in ASHRAE.  Let me know, and we can share your reasons, and sign up the new members.

I would like to welcome the following people who have joined ASHRAE as new members:  Christine Rogers (Cypress Sales), Chris Richards (City of Saskatoon), Matt Rohachuck (Nu-Trend Industries), and Trevor Bemis (Victaulic).  If you know these members, please invite them to come out to our meetings, and introduce them to everyone else.  If you meet them, make them feel welcome at our meetings.

We also have a few people who are delinquent in paying their membership.  I will be contacting these members to give a friendly reminder to renew.  If you have received a membership renewal notice in the last few months, please check if you have paid.  If you are planning on not renewing, please let me know the reason.

We are contemplating added a Facebook account for ASHRAE Saskatoon news and events.  Let us know if you would be interested in signing up.

ASHRAE and NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau) are considering a consolidation to create a separate organization under the ASHRAE umbrella that would encompass all activities that provide the end performance desired by the industry, including design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and ongoing performance verification.  If you have any input on this issue, please let me know.

The role of Membership Promotion is to ensure you are getting your money’s worth of your membership in ASHRAE.  ASHRAE is here because of you, and we are here for you.  The running theme of this article is that I would like to hear from you!  If there is anything with which you would like some help, or member benefits you would like to see, please let me know.

Hope to hear from you!

Ryan MacGillivray
ASHRAE Saskatoon
Membership Promotion Chair