Ryan MacGillivray

posted Mar 5, 2012, 11:21 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
Hello!  March will once again be our membership promotion night, in conjunction with our student night.  New and potential ASHRAE members can join us for supper and the technical presentation for only $10.  Feel free to invite your co-workers, colleagues, or anyone else you think might be interested in hearing ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Peter Simmonds, speaking on High Performance Buildings and Occupant Comfort.

I would like to welcome the following people who have joined ASHRAE as new members:  Colby Chubey (Graham Industrial Services Ltd.), Dr Ahmed Ghazy (Amec Americas Ltd.), Jarvis Rye (Luk Plumbing & Heating Ltd.), Lynn Cross (Ecco Supply), Jeff Gerhardt (HVAC Sales), Travis Frith (Victaulic), Chris James (Saskatchewan Research Council), Pierre-André Ranger (Johnson Controls), Ian Slinger (Axiom Industries).  Thanks for joining, and if you have any questions about ASHRAE, please let me know.  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.

Some of the ASHRAE member benefits include 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. 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.

Did you know that you can travel around North America for ASHRAE?  Various positions on our local board of governors get to travel to ASHRAE events for training or conferences.  We are looking for new people to join our board.

Thanks to everyone who our last meeting to see the ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin.  Those in attendance were:  Ryan MacGillivray, Bill Dean, Chris Conley, Greg Scrivener, Josh Sander, Andrew Gradal, Lynn Cross, Jordan Povey, Reg Povey, Ramin Namvar, James Wiebe, Pierre- André Ranger, Mohammad Rafati, Blake Erb, Jonathan Bushman, Kirk Campbell, Jean Garez, Jeff Frie, and Michael Nemeeth.  I hope to see everyone again!

ROSTERS:  The 2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon rosters will be available for pick-up.  Thank you to Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd., ECCO Supply, HVAC Sales (1997) Ltd., Johnson Controls LP, March Consulting Associates Inc., and Polar Refrigeration Services for being the roster sponsors this year.  

As of July 1, 2011, dues for Members and Associates increased to $185.  All new members after this date are provided with a complimentary 12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online, 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.  

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

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.  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