Ryan MacGillivray

posted Oct 31, 2011, 1:39 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
Membership Promotion
2011 - 2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon Membership Promotion Chair - Ryan MacGillivray

Our November meeting will be a Membership Promotion Night.  The cost for supper and the program is only $10 for non-ASHRAE members.  Please encourage your co-workers to come out and see what ASHRAE has to offer.   This night is also being combined with our Student night, so it is a great opportunity to meet future grads in the HVAC related courses.

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.

I would like to welcome the following people who have joined ASHRAE as new members: Chris James (Saskatchewan Research Council), Pierre-André Ranger (Johnson Controls), Ian Slinger (Axiom Industries), Chris Richards (City of Saskatoon), Trevor Bemis (Victaulic), Matt Rohachuck (Nu-Trend Industries), and Christine Rogers (Cypress Sales).  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.

ROSTERS:  The 2011-2012 ASHRAE Saskatoon rosters will be available for pick-up at the November meeting.  Thank you to Cypress Sales Partnership, 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.  

Thanks to all of the October meeting attendees.  Those in attendance were:  Chris James, Akber Aziz, Marcel van den Hurk, Ray Sieber, Jeff Frie, Blake Erb, Ryan MacGillivray, Greg Scrivener, Tyson Smith, Steve Adavms, Travis Frith, Trevor Bemis, Dan Kischuck, Richard Murray, Pierre-André Ranger, Doug Freeman, Mike Osborn, Steven Schiml, Dennis Knight, Erich Binder, Mike Trinh, Jonathan Bushman, Bill Dean, Rob Craddock, Chris Conley, Adam Fetsch, Ian Slinger, Mike Nemeeth, Greg Pederson.

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 are contemplating 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