Christmas Party and Past-President's Night

The holiday season is upon us, and it will soon be time for our annual Past-President's Night and Christmas Party.  Cherokee Country Club will once again be the venue for our special event.  Anne Jacoby & Tom Pace have been our party planners this year, and they have a special event in store for us!

Social hour will begin at 6:00 pm and there will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres, with each attendee having one free drink ticket as part of their admission.  Background music will be by Tim and Jonah.  We encourage everyone to come early and socialize!

Dinner will begin at 7:15, and will feature the excellent cuisine of the Cherokee Country Club kitchen.

Our program will feature Sharon Evers. Sharon has been an Olympic enthusiast since her high school days. She had a sports column in her high school newspaper - one time she wrote an article about the Olympics and she became hooked. She still has the article! In 1996, she was a "torchbearer" in the days leading up to the summer games in Atlanta. She has traveled widely over the years in the pursuit of all things Olympics, and she speaks several time each year to share her experiences. Sharon has an extensive collection of memorabilia, and a portion will be on display at the party.

Save your entry ticket, as door prizes will be offered to several lucky attendees!

Complimentary valet parking will be available, and we encourage all attendees to utilize the service as on-site parking is limited.

Single tickets are $50.00, each additional ticket is $40.00. Past Presidents of our chapter are entitled to a complimentary ticket.

Cherokee Country Club is located at 5138 Lyons View Pike; Knoxville, 37919, not far from the Papermill / Northshore Drive exit from Interstate 40.

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to others who may be interested in attending. In order to confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Anne Jacoby at ajacoby@hobbstn.com before Thursday, December 8th at 12:00 noon. Guests are more than invited to attend!

A Message from the President - Nancy McBee

Become part of the leadership in the top-ranking ASHRAE Chapter in Region VII!

As March begins, it is time for our Chapter to look for our upcoming leaders to emerge.  Many of you are already in the loop working through the various ASHRAE Chapter Chairs, and our Nomination Committee is working hard to develop lists of members who we feel will be major assets to our Chapter.

If YOU have an interest in being part of our Chapter Leadership Team, we want to know.

Areas of involvement – Programs, GGAC (Government Affairs), Membership Promotion, Historian, Honors / Awards, Student Activities, YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE), Research Promotion, Golf Event Planning, Roster, Reception Committee, Secretary, Communications and Website, etc.

You don’t necessarily need to volunteer to be a Committee Chairperson, but we need committee members who are willing to invest time, and who want to work their way up in our Chapter.

Please email me directly (nmcbee@trane.com) if you have an area in which you are interested in becoming more involved.  

By the way, “recycled” leaders work well too!

Chapter Member Larry Markel Nominated Society Director at Large

Good news from the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Orlando:  our own local member, Larry Markel has been nominated as a new Director at Large (DAL) for a three year term starting July 1st of this year.  We have been lucky to have several local candidates selected for various offices in the recent past including Dick Kelso as a DAL several years ago and Tom Werkema as Vice President – even though he was already VP before he came to this chapter.  All nominations were publicly announced at the Winter Meeting President’s Luncheon on Monday. Be sure and mark your ballot when it arrives!

Also our past Director and Regional Chair (DRC), Jeff Gatlin from Memphis was nominated as the alternate DAL in case one of the new members could not serve.

Congratulations to Larry!  He is a graduate of the Massachucetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is a Principal of SRA International in Oak Ridge.

ASHRAE Learning Institute

If you have not already become aware, ASHRAE Society has a variety of ways that one can learn more on the topics of HVAC.

For those that can arrange to attend an out-of-town seminar, Society offers training in a variety of cities. Upcoming courses include HVAC Design Level I - Essentials and HVAC Design Level II - Applications. Locations are as close as Atlanta, and as remote as Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur. Try to get that one on your next expense report!

If that expense report gets kicked back, consider one of the ASHRAE Learning Institute's 2015 Fall Online Course Series. About a half-dozen different topics are being offered this fall on a variety of topics.

Check out the following information sheet Click Here, or visit one of the following websites:

http://www.ashrae.org/onlinecourses

http://www.ashrae.org/hvactraining

Meal Plans Available!

Consider buying a meal plan for the year! Eight meetings, not counting the December holiday meeting, would normally be $160.00. For $140.00, you can be prepaid and save $20.00 over the cost of paying individually.

Meal plans are available through the October meeting and can be purchased through Andrew Myers, our new Chapter Treasurer.

Summer YEA Event

Our first official 2015/16 chapter event was held on Thursday, August 20, at the Beer Market in Bearden. This was a joint event with young leadership members of several construction related organizations. Around 50 young professionals attended, with over 10 of our own members included. Also a few of our Univeristy of Tennessee Student Chapter members were present, needing a break after the first day of class!

This was a social event, allowing our young members to engage with others in the construction and design sectors. A fun time was had by all!

Thanks go out to Andrew Bosse for organizing this event!

Memphis CRC a Huge Success!

Congratulations to the East Tennessee Chapter of ASHRAE as we were by far the most awarded chapter at the recent Chapters Regional Conference held this July in Memphis, Tennessee. Our chapter finished in first place among all chapters in Region VII! We had eleven chapter members in attendance and those that made the journey were able to participate in business meetings, technical sessions, and workshops. That is, when they were not dining on Memphis Bar-B-Q! Rumor has it that an Elvis sighting occurred on Beale Street, but we've yet to make an official verification of that.

Awards that were given to our chapter include the following:

David Levine Award, Top Chapter in Region
East Tennessee Chapter, Jack Hopkins, President

Presidential Award of Excellence, Star Award, Special Citation
East Tennessee Chapter, Jack Hopkins, President

Region VII Star Award - Programs
Nancy McBee, Programs Chair

Region VII Technology Award - 1st Place, Educational - Nancy McBee

Region VII Membership PAOE Award - 1st
Andrew Meyers, Membership Chair

Region VII History PAOE Award - 1st
Alan Hasemeyer, Chapter Historian

Region VII Student Activities PAOE Award - 1st
Scott Hacker, Student Activities Chair

Certificate of Excellence in Research: Full Circle, High Five, Endowment Chevron
Wayne Doane - Research Chair

Outstanding Historical Display, 2015 CRC Memphis
Jon Driskill/Alan Hasemeyer/Jack Hopkins - 11th Hour Creative Team

Eagle Award (for attendance x miles traveled), East Tennessee Chapter

Eaglet Award (for low CO2 emissions in travel), East Tennessee Chapter