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Presidential Message

Alamo ASHRAE members:

I hope that you and your families are staying safe during this unprecedented pandemic. The pandemic has moved the metaphorical “cheese” for all of us.  I’m sure that we have all been hyper focused on the changes to our industry especially in our respective business marketing strategies and operational procedures.  The ASHRAE organization has been no exception during this uncertain time.  I appreciate everyone’s patience as we finally roll out the 2020-21 meetings and activities.  We have a lot planned this year and hope that everyone will participate to ensure the continued success of the Alamo chapter.

This year’s overall theme will be based on organizational “Alignment”.  Basically, meaning that if we collectively take a laser beam focus with our talent of volunteers, we will achieve great things for the Alamo Chapter.     The 2020-21 goals for the chapter will be focused on the following areas:

  • Increase Alamo ASHRAE Membership, Participation & Diversity including YEA, and the Student Chapter(s).
  • Chapter History – Mike Layman and I will be working diligently to document and submit the entire Chapter History to the RVC.
  • Financially Stable Chapter – Meet or exceed our research promotion society goal with cash to spare for 2021-22.

As John Heywood once stated, “Many Hands Make Light Work”.  I truly believe that San Antonio has some of the most talented engineers in the country.  Please help me prove it by volunteering for one of the following open opportunities:

  • Refrigeration Chair
  • Government Affairs Chair
  • Sustainability Chair
  • Honors and Awards Chair

Finally, I wanted to thank last years BOG, committee members, and all that contributed to the successes of the Alamo Chapter. I especially want to recognize Madison Bryer for the many years of service she has dedicated to the Alamo Chapter.

 

Again, I encourage everyone to volunteer even if it’s a small contribution.   Hope to see all of you in person soon.

 

Respectfully

 

John J. Ferencak, PE

ASHRAE President

 

Mike Layman, ASHRAE Alamo's Chapter Historian, presented John Ferencak, new Chapter President, with the chapter's charters Monday October 19th, 2020. It is an Alamo Chapter tradition for the president to display the chapter charters. The first charter is from 1946 when the Alamo Chapter was originally chartered. The second is from 1968 and is our current ASHRAE Alamo Chapter charter. Looking back at our history from 1946 to today, we are approaching our 75th anniversary. John Ferencak expressed appreciation for the members' confidence in him and mentioned that he is "honored to take on this role".  

 

On Thursday 3/7/19 the Alamo ASHRAE chapter sponsored STEM night at Helotes Elementary.  There were over 100 students and parents in attendance.  There were seven activities for the students to participated in, build a catapult, marshmallow shooters, Magnet madness, Straw airplanes, balancing robots, Coding, and building a parachute.  We had several volunteers at each station thanks to volunteers from the ALAMO chapter as well UTSA’s student chapter.  The event was quite the success and we had several raving reviews.  Thanks to all that volunteered and all the helped to make the event a success.

https://alamoashrae.org/gallery.php

April Chapter Meeting Recorded 

https://1drv.ms/v/s!ApuyVwcx-dU6hgvs8Eno-Z4mJFxF?e=zPzCyO

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