As we transition into the new year, I wanted to point out how unique ASHRAE is when compared to other professional societies. Our organization is operated and controlled by the individual members. Motions put forth by members at Central Regional Conferences (CRC) are voted on and approved by Chapters. The approved motions are then brought to the Society level for approval and implementation. If you have an idea to improve or change ASHRAE, we want to hear from you! Please bring your ideas to our local Board of Governors.
Although our 2015 CRC is still six months away, it is never too early to start planning a trip. This year, it will be held July 23-25 in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Also, we need to continue to keep 2017 in our thoughts, as that will be the year our KC chapter will host the CRC.
Our February meeting will be a very interesting discussion regarding document management and how to protect ourselves as engineers. Please make sure to invite a potential new member and I look forward to seeing you on the 2nd!
Jason R. Funk
ASHRAE Kansas City Chapter