Kansas City ASHRAE Members,

We’re nearly halfway through our ASHRAE year and have enjoyed some great presentations as the year has flown by. For our January meeting we’re thrilled to have Dr. Kishor Khankari, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, presenting on airflow distribution for healthcare facilities. He is an expert in this field and we’re excited to have him here in KC to share his insights.

For those able to attend the ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas there is still time to sign up and plenty of flights and hotels available. There are great opportunities for continuing education through the various seminars, plus you can get involved with any of the technical committees that pique your interest. Additionally, there are plenty of chances to network with leaders in our industry. The conference is Jan 28th through February 1st. Registration can be found here: https://www.ashrae.org/membership– conferences/conferences/2017-ashrae-winter-conference

We’ve got a couple great social events coming up early next year:
 Happy hour on Thursday January 19th at Pin Stripes at Prairie Fire, 13500 Nall Avenue Overland Park, KS 66223
 Bowling tournament on Friday, March 24th location TBA
Both of these events are hosted by YEA, and ALL ASHRAE Members (as well as those interested in joining ASHRAE) are invited and encouraged to attend.

Please note that the happy hour on the 19th is just (2) days after our chapter’s 100-year anniversary. We’ll celebrate this milestone during the February 6th luncheon meeting, which will also be our Past Presidents meeting. We’re also going to celebrate this with during CRC which we’re hosting in August. More details will follow next month on the CRC including events, sponsorships and registration.

Happy Holidays to all!

Jim Root

Chapter President 2016-2017