President’s Message

Jeff Forman - President of ASHRAE COK Chapter
By: Jeff Forman

September 28, 2018

Hello ASHRAE members, the fall is one of my favorite times of the year with cooling temperatures, the State Fair, football, plenty of activities, school in full swing and of course our COK largest Research (RP) and Scholarship fund raising activity - the Annual Fall Golf Tournament!  On Monday, 9/10/18 at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond we had an excellent turnout and what most of us said was absolutely perfect weather raising over $18K with $6K ear marked for our COK ASHRAE Foundation Scholarship and $12K donated to RP!  During our October chapter meeting Byran Garcia our Special Events Chair, will be sharing our fund raising results and honoring our major sponsors.  If you couldn’t participate this year or help sponsor, you should definitely consider joining us for our upcoming Poker Night event and spring Sporting Clays.  Thank you to the companies and individuals who generously donated their time and monies!

RP was not the only part of your chapter active this past month, on Wednesday, 9/12/18 Scott Sanders and Robert Smith (Student Activities Co-Chairs) arranged the 1st Fall 2018 OSU ASHRAE Student Chapter meeting.  With over 25 students, Dr. Bach and Dr.Bradshaw attending we provided pizza and soda and after presenting the “Why ASHRAE” presentation, held roundtable Q&A sharing our industry experiences and hopefully wisdom!  Already we’ve had 3 new students join.  In October we will have the OU Student Chapter meeting, MetroTech STEM Academy and more – come plug in and join us -Commitment, Community!

If SA isn’t your thing, perhaps helping your chapter on Saturday 10/13/18 at our Annual River Cleanup Sustainability Event fits your schedule and talents? Check with Korey Wheeler your Sustainability Chair for details.

Hope to see you in a few days at our first chapter meeting.

Character Commitment Community

Character – the inward values that determine outward actions

Commitment - to be engaged, involved, available and to persevere

Community - to work together, to give back and to focus on others

Character Topic of the Month:

Responsibility vs. Unreliability – Knowing and doing what is expected of me.

I picked this character quality for September as it seems in most our lives, our responsibilities increase after the summer.  ASHRAE certainly starts off with a flurry of activity and I’m very thankful for all the responsible and talented individuals serving on out BOG, committees, committee chairs, special events, checking us in at chapter meetings and the list goes on!  Thank you for serving and being reliable.

Responsibility certainly increases with age, can increase with a job promotion and is expected of us when perform tasks like operating a motor vehicle.  Someone who consistently displays this character quality can be more valuable than someone with more talent.  A responsible person is someone you can count on.  Let’s help lighten each other’s load by exhibiting more of the character quality of responsibility!

 - Jeff Forman, ASHRAE Central Oklahoma Chapter President 


ASHRAE Mission:
To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

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Last Updated: 10/02/2018