Monthly President’s Message

Madison Schultz - President of ASHRAE COK Chapter
By: Madison Schultz

January 8, 2020



Hello ASHRAEcok Family!

I am super excited to serve as your President this year! My goal for the year is to Empower Members. We are lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers helping this year so this year will be jampacked with events; I hope to see you at many of them.

I have a big shout-out this month:

I want to thank Stephanie Thomas for serving as the Chapter Treasurer. Stephanie has done an amazing job at keeping our chapter financial affairs in order for the past several years. Some chapters rotate the position of Treasurer yearly along with the other Officer positions, but we are lucky that Stephanie has been willing to serve in this elected position for consecutive terms. She arrives at every Board of Governors Meeting with updated financial statements and is extremely prompt in fulfilling the financial responsibilities of the chapter. She is also proactive in ensuring that our taxes are filed on time to maintain our non-profit status. Thank you Stephanie!

The 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo is February 1-5 in Orlando, FL. This is great place to keep updated on the latest industry trends and earn those valuable PDHs. I look forward to seeing many of you there!

If you are a YEA Member and have not already attended, I strongly recommend that you attend the YEA Leadership Weekend 1.0 in Minneapolis, MN on May 15-17. Registration will open soon. If you have already attended the YEA Leadership Weekend 1.0, I strongly recommend that you attend the YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0 in Palm Springs, CA on May 1-3. Registration is currently open. The class size is limited to 20 people so will fill up quickly! Registration for both weekends is at

The chapter has an extensive slate of programs this year. These include providing funding to students to attend the Winter Conference and AHR Expo, sponsoring lunch for Student Branch Meetings, scholarships, partial funding to send volunteers to training, and so much more. To fully fund all of our programs, we need to raise almost $4,000. The Board of Governors and a few select committee chairs will be contacting companies who have staff that are current ASHRAE members to see if they are interested in helping. We have an opportunity available for a single donor to be the ASHRAEcok Patron which will fully fund all of our programs this year. All other donors can contribute as much as they want to ASHRAEcok and chose how they want to be recognized. Included in this newsletter is the Sponsorship Menu. If you or your company are interested in participating, please fill out the form and send it to our Treasurer.

I am excited to learn about Standard 36, New ASHRAE Commissioning Standards at the January 8 Chapter Meeting. As a reminder, our new location is Will Rogers Theater at 4322 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

All the committee chairs are hard at work planning spectacular events for the year. Please reach out if you want to get engaged with all they are doing or if you have an idea for an event or activity that will empower members.



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