Monthly President’s Message

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

March 3, 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.

We have so many chapter events planned for the next two months! In March, there is the Monthly Chapter Meeting on the 3rd (which is on Tuesday, not our usual Wednesday), YEA Mentor Matching on the 5th, the 2020 ASHRAEcok Sporting Clays Event on the 13th, YEA Board Game Night on the 19th, the Board of Governors Meeting on the 23rd, and the Sustainability Spring Service Project on the 28th. Whew, we have an exciting month ahead of us; I hope to see you there!

I have a big shout-out this month:

I want to thank Craig Yadon. Craig is the Sustainability Committee Chair this year. This is his first year as the committee chair and he started the year with high expectations. He set the goal of planning, not just our usual two sustainability events, but adding a third event. We already had our annual river clean-up in the fall, and will have our annual event with Rebuilding Together OKC in April. I am delighted to announce that the Central Oklahoma Chapter of ASHRAE will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity for our first house framing event in years! I cannot wait to see all of you to help frame a house on March 28. Thank you Craig!

We had a fantastic Government Outreach Day in February. Did you know that in conjunction with the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter we are trying to get engineering representation on the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Council? If you are interested in helping with that endeavor, see me or Byron Hughes.

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 (Psst, I will be leading this weekend so sign up to hang out with the cool kids). 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 who attended 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 have contacted companies who have staff that are current ASHRAE members to see if they are interested in helping. 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 looking forward to seeing you at the March Chapter Meeting on March 3. I am pleased to welcome our featured speakers Esti Tierney and Bruce Barrett from Multistack who will be speaking on Variable Primary Flow and Heat Recovery Chillers. 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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