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Dear Nebraska ASHRAE Members,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! I hope everyone had a feast-full, fun, and family filled Thanksgiving! The holiday season is in full swing, and I am sure your days are getting busier just as they are getting shorter. As we gather with co-workers, friends and loved ones over the next few weeks, we’ll no doubt recall the year and its ups and downs. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking hard about the things you’ll do differently next year. This of course leads me to my New Year’s Resolution.
As your Nebraska ASHRAE Chapter President, I think it is only fitting my resolution for 2014 is with ASHRAE in mind. That said, there are so many different ways each of our members could make our chapter stronger. I encourage you all to consider making an ASHRAE resolution in 2014. Whether you’re a Past President who would like to reconnect, and share the benefit of your experience with the YEA members, or perhaps you’re new to the community and looking to join as an official ASHRAE member.
My resolution in 2014 will be to stay active. It is a long road in
ASHRAE leadership at our Chapter, which of course is one of the reasons why our group is so strong. That said, a great many of our Chapter Presidents tend to leave ASHRAE leadership after completing their year of Presidency. This is no secret; it’s actually something we discuss in our Board meetings fairly regularly now. And since those discussions began a few years ago, we have seen more of our Past Presidents continue to contribute in different ways. I resolve to follow the example of the selfless leadership in our chapter and stay involved in ASHRAE after my Presidency. I will do this by attending lunch meetings, and special events, and by getting more involved in the CRC Planning Committee.
If you would like to have lunch on me this month, I welcome you to find a new personal ASHRAE resolution for yourself, and share it with me. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resolution for ASHRAE, and how you plan to fulfill it. I will share the resolutions with the group at our lunch meeting, and do my best to be sure you have all the tools you need to reach your goal.
Have a safe and joyous holiday season!
Sarah Poursharafeddin, MBA, LEED-AP
Nebraska Chapter ASHRAE President, 2013-2014
Please contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve our chapter. I can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 402-616-4561. You may also contact any of our board members:
Jeff Backemeyer - President Elect
Tyler Glesne - Secretary
Jessica Errett - Treasurer
Tom Lewis - 1st Board Member
Mike Barry - 2nd Board Member
Renee Meyersick - Board Ex-officio