Presidential Message


November is a great month. The hunting season is in full swing, and the average outdoor temperature is slowly falling into the ASHRAE comfort zone.  The resurgent AGs are facing Auburn at the beginning of the month and will head to Baton Rouge to face LSU to end regular season SEC play.  Locally, we had record rains over the past few weeks, and we needed the rain.  I hope that you all stayed safe through some of the flooding that we experienced in Central Texas.  

 We have some exciting local events planned for the next few months.  Short term look-ahead: 

  • On 11/17, we’ll have our first evening dinner meeting (afternoon) at the County Line BBQ on IH10.  Each of these events presents an opportunity to mingle with colleagues, maybe learn or teach something new, and support our local chapter. 
    • Arrive at 4:30-5 PM for the cash bar. 
    • Dinner will be served at 6 PM.
    • The meeting will start promptly at 6:30. 
    • We will adjourn at 7:30.
  • Christmas Party. Look for an upcoming announcement about our December ASHRAE Christmas party at Cover 3 on during the first week of December.  This event is for our members, but is also a time dedicated to honoring local Alamo ASHRAE past presidents.  This event is always a barnburner. 

  • Meeting Sponsorship Opportunity.  For all monthly meetings, we are actively seeking meeting sponsors ($250 cost).  The sponsorship allows you to set up a welcome table during the check-in process, allows you 5 minutes of presentation time at the beginning of the meeting, and you can pass out propaganda items to all attendees. This is an available sponsorship opportunity for any interested sponsor at each of our meetings.  Take advantage of this opportunity and help support our ASHRAE chapter.

 11/5 Sporting Clay Shoot Results…The 2015 sporting clays tournament was a success.  We’ll announce fiscal results at the next monthly meeting.  Please congratulate Clint Ullman on winning the top individual shooter award (Score 48/50).  Please encourage the shooter that won the “Most room for improvement award.”  We’ll leave first names out of the discussion (but Ms. Wurzbach was a good sport).  The top team score was awarded to the following shooters: Clint Ullman, Kurt Mosel, Rick Barrera, Frank Tuttle, and Scott Hutcheson. Congrats to all the raffle prize winners and thank you for all general attendees.  We appreciate your support and will look forward to having you as our guests next year.

Society level news? ASHRAE offers some great training courses.  For more info, please follow this link:  Also, now is the time to get signed up for the ASHRAE winter conference (1/23-1/27 in Orlando).  Represent the Alamo Chapter by attending.

If you have any suggestions on what you would like the local or regional ASHRAE BOG to accomplish this year, please let us know.


Aaron Caldwell, LEED AP