Why Belong to an ASHRAE Chapter?
ASHRAE is a grassroots organization. Nourishment comes from local chapters and volunteer effort. Each of the Society’s more than 170 chapters usually meets for a monthly dinner and technical session featuring a noted speaker. This activity brings the latest in technical information to the local level. Chapters also sponsor seminars and lecture series to provide members with more detailed technical information. Some chapters even conduct courses that are not available at local universities for their members and other interested professionals.
Public information programs are another important chapter activity. For example, it is not uncommon for ASHRAE members to hold seminars on energy conservation in the home, or to provide engineering career guidance to young people. In addition, many chapters sponsor scholarships to students attending college and help organize and support ASHRAE student branches.
Chapters are divided into geographic regions to effectively organize chapter efforts; provide volunteer training; and open a communications channel to the Society’s Board of Directors. Each region holds an annual conference that includes a technical program and business session. Nominations for service on many Society-level committees are made at these meetings.
Who Should Join?
A wide range of HVAC&R professionals will find a host of benefits in ASHRAE membership:
Consulting Engineers, Technicians, Design Engineers, Industrial / Manufacturing Engineers / Management, Architects, Public Utility Engineers, Contractors, Code Officials and other Government representatives, Students, Professors / Instructors / Researchers, Facility Engineers / Managers, Sales Engineers / Manufacturer’s Reps, project / Application Engineers, Distributors / Wholesalers
Why Should My Company Support My Participation in ASHRAE?
Membership in ASHRAE gives you so much more than a card for your wallet and a certificate for your wall. Here’s how employers benefit from having ASHRAE member on their staff:
ASHRAE Members have access to members-only areas of ashrae.org where the latest technical information is available, updated regularly and relevant to what is going on in the industry. The body of knowledge on the website and in member communications makes you an information expert for your company.
Volunteer opportunities at local chapters and on committees at the society level put ASHRAE members at the table where many important decisions are made. Bringing your knowledge to ASHRAE benefits the industry, the Society and you! Be a leader!
Professional development through ASHRAE courses and certification improves your skill set and helps you remain a viable and important asset to your employer. Be the go-to person and subject specialist on your team.
Networking keeps your company name in front of leaders in the industry and members of the society. Attend your chapter meeting or the annual and winter conferences and make contacts and share information – key to growth for you and your company. Let your management know that participation in ASHRAE is an investment for tomorrow and beyond. Join today and be in good company.
How Do I Join?
A weblink to the Society Membership Form is provided below, which will take you directly to the online membership application section on the ASHRAE Society website for electronic sign-up or renewal. Should you choose instead to sign up using the traditional paper form and send by fax or mail, there is an option print out a copy and do so.
Student Membership Application users: You can use the name and membership # of our Chapter Student Activities Chair as your sponsor – Andrew McCorrister, #8189816.
To ensure that our membership database is up-to-date we are providing the attached Manitoba Chapter Membership Form for your use. The various membership options are explained on the form. Please note that the “Corporate Subscription” is not a membership and as such any discounts for ASHRAE special events including seminars and satellite broadcasts will not be valid.
We are looking forward to an exciting year and hope to see you at the meetings, seminars, building tours, and special events.
Membership Promotion Chair