gET INVOLVED IN OUR CHAPTER?
Assisting with Chapter Operations is one of the best methods to develop or sharpen your latent leadership skills.
Some examples:Research Promotion Chair – Develops and assist with funding programs to continue Society research.
Honors & Awards Chair – Research, review, and recommend distinguished members to get recognized.
Student Activities Chair – Promotes and encourages students to explore and join the HVAC industry.
Membership Chair – Promotes your benefits to helps you make the most out of this experience.
Technology Transfer Chair (Programs) - Provide efficient and effective transfer of current and relevant information throughout the HVAC&R industry to and from the Atlanta chapter, mainly in the form of chapter meetings.
... these and other positions can help you develop the skills required to move onward on the business or career ladder.
Past Volunteer Corner
If you are looking to advance your career and enhance your professional skills, volunteering with ASHRAE provides numerous opportunities you may not otherwise have. Take it from previous Chapter leaders:
"I enjoy the ability to help my industry, and in turn helping the community. In the process, I get to have fun and create a great network of friends in the industry."
- Brian Justice - Past President, Product Show Chair, and Region IV MP Vice Chair
"I don’t believe in joining an organization and just being a member. The whole experience is so much more beneficial when serving as an active member. I have been an ASHRAE member since 1983 and I have received double what I have given. I value my friendships, contacts and education received through ASHRAE. Serving has grown my confidence, abilities and given me the assistance of my peers in performing my job and advancing my skills."
- Pam Immekus - Region IV Vice Chair, History and Atlanta Chapter Honors & Awards Co-Chair
"I initially got involved in order to learn more about our industry and how ASHRAE works. This would be done through meeting industry leaders at the local chapter and I felt that just attending the meetings was not giving me the networking piece to achieve this goal. My hope was to understand our standards and how they were applied in our local market. By getting involved in the chapter I feel that I now have a greater understanding of our industry and have met several individuals I consider friends outside of ASHRAE. I can call these friends when I have questions regarding ASHRAE or our industry in general and they are more than happy to help a fellow ASHRAE volunteer!"
- Charlie Fischer, Past President and Product Show Chair
"I volunteered for the Atlanta chapter committee to continue my ongoing service to the community, create a strong professional network within my industry and use my skills and experience to make an impact on our local community. Eventually I want to expand my scope of influence nationwide for the betterment of society."
- Nick Kassanis, Past President