Membership Promotion

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Elizabeth Primeau - Total HVAC

2023-2024 Membership Promotion Chair

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Mar 15
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mar 19
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jan 25, 2023

Hi OVC!

Thank you for visiting the Membership Promotion page of our website. I can imagine you might be here to learn a bit more about what it means to be an ASHRAE member. Being an ASHRAE member is a sign of your curiosity for the industry you work in, and your dedication to advancing your work. ASHRAE members come from every corner for the HVAC and construction industry and they work together to achieve their mission: to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

There are many benefits to you for being part of this society:

1. Monthly ASHRAE Journal and quarterly HPB Magazine.

2. Qualifying members may select to receive one complimentary ASHRAE Standard (PDF) or the upcoming ASHRAE Handbook (PDF), annually.

3. Automatic 25% discount in the Bookstore.

4. Access to the ASHRAE Technology Portal, offering Journal Articles, Research Reports, Transaction Papers, Conference Seminars, ASHRAE Handbooks, and more.

5. Eligible first-year new members receive complimentary one-year subscription to Handbook Online which includes all four of the most recent ASHRAE Handbooks.

6. Access to thousands of research reports available from Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

7. Discounted subscription to complete online library from the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)

Being a member of the Ottawa Valley Chapter has its benefits too! The OVC meets on the third Tuesday of the month between September and May to host technical sessions, program meetings and social hours. These are great events to network with your local industry and keep up to date on advancing technologies and ideas. The OVC also hosts many social events throughout the year including golf, bowling and curling. To be part of all of these events, make sure you follow the chapter on LinkedIn and keep you contact information up to date on our website (click where it says “Join Chapter or Pay Fees”).

See you around, OVC!

Liz Primeau

Dec 7, 2021

Hello everyone,

This year I attended my second CRC. Although it was virtual again, it was another great experience. Many great discussion topics were circulated at this workshop. A question that was brought up, which I challenge you to ask yourself is, “What opportunities and learning experiences would I have missed out on if it weren’t for ASHRAE?” Even if you don’t have a concrete response right now, you will hopefully be more equipped to answer this question at our year end meeting in April.

Although we will still be offering the meetings virtually, we are very happy that we are now back in person as well. If you do happen to make it to a meeting, please come find me to say hello. I am eager to see some new faces after not seeing too many for way too long. I look forwarding to catching up with as many of you as possible over this ASHRAE year.

Thank you.

Aug 31, 2018

Greetings everyone,

Another ASHRAE season is almost upon us with the first meeting less than three weeks away.

This year I attended my first CRC, which was a fantastic experience. One question I was asked that really resonated with me was; why do I ASHRAE? Everyone has their own reasoning and I implore you to answer this question for yourself. Further to that, I challenge you to share this message with your colleagues and fellow professionals.

The Ottawa Valley Chapter has a record of excellence second to none with so much to offer our members. Here’s to another great year with much growth.

I would also like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Nitin Bhardwaj
Miranda L Bundgard
Shawn Curtis Pattimore
Thomas Robert Manser
Tripath Pal Singh
Mathieu Latouche
Clinton Agriesti
Ahmed Osman Kamel
Maira V Lucca
Thomas Vincent Hinke
Hema Murty
Graham Campbell Houze

Thank you.

May 6, 2018

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Mrs Luminita Dumitrascu
Mr Taous Achour
Dr Bradford Gover
Mr Kyle Vanriemsdyk
Mr Martin Theoret
Mr Connor Algie
Mr Jeremy Salgo
Mr Mark Vachon

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting in May.

Apr 8, 2018

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Mr Pooya Khameneh
Mr Stephen Kroff
Mr Devin Lake
Mr Cameron Haines

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting in April.

Mar 10, 2018

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Mr Richard Cameron
Mr Adam Moons
Mr Gurbhinder Sandhu
Mr Tareq Abuimara
Mr Pierre Desjardins
Mr Dent Harrison
Miss Rebecca Pinto

I would also like to congratulate Ryan Dickinson and Nicholas Lea on their membership advancement, from Associate to Member.

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting in March.

Feb 3, 2018

Are you eligible for grade advancement?

To become a Member, twelve Society-approved years of experience composed of an approved combination of completed education beyond high school, work experience, and professional engineering or related professional registration or license issued by a legally authorized body. Here is how it breaks down:

  • One and one-half years of credit for each year of completed education for graduates of approved technical curricula.
  • One year of credit for each year of education for non-graduates who have completed at least two years of approved technical curricula.
  • One year of credit for each year of completed education for graduates of colleges or universities which do not have accreditation. Those holding associate degrees from technical institutions shall also be credited for one year for each year of education.
  • One year for each year of qualifying work experience in the performance of duties in work related to ASHRAE fields.
  • Three years of credit for professional registration or license issued by a legally authorized body in engineering or related fields.

In other words, if you have your P.Eng, I encourage you to advance your ASHRAE membership.

To advance from Associate to Member, you must update your ASHRAE bio online, and notify membership@ashrae.org that you have an updated bio and wish to be considered for grade advancement.

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Dr Araz Ashouri
Zixiao Shi
Mr Ghofran Chiha
Mr Darcy Gray
Mr Christopher Goudie
Ms Shamsa Hidayat

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting in February.

Dec 26, 2017

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Allain Gebriel
Etienne Bergeron
James Gubbels
Svetlana Ulitsky
Angdon Liebregts
Marc Lafleur
Denon Sheppard
Matt Leeson
Samir Elchamaa
Mohamed Ouf
Myriam St. Hilaire

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting in the new year.

Oct 31, 2017

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Harjit Singh
David Chabot
Tim Sutton
Alex Cashman
Adrian Soble
Nick Amlin
Marc-Andre Larose

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting.

Oct 3, 2017

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members:

Andrew Young
Pearl Namutosi
Ashkan Taheripour
Matthew Turcotte
Michael Callaghan
Mohammed Khai
Tomas Regli

At any time, if you have any questions or comments regarding your ASHRAE membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next ASHRAE meeting.

Sept 5. 2017

September marks the start of school and the start of a new ASHRAE season for us!

I recently attended the CRC in Montreal as well as the Centralized Training in Long Beach for some very valuable Membership Promotion workshops. Any time, if you have questions or comments regarding your membership or how to join the Society and our Chapter please do not hesitate to ask me.

I would like to introduce and welcome the following new members that joined ASHRAE in the Ottawa Valley Chapter region during the summer months:

Ghaith Khalaf
Justin Berquist
Zhongjun Huang
Stephen Boyce
Katie Brennan
Derek Boroczki
Kevin Barager
Cliyo Joshy
Bertrand Jodoin
Tejas Sawant
Craig Ogden
Ward Smith
Jean-Yves Cote
Amir Refaat
Alexandre Lecuyer
Zakaria Fettaka

Thank you all for the continued support and participation in your local ASHRAE chapter. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the first ASHRAE event of the 2017-2018 season in September

Background from 20121019 Manual for Chapter Operations:

The Membership Promotion Committee is appointed by the president-elect in conformance with chapter bylaws and should be composed of a chair, co-chair and at least 3% of the chapter’s area-assigned members. It is recommended that the co-chair accept a term of at least two years so as to maintain continuity of the chapter membership promotion activities. (First year as co-chair; second year as chair). The duties of this committee are as follows:

Recommended Procedures for Achieving Society Goals for Growth:

 

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