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September 2019
September Meeting Announcement

Join us for this month's chapter meeting! Tony Kocurek from Energy Balance & Integration will be presenting in Albuquerque!

Albuquerque Meeting
Distinguished Lecturer: Tony Kocurek 

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Pappadeaux Kitchen
Cost: $25 (members), $30 (guests)                                              

Register Here                                     


(Cash and credit cards also accepted at door for both meetings)     

Message from the President 

It’s an honor and privilege to be serving as  your President for a second term this year.  Last year was very successful, and our leadership team has been working hard to put together some great events for this year. In September we will have our annual golf tournament, sponsored by Sigler, as well as our first Chapter meeting and a Student Activities event. We will also have socials and tours so keep an eye out for those announcements.

Join us in one of our upcoming events. Learn what ASHRAE has to offer, and engage with your fellow members. ASHRAE has 55,000 members in over 100 countries around the world, and our New Mexico Chapter is here to serve you with great programs and opportunities. Check out our website and newsletters to see more of what we are doing, and contact us with any questions or suggestions for future events. We love to hear from you.

Stacey Chan


2019 Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) San Diego Recap

The New Mexico Chapter co-hosted the 2019 Region IX Chapter Regional Conference with the San Diego Chapter in Region X. The joint event was a huge success, in part due to the dedication and efforts of our CRC Committee Chairs Joe Higham and Stephen Forner and our officer volunteers. The CRC is a celebration of the efforts of chapter volunteers for the previous year, and a springboard for future leaders to network and get trained for the next year. The New Mexico Chapter earned the Star Award, Special Citation, the Blue Ribbon (History), Full Circle (RP), and the yellow ribbon (RP). Thank you to all our volunteers who organized events as well as the members who attended them! We look forward to building on our success this year.

To see more of what we were up to in San Diego, check out one of our social media platforms @newmexicoashrae or #SDCRC.



Upcoming Events


Annual Golf Tournament Fund Raiser Announcement

Sign up now!!!!!!

Friday September 13th, 2019

Its nearly time again for the golf tournament! This year’s event is brought to you by the generous donations from Sigler as our title sponsor and Daikin, Krueger, and Varitec Solutions as our gold level sponsor. Please take some time this year to support ASHRAE’s mission of advancing the art and science of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating that we all directly benefit from in our professional and personal lives. We will be playing a scramble tournament on 9/13/19 with an 8am start. To sign up a team please visit Player Registration . If you would like to sign up as a sponsor please visit: Sponsor Registration .

Thank you and see you all on the course!

Golf Chair 





 Upcoming Meetings                             


September 18 Meeting
Distinguished Lecturer: Tony Kocurek from Energy Balance & Integration
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pappadeux Kitchen 

October 9 Meeting

Distinguished Lecturer: TBA
11:30am – 1:00pm
Pappadeux Kitchen 
November 13 Meeting
Distinguished Lecturer: TBA
11:30am – 1:00pm
Pappadeux Kitchen 


December 11 Meeting

Distinguished Lecturer: TBA


Pappadeux Kitchen  








In Other News...

From the History Books


The New Mexico Chapter hosted the Region IX Chapters Regional Conference on August 11 through 13, 1994 in Albuquerque. This is the 40th Anniversary of the New Mexico Chapter.

ASHRAE Society Digniitaries in attendance:

Society President-Elect: Dick Hayter

Society Vice President: Ron Kessner

Socity Staff: Carolyn Kettering

Society Director-at-Large: Larry Staples

Region IX Director & Regional Chairman: Bill Koperski

Special events included a Margarita Party, Orange Crush Party, Mountain biking, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Old Town tour and the Nebraska Hospitaliy Suite.                                                             



Student Activities Update  



Call for Volunteers for STEM Extravaganza!!

Hello All!

ASHRAE and SWE will be partnering on September 7th for the STEM Girl Scouts Extravaganza!  The event will provide educational hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math for girl scouts and their families.  The Extravaganza is a great opportunity to demonstrate the importance of STEM fields to a younger generation and hopefully spark curiosity and encourage them to pursue a career in one of the STEM fields.  

The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 7th and will be held at Gutierrez-Hubbell Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd, SW, Albuquerque, NM.  If you would like more information or want to register, please contact Student Activities Co-Chair Brandon Holguin at or go to





2018-2019 Board of Governors and Committee Chairs                               

President ............................Stacey Chan 
President Elect, CTTC.........Frederick Earnest 
Treasurer.............................Ryan Shaffer
Past President.....................Jerry Hine
Historian..............................Gary Grange
CRC Chairperson................Joe Higham
Student Activities.................Ariel Nephew/Brandon Holguin
Golf Chair, Membership.......Alex Quintero
Awards.................................Rex Stockwell
Diversity in ASHRAE.............Nikki Naber
Young Engineeris in ASHRAE...Gabe Fernandez

Communications, Secretary.....Karen Quezada
Thank you to all our officers for volunteering their time and leadership for our chapter! Visit our website for their contact info. 


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Society News and Opportunities
HVAC Design and Operations Training
2018 Online Course Series

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