You are invited to the Region VIII Dinner at Tavernonna in Kansas City @ the Annual Meeting on Monday June 24, 2019 starting @ 6:30 PM.

Please contact Randy Schrecengost at for reservations.  If you are bringing guests, please advise Randy of their names.


We look forward to seeing you there! 



Each year, the Region selects a member to shadow the DRC over the course of the Winter Conference, attending all meetings and events.  Here is what our most recent LeaDRS participant had to say: 


I would like to start out by thanking you for the honor of being your LeaDRS candidate. I feel fortunate to have been picked for such an opportunity. I am also thankful to society and the region for sponsoring my trip.

It has been a good experience seeing how the DRC conducts his time at the Winter Conference. Even though I h...

More than 30 students attended Region VIII's gathering on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta, GA. Students enjoyed a variety of pizzas and soda. Schools represented include: Texas A&M, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Arizona at Little Rock, and Arkansas State University. Thanks to Chris Ahne, RVC-SA, for hosting this event! 

Registration for the 2019 CRC is now available! To register, make sure you are logged into your account, then click here: CRC Registration

You are invited to the Region VIII Dinner at PittyPat's Porch in Atlanta @ the Winter Meeting on Monday January 14, 2019 starting @ 6:30 PM.

Please contact Randy Schrecengost at for reservations.  If you are bringing guests, please advise Randy of their names.

PDF Invitation

We look forward to seeing you there! 



The Arkansas Chapter of ASHRAE was founded January 27, 1952.  Arkansas Chapter has won (9) Region VIII Golden Gavel Awards for outstanding chapter in a year.  When the Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) was instituted in 1970, Arkansas Chapter won 13 consecutive Premier ratings, and twice in that span had Most Points in Society.  Arkansas Chapter has produced (2) ASHRAE Society presidents, Bill Goodman (1999-2000) and Bill Harrison (2008-09), and (4) ASHRAE Fellows:  John Sandfort, Bill Goodman, Sam Cummings, and Darrin...

When: January 14 – 16, 2019 | Fort Worth, TX

Cost: $1,000

ASHRAE is partnering with APPA to offer training to accelerate participants' transformation into effective members of design, operations, facilities maintenance and construction teams. In three days, gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

Don Carter, long time Central Oklahoma Chapter member recently retired from the University of Oklahoma (OU).  He continues to serve the COK chapter in several areas, from helping the Student Activity chairs to manning the registration desk at our Fall RP Golf event. 

For more than 12 years the Construction Science Division (CNS) at the University of Oklahoma was lucky enough to have Don Carter, an experienced and dedicated professional, teaching students about mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.  As a memb...

November 6, 2018

West Texas chapter member Danielle Smith attended the ASHRAE Leadership Conference in May.  Here were her thoughts: 

"I would highly recommend this event to other individuals who want to get more involved in ASHRAE but are unsure how to go about actually doing so.  You will learn a lot about ASHRAE and the different areas within ASHRAE, such as YEA and WiA.  There were many different presentations ranging from how to effectively relay what ASHRAE means to you to another person, effectively managing meetings, and leading...