May Meeting



ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force and

Covid-19 Guidance (Virtual)

May 11th, 2020




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Fellow Madison ASHRAE Members,

We will once again hold this month’s chapter meeting through a virtual broadcast on account of the ongoing COVID-19 distancing orders.  For those of you who participated last month, thank you for your patience as we experienced some initial technical struggles with the link.  The ASHRAE staff provides and encourages local chapters to use Society provided  GoToMeeting credentials, however, the initial link had a limitation on the number of participants.  We are assured this month’s link will not have the same issue. 

For those who missed the presentation, or for anyone who would like to reference the presentation in the future, it can be accessed through the following public YouTube link.   

So how is ASHRAE handling the COVID-19 Pandemic and what is being done on the Society level to combat these challenging times?  Well, this month we are very lucky to have distinguished lecturer and Former ASHRAE President and current Chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Professor William Bahnfleth with us to give a presentation on COVID-19 and an Introduction to ASHRAE Position Document and Epidemic Task Force.  Please join me in welcoming Professor Bahnfleth.   

Also, I want to emphasize that the presentation starts at 12 pm, and runs until 1 pm (Central Time), however the link to access the GoToMeeting will be open earlier.  I know last month there was some confusion regarding the actual start time. 

Please read through the Newsletter highlights below. Many thanks to Mark Miller for his efforts in assembling this information.  Please pay close attention to the golf outing notes, which is currently in flux surrounding the COVID-19 challenges and stay-home orders we are currently experiencing. 

Lastly, we still have open Member at Large, treasurer, and secretary positions available, as well as an open Research Promotion chair position available.  Please see me or any other Board of Governor member if you have an interest in either of these positions or if you’d like additional details. 

Thanks, and hopefully you can all call-in over your lunch hour for this month’s presentation. 

Paul Schack

Madison ASHRAE Chapter President 2019-2020
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