2012 Region XI CRC was held in Winnipeg from held May 10 -13. Overall the experience was a success. In addition to the regular business meetings I was able to attend Regional Training on Student Activities, YEA, and CTTC. There was quite a bit of new information that was passed down and I will do my best to use this in bringing you the members a better product in 2013. In case you were wondering what the benefits of your chapter sending multiple officers to the Regional Conference, much of it comes in this training and the idea sharing that happens throughout the whole weekend.
CTTC at CRC 2012 - after a great year of programs we are already planning next years activities. From attending this training came some great ideas and opportunities to again share Distinguished Lecturers with other chapters within our region. ASHRAE has increased funding for the DL program and we are looking forward to continuing with multiple visits again next year so we can utilize these great resources and bring them to our membership.
Student Activities at CRC 2012 – our chapter currently has a strong presence in the local post secondary schools, this will continue into next year. ASHRAE has developed an online database for activities to help out with presentations for our younger audience. That’s right K-12. There is a big push currently to get kids interested in science and peak there interest.
YEA at CRC 2012 – another very successful part of our chapter was noticed at the CRC. Members 35 years and younger are becoming more active and bridging the age gap which is great to see and people were asking me about our YEA Activities and why we were having success with it.