Membership Promotion

Stan Holko

Membership Promotion Chair

Stan has been involved in the chapter since 2018, where he has held the officer position of chapter Secretary. He has also served as Refrigeration Chair for the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. He is currently a project manager at Westinghouse

Company: Westinghouse Electric Company
Education: University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering (1997 – 2003)
Interests: Travel, Camping, Baseball

Committee Responsibilities

The Membership Promotion (MP) committee manages recruitment efforts, provides resources for people interested in joining ASHRAE, and supports existing members advancement in the society. The Chair is expected to attend the MP workshop at the Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) and Membership Promotion Centralized Training.

The responsibilities of this committee typically include:

  • Attracting new members who will be active in the Society, locally and/or at the Society level 
  • Encouraging membership from all segments of the industry 
  • Encouraging advancement to higher grades of membership when candidates’  qualifications meet the specified requirements 
  • In conjunction with the Secretary, ascertaining that all prospective Chapter members are bona fide members of Society
  • Reducing the number of member resignations or membership lapses
  • Advising the President and the Reception Committee when new members are elected or when members advance in membership grade, to ensure proper recognition at Chapter meetings and in Chapter publications
  • Organizing and executing membership drives, including encouraging participation from local consulting firms
  • Maintaining a record of the names of people attending the Chapter meetings 
  • Reviewing each member’s status to select and recommend nominations for honors and awards 
  • Collaborating with Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE
    Committee to encourage students to retain their memberships when they graduate.

Total Overall Membership

Local ASHRAE members
Hamilton Chapter Members
Committee Chairs
Committee Volunteers

Membership Based on Member Type

Student members
Affiliate Members
Associate Members
Full members

Membership Based on Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

Young Engineers in ASHRAE
36 Years or older

Membership Based on Women in ASHRAE (WiA)

Women in ASHRAE
Male Membership

If you’re a part of the HVAC&R Industry and you are based in Hamilton-Burlington, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, or the Niagara Region, ASHRAE Hamilton is the chapter for you! Join our growing membership of consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturing representatives, government employees, educators, and students. 

Member benefits are created by members, for members. So see below for the latest benefits available to new members, renewing members, and Hamilton Chapter due paying members.

A one page summary of the Society benefits of joining ASHRAE can be found here : 2023 Membership Flyer (does not include local chapter benefits) 


Benefits for New Members

Access to ASHRAE Online Handbook*

12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online which provides access to all four of the most recent Handbooks:
• HVAC Fundamentals
• HVAC Applications • Refrigeration • HVAC Systems & Equipment
Plus supplemental online features.

Free Registration to ASHRAE Conference*

One free conference registration to a Winter or Annual Conference, to be used within 24 months of your new membership. The Winter Conference typically rotates between Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, Atlanta. The Annual Conference is across various cities in North America.

Free Registration to Chapter Meeting***

One free local meeting registration to a local chapter meeting, to be used within 12 months of your new membership.

See the Category "Chapter Meetings" in our events list.


Additional Member Benefits

Annual Benefit Selection**

Option to select one of five products during the join or renewal process, as their annual complimentary member benefit:
• ASHRAE Handbook PDF
• ASHRAE Standard PDF
• e-Learning Course
• Certification Study Guide
• ASHRAE eLearning Course (Individual)
• ASHRAE Certification Study Guide PDF

Monthly ASHRAE Journal

The leading publication of the HVACR industry that gives the latest technology and peer-reviewed articles delivered each month providing “need to know” information and thoughtful insight into the wide range of topics that influence building and system design, installation and operation.
The complete archive of ASHRAE Journal issues starting from January 1997 is available on the ASHRAE Technology Portal

Discounts on Professional Development

Invest in yourself and use a member discount on latest professional development offerings. Close the gap close the gap between being an entry level engineer and a seasoned practitioner!

ASHRAE learning resources include:
• 200+ ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses
• 230+ eLearning Courses
• 7 Certifications

Free Access to ASHRAE Technology Portal

The ASHRAE Technology Portal is your one-stop location for ASHRAE papers, articles, reports, Handbook PDFs, and seminar recordings.

Member access includes free and discounted access to this knowledge hub of Journal Articles, Research Reports, Transaction Papers, Conference Seminars, and more Member access includes Journal Articles, Research Reports, and more.

Connect with ASHRAE Members Globally

Members come together locally within ASHRAE’s almost 200 chapters and 15 regions for learning, connecting, and good times. As a member, you will have additional opportunities to network with members at our neighboring chapters, London and Toronto.

Participate at the Chapter Regional Conference and join members from: Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa Valley, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax and NB/PEI. Participate at a Society Conference or Leadership Training and meet members from across the globe!

Get Involved, Become a Leader

Volunteering for industry specific Technical Committees, Standing Committees and local participation is the most rewarding member benefit.

Volunteering at the chapter level is one of the easiest ways to take part in ASHRAE. Volunteering at the chapter level helps you develop a better understanding of how the Society functions and how to receive the most benefit from your membership while contributing to the growth of ASHRAE.

Local benefits thanks to our team of volunteers

Hamilton Member Benefits***

Airways eNewsletter

Get the ASHRAE Hamilton Airways Newsletter delivered straight to your inbox so you have the latest information about chapter meetings, committees, historical news, members/partners and more.

The Airways Newsletter is published monthly from September to June). You can check out the latest issue on our website.

Discounts to Events & Free Member Resources

Benefit by having access to discounted event tickets and companion tickets.

Utilize the following tools for free:
• Post A Job Opportunity
• Post Messages to our Announcements page
• Post Your Own Events to Our Calendar.
• Contribute Articles to our Blog/Airways

Members Directory & Sign In

Never miss a connection with access to the new members directory tool. You can filter search criteria based on Board of Governors, Committees, Member Type, Education and Graduating Year.

Hamilton Chapter members can sign into the website to utilize this tool, update their profile, and more.

Member Only Events

As an appreciation to our members and volunteers, we now organize a minimum of two free social gatherings for our members:
• Member Appreciation Night (Fall)
• Volunteer Appreciation (Spring)

Chair a Committee or Get Elected to Board of Governors

Make your impact and lead either as a Committee Chair or as an elected officer on the Board of Governors.
You must be an ASHRAE member or Associate grade member and contributed to Hamilton Chapter dues to be a Committee Chair, hold office or vote.

Training Sponsorships

Members involved in volunteering have the opportunity to be sponsored to attend the Region II - Chapter Regional Conference.

Young Engineers in ASHRAE (members age 35 or less) that are involved in volunteering have the opportunity to be sponsored to attend ASHRAE Society organized training.

*Benefit applies to all new full dues paying Member and Associate Members only (not including Student or Affiliate)
** Benefit applies to both new & renewing full dues paying Member and Associate Members (not including Student or Affiliate)
*** Benefit applies to Hamilton Chapter dues paying members only. Paying Chapter dues are highly encouraged. Chapter dues go directly to the Hamilton Chapter and help fund our initiatives

Upcoming Events

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