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August 17, 2013 11:45 am

President Vargo called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Vernon, Buirge, Nagie, Fulton, Bosco, Miller, Schuster, and Lander.

SECRETARY:   MOTION: To approve the minutes of July Meeting; proposed by Bosco, seconded by Nagie; motion unanimously approved.

TREASURER:   Reviewed monthly report; and reviewed and modified the proposed 2013 - 2014 budget, which was accepted until an official Board quorum vote.  MOTION: To approve the treasurer’s report; proposed by Miller, seconded by Vernon; motion unanimously approved.  MOTION: To accept the proposed yearly budget as amended pending ratification as submitted; proposed by Vernon, seconded by Fulton; motion unanimously approved.

PROGRAMS:   Committee met to discuss possible programs with the first meeting being a tour of Phipps or a Burns-Scalo building.

PUBLICITY:   Schuster will establish time and procedure boundaries for email blasts and communications throughout the Chapter; and a form may be created for email, website, and vendor tabletop displays at Chapter meetings.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 143 with 1 new member.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   Committee is looking for anyone else in Chapter to assist in their work.

CERTIFICATION:   Institute is selling on-line practice exams; and information regarding our Chapter study course is on web-site.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Region award submission date was changed to December 31, so information regarding our Chapter should be forward to Thornton.

STUDENT OUTREACH:   Moyta plans to do another presentation to CMU and will coordinate events; Chapter would like to give a CSI practice guide to CMU; and a wine and cheese event for interns to being planned at IKM’s office.

GOLF OUTING:   Plans remain on-going with several foursomes already having registered.

LONG RANGE PLANNING:   Nagie, Prindible, and Vargo are Co-Chairs for 2017 Region Conference and would like to work with Railroad and Erie Chapters, so various concepts regarding meetings, tours, and activities will be discussed.


OLD BUSINESS:   Resulting from additional samples of name tags being submitted from Latrobe Artcraft Printers and reviewed by the Board, 100 tags for Chapter and 100 for others with a lanyards will be ordered; and discussed advertisement boards that could be used at December Mini-product show and where to store them with associated fees.

NEW BUSINESS:   Discussed Miller setting up and explaining a Google program for placing and storing information that is accessible for Board Members and Committee Chairs; and about 8 Chapter members indicated interest in attending Construct Conference in September.

MOTION:  For adjournment at 1:25 PM, since there was no additional business before the Board; proposed by Buirge, seconded by Nagie; motion unanimously approved.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Dennis Buirge - CCS, CCCA.