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December 10, 2013 5:20 pm

President Vargo called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Vernon, Strayer, Buirge, Watson, Schuster, Moyta, Prindible, Miller, Bailey, Lander, Carnegie, and guest Thad Goodman.

SECRETARY:   MOTION: To approve the minutes of November Meeting as submitted; proposed by Miller, seconded by Schuster; motion unanimously approved.

TREASURER:   Reviewed monthly report.  MOTION: To approve the treasurer’s report as submitted; proposed by Watson, seconded by Prindible; motion unanimously approved.

HOSPITALITY:   January’s meeting will take place at Cefalo’s Restaurant.

PROGRAMS:   There are 25 stations and 8 bar sponsors for tonight’s meeting; and January will be a joint meeting with MBA and AIA regarding Joint Committee Best Practices.

WEBSITE:   Chapter and related industry events were updated; and will add a note about Chapter now having PayPal hardware and running several trials prior to implementing next month where each action will have a $2.00 cover charge.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 144 and reviewed names of expired memberships.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   Soliciting topics for a spring seminar, so anyone having ideas should notify either co-chair, Dorenkott or McNamee.

CERTIFICATION:   Committee Chair can now access list of names of those passing Institute examinations.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Region award nominations are ready for submittal.

STUDENT OUTREACH:   Chapter received a letter from CMU thanking the Pittsburgh Chapter for gifts of MasterFormat and Specifications Practice Guide; and Scholarship money will be used for those CMU students who qualify via a questionnaire and attend our spring program ‘Are You Smarter Than a Specifier’.


OLD BUSINESS:   Vargo reminded everyone to store Chapter communications on Google Documents; and will start advertising our new name tags, including other Chapters with a cover letter and sample.

NEW BUSINESS:   Will select member profile tonight for next Specigram; will try to establish a regular date when editorial materials are due for Specigram, the next issue being due 01-03-14; a related local construction organization is seeking interest from other organizations and contacted CSI to determine interest in performing some type of community outreach, so information will be given as it is received; and a manufacturer’s representative is seeking assistance in creating a guide specification, so Mike Bosco will be first notified.

MOTION:   For adjournment at 6:00 PM, since the Board desired to participate in tonight’s Holiday Dessert Gala; proposed by Miller, seconded by Watson; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Dennis Buirge - CCS, CCCA.