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January 14, 2014 5:40 pm

President Vargo called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Vernon, Buirge, Nagie, Fulton, Bosco, Dorenkott, Schuster, Moyta, Miller, Bailey, Geist, Carnegie, and Thornton.

PRESIDENT:  A written report was submitted that included the following highlights: reservation was made for 2014 December meeting at the Chadwick with first slight cost rise in 8 years that our Chapter will absorb; Institute is releasing statistics about CSI; Construct 2014 will take place in Baltimore, MD; and our Chapter received an offer to participate in local Electric League Exposition and Conference in May.

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

TREASURER:   Reviewed monthly report; and donation from December’s Dessert Product Show will be given to a local food bank.  MOTION: To approve monthly treasurer’s report as submitted; proposed by Buirge, seconded by Schuster; motion unanimously approved.

HOSPITALITY:   Still waiting for payment from 3 tables at December’s meeting and discussed potential ideas of encouraging more architects and specifiers to attend our next December meeting; and February meeting will occur at Cefalo’s Restaurant.

PROGRAMS:   February will be Architect/Representative Speed Dating with March or April being “Are You Smarter Than a Specifier” and other meetings yet to be determined.

WEBSITE:   Chapter has initiated use of PayPal for making payments.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 144.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   Notify committee chairs if having a topic that could be of interest to Chapter and MasterBuilder members.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Pittsburgh Chapter submitted 16 of 28 nominations for Region awards; and some Institute Awards are due 05-02-14 and others on 07-15-14 with some requiring endorsements.

GBA LIAISON:   Vargo and Dorenkott met with local GBA administrators to initiate dialog, as there is mutual interest of participating in a program.

STUDENT OUTREACH:   Committee is still trying to make contact with students for meetings later in the year; different ways of offering scholarships for April meeting are being considered; and CSI Institute is encouraging interaction between Chapters and students.

MEMBER PROFILE:   A new profile was placed on Chapter website.



NEW BUSINESS:   Chapter will consider attending Electric League Exposition invitation.

MOTION:  For adjournment at 6:15 PM, since there was no additional business before the Board; proposed by Miller, seconded by Fulton; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Dennis Buirge - CCS, CCCA.