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April 08, 2014 5:15 am

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

SECRETARY:   MOTION: To approve the minutes of March Meeting as submitted; proposed by Nagie, seconded by Prindible; motion unanimously approved.

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

HOSPITALITY:   While May meeting will be catered at the tour site, there was discussion about having June meeting as a dinner cruise.

PROGRAMS:   May will be tour of Lampus concrete block plant in Aliquippa, PA and June will be Awards Program, which completes the 2013 - 2014 program year.  Only the Chapter Board meets during July and August, so the new 2014 - 2015 program year will begin in September.

WEBSITE:   PayPal is now fully functional.

PUBLICITY:   With information for tour being received, postcards will soon be prepared and distributed.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 138.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   A slight change on topic was made where an attorney will lead a discussion with an insurance agent regarding the new version of LEED, version 4.0.

CERTIFICATION:   Institute examinations initiated on 03-31-14.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Pittsburgh Chapter received many Middle Atlantic Region awards; and LOS may have a session on how Chapters should submit Region nominations.

GBA LIAISON:   As a result of receiving an April 23 invitation and attending a meeting discussing Environment Product Declarations (EPDs), a door was opened between GBA and our Chapter.

STUDENT OUTREACH:   With activities at CMU, no response was received about tonight’s program “Are You Smarter Than a Specifier”, however Chatham University did and have about 8 students attending.

LONG RANGE PLANNING:   Elections are planned tonight with the nomination slate remaining unchanged.

GOLF OUTING:   Spring event is planned for 06-05-14 (Thursday) at Strawberry Fields, a course north of Zelienople, PA with a 10:00 AM start time (after the meeting it was mentioned that the event starts at 9:00 AM) and the price remains at $75.00, which includes a lunch and dinner, however tee sponsor costs will be reduced; an event email will be blasted to membership; it is possible to pay on PayPal; those not golfing can attend the steak dinner; and there was a discussion about a family event at a Putt-Putt course.

MARC 17:   Committee will soon initiate planning on this Region event with the goal of including the Railroad and Erie Chapters during the Conference.

ARCHIVING:   Activities are resuming.


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


OLD BUSINESS:   Google forms need updated by Committee Chairs, so Miki will send an email to Board Members; and Chapter will man a booth at May 14 Electric League Trade Show.


MOTION:  For adjournment at 5:45 PM, since there was no additional business before the Board; proposed by Miller, seconded by Nagie; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Dennis Buirge - CCS, CCCA.