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May 13, 2014 7:45 pm

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

PRESIDENT:   A written report was submitted that summarized the following issues: Upcoming Events (Chapter programs, a local conference, CONSTRUCT 2014, LOS), Awards, and giving an appreciation to Board Members who assisted these past two years.

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

TREASURER:   Reviewed monthly report; and there was a slight issue with PayPal that is being addressed.  MOTION: To approve monthly treasurer’s report as submitted; proposed by Schuster, seconded by Fulton; motion unanimously approved.

HOSPITALITY:   Last meeting of this fiscal year next month will be at Cefalo’s Restaurant.

PROGRAMS:   Last meeting of this fiscal year next month will be the annual Chapter Awards meeting.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 135 and reviewed names of memberships that have and are expiring.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   A seminar about 1-1/2 hours long is scheduled for July 10 on Legal Implications of LEED, version 4.0, by an attorney with Burns White having a start time of 8:30 AM at MasterBuilders Office Building in Greentree, PA.

CERTIFICATION:   FedEx has a number of persons interested in taking the CDT certification course, so Bosco will Chair the event with goal of the individuals taking Institute Exam this fall; Vargo will try to obtain course information from another Chapter; and 2 local persons passed recent CDT exam, but not as Chapter members.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Pittsburgh Chapter submitted for Outstanding Chapter Commendation (OCC) 2013 and is preparing paperwork for OCC 2014; and there was no Specification or SketchSpec Competition this past fiscal year.

GOLF OUTING:   The spring event remains as planned for a 9:00 AM start time on 06-05-14 at Strawberry Fields, a golf course north of Zelienople, PA.

ARCHIVING:   Activities continue.

MEMBER PROFILE:   A new profile will be selected.

MARC 17:   Some people are beginning to volunteer.


OLD BUSINESS:   LOS is planned in Altoona, PA on 08-16-14, while CONSTRUCT is planned for Baltimore, MD on 09-12 thru 14-14, which will include a tall ship cruise for a cost of $50.

NEW BUSINESS:   Board discussed placing PayPal policies in Chapter Policy Manual.

MOTION:  For adjournment at 8:30 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.