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July 10, 2014 6:55 pm

President Vernon called the meeting to order with the following in attendance:  Miller, Telenko, Strayer, Nagie, Watson, Bosco, Brown, Dorenkott.

PRESIDENT: Work on getting more than one person involved in committees; first meeting in September is moved to 3rd Tuesday (9/16) rather than 2nd because of CONSTRUCT; October will be a joint meeting with SMPS on business development strategies; case study was discussed as a possible program and/or panel discussion involving project architect, product reps, and contractor; refresh annual programs, speed dating could have blind auction to get more time with specific reps/architects; possible tours for this year – 3 PNC, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic HS, Giffin Interior & Fixture, Inc., Miller proposed sponsored signage for reps with products in tour buildings; work on ways to get more professionals to attend, forward ideas to Vernon.

SECRETARY:   No report – August meeting will include approval of May 2014 minutes and July 2014 minutes.

TREASURER:   2013-2014 budget review with surplus; 2014-2015 budget review with surplus; ideas needed to increase profit at Christmas party, monthly meetings, any other events, forward ideas with plan to achieve to Nagie; approval of presented 2014-2015 budget set for August meeting after board review; bring back pin fines and push name tags; CSI Pittsburgh golf shirts were discussed.

PROGRAMS:   Ideas for programs that will increase professional participation - CDT course in the spring to involve younger professionals, LEED integration into CSI MasterFormat involving GBA and Chris Klehm of Jendoco; need ways to get more professionals at Christmas party, dress as your favorite building, fashion show with clothing made of building materials, work in conjunction with AIA to get firms to showcase their building and have interns present the design; open bar versus cash bar for Christmas Party; possibility of attracting owners to chapter events to draw more professionals; partnership with PYAF was discussed.

WEBSITE:   Website is working well; Paypal is a success.

PUBLICITY:  Miller did a good job with post cards; ideas needed to reach a broader audience for monthly programs and annual events via advertising.

MEMBERSHIP:   No report 

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   Reminder of July 17th – Legal Aspects of Sustainable Design.


STUDENT OUTREACH:  Possible CDT exam in the spring.

LONG RANGE PLANNING:   Revisit strategic plan as far as where we are, where we have been and where the chapter is heading.

GOLF OUTING:  Golf outing was a success; 60 golfers; cart girls were suggested to deliver beer to golfers and could be current members that do not golf.

OLD BUSINESS:   Vernon needs a final list of who will be participating in LOS; Strayer will represent Pittsburgh Chapter at LOS; Brown will be attending as well.

NEW BUSINESS:   August board meeting location at Vernon’s, time and date need finalized.

MOTION: For adjournment at 8:20 PM, since there was no additional business before the board; proposed by, Nagie seconded by Miller; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Josh Telenko.