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October 18, 2016 8:00 pm

President Strayer called the meeting to order with the following in attendance:  Thornton, Miller, Nagie, Pollock, Schuster, Bosco, Bailey, and Vargo.

PRESIDENT: We just completed a very nice tour of Matthews International.  MARC-17 committee meeting Thursday, October 20th at R3Architects.

SECRETARY: No MOTION: To approve the minutes of previous board meeting was proposed as last month meeting minutes were not available.  Minutes to be approved at next scheduled meeting.

TREASURER: Copies of the bank statement summary showing activity were presented by Gail & reviewed by Rich.  We are solvent.

MOTION: To approve monthly treasurer’s report as submitted was proposed by  Dave Miller, seconded by Kate Schuster; motion unanimously approved.


• November 8, 2016 meeting starts with tour of Giffin Interiors facility at 5:00PM.  Dinner will be at Cefalo’s since it is only a few miles away.  Details to be provided through normal communications channels this month.
• December 13, 2016 is Holiday party at Chadwick.  Postcards to be mailed & flyers, same as last year to be distributed.  See below.
• January 9, 2017 meeting at Cefalo’s – Tentative speaker on digital documentation for construction projects.  To be confirmed by Bob.

HOSPITALITY:  Holiday Party – Jim reported 17 vendor tables are committed.  We may have received another one tonight.  Still need more to ensure profitability.  IIDA has declined any participation this year.  TO BE DONE – All officers and Directors to reach out to architectural community professionals to attend the party.  It can be done at no cost to that person.  Details of drinks & postcards to be finalized & distributed ASAP to encourage attendance by additional professionals.

PUBLICITY / ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: Postcards – Are now being handled by Brian Trimble.  Brian asked that he be registered with CSI Institute as a leader to gain access to member data.  TO BE DONE – RDS is unable to log-in, so I also need help.

MARC 17: Next meeting on Thursday, October 2o, 2016 at 6:00 – R3A Offices on South Side.  Bob Bailey has continued to enlist sponsors.  New categories were added.  Bob to update list of sponsorships & those filled at the meeting.  Discussion of MARC-17 vendor table sponsors was held.  Volunteer positions for conference tasks to be identified.  Matt Lander will help.  Publicity of the event to be sent out in November

MOTION: For adjournment at 8:17 PM, since there was no additional business before the board; proposed by David Miller, seconded by Kate Schuster; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Richard Strayer, President on behalf of Josh Telenko, Secretary