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February 12, 2013 8:30 pm

President Vargo called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Vernon, Strayer, Buirge, Watson, Fulton, Bosco, Dorenkott, Malarik, Moyta, Prindible, Miller, Schuster, Thornton, and Matt Lander.

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

HOSPITALITY:   March and April meetings are tentatively scheduled at Cefalo’s Restaurant.

PROGRAMS:   Tonight’s meeting at Peter’s Place Restaurant is a repeat of Architect/Representative Speed Dating; March will be a presentation by Dave Metzgar, a Washington, DC specification writer; April will be “Are You Smarter Than a Specifier”; May will be a tour yet to be determined; while June will be our typical Awards Program.

WEBSITE:   An update is planned.

MEMBERSHIP:   Monthly total is 130; and reviewed names of those with expired and expiring memberships between December and February.

TECHNICAL/EDUCATION:   A meeting will occur in next couple of weeks to discuss spring seminar with goal of having topic also relating to contractors in Master Builders’ Association; and it was mentioned that Master Builders’ Association Evening of Excellence is planned for 02-28-13.

CERTIFICATION:   Three individuals are taking home study courses for Institute’s CDT examination.

AWARDS/SPEC COMPETITION:   Region Award nominations are due by 03-20-13; 2013 SketchSpec competition submissions are due 04-01-13; and with Institute Awards being due 05-03-13, committee chairs must complete and forward committee reports by third week of April.

STUDENT OUTREACH:   Chapter ordered copies of 2011 MasterFormat to give to local universities.

LONG RANGE PLANNING:   Still working on Chapter directory; Institute elections are open until the end of February, which includes several Chapter members who are up for reelection; and Chapter elections are in April.

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


OLD BUSINESS:   LOS is planned for 03-09-13 in Frederick, MD at Hampton Inn and Suites; and final Chapter By-Laws were submitted to Institute.

NEW BUSINESS:   Matt Lander plans to volunteer for one of the committees and is attending tonight’s board meeting; reviewed samples of Chapter logo incorporating the new Institute name brand; new Institute pins are being designed; it was mentioned that Beth Bertus, a former Chapter member, is retiring from Bennett Supply and moving to Florida and her replacement is Allison Bickerstaff.

MOTION:  For adjournment at 9:05 PM, since there was no additional business before the Board; proposed by Dorenkott, seconded by Watson; motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Dennis Buirge - CCS, CCCA.