April 24, 2014
The previously scheduled Quarterly Convention of the Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Inc. was called to order by the Association President, Mr. Glenn E. Klingenberger at 1900 Hrs. after a delightful dinner prepared by the staff at the Hilton Exempts Facility located in Hilton, New York. The Association 2nd Vice President, Mr. Dale Nesbitt introduced the kitchen staff and several Hilton Fire Department Officers in attendance.
The assembly was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and a short prayer for guidance was offered by the Association Chaplain, Mr. Royer Pfersick.
With the taking of the roll call…it was determined that a quorum existed to conduct all business brought to the floor by the attending Directors, Delegates, Representatives and Committee Chairpersons of record.
At this junction of the meeting, the Association President, Mr. Glenn E. Klingenberger, acting as Chair called on Mr. F. Gordon Burris, the Nominating Committee Chairperson, to pass out the ballots for the scheduled election of Association Officers for the coming year. Mr. G. Burris indeed passed out the required form and the election process got underway.
Candidate for President…………..Louie LeonE was advanced.
There were no other nominations from the floor. The Secretary was requested to cast one vote for the approved candidate. The vote was recorded.
Candidate for 1st Vice President……..Mr. Dale Nesbitt
There were no other nominations from the floor….The Secretary was requested to cast one vote for the approved candidate. The vote was recorded.
Candidate for 2nd Vice President…….The name of Mr. F. Gordon Burris was advanced from the floor to fill the office of 2nd Vice President. This was as a motion 1st by Mr. L. Leone. 2nd by Mr. A. Way. The motion passed by acclimation and the Secretary was requested to cast one vote for Mr. F. G. Burris to fill the office of 2nd Vice President.
For the office of Secretary…..The name of Diana Pfersick was advanced by 1st Mr. C. Bommele, followed by a 2nd by Ms. L. Kingsley. There were no additional names advanced for this office and the Secretary was requested to cast on vote for Ms. Diana Pfersick’s election as Secretary. This was done.
For Treasurer of the Association……The name of Mr. William Nichols was advanced. There were no other candidates noted. The nominations were therefore closed and Mr. William Nichols was elected by acclimation by the attending members.
There followed the election of candidates of Directors of the Association.
Director, 2nd Battalion….Mr. Alan Way…. Mr. Alan Way was advanced as candidate for the office of Director, 2nd Battalion. The nominations were closed and the Secretary was requested to cast one vote for Mr. Alan Way as Director, 2nd Battalion.
Director, 2nd Battalion….Mr. Lynd Hicks…. Mr. Lynd Hicks was advanced as candidate for the office of Director, 2nd Battalion. The nominations were closed and the Secretary was requested to cast one vote for Mr. Lynd Hicks as Director, 2nd Battalion.
There were no candidates for Director, 3rd Battalion. The nominations were closed on a motion by 1st Mr. A. Way. 2nd by Mr. R. Diehl.
There were no candidates for Director, 4th Battalion. The nominations were closed on a motion by 1st Mr. L. Hicks. 2nd by Mr. R. Diehl
Director, 5th Battalion….Mr. Richard Diehl was advanced as candidate for the office of Director, 5th Battalion. The nominations were closed and the Secretary was requested to cast one vote for Mr. Richard Diehl as Director, 5th Battalion.
The results for the election are as follows.
President, MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. Louie LeonE
1st Vice President MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. Dale Nesbitt
2nd Vice President MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. F. Gordon Burris
Secretary MCVFA (Inc.)........... Ms. Diana Pfersick
Treasurer MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. William Nichols
Director, 2nd Battalion MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. Alan C. Way
Director, 2nd Battalion MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. Lynd Hicks
Director, 5th Battalion MCVFA (Inc.)........... Mr. Richard Diehl
Mr. Glenn E. Klingenberger congratulated all incoming Officers and Directors and passed the Gavel to The President–Elect, Mr. Louie LeonE to finish the regular agenda of the Quarterly Convention.
Treasurer’s Report: Mr. W. Nichols
Mr. W. Nichols rose to state….The complete report of the Treasurer was emailed to the appropriate personnel earlier in the month. There were no questions asked of the Treasurer at this time and there was a motion called for to acknowledge receipt of the report as given. 1st by Mr. K. Fuller. 2nd by acclimation. The motion carried.
Audit Committee: Mr. R. Diehl
The committee met at Barnard on April 3rd, 2014 and reviewed the financial books and records of the Association. The report is that the books and records are in “Great Shape”.
Budget and Finance: Mr. R. Diehl
Mr. R. Diehl states that 3 months in and “All’s ok”.
Investments: Mr. R. Diehl
“Doing very well”.
Yearbook and Fundraising Committee: Mr. W. Nichols
The Yearbooks are available at this meeting.
Membership: Mr. W. Nichols
To date….942 members and 29 groups are paid.
Banquet: Mr. D. Nesbitt
To date, the count is 35. The date is May 10, 2014. Social hour begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner will follow at 7:00 pm. The location is Golden Ponds Party House, 500 Long Pond Road, (between Latta Road and the Parkway).
Constitution and Bylaws: Mr. D. Nesbitt
The committee will be meeting soon.
EMS Committee: Ms. D. Pfersick, RNC
The complete report is attached to the minutes and can be accessed at the Association web site www.mcvfa.com.
Explorers: Mr. R. Pfersick
There was a discussion of a donation to the Explorers for food, etc. at the FASNY Convention. There was a discussion of other items that will be tied to a date as yet unknown. There was a motion called for to fund as last year the agreed sum of $200.00. 1st by Mr. L. Hicks. 2nd by Mr. A. Way. The motion carried by acclimation from the floor with no dissent noted.
Fire Prevention Education/Essay Contest: Mr. A. Way
The complete report is attached to these minutes and is available at the Association web site www.mcvfa.com.
Historical: Mr. A. Sweet
Mr. A. Sweet reports that there is information that stated that the Scottsville Fire Dept. is 125 years old this year. More to follow as information is firmed up.
Legislative: Mr. D. Sweet
The VFBL Provision was rejected by the Governor. Please refer to the “Legislative Scorecard” for information that is current and pending.
No report at this time.
No report at this time.
Resolution: Mr. R. Pfersick
The list was read and a short prayer was offered in their memory.
Steering Committee: Mr. D. Sweet
The Committee is to meet soon. Mr. D. Sweet reminded those present that any FASNY Committee appointment requires a resume and he is seeking resumes for future actions by FASNY.
Hospitality: Mr. D. Sweet
There was discussion of the Monroe County Group hosting a luncheon at the FASNY Convention. There was a quick conversation regarding the need for someone to be point for this possible event.
Conventions and Campaigns:
No report at this time.
No report at this time.
STATE AND REGIONAL REPORTS TO THE MCVFA (INC.):
Recruit New York is underway.
FANSY needs census reports on all NYS Fire Departments. More to follow on this project.
WNYVFA: Mr. K. Fuller
Next meeting will be June 8, 2014 in St. Johnsburg, NY.
July 23-25, 2014 will be the Convention in St. Johnsburg, NY.
The Western Association lost 2 past Presidents this year.
NCNYVFA: Mr. G. Burris
They need nominations for Firefighter of the Year award. Their next meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2014 in Benton, NY.
Chaplains, Coordinators Office and Finger Lakes Burn Association had no report at this time.
County Fire Police:
The seminar will be held in October this year.
The Quarterly meeting will be held June 12, 2014 in Scottsville, NY.
County Fire Chiefs:
Their next meeting will be May 14, 2014 at WWFD
Fire Advisory Board: Mr. L. Ritz
The complete report is attached to these minutes and can be accessed at the Association web site www.mcvfa.com.
Fire Marshalsand Safety Officers had no report at this time.
Firemen’s Home: Mr. A. Way
The current census is 69 members. Their bus “Big Red” needs to be replaced. The current one is broke more that they’d like it to be.
Battalion 1– no report.
Battalion 2– no report.
Battalion 3– no report.
Battalion 4– Gates has their ladder back in service.
Battalion 5– Rush has a new pumper.
REPORTS OF THE PRESIDENTS:
No reports from the presidents at this time.
Mr. G. Klingenberger stated that he gave Mr. L. LeonE an informational packet of Association business that is currently in place.
Delegate checks are needed. There was a motion called for to issue these as needed. 1st by Mr. D. Sweet. 2nd by Mr. A. Way. The motion carried by voice acclimation from the floor. There was no dissent or discussion noted.
PAYING THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
Mr. W. Nichols rose to state the current financial obligations that need to be satisfied. There was a motion called for to “Pay the bills”. 1st by Mr. R. Diehl. 2nd by Mr. D. Nesbitt. The motion carried with no discussion by voice acclimation.
GOOD OF THE ORGANIZATION:
Nothing brought to the floor.
With no additional business brought to the floor…There was a motion called for to adjourn the Quarterly Convention. 1st by Mr. D. Nesbitt. 2nd by Mr. C. Spohr.
Time noted…………………2030 Hrs.
Members signed in………..24
J. K. Walsh
Sec. /MCVFA (Inc.)