Minutes > May 28, 2014 Board of Directors Minutes




Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


May 28, 2014



The meeting was called to order at 1905 by President Louie Leone.

The Pledge of Allegiance was followed by an opening prayer led by Chaplain Royer Pfersick.             

Members present were President Louie Leone, 1st Vice President Dale Nesbitt, 2nd Vice President Gordon Burris, Secretary Diana Pfersick, Treasurer William Nichols, Jr. Past President Glenn Klingenberger, Board Members Charles Bommele, Steve Grandusky, Alan Way, Lynd Hicks, David Sweet, Richard Diehl, Robert Chichester. Also present were Chaplain Royer Pfersick, Al Sweet, James Princehorn, Christopher Dunn, and Clarence Spohr.

Excused were Directors Gary Boccacci and Ken Fuller.

A motion was made by Al Way, seconded by Richard Diehl and carried to approve the minutes of the April meeting.

Report from the Secretary

Diana Pfersick notedInformation was received from Western regarding their convention in July.


Treasurer’s Report

The full report was emailed to members. William Nichols reviewed bills received from the banquet and other budgeted items that need to be paid. A motion was made by Glenn Klingenberger, seconded by Richard Diehl and carried to acknowledge the treasurer’s report.


Committee Reports


Audit Committee

No report



Louie Leone noted that the Ray Emma Award nomination letters will be going out.



Dale Nesbitt noted he had positive comments from banquet attendees. There were 54 total attendees with 11 guests.  He thanked all who helped.  He noted that next year the Ladies would like to do a picnic.


Budget and Finance

Chris Dunn questioned why he and Jim Princehorn were not listed on committee list as they have been before. This will be corrected.


Constitution and By-Laws

No report


Emergency Medical Services

No report



Royer Pfersick reported that there will be an Explorer training day at Henrietta #6 in July. Specific date TBA.


Fire Prevention


   Essay Contest

   No report


   Health Fair

   Robert Chichester reported that information was received for this year’s health fair. It will be at the RIT Inn and     Conference Center on September 30th from 9:30 to 4 PM.  A motion was made by Dick Diehl,seconded by Glenn Klingenberger and carried to send in application or two tables as in past.



No report


Hospitality Room

No report



Chris Dunn also questioned why he and Jim Princehorn were not listed on committee list. This will be corrected.



Dave Sweet reported that the state budget passed.



No report



No report


Public Relations

No report



No report


Steering Committee

      No report


Topics Committee

Royer Pfersick mentioned he is trying to arrange for a presentation on crime scene preservation at an EMS or fire scene.



      No report. 





No report



Al Way noted the next meeting is June 8th at 2 PM in St. Johnsburg in North Tonawanda.



Gordon Burris reported that the Convention is Saturday, June 7th at the Benton Fire Department. Registration starts at 8 AM. The Convention starts at 9 AM.




Chaplain’s Association

No report


County Fire Chiefs

Al Sweet reported that the Equipment Seminar will be held August 13th at Barnard Exempts.


County Fire Police

Robert Chichester reported the next meeting is on the 12th in Mumford.


EMS Advisory Board

No report


Finger Lakes Burn Association

No report


Fire Advisory Board

Al way said that Larry Ritz would be sending a full report.  There was a communications summit held on May 10th.  The Fire Investigator had reported there were 85 calls to investigate; 28 junior fire starter. MCC is offering a new Fire Tech degree program.


Firemen’s Home

Al Way reported that there are 69 members at the home. A couple more may be joining.  The annual soft ball tournament will be the first weekend in August.


Safety Officers

Steve Grandusky reported that their meeting is tonight.


State Fire Police

No report




1st Battalion

No report


2nd Battalion

No report


3rd Battalion

No report


4th Battalion

No report


5th Battalion

Diana Pfersick reported that there had been a water fatality in Honeoye Falls Honeoye Creek of a 20 year old when a canoe capsized. 





Louie Leone had a white sweatshirt that he had done up by Uniform Express with MCVFA logo.  He asked members if would like something like that available.  Cost of set up was $85.00.

After discussion, decision was a gold shirt was more practical in a gray color. A motion was made by Al Way, seconded by Dale Nesbitt and carried to go ahead with golf shirt order.  A motion was made by Dale Nesbitt, seconded by Lynd Hicks and carried to have Louie turn in receipt of cost of set-up to treasurer for reimbursement.


1st Vice President

No report


2nd Vice President

No report






Glenn Klingenberger questioned the committee list that was sent out. There are many discrepancies and needs to be corrected.  After much discussion, Louie Leone assigned review of the committee list to Dale Nesbitt.

Royer Pfersick asked where the bell is that is used in recognition of deceased members at convention. Multiple responses were that Gene Renner has it. 

Glenn Klingenberger expressed concern regarding meeting decorum and requested that all meetings be run with proper respect for all.



A motion was made by Richard Diehl, seconded by Glenn Klingenberger and carried to pay bills as presented by William Nichols.


Sick and Distressed

None noted


Good of Organization

Jim Princehorn noted that the IRS 990 does not list all members of the board.  Bill Nichols said the preparer of the tax papers only include table officers.

Glenn Klingenberger expressed concern regarding meeting decorum and requested that all meetings be run with proper respect for all.



After a closing prayer by Chaplain Royer Pfersick, a motion was made by Glenn Klingenberger, seconded by Alan Way and carried to adjourn the meeting at 2036.


Respectfully submitted,


Diana Pfersick