Minutes > January 14, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting



Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association

Board of Directors Workshop Meeting Minutes


January 14, 2015


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.             

Present were board members David Sweet, Royer Pfersick, Robert (Bob) Chichester, Richard  (Dick)Diehl, 1st Vice President Dale Nesbitt, 2nd Vice President Gordon Burris, Secretary Diana Pfersick, President Louie Leone, Treasurer William (Bill) Nichols and committee chair Clarence Spohr.


Excused were Alan Way, Chris Dunn and Glenn Klingenberger.


A motion approve the minutes of the December BOD meeting was made by Louie Leone, seconded by Bob Chichester, and carried.

Report from the Secretary 



Treasurer’s Report

Bill Nichols sent the treasurer's report via email.  Bill asked the President why the bills were not asked to be paid in December. He noted that he, Diana Pfersick and Dave Sweet had all noted when the December meeting was asked to be adjourned that the bills needed to be addressed, but the meeting adjourned without doing so.  A motion was made by Dick Diehl, seconded by Dave Sweet and carried to pay the bills from the December meeting.


Committee Reports


Audit Committee

     No report.



No report.



No report.


Budget and Finance

      No report.


Constitution and By-Laws

No report.


Emergency Medical Services

Diana Pfersick said will defer until next week’s quarterly meeting.



Louie Leone said perhaps the Explorer Award could be a Post award. Royer Pfersick suggested that Posts get certificates based on 10 year increments of activity with plaques for 25, 50, etc..  Royer will check with Exploring office for data.


Fire Prevention


  Essay Contest

  No report.


  Health Fair

   Bob Chichester said too early for any information.



No report


Hospitality Room

No report.



No report.



Dave Sweet said he will defer until the quarterly meeting.



Bill Nichols said he will defer until the quarterly meeting.



No report.


Public Relations

No report.



No report.  Royer Pfersick requested that all names be submitted to him in time for quarterly meeting.


Steering Committee

No report.



     Topics Committee

No report. 



No report.


Delegate Reports



Dave Sweet noted that FASNY Secretary Michael Whelan passed away on December 18th.



No report.



Gordon Burris reported that the next meeting will be at Barnard Exempt’s on Sunday at 2 PM.


Liaison Reports


Chaplain’s Association

No report.


County Fire Chiefs

No report.


County Fire Police

Bob Chichester noted the next meeting will be held February 5th in Penfield.


EMS Advisory Board

No report. 


Finger Lakes Burn Association

No report.


Fire Advisory Board

No report.


Firemen’s Home

Dave Sweet noted there are 80 members at the home.


Safety Officers

No report. 


State Fire Police

Clarence Spohr said the quarterly is coming up in the spring.


Battalion Reports


1st Battalion

No report.


2nd Battalion

No report.


3rd Battalion

No report.


4th Battalion

No report.


5th Battalion

Dick Diehl noted that the Henrietta Captain Chuck Marshall was named Assistant Coordinator.


Reports of the Presidents



Louie Leone reported that he gave out a folder with information about MCVFA to the recruit graduates.  A copy was passed around.


1st Vice President

No report


2nd Vice President

Gordon Burris noted that Ben Hall from Northern Central who was in hospital same time as Jonathan Davis passed away on January 2nd. 


Old Business



New Business




Bill Nichols reported that Support Services has been very active since new year has started.  A motion was made by Dick Diehl, seconded by Bob Chichester, and carried to pay the bills.


Sick and Distressed

Gordon Burris noted that Jonathan Davis keeps a smile on his face.  Henrietta #1 gave him a blanket that he uses every day.


Good of Organization

Royer Pfersick said we need to be alert for terror cells.  Recent news only reports a very little bit of what is happening.


Next Meeting of the BOD is February 25th.


Next Quarterly Meeting of the Organization January 22 at the Publiic Safety Training Facility.



After a closing prayer by Chaplain Royer Pfersick, a motion was made to adjourn at 1928 by Dick Diehl, seconded by Bob Chichester and carried.


Respectfully submitted,      


Diana Pfersick