Minutes > August 31, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association was called to order by the President, Mr. Alan C. Way at the Combined Training Center on Scottsville Rd. Rochester NY. The time was 7:30 PM.

The attending members were led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag by the Master-At-Arms, Mr. Gordon Burris.

The Opening prayer was offered by the Acting Chaplain of the Association, Mr. Donald H. Fox.

With the taking of the roll, it was determined that a quorum existed to conduct all business brought to the floor by the attendees.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and published on a motion called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. R. Maid. 2nd by Mr. E. Ver Weire.

There were no communications given over at this time.
There was one bill presented to the Treasurer for his workflow. It was a bill for printing services.

Treasurer’s Report: Mr. J. Princehorn
There was a motion called for by the Chair to approve the Treasurer’s Report. 1st by Mr. L. Hicks. 2nd by Mr. L. Leone.

This Page Of The August 31, 2005 Minutes Is Set Aside In Memory Of
2nd Vice President,
Mr. William Bostian

The following Committees had no report at this time for a variety of reasons: Audit, Banquet, Emergency Medical Service, Explorers, Fire Prevention Education, Fire Prevention Safety Trailer, Siren, Special Events, Topics and Special Committees 1 & 2.

Budget and Finance: Mr. L. Hicks
There will be a meeting on September 22, 2005 to formulate an operating budget for the coming year. The location is the Combined Training Center. The time scheduled is 7:00 PM, probably to be held in the STEP Conference Room.

Constitution and Bylaws: Mr. S. Giuliano
The proposed changes were passed out for review and discussion. There was no discussion at this time.

Drills and Officials:
Mr. A. Way reported that the President’s Trophy passed to Spencerport, due to the points standing for the current drill season.

Fire Prevention Essay Contest: Mr. D. Fox
The material is to go to the printer this coming Friday. The contest will run from October 3-24, 2005. The material will be passed out to the various schools on September 5, 2005. The Committee is counting on assistance from the attendees to complete this year’s efforts.

Hospitality Room: Mr. G. Renner
30 County Members attended the State FASNY Convention. The pull tabs contributed $53.00 to the treasury. Mr. G. Renner stated that he hoped all had a great time at the State Convention. He was given a standing ovation for his efforts.

Historical: Mr. A. Sweet
It was stated that Mr. E. Welch had some items that would be of interest to the committee. Mr. A. Sweet is going to be looking into this in the near future.

Legislative: Mr. W. Nichols
Mr. W. Nichols reported that Northern Central and Western have upcoming meetings scheduled. Northern Central is at Benton, NY on September 25, 2005. The Western meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2005 in St. Johnsburg, NY.

Membership: Mr. W. Nichols
The rosters will be out at the end of the month.

Nominating: Mr. P. Tracy
Letters of Nomination will be due in January of 2005.

Public Relations: Mr. H. Howitt
Mr. H. Howitt had questions regarding the Explorer Scouts and the use of FASNY.Org and FASNY.Com on the computer. (Most seem to share these questions also).

Resolution: Mr. D. Fox
The list will be ready for the next Quarterly Convention.

Steering Committee: Mr. D. Fox
The report is attached to these minutes. (Report is under Steeering Committee on Website).

Transportation: Mr. D. Sweet
The Hospitality Room will be available at the Legislative Conference which will be held at the Crown Plaza on October 28-30, 2005 in Albany NY.
There will be a block of rooms available at the Turf Inn. The Drill teams will be at the Turf Inn as will be the LAFASNY attendees.

Mr. D. Sweet will be assisting Mr. S. Giuliano in the effort to publish a current edition.

Finger Lakes Burn Association:
No report at this time.

Fire Advisory Board:
There will be a meeting the 3rd Monday of September. This will be the 1st meeting of the new season.

County Fire Chiefs: Mr. D. Sweet
The Awards Dinner will be held at Logan’s Party House on October 13, 2005. The MCVFA (Inc.) will buy one table for its attendees at this dinner.
The Equipment Seminar was a “decent show” although the attendance was down a bit from last year. There were 950 persons in attendance this year. According to Mr. E. Ver Weire….the past attendee figures used to be in the 1100-to-1200 people attending this event. The attendance has fallen for a variety of understandable reasons.

Fire Districts and Fire Marshals had no report at this time.

County Fire Police: Mr. L. Leone
Their next meeting will be at St. Paul on September 1, 2005.

Mr. A. Way reported that the FASNY Convention was a “Fantastic Event”. The forums were well attended, as were the wonderful dinners. The Memorial Service was both moving and well done. All in all, it was a great event held in a great location.

NCNYVFA: Mr. D. Sweet
Their meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2005 in Benton, NY. 1:00 PM is the Legislative Meeting. 2:00 PM is the Business Meeting.
October 22, 2005 is the date scheduled for the dinner honoring Mr. Fred Clark.

WNYVFA: Mr. K. Fuller
The scheduled meeting is to be held on September 11, 2005 in St. Johnsburg, NY. Noon is the Legislative Meeting. The Business Meeting will start at 2:00 PM.
There was a discussion of a problem with the Bylaws. Mr. F. Skelton and Mr. R. Emma will be meeting to discuss this situation.

Chaplains Association, the Coordinator’s Office and FASNY had no report at this time for a variety of reasons.

Firemen’s Home:
There are now over 70 members in residence. There are now 12 women in residence. The new building is well underway and in fact the steel is up.
The museum is open from 9 AM to 4 PM daily and is doing well.
NYS Fire Police Association had no report at this time.

1st Battalion:
No report at this time.
2nd Battalion:
Greece Ridge Fire District is now accredited.
Larry Zarnstorff’s new phone number is 366-4189.
Barnard’s new rescue truck is almost ready.
3rd Battalion is quiet at this time.
4th Battalion was reported as quiet at this time.
5th Battalion:
Mr. H. Howitt reported on an apartment fire that “Brought out the Troops”. But fortunately…..there was minor damage to the structure.

The resignation of Mr. E. Chrysler was discussed as was his disputed method of resignation. The letter regarding Mr. Jerry Carberry was discussed and his appointment to the Board was approved on a motion called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. S. Giuliano. 2nd by Mr. R. Diehl. The motion was approved by acclimation.

The Safety Trailer was discussed. Mr. Glen Sickles is to be at the September Meeting for further discussions on this matter.

There was a discussion regarding the opening for 2nd Vice President due to the untimely passing of Mr. William Bostian. A letter is to be sent to the member organizations regarding this vacancy and the method to be used to fill this position. This letter will be sent out as soon as possible on a motion called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. D. Sweet. 2nd by Mr. R. Chichester.

Motion to purchase a table for the Awards Dinner called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. D. Sweet. 2nd by Mr. L. Hicks. Passed by acclimation.

Motion to pay for tickets for the Northern Central Banquet was called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. L. Hicks. 2nd by Mr. S. Giuliano. Motion passed by acclimation.

The President: Mr. Alan C. Way.
Mr. A. Way and his wife Mary attended the service for Mr. W. Bostian.
Brockport held a Memorial Service marking 9-11.

1st Vice President: Mr. Lawrence A. Ritz
Mr. L. Ritz commented on the wake held for the husband of Ms. Barbara Hurley.

September 14, 2005 is the date of the Niagara County Legislative Dinner.
With no additional business being brought to the floor there was a motion made by several members in unison to adjourn the meeting. This was done by acclimation.

The closing Benediction was offered by the Acting Chaplain, Mr. Donald H. Fox at 10:00 PM.
The meeting was adjourned on a vote by acclimation by the attendees.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Walsh, Secretary MCVFA