December 21, 2005
The December 21, 2005 regularly scheduled meeting and Christmas Buffet was held at the Barnard Exempts Club. The evening started with a social hour followed by a wonderful buffet dinner put on by the staff of the Barnard Exempts Club.
The regular business meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. Alan C. Way immediately following dinner.
With the taking of the roll call, it was determined that a quorum was present to conduct all business brought to the floor by the attending Directors, Committee Chairpersons and Delegates.
The attending guests were introduced by the Chair and acknowledging remarks were offered by those guests in attendance.
Mr. Donald Fox was called upon to administer the Oath of Office to the new Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association 2nd Vice President, Ms. Diana Pfersick and the new Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Director, Mr. Jerry Carberry. This was accomplished and the new Officers are officially in place.
BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
There was one card of thanks from one of the Essay Contest winners. This was read to the attendees.
There also was a “NON-CORPORATE RESOLUTION” placed into the official records of the Association. This resolution concerns the ability of the Treasurer to transfer various financial instruments to the betterment of the Association when and if it becomes necessary. (This instrument can be inspected by any member by contacting the Secretary).
Treasurer’s Report: Mr. J. Princehorn
The Treasurer gave a complete and thorough financial report. The completed form is in the official records of the Association. (The Treasurer’s Report can be inspected by any member by contacting the Secretary).
The Treasurer’s Report was approved on a motion called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. M. Smith. 2nd by Mr. E. Renner. The motion was carried by voice acclimation. There were no dissenting votes.
Because this was the MCVFA (Inc.) Christmas Event, the President requested that the Committee Reports be kept to only those that required immediate attention or action by the attendees.
Banquet Committee: Mr. D. Fox
Mr. D. Fox rose to discuss the final report on the Clambake held in honor of Mr. William Nichols, retiring FASNY Committeeman at Logan’s Party House. (This report can be inspected by any member by contacting the Secretary).
Fire Prevention Essay Contest: Mr. D. Fox
Mr. D. Fox rose to discuss the Essay Contest. This year’s effort was a great success due to the work of Mr. D. Fox and the members of his committee. They put a great deal of effort into this valued effort. (The final report can be inspected by any member by contacting the Secretary).
Steering Committee: Mr. D. Fox
Mr. D. Fox rose to discuss the business conducted by the Steering Committee and the report is attached to these minutes and will be available on at the Association web site, www.mcvfa.com.
There was a motion called for by the Chair to agree to support Mr. David Schultz to run for another term as Trustee at Firemen’s Home. 1st by Mr. M. Smith. 2nd by Mr. D. Sweet. Motion carried by voice acclimation. There were no dissenting votes.
Resolutions: Mr. D. Fox
The report will be read at the next Quarterly Convention (January 26, 2006 in Rush NY).
Membership: Mr. W. Nichols
There are 21 organizations and 920 FASNY Members paid to date.
REPORT OF DELEGATES:
County Fire Chiefs: Mr. A. Sweet
There was a report given by Mr. A. Sweet and a discussion of the new direction of Fire Police Equipment. The cost to equip each person so outfitted is in the start up range of $140.00 each. There will be more on this project as it becomes solidified.
Mr. A. Sweet further reported that a grant has been applied for to cover future costs of this initiative.
FASNY: Mr. D. Sweet
Mr. D. Sweet reported that FASNY is in a growth cycle. The Credit Union is doing well and membership is on the rise.
Firemen’s Home: Mr. D. Schultz
The target date for the new home project is still August of 2006. All the Monroe County Members are doing well.
There is a projected waiting list for the new home.
There were no Battalion Reports given at this meeting.
There was none brought to the floor.
The retired Treasurer, Mr. Theodore V. Summers Jr. was awarded a Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Plaque in recognition of his many years of service to the Association in the office of Treasurer.
REPORTS OF THE OFFICERS:
The President: Mr. Alan C. Way.
Mr. A. Way discussed the school visits he made with Mr. D. Fox on behalf of the Essay Contest.
The agenda of the Workshop meeting will be a report of the Treasurer regarding a discussion of the entire investment portfolio held by the Association, and the first reading of the new bylaws, which is scheduled for the next Quarterly Convention.
The 1st Vice President: Mr. Lawrence A. Ritz
Mr. L. Ritz offered congratulations to the newly installed Officers and wished all present a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The 2nd Vice President: Ms. D. Pfersick
No report at this time.
With no additional business being brought to the floor, the meeting was adjourned on a motion called for by the Chair. The motion was by many members and the vote was by acclimation.
J. K. Walsh
Sec. /MCVFA (Inc.)