Minutes > February 22, 2006 Board of Directors Minutes

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Directors, Chairpersons, Delegates and Organizational representatives was held at the Combined Training Center located at 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester NY on February 22, 2006. The meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. Alan C. Way.

The assembly was led in the Pledge of Allegiance by the Sgt.-At-Arms, Mr. Gordon C. Burris and a moment of silent prayer was observed for the Association’s deceased members.

With the taking of the roll call, it was determined that a quorum existed with which to conduct all business brought to the floor by the attending directors and others.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved without correction or addition on a motion called for by the Chair. 1st by Mr. M. Smith. 2nd by Mr. F. Skelton. The vote was by voice acclimation with no dissent.

The Treasurer’s report was delayed until the scheduled late arrival by the Treasurer, Mr. J. Princehorn.

There were several communications that were given over to the appropriate attendees for their further action.

Awards Committee: Mr. L. Leone
Mr. L. Leone reports that the letters have been sent out.

Banquet Committee: Mr. W. Nichols
There is to be a meeting of the Committee at Penfield Fire Department on March 7, 2006 at 7:30 PM.
The Banquet date is May 6, 2006 at Logan’s Party House located on Scottsville Road.

Emergency Medical Service: Ms. D. Pfersick
Dr. Shah is the new Medical Director.

Fire Prevention Education: by Mr. A. Way
Mr. R. Emma has had a couple of meetings regarding the Fire Expo. There is a possibility that the event may be held at St. John Fisher in the future. There will be more information forthcoming as it becomes available to the board.

Hospitality: by Mr. A. Way
“All is set to go in Albany.”

Legislative: Mr. W. Nichols/ Mr. D. Sweet
No report at this time. Additional information can be found in the Volunteer Firefighter Magazine, (The FASNY Publication).
The Fire Laws Book is now available. Cost is $15.00.

Membership: Mr. W. Nichols
To date…….1,304 Individuals paid. 29 Groups. 1,279 FASNY Members.

Nominating: Mr. P. Tracy
No report at this time.

Public Relations: Mr. H. Howitt
No report at this time.

Transportation: Mr. D. Sweet
Hospitality Room will be #304 at the Turf Inn. 5 Rooms are being held.

County Chiefs:
The Equipment Seminar will be held on the 2nd Wednesday in August 2006, (August 9).
Their next meeting will be on March 8, 2006 at the Training Center.

Fire Marshals: Mr. C. Dunn
There will be a 2 day seminar held at the Wishing Well Party House in May of 2006. There will be more on this as information becomes available.

Fire Police: Mr. L. Leone
The next meeting will be in Spencerport, NY on March 2, 2006.
The Fire Police Seminar will be held at the Brockport Middle School on May 13, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost is $15.00 per attendee.

The next meeting will be at the Fairville Fire Department. Start time is 2:00 PM and will run till 4:30 PM.

WNYVFA: Mr. K. Fuller
Next meeting will be April 23, 2006 at the Niagara Active Hose. The Convention Parade will be held on July 28, 2006 at the Niagara Hose Fire Dept.

Firemen’s Home:
Mike Poppoon is feeling poorly. A card was requested to be sent.
Dedication is scheduled for the end of August 2006 or early September 2006.

NY State Fire Police:
Next meeting will be in Wrights Corner, NY. The Convention will be in Utica, NY May 5-7, 2006.

Battalion 1:
There was a discussion of the incident on Empire Blvd. It was a fatal incident in which a tree fell on a passing car and a woman was killed instantly.
Battalion 2:
Larry Zarnstorff discussed the double fatality motor vehicle incident on North Greece Rd.
Battalions 3, 4 and 5 were quiet.

The Train the Trainer course went very well. The excess food was kept and will be used at the Legislative Conference in Albany, NY. Mary Way has done “Special Work” on this matter.

There was a discussion of the need for persons to fill the vacancies on the Board of Directors. Mike Smith said he’s been calling around seeking possible eligible candidates to come forward regarding these openings.

Also, Mr. C. Dunn discussed the “New and Improved” MCVFA Emblem that is now displayed on the web site, www.mcvfa.com. The Chair called for a motion to go with the New Emblem. 1st by Mr. M. Smith. 2nd by Mr. F. Skelton. Motion passed by voice acclimation.

Ella Ernst, (Past President, LAFASNY and Chapter President, LAFASNY at The Firemen’s Home) will be turning 100 years old. There will be a party held in her honor at the Firemen’s Home on April 8, 2006 in the Nassau Room at 1:30 PM. There was a motion made to send the MCVFA (Inc.) President, Mr. Alan C. Way and his wife, Mary to the party. There was a motion called for to advance $250.00 for this occasion. 1st by Mr. M. Smith. 2nd by Mr. R. Chichester. Motion carried by acclimation.

There was a conversation started by Mr. W. Nichols regarding the Federal Form 1099. However, due to the absence of the Treasurer who was on the excused late list…this discussion had to be tabled until a later date.

There was a discussion of appointing Mr. C. Dunn to the Strategic Visions Committee. This was placed into a motion and advanced by the Chair. 1st by Mr. R. Diehl. 2nd by Mr. F. Skelton. The motion was passed by voice acclimation with no dissent or discussion.

By Mr. C. Dunn:
The Association is coming up on its 75th anniversary. There will be a joint celebration with the Ladies Auxiliary in 2007, possibly to be held at Logan’s Party House. There will be much more on this event as the information becomes available.

The President: Mr. Alan C. Way
Mr. A. Way reports that he’s been keeping the local medical community busy. He’s had additional surgery but is on the mend.
The 1st Vice President: Mr. Lawrence A. Ritz
Mr. L. Ritz had no report at this time.
The 2nd Vice President: Ms. Diana Pfersick, RN
Ms. D. Pfersick had no report at this time.

A card will be sent to Mr. Mike Poppoon at the Firemen’s Home.
With no additional business being brought to the floor, there was a motion called for to adjourn the meeting. This motion was by multiple attendees and carried by acclimation.


J. K. Walsh
Sec. / MCVFA (Inc.)