CSI Pittsburgh Chapter Board Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2018 5:05 pm

President Thornton called the meeting to order with the following in attendance:  Thornton, Brown, Lander, Pollock, Nagie, Bartley, Geist, McNamee, Schuster, Henze, Wygal, Bosco, Vargo, Vernon and Strayer. Chairs and others in attendance: Zell, Carnegie, Womer, and Defilippo

PRESIDENT:
• Impressed with CONSTRUCT. There were energetic young professionals and new direction from new executive director.
• The institute has hired a consultant to advise chapters on improving member outreach. We will be implementing some changes in January.
• Announcing that MARC 2019 will be May 2-5, 2019 in Center Valley, PA hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter.

SECRETARY:  August meeting minutes at LGA Architects submitted for approval.

MOTION: To approve the August meeting minutes as submitted was proposed by Vargo seconded by Vernon. Motion unanimously approved.

TREASURER:

MOTION: To approve August, September and October treasurer’s report as submitted and to maintain 60th Anniversary checking account as a segregated account for special events was propose by Vargo seconded by Strayer. Motion unanimously approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

PROGRAMS:
• Carnegie Mellon Student Event. Catering for 50 including students, faculty and members will be provided. Zell provided list of members attending. Defilippo will forward list of architecture firms to school to encourage student attendance.
• January – Green Build is confirmed for presentation Carty/Thornton at Cefalos
• February – Speed Dating Jordan will take lead again this year at Cefalos
• May - Potential walking tour

HOSPITALITY:
• Holiday Party – Geist reported 21-22 firm commitments and 3-5 likely commitments for table sponsors. Joe Marini band will provide entertainment. A flyer for event to be placed in professional offices. Geist needs copy of last year’s flyer. Thornton to touch base with Trimble.

PUBLICITY / ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS:
• Website –. President updates posted
• Postcards – Received for November meeting
• Specigram – New editor needed

MEMBERSHIP:
• Total Membership decreased 6 to 105 in November. Follow up with six lost members. Carnegie will look to identify members who are coming up for renewal and put together reminder email.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION:
• No Report

CERTIFICATION:
• No Report

AWARDS:
• Strayer to take lead. Vernon to assist.
• Region Awards – due December 31, 2018.
• Outstanding Chapter Award – due Mid-July, 2019.

GBA LIASON:
• No Report

STUDENT OUTREACH:
• No Report

LONG RANGE PLANNING:
• No Report

ARCHIVING:
• No Report

60th ANNIVERSARY - SEPTEMBER
• The 60th Anniversary Dinner was held at Edgewood Country Club September 15, 2018. The event was a success.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
MOTION: To approve reimbursement for CONSTRUCT 2018 as submitted by Thornton proposed by McNamee seconded by Bosco. Motion unanimously approved.


MOTION: For adjournment at 12:50 PM, since there was no additional business before the board; proposed by Nagie seconded by Henze. Motion unanimously approved.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Pollock.