AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ESTIMATORS
NE REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES
JULY 20, 2013
HELD AT NATIONAL CONVENTION – HYATT REGENCY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Bruce Schlesier – NE Regional Governor
New York City
New York City
76 & 82
Central PA & Richmond
Greg Williamson, CPE
i. Approximate 5% decrease on National level in membership from 2012.
ii. Many chapters did not complete their chapter reports. Bruce requested a better response from this year’s chapter presidents.
iii. Bruce encouraged all chapters to create or update their websites and also to create a LinkedIn account. There is a company (Star Chapter) which will design your website and provides many other on-line services. The cost is $85.00/month. It was also noted that Yahoo and Google provide templates for designing your own website at a cheaper cost.
iv. “Constant Contact” is a website that allows you to batch e-mail notices, etc. for $50.00/month.
i. Revisions #1, #2, & #5- Board of Trustees (BOT) will recommend these be rescinded.
ii. Revision #3 – NE caucus recommended passage of both sections.
iii. Revision #4 – NE caucus recommended passage.
iv. Revisions #6 & #7 – after much discussion, the NE caucus recommended passage.
v. Revision #8 – The NE caucus was split on this revision.
vi. Revisions #9 & #10 – The NE caucus was against these revisions.
vii. Revision #11 – The NE caucus was against this revision.
viii. Revision #12 – The NE caucus was split on this revision but recommended a possible amendment be put before the membership which would allow a dues increase to any member who wished a hard copy of the Estimator Today magazine (as opposed to electronic).
ix. It was agreed a member from the NE region would make a motion at the start of the National Meeting which would allow Rich Lemere to present the by-law amendments even though he is not a voting delegate to the Convention.
These meeting minutes were prepared in accordance with the recording secretary’s understanding of the events, comments, notes and recording of the meeting. Please review these minutes and if you believe there are any errors or omissions, contact Governor Bruce within 10 days after receipt.
Ron Trawinski, CPE