July 16, 2009
Meeting was called to order by President John Gehman
at 6:30 PM at Rolf’s Restaurant.
John Gehman – President, George Reitz – VP, John
Autovino – Treasure, Kurt Morante – Secretary,
Mikhail Tsinadze – Website coordinator.
John Gehman – President
appointed Mikhail Tsinadze to the board with the
resignation of Lenny Orr.
Change the monthly meeting location back to Rolf’s
John changed the meeting format to include a
Cocktail half hour, dinner and a program.
John’s main focus was to coordinate informative
meetings and to service our members.
George Reitz – VP
George announced that our September 10th
meeting will be with Joe Sorrelli. Joe will be
introducing the first addition of the Architectural
Woodworks Standards. Meeting will be open to all
AWI member, Architects & designers.
Morante - Secretary
Kurt informed the Board
that this year was an election year for the
organization. As per the By-Laws, Nomination of
Officers submitted for approval by the Board of
Directors by the first week of October, 2009.
Elections of Officers will be held on the first
week in December.
There was an amendment
to the by-laws. Article VIII, Added Paragraph –
“Terms of Office” - A motion was made the change the
terms of office from January 1st to July
1st. There would be a 6 month overlap of
officers as a “Breaking-in” period for new
Officers. A Motion was made by John Autovino to
accept this new format, the motion was seconded by
George Reitz, All were in favor, and none were
Kurt will send updated
list of officers to National.
Kurt will send out
meeting notices for our September 10th
Kurt announced that he
had a new e-mail address and new mailing address:
email@example.com & Address is: NJAWI – C/O
Kurt Morante, 191 Vineyard Road, Edison, NJ 08017
Kurt will update the
By-Laws and will distribute to the members.
John Autovino - Treasurer
John reported that the
checking & CD remained unchanged.
John issued the
following; Income Statement, Checking Account
statement & Aged receivables reports.
Dues structure of $
200. per firm will remain.
Mikhail Tsinadze – Website
Mikhail introduced the NEW website
and the many functions it can handle. Mikhail asked
several months prior to the meeting, that all
members should update their company’s information.
The new website offers free downloads
from the industry, a featured business section and
Mikhail has offered to help anyone in
our organization, guidance to start up their own
websites if they need the help.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM