Meeting minutes Michigan NENA May 13, 2003
Spring Conference Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
Members in attendance:
Name Representing Name Representing
Greg Main Ionia County 911 Chris Schultz Isabella County
Michael Ash Shiawassee 911 Kathy Plachetzki Central Dispatch Network
Jamel Anderson Grand Traverse 911 Paul Rogers Eaton County
Tom Altman Mason-Oceana 911 Craig Swenson Washtenaw Central
Lloyd Fayling Genessee County Rich Troshak OCCDA
Ann Farquhar Southfield Police John Bawol Roscommon County
Audra Timm Hillsdale County 911 Margie Hatfield Hillsdale County 911
Ron MacDonald Hillsdale County 911 Stephen Todd City of Flint 911
Mark Duflo Gratiot County 911 Marsha Bianconi CWW
Mary Griffin Auburn Hills Police Becky Shatney Ottawa County 911
Jeff Vezina DSS Corporation Gary Brozewski Bay County 911
Karen Chadwick Ingham County 911 Jim Fyvie Clinton County 911
Jill Fish Calhoun County 911 Gene Adamczyk MSP Communications
Vince Foisy City of Rochester Hills Bob Currier Intrado
Jim Crichton Lapeer County 911 Pam Matelski Mackinaw County 911
Deborah Marshall Waterford Police Tom McIntyre Saginaw County 911
Brianna Machuta Radio North/MSC Suzan Hensel Midland County 911
Mike Sexton Sexton & Associates Andy Goldberger St. Joseph County 911
Minutes of the previous meeting held in February at Clinton County were read and approved, carried and placed on file.
Treasurer Andy Goldberger presented the chapters financial report. Motion by Stephen Todd to accept report and place on file, supported by Pam Matelski. Motion carried.
General account $ 14,133.60
Conference account $ 17,703.68
Savings account $ 10,279.35
Grand total $ 42,116.63
Conference Report Suzan Hensel
Brief report presented with a full conference report to be announced at Julys meeting. 250 attendees and 32 exhibitors present. A thank you to the conference committee. Rough figures for conference profit about $3500.00 – $4000.00.
ETSC Report Paul Rogers
Reminder announcement of ETSC session on the closing day of the conference, therefore it was felt that there was no need to approach anything else in this report with the session and the ETSC meeting that was held at the conference. President Sexton announced that the session on closing day was about Public Act 32.
Andy Goldberger announced that following tomorrows ETSC session, would be the giveaways and drawing.
Geo-Comm sent out copies of their CDs to those who requested one from their presentation at the last meeting.
The membership drive produced no new members as reported by President Sexton, therefore we had no winner for the contest.
Heros program President Sexton announced how pleased he was with National NENA John Melchers presentation. Thanked the selection committee for their hard work and commitment. It was also announced that the Heros program is no longer supported by national NENA and that it is up to each state chapter to continue the program. National will however support the chapters if they choose to continue.
Tom Altman motioned for the Heros program to become part of the state Conference, support by Phil Chrzan. Paul Rogers asked Saginaw County for a copy of the news tape of this years winner as a way to promote and motivate other counties/centers.
Jim Fyvie concerned with the fairness of the award only going to a situation that had a positive outcome. Suzan Hensel announced that a committee would be formed to evaluate the qualifications and revise the parameters if needed.
Lloyd Fayling concerned with cost of the program now that the state chapter would be funding it, Any Goldberger announced that it costs less than $ 200.00. One other option for committee review would be to have all candidates recognized in some way.
ENP exam President Sexton announced that seven total sat for the exam, and only three of those were from Michigan. He is hoping to announce soon that we have three new ENPs for the State of Michigan NENA chapter.
National conference President Sexton and Treasurer Goldberger will be going as representatives of the Michigan chapter, as well as the winner of all attendees to be announced at the close of the conference. The scholarship to attend the conference was won by an applicant from Illinois, with a reminder to all members to take advantage of the availability of scholarships in the upcoming years. An invitation has also been extended to Mary Jo Hovey to attend the National conference, she is unable to accept, and therefore the invitation will be extended to Col. Munoz of the Michigan State Police.
National NENA North Central Regional Vice President candidate Bob Currier came forward to say a few words, other candidate Ron Bonneau attended most of the conference, but was unable to attend this meeting to speak with the membership.
This meeting was adjourned at 4:40 PM; the next meeting will be held in Ionia County at 10:00 AM on July 9, 2003.