Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
Grand Rapids Michigan Chapter
Construction Specifications Institute
February 11, 2010
Present:Dawn McDaniel, Director President
Dave Trudell Certification Chair report
Bill Smith Director Alliances/Awards/Expo Chair
Ed Avink Technical/Electronic Com Co- Chair/ Newsletter Editor
Gary Beimers, Director Web/Electronic Chair
Pete DeJong Program Chair
Larry Olson, Director Treasurer/Golf Committee Chair
Charlie Appleby Director Expo/Product Show Chair
Brian Moynihan, Director Membership Chair
Lisa Berryman Director Secretary
Jim Hojnacki Membership Co-Chair
Absent: Dave Turner Education Chair/ Academic Liason
Quorum: A quorum was present at this meeting.
Meeting was called to order by President Dawn McDaniel at 4:34 at the Pinnacle Center in
Secretary – Lisa Berryman
Pete motioned to accept the January minutes and Bill seconded the motion
Membership Report – Brian Moynihan Co Chair Jim Hojnacki
Phil Catellano of Sto-Ex will not be rejoining dues to economic times. Postcards will go out in
April for programs.
Product Expo – Charlie Appleby
We have 43 booths reserved 9 of which were done through Paypal.
Programs Chair – Pete DeJong
Nothing in addition to his report, programs booked until September. Still looking at alternative
venues for monthly meetings.
Alliance’s – Bill Smith
Bill is working out dates and formats with the alliances. Pete went to the Alliance mtg on Bills
behalf. They are looking to add a spring 2010, possible May, meeting in addition to the fall
meeting. Program topics include Economic Summary or contractors and subcontractors “ How to
market your company”.
Web & Electronic Reports – Gary Beimers
Domain name needs to be renewed. Will look into multiple years renewal. Current website area
and archive is in Excel, Gary will get this cleaned up when he gets an FTP program. Career
section of the website is working well but may change the format from pdf to a link for a linked in
account to hold resumes.
Education Academic Report – Dave Turner
Absent, no addition to report.
Treasurers Report- Larry Olson
Pete made a motion to receive Januarys treasurers report and Brian seconded the motion.
Newsletter – Ed Avink
The newsletter file size is getting too large. He will look into splitting up the info and putting some
on the website and some in the newsletter and not duplicate things in both places.
Certification Report – Dave Trudell
CDT class is going well, he is working with 3 remote individuals and may consider doing the
entire class remote in the future.
Advertising and Presidents Report – Dawn McDaniel
Discussed the preferred split of board industry types on the board and if we needed to consider
that in the upcoming election. It was decided our board has the correct amount of types from
each group so the open spots are eligible to all industry types.
May 11-14 is the national CSI convention. Dawn will be attending. Discussed sending other
members where it makes sense. Lisa to look over schedule and see if it is already on her trade
show listing. Other options of who to send will be discussed at the next board meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:59
Next Board Meeting: March 11 2010 1130 a.m. at the Watermark Country Club in Cascade.
The above constitutes my understanding of items discussed and/or decisions made. If there are
any additions or corrections, please contact me.
Lisa Berryman CSI Grand Rapids Secretary
Author: Christopher Alexander
Christopher is a registered Architect and Architectural Revit Coordinator at Progressive AE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to Revit and BIM, he dapples in web design, CSI, and enjoys spending time with his wife, 4-year-old, and 1-year-old.