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Minutes of the General Business Meeting SEHSA Environmental Health & Safety Association November 4, 2004 Location: Lake Placid, NY. Mary-Lynn Cummings called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Mary-Lynn introduced the members of the Board present. Al Swavy made a motion to approve the minutes of the annual general business meeting in 2003. Second by Brian Hansen. Approved. Mary-Lynn provided a President's report, as follows: We received our certificate of incorporation as the SEHSA Environmental Health & Safety Association of New York, Inc., dated June 15, 2004. The Board will now be working with our legal counsel to file for tax-exempt status with the IRS. The Board finalized a Professional Development Awards Program. Individual grants up to $500 are available to support professional development opportunities for the general membership. More information is available on the SEHSA website. Maureen Kotlas was representing SEHSA as a participant in an EPA Working Group on EMSs. Maureen has recently left her position at Stony Brook and the Board is investigating whether the working group would like to have her position filled by another SEHSA member. Nora Baynes-Duffy provided a Treasurer's report. David Miller and Vinnie Franconere conducted a review of the financial records and found everything to be in order. The following committee reports were submitted: Mary-Lynn Cummings reported that Tom Rathbone is serving as liaison to SUNY PPAA and the Chancellor's University-Wide Task Force on Campus Safety. The Chancellor's Task Force is currently focused more on personal safety than traditional EHS issues. Vinnie Franconere is legislative/regulatory liaison. Mark Fairbrother has assembled historical information about SEHSA into 4 notebooks. If anyone has old agendas, Minutes of the General Business Meeting p. 2 SEHSA Environmental Health & Safety Association November 4, 2004 photographs, or memorabilia from early SEHSA days, please pass this material along to Mark. Richard Belgrave reported active membership recruiting efforts in the New York City metro area. He is also working to identify and contact unrepresented SUNY campuses. Mark Fairbrother reported that the Professional Development Awards Program committee looks forward to reviewing applications from the members. The following unfinished business was discussed: Dave Turkow stated his interest in developing a statewide contract for hazardous waste. Minutes of the General Business Meeting p. 2 SEHSA Environmental Health & Safety Association November 4, 2004 The following new business was discussed: The Bylaws were revised to align the organization name with the name approved by the Commissioner of Education in the Certificate of Incorporation. A motion to approve the November 4, 2004 version of the Bylaws was made by Brian Hamilton. Second by Dave Turkow. Approved. Kim Dalton-Ferris of SUNY Geneseo won the logo contest. The Board will be meeting with OFPC and administrators in SUNY Central in coming months. Next year's fall conference will be held in Corning, NY, November 14-17, 2005. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.
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