TCTA of Sussex & Warren Counties

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October 22, 2014 

MINUTES

This meeting, held at St. Mortiz Bar & Grill, 9 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, NJ, was called to order at 9:13 am by President Dana Mooney.

 

ROLL CALL:

                President Dana Mooney – Present

                1st Vice-President Danette Dyer – Present

                2nd Vice-President Linda Roth – Present

                Secretary Toni Grisaffi – Present

                Treasurer Gail Magura – Present

                Chaplain Jessica Caruso – President

 

Minutes from the June 20, 2014 meeting were distributed to all members for approval.  Motion to approve was made by Jean McKenna, seconded by Danette Dyer.  All in favor.

The Treasurer’s report was available for this meeting.  A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by Terry  Beshada, seconded by Dawn Babcock.  All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS:

Darren Lowe from MGL Printing passed along a message from Russell Diehl.  Russell sends his thanks and appreciation for all the well wishes, prayers, cards, flowers.  He’s currently in Kessler in West Orange and doing well and in good spirits.  A motion was made by Dawn Babcock to send an Edible Arrangement, seconded by everyone present.  Gail Magura to make the arrangements for delivery.

 

Darren also provided a brief update on the Regional meeting.  The Spring Conference will go back to 3 days.  The location where the state meetings are held will be changed.  They are looking at the Galloping Hill Golf Course for the Holiday Party.

The Associate Business members will hold their meeting on Wednesday during the League from 6 – 9 at Chickie & Pete’s.  If you are attending the League and looking for what’s available to do for the evening, contact Dana for a copy of The Spreadsheet.

Four members are needed to form the Nominating Committee to discuss nominees for the upcoming vacancies.  Two people from each county are needed for the Committee.  Please contact Dana if you are interesting in volunteering.

The Association Holiday Party will be held on Friday December 12, 2014 in Sussex County.  Please contact Linda Roth if you are available to help.  Please note, date was changed to Friday, December 5, 2014.

The date for the 2015 Re-Organization meeting was listed incorrectly on the Agenda.  The correct date for that meeting is Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Organizing a one day conference with the proceeds going to the TCTA Scholarship Fund was proposed by President Dana Mooney.  Possible time frame and venues were discussed.  Sussex County Vocational School and Sussex County Community College were suggested as possible locations.  There was a general consensus the end of March, before the TCTA Conference would be a good time to hold it.  Volunteers to organize and plan are needed.  Contact Dana if you are available.

Dawn Gallant attended the NE Regional Conference in Bushkill, PA this year.  She said it was a very informative and enlightening.  New Jersey attendees came away with an appreciation of working in NJ.  The rules and uniformity provide a nice structure that many states don’t have.  She recommended attending the conference in the future if feasible.

 

SPEAKER:

Thomas Ferry, CPA, RMA with Ferraiolo, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva spoke about methods to reconcile the levy to tax reports.  If you are interested in copies of his spreadsheets, contact Dana Mooney for his contact information. 

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dawn Babcock, seconded by Monica Miebach.