October Meeting Minutes

Mullaley led those in attendance in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance led by followed by the customary Round Robin. President Mullaley asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting as mailed in the Newsletter. Chapter Secretary, Dave Bessette, was not in attendance. Jim Denham is filling in for Dave. Larry Pearsall made a motion to accept the minutes. His motion was seconded by Roger Litman. The motion carried. Joe Niccoli, Chapter Treasurer, submitted the Treasurer’s Report. Joe reported that the Golf Outing netted approximately $13,900.00. Current balance is the Chapter’s account is $31,600.00. A motion to accept the Report as read was made by Bill Heffernan and seconded by Roger Litman. The motion carried.

Committee Reports:

Education-Nothing at this time

Awards: Larry Pearsall, Chairman of the Awards Committee asked the members, present, for more input for the Chapter’s Annual Member of the Year Award. Larry has not received many ballots and asks that the members make the effort to vote for a member worthy of this award.

Finance: Nothing at this time.

By Laws: Tabled.

Membership: Nothing at this time

Special Projects: Jim Denham is exploring a Holiday Theme function for the December meeting

Scholarships: John LeVangie reported that the Chapter has not received any requests for scholarship money. He did report that partnering with National to present a scholarship was a great success.
Nominations for Officers and Directors: President Mullaley reminded everyone that that Chapter Elections will be held in the spring of 2014. He encouraged members to get involved as an Officer or Directors. All positions are open to members in good standing.

Old Business: John Mullaley discussed the visit to Energy Efficiency Solutions LLC, the manufacturer of the BURNER BOOSTER. Roger Litman, feels that they, EES, have something but he has not been able to figure it out yet. Some members expressed disappointment that Brookhaven has not taken interest in the product.

New Business: National will not hold their traditional Trade Show and Convention in 2014. Instead two events will be held. In May, Mohegan Sun will be the site for the first OESP Road Show. In September another Road Show will be in Gettysburg, PA. Check out www.thinkoesp.org for more information.

Roger Litman, spoke regarding a project that he is involved with. It is a way to elevate over heating problems with steam systems. The basics use an insulated box installed around a radiator or convector with a fan, built into the box, interconnected to a thermostat. Roger will let us how the project progresses.

Our speaker for the evening was a Michelle Wilson, who is a Vice President, with ServicEdge. Michelle has most recently worked with National on their new website and has helped with the Chapter’s own website. ServicEdge does not just do websites. They help oil companies diversify to other services such as gas and air conditioning, offering service contracts for heating and cooling that includes gas. Monthly billing of service plans vs. annual billing. She spoke with regards to pros and cons of discounts vs. parts coverage of service plans. Michelle has many excellent ideas to make our service departments more profitable.

The meeting adjourned at 8:08 PM.

Respectfully Submitted: 11/14/2013

Dave Bessette, Chapter Secretary