Chimney Safety Institute of America
Board of Directors Meeting
May 8, 2012
CSIA Technology Center, Plainfield, IN

President John Pilger called the meeting of the Chimney Safety Institute of America Board of Directors to order at 8:02am Eastern.  

Directors Present: Jim Bostaph, Randy Brooks, Chuck Hall, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, John Pilger, Jeff Schmittinger, Mike Segerstrom, Mark Stoner and Bo Tasso

Directors Absent: Eric Adair (excused)

Staff Present:  Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Ashley Eldridge, Candice Bradbury and Art Garrett

Guests: Jay Walker

John Pilger led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Bo Tasso and seconded by Jim Bostaph to approve the minutes of the February 2012 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

President’s Report: As submitted by John Pilger.

Executive Director’s Report: As submitted by Mark McSweeney. He added that he has opened an employment search for a new Certification Coordinator.

Legal Report: As submitted by Art Garrett.  The board went into executive session at 8:09am. Executive session ended at 9:23 am. A discussion was held regarding the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician and CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep trademark use guidelines.

Treasurer’s Report: As presented by Mark Stoner. A discussion was held regarding education marketing, certification ID cards and retail expenses.

A motion was made by John Meredith and seconded by Bo Tasso to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

Long Range Planning Report: As submitted by Bo Tasso.

CEU Committee Report: As submitted by Bo Tasso.

Education and Certification Committee Report: A discussion was held regarding a “Train the Trainer” program.

CCS Marketing Task Force Report: As submitted by Rob Lindemann.

Affiliated Trades Committee Report: As submitted by Steve Pietila.

Apprenticeship Program Task Force Report: Submitted by Jim Bostaph.

Ethics Committee Report: As submitted by Jeremy Biswell.

National Service Project Task Force Report: As submitted by Jim Bostaph.

C-DET Report: Submitted by John Bently.

Old Business
There was no old business for consideration at this meeting.

New Business
Acceptance of Conflict of Interest Statements:
Board members disclosed personal and professional affiliations which may pose potential conflicts.  

Next Board Meeting Dates
Budget Meeting – August 20-21, 2012 at the CSIA Technology Center
Fall Meeting – November 13, 2012 (9:00 am Eastern) online

A motion was made
by Bo Tasso and seconded by John Meredith to adjourn the meeting of the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10am.

 

 Approved at the August 21, 2012 meeting.