Annual Meeting and Picnic Meeting – May 22, 2014
Brian Strong opened the meeting by thanking all those who contributed to the clubs success and noting that awards don’t cover all those who probably deserve special recognition. He also noted that the day’s attendance of 165 members represented a record attendance for the annual meeting and picnic.
Recognition of service awards were delivered to the following people: Bill Balch, Jeff Hare, Neal Coleman, Larry Hirsch, Jay Dirnberger, Jorgen Jensen, Bob Fatherly, Chris Lewis, Jon Fox, John Luscombe, Roy Fuchs, Roy McKay, Art Greenberg. Sal Mollica, Dick Hagan, Mario Ottaviano, Larry Untermeyer, Steve Raffel and Mario Sa’Couto.
Outstanding Service awards were given to Bruce Allen, Austin Doolittle and Marty Yellin.
Owl awards were given to Otis Crawford, Peter Sternbach and Elliott Netherton.
A lifetime achievement award was presented to Bill Meyers. Brian noted that Bill Meyers was probably responsible for more Y’s men members than any other membership chairman either prior or since his tenure.
Brian also gave a tribute to those in the club over age ninety. He pointed out that the Y’s Men could boast thirty-five members who are age ninety or above.
Next came the nomination and election of officers and directors for the 2014/2015 year. The following were elected:
President Marty Yellin
First Vice President Art Greenberg
Second Vice President Chris Lewis
Treasurer Les Wolf
Assistant Treasurer Fred Rosen
Secretary Ted Voss
Assistant Secretary Joel Wasserman
Past President Brian Strong
Communications Sal Mollica
Membership Tom Douglas
Community Service Peter Knight
Historian Bill Balch
Trips and Events Jeff Hare
Directors at Large Jay Dirnberger
Brian then called on Marty Yellin as the new President to come to the podium.
Marty thanked the members for nominating him and gave special thanks to Brian, Roy McKay and Jeff Hare for all the help they provided him during the past year. He then called on all the members to continue to have fun as part of a vibrant fraternal organization and to step up to do the work that is required to keep the Y’s Men functioning efficiently and smoothly.
Marty then outlined three goals that he would present to the Board of Directors for the Y’s Men during the following year:
- Obtain speakers that are interesting, informative and relevant to the interests of the Y’s Men
- Learn more about each other by having all those with an interest to be granted the opportunity to give a five to ten minute presentation at the beginning of a meeting
- Provide a one-year mentor for each new member to help familiarize and integrate the new member into the organization
Brian then declared that the balance of the meeting and picnic would be a birthday celebration for Neal Croarkin who is turning 95 and Sam Smith who is turning 100.