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June 2001


On behalf of the Officers of the Society, I want to thank you for your support shown by re-electing us for the coming year. I hope that we will see some new faces on various committees in the near future, if anyone is interested please contact the Executive Board.

The EXPO was held at Leonard's of Great Neck on May 16th and in spite of the fact that there were other equipment shows on that day and the following day Frank Almona and his Committee did an excellent job. We will be discussing changing the date next year, and looking at new promotional ideas in our efforts to increase the attendance and displays.

I want to thank Steven Levy of RAD Energy, and the guest speakers, for the informative seminar on Ultra Low Sulfur fuel and the latest technology to help us meet the EPA requirements that will be going into effect in 2006.

Thanks go to Special Activities Chairman Pat De Martino for a great Kiddy Picnic. The weather co-operated, the food, DJ, clown, toys, games were all great, and all had a good time.

The 14th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC is just around the corner. It will be held at the INWOOD COUNTRY CLUB, on June 18th. Please contact Pat De Martino, Bill Ross, or Carl Orza for more info.

As we head into the summer months, I would like to wish all our Members and their families a wonderful and safe summer.

I hope to see you all at the September meeting.


I want to thank all those who had participated in this year's EXPO with your product displays and vehicles that made our EXPO unique. I also want to give special thanks to our sponsors Atlantic Detroit Diesel Allison, Baker Equipment Engineering, Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co. and H.O. Penn Machinery for making this year's EXPO possible. Also this EXPO would not have been possible without the dedicated work from all my committee members. There are too many to individually name and you know who you are. We will do it again next year and it will get even better. Thanks again.

We are off for the summer months and will return to our regular meeting schedule in September. Please note the date changes for the September and November meetings due to holidays. Post cards will be mailed prior to the meeting as a reminder.

Have a safe and wonderful summer and I'll see you in September.


The Bylaw change proposal for eliminating line 8 of Bylaw V, Meetings was voted upon at the May meeting. 48 votes including 13 proxy votes cast decided the outcome and the proposal was passed with 46 for, 2 against and no abstentions.

Excerpts from our Constitution and Bylaws:

Bylaw V Meetings

Meetings of the Society shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month. Legal holidays, June, July and August may be excepted. Regular monthly meetings to be held in September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May. The December meeting is to be the Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. (Amended 5/17/00)

Newly elected Officers will assume the duties of their office the third Wednesday in June. The formal installation of newly elected Officers will be held at the September regular meeting.

Executive meetings of the Society shall be held according to section III of the Bylaws. (5) Five Members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum at these meetings.

The order of business at the May meeting shall be as follows:

1. Reading of the minutes
2. Report of the Secretary
3. Report of the Treasurer
4. Report of the Standing Committees
5. Report of the Special Committees
6. Report of election results
7. Report of the President
(Amended 5/16/01)

(20) Twenty Members present at a meeting of the Society shall constitute a quorum. (5) Five Members of the Executive Committee at a meeting regularly called shall constitute a quorum. The order of a business meeting shall be as follows:

1. Reading of the minutes
2. Secretary's report
3. Treasurer's report
4. Report of Standing Committees
5. Report of Special Committees
6. Unfinished business
7. New business
8. Presentation of program
9. Adjournment


There will be a new constitution and roster printed over the summer. Please send me any changes you may have to your home address, telephone number or place of employment, address or telephone number if you haven't done so.

Our present Membership is comprised of:
Members 140
Life Members 17
Editorial Members 1
Associate Members 45
Honorary Members 1
Original Equipment Manufacturer 0
Apprentice Fleet Supervisors 4

Total Membership 208

Attendance at the May meeting:
Members 70
Guests 59
Total 129

Current consecutive attendance records are:

Bill Misita, Jellinek Auto Radiator - 72, 9/92 -
Nuno Tardo, Universal Ford - 63, 3/89 - 1/97
George Pastor, Petro Inc. - 57, 5/94 -
John Cigna, Retired - 50, 2/94 - 3/00
Pat De Martino, Con Edison - 44, 10/90 - 2/96
John Dozis, Fink Baking Co. - 37, 1/96 - 5/00
Robert Lagnese, SUNY, Farmingdale - 37, 1/97 -
Carl Orza, Gabrielli Truck Sales - 35, 3/97 -
Nuno Tardo, Universal Ford - 35, 3/97 -
Bill Ross, RAD Energy - 33, 11/95 - 1/00


The Board wishes to announce some interesting educational programs for next year. Mike Iannizzi has volunteered to present the 6 Hour NYS 10% Insurance Reduction class to Society Members in the fall. We are in the process of looking for a space on Long Island (perhaps the New Hyde Park Inn) to have two consecutive evenings of instruction (3 hours per evening). This course will save you money on your auto insurance for the next three years.

We are also looking into having Management Seminars on one or two of the following subjects:

*Couching and Counseling for Improved Job Productivity
*Conflict management
*Delegating for Results
*Interviews that Work
*Managing Multiple Priorities in Today's new Workplace
*Results Oriented Supervision
*Solutions for Stress management

The facilitator is Flora Mattis who has given many seminars for the City of New York. Please let me know which seminars you are interested in so we can ensure we are meeting the needs of our Members. I can be reached at (516) 485-0717 or let any of the other Board Members know which courses are of interest to you. I'm planning to have the 3-hour course on a Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM prior to a General Meeting to minimize time away from the job or weekend and evening scheduling. Please let me know if this is something you may be interested in.


As a formality, a single vote was cast for the unopposed slate of Richard Fevang, President; William McVeigh, 1st Vice President; Robert Crandall, 2nd Vice President; Patricia Cohen, Secretary; William Ross, Treasurer for the term of 2001/2002.

A motion was made to change the September meeting date from the third Wednesday to the second Wednesday of the month on September 12th due to a religious holiday that falls on the 19th. The motion was voted upon and passed. Please mark your calendars accordingly.


Only 123 days until the Journal close out. During the 123 days all our Members will be enjoying summer and the last thing they will think about will be the Journal. Why not get your Journal ads in now before summer vacations. Then I won't have to worry all during September because the Journal has not reached its goal. Get your ad in now and go enjoy the summer.

See you in September.


We are still looking for new members to keep our Society moving in the right direction. Remember the Member who sponsors the most candidates for Member grade inducted by the November 2001 meeting will win a night in Manhattan, which includes dinner and a show for two.

The Executive Board is looking for new Members to become involved with the business of the Society. It costs two nights per month and will keep this great Society moving. See any of the Executive Board Members to sign up.

Members on the Move:
· Member Don Aull is now with NY Commercial Lubricants of Staten Island, NY as the Fleet Manager of 15 vehicles.


As you head into the summer please keep in mind that the Society always needs some new ideas to progress into the future. It is very obvious that a lot of the Members don't appreciate the efforts of the Board and the Members that bring the programs to the floor. People just get up and walk out, most continue to talk and disrupt the presentation.

After the three remaining presentations of 2001, I hope to change the format of the programs that will be presented. We will try to be more interactive and more effective in bringing awareness and knowledge to our lifeline Industry.

Be well and prosper, see you in September.


Graduation and summer time is upon us. Now is the time to submit your Society of Fleet Supervisors Scholarship application for you or your family member going to college or is already in college. There will be six $1000.00 scholarships awarded this December so why not be one of them? Get your application in as soon as possible so we can start the eligibility process. Have a happy summer!


The Kiddy Picnic went very well and all were pleased that we had good weather on our side this year. I want to thank Member Charlie Brocher for his tremendous help in organizing this year's event.

Our annual Golf Outing will be held at the Inwood Country Club on Monday, June 18 starting at 10:30 AM. All reservations must be made no later than June 11. We still have a few openings for golfers so please call to reserve. Those of you who have reserved and have not furnished the names of the golfers or paid we appreciate your immediate response so we can finalize prior to the event. Also, we are looking for sponsors and contributors to support our annual Golf Outing. The only way to make this event a tremendous success as it has been in the past is by the support from our Members and friends, so please give us a call to show your support as a sponsor or contributor to benefit our scholarship and education activities in the Society.

For Reservations please contact:
Pat De Martino - (718) 319-5482
Carl Orza - (800) 655-2427
Bill Ross (718) 268-4193


HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for our following Members and their spouses:

7/2 Leon Bloom
7/3 Dennis Gordon
7/5 Rachel Jones (Michael)
7/8 Janie Gelinas (Thomas)
7/8 Claire Tepfenhardt (Robert)
7/8 Victor Varonier
7/9 Thomas Stagnitta
7/12 Frank Fontana
7/14 Patricia Dardzinski
7/14 Clement Drummond
7/15 Donald Deneke
7/18 Joseph Castaldo
7/20 Margaret Consiglio
7/21 Steven De Mizio
7/21 Thomas Stagnitta
7/22 Laura Arbasetti (Gino)
7/22 Sally Ann Logerfo (John)
7/28 Anne O'Sullivan (Mortimer)
7/29 Patricia Cohen
8/1 Ann Bruce (Michael)
8/1 Dennis Meehan
8/1 Thomas Rocco
8/2 Liz Maher (Robert)
8/3 Anne Madden (Dennis)
8/5 Kathleen Meehan (Dennis)
8/6 Sheldon Wertman
8/7 Daniel Coranoto
8/8 Sherry Fauci (Robert)
8/8 Mary Ann Spiotto (Robert)
8/12 Clare Messuri (Paul)
8/13 Joseph Calderaro Jr.
8/13 James Fisher
8/14 Josephine Carpenter (Frank)
8/17 Valerie Kaplan (Darren)
8/18 Mark Heitner
8/20 Vincenza Parisi (Vincent)
8/23 Sue Ebert (Edgar)
8/24 Wendy Crandall (Robert)
8/26 Victoria Parisi (Philip)
8/27 Patricia Heaney (Stephen)
8/27 Michael Jones
8/27 Carol Rocco (Thomas)
8/27 Robert Tepfenhardt
8/28 Peter Pepe
8/28 Elena Shopis (John)
8/28 Salvatore Tesi
8/29 Kenneth Wyman
8/31 Carlos Vidot
9/6 Rhoda Klebanoff (Harold)
9/8 Avi Mordekovich
9/9 Stanley Pirpinias
9/12 Mary De Longis (Joseph)
9/14 Mitch Blane
9/14 Elaine Lewis (Arthur)
9/14 Robert Maher
9/17 Joseph Ricciardella
9/18 Joseph Princiotta
9/18 James Rich
9/19 Peter Clark
9/22 Sharon Manasseh (Reginald)
9/23 Michael Iannizzi
9/25 Yolanda Calderaro (Joseph)
9/25 Lynn Cordiello (Michael)
9/25 Stacy Santangelo
9/26 Jeffrey Kaye
9/27 Marilyn Gibbons (Dennis)
9/27 Reginald Manasseh
9/29 Vincent Parisi
9/30 Lisa Ann Aull (Donald)
9/30 Kathy Orza (Carl)

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