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January 2002


I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

The Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner was a great evening. The prizes, food and entertainment were great, Pat De Martino and his Committee did a fantastic job and deserve a big Thank You.

Our congratulations go out to all the recipients of the 2001 Society of Fleet Supervisors Scholarships.

Wilhelmenia Wilkins, Human Resources Consultant, KeySpan Energy will present the program for January and the topic will be on "Investigating Employee Concerns". The previous program from Wilhelmenia was very informative for our Members and we received many requests to have her return with other programs. This topic will address setting up an internal process to investigate concerns and show how this can be used to improve productivity.

If there is a program that are interested in having presented, please contact Don Aull @ (718) 980-3651, or (718) 720-3434.

We plan to raffle off some interesting prizes, donated by Goodyear and South Shore, to help increase out donation to the Trade Center Fund. Please plan to participate in this worthy cause.

Frank Almona is working with his Committee for the EXPO 2002 to be held at Leonard's of Great Neck, and will update us about the plans for this year.

As we begin 2002 we are seeking some Members to become involved with our various committees. Please contact anyone on the Executive Board for more information.

I hope to see you at our next meeting on January 16th.


We are back again at the New Hyde Park Inn through the May 2002 meeting.

Our 2002 EXPO will be held at Leonard's of Great Neck on Wednesday, April 24, 2002. Start planning now as April is approaching us very fast and you don't want to miss out on exhibiting or going to this show. Call me at (718) 821-4096 to reserve your table now.


Haven't received any Bylaw change proposals yet but we are still open to accept any changes. Please submit your proposal in writing no later than the March Meeting.

Excerpts from our Constitution:
Bylaw XI Honorariums

1. The Secretary of the Society, the News Editor of the Supervisors News, the Treasurer of the Society and the Data Services Chairperson shall receive the sum of ($99.00) ninety-nine dollars annually. (Amended 5/17/95)

2. This honorarium will be distributed at the beginning of each fiscal year. (Amended 5/18/94)

Bylaw XIV Accountant Services (Added 5/20/92)

1. The Executive Committee shall hire the services of an accountant each year at or about the January Board meeting, to file all governmental responsibilities for the Society.


Our present Membership is comprised of:
Members 142
Life Members 18
Editorial Members 1
Associate Members 48
Honorary Members 1
Original Equipment Manufacturer 0
Apprentice Fleet Supervisors 4

Total Membership 214

Current consecutive attendance records are:

Bill Misita, Jellinek Auto Radiator - 74, 9/92 -
Nuno Tardo, Universal Ford - 63, 3/89 - 1/97
George Pastor, Petro Inc. - 59, 5/94 -
John Cigna, Retired - 50, 2/94 - 3/00
Pat De Martino, Con Edison - 44, 10/90 - 2/96
Robert Lagnese, SUNY, Farmingdale - 39, 1/97 -
John Dozis, Fink Baking Co. - 37, 1/96 - 5/00
Carl Orza, Retired - 37, 3/97 -
Nuno Tardo, Retired - 36, 3/97 - 10/01
Bill Ross, Sprague Energy - 33, 11/95 - 1/00



The 475-mile network of New Jersey interstates, state highways and toll roads at which speed limits are set at 65 miles per hour will increase on Saturday, December 15, when an extra 125 miles is officially added.

The additional 125 miles of roads were recommended in August when the New Jersey Department of Transportation released its final findings and data as part of a three-year study of the 65 mile-per-hour speed limit.

New roads added to the 65 mph network include a nine-mile stretch of Route 24 in Morris County, a seven-mile stretch of I-280 in Morris and Essex counties, and an eight-mile stretch of I-95 in Mercer County.

Extra segments have been added to Routes 18 and 55, Interstates 78, 80, 195, 287, 295 and the Garden State Parkway in Cape May County. A detailed list of the newly added roadway segments is attached.

The 65 mph speed limit on these stretches will become officially enforceable at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

On May 19, 1998 speed limits were raised on portions of New Jersey highways, including parts of Routes 18 and 55; Interstates 78, 80, 195, 287, 295; and the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway.

To encourage safe driving and compliance with the law penalties for speeding and other violations in the original and new 65 mph zones are doubled.

A full copy of "The 36-Month Study Report on 65 MPH Speed Limit in New Jersey" can be obtained at the NJDOT's website at


I hope that Year 2002 will bring a lot of new Members into the Society. We need each and every one of you to constantly publicize the benefits the Society of Fleet Supervisors has to offer. Every time that you are talking with a prospective Member tell him or her about our meetings and our functions. Let them know about our excellent presentations that are offered every month.

In order for the Society to grow stronger we need a good base Membership. We also need Members to help out with the various committees that run this organization. Put your name in first! Please help your Society to grow as strong as possible in the future. If you need anything pertaining to Membership please let me know.

Your 2002 annual dues are due on January 1 and notices have been sent to all Members and Associates. Please pay your dues in a timely manner to avoid being declared delinquent. Please take notice of a change of address on your invoice for Treasure Bill Ross where you mail your dues.


Belated Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to all. We have made into another year, and with God on our side we will make this a historic part of our lives. The Program for January will be "Investigating Internal Complaints in the Work Place" presented by Wilhelmenia Wilkins of KeySpan Energy. February's program will be from World Information Systems showing us some of the latest industry software.

I do need some help for January, as of now I do not have a sponsor for the cocktail hour. If anyone would like to pick up the tab or know of someone who would please contact me as soon as possible.


Our 2001 Society of Fleet Supervisors, Inc. Scholarships of $1,000.00 each were awarded at the Annual Scholarships Awards Dinner to:
Michael Cavalluzzi, grandson of Life Member Michael Iannizzi
Amanda Drummond, daughter of Member Clement Drummond
Joseph McCormack, son of Member Edward McCormack
Steven Tabeek, nephew of Member Bill D'Emic
Jennifer Wyman, granddaughter of Life Member Kenneth Wyman

Congratulations to our recipients and good luck to all of them in their scholastic endeavors.

Your family member or yourself could be listed above as a scholarship recipient for the 2002 Society of Fleet Supervisors, Inc. Scholarship next December. Plan ahead, get your application in and don't forget to fulfill your meeting attendance requirement.


There is nothing to report on the health and welfare of our Members this month. Anyone who knows of a Member who is ill, please let me know so the Society can send flowers or a basket of cheer along with our prayers and speedy recovery wishes. You can contact me at (718) 416-7620.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for our following Members and their spouses:

2/4 Lorraine Ferraro (George)
2/6 Edward McCormack
2/6 Paul Messuri
2/7 Patricia Harte (Tim)
2/8 Gloria Gick (James)
2/10 Phililp Dutot
2/11 Dennis Roskop
2/13 Jody Heitner (Mark)
2/13 Alan Klebanoff
2/14 Samuel Blakley
2/15 Brette Steinberg (Craig)
2/17 Lee Balazs (Louis)
2/17 Cathy Wyman (Kenneth)
2/18 Emma Colageo (Joseph Milea)
2/19 Raymond Kearney
2/20 Joan Martell (Fred)
2/21 Joseph Valenti
2/22 Anthony Falconiere
2/23 William Misita
2/23 Rosalie Pepe (Peter)

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