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October 2002


We have the floor plan ready for EXPO 2003 and the tables are up for grabs on a first come, first served basis. Get your table reserved now and select your prime spot with your paid reservation. We are starting to receive reservations and confirmed tables so if you have that choice table location in mind, don't wait or it will be gone. See me at the meeting or call me for more information at (718) 821-4096.

We are at the New Hyde Park Inn through the November meeting. If you have a dinner menu choice that you wish to suggest, please call me and we will see if it is feasible.


We are accepting Bylaw change proposals submitted in writing up to the March meeting. Please remember that only full Member grade may submit a Bylaw change proposal.

Excerpts from our Constitution and Bylaws:

Bylaw IV Duties of Standing Committees

Membership: This Committee consisting of a Chairperson and (4) four Members shall determine the qualifications of the applicant for Membership in the Society.

This Committee shall meet to consider all new applicants and reclassification of present Members. A minimum of (3) three Members of the committee shall be in attendance at such meeting before action can be taken.

The Chairperson of this Committee shall obtain, in writing information pertinent to the qualifications of all applicants from (3) three references, one of whom shall be the sponsor. Any Member who shall be subject to review for reclassification shall be notified in writing by the chairperson of the Membership Committee prior to any presentation to the full Membership. He shall have the right to present his/her facts before the Membership Committee as well as the Executive Committee. When all information is obtained and considered, the recommendation of this committee shall then be submitted to the Executive Committee for action. Following this, acceptance and grade of Membership shall be presented at regular meeting for action by Members.

The Chairperson shall issue new Members upon acceptance at a monthly meeting, a copy of the Constitution and the Bylaws, the Society pin and Certificate of Membership.

Special Activities: This Committee Consisting of a Chairperson and (3) three or more Members shall report on all special activities, special events and entertainment for the Society. Records pertaining to function attendance and moneys received or expended shall be recorded on a computer system with a printout of the final cost available to the Executive Board.

Programs: This Committee, consisting of a Chairperson and (2) two Members, shall arrange in advance and engage speakers to present topics, interesting and instructive, for each regular meeting.

Arrangements: This committee, consisting of a Chairperson and (2) two Members, shall make all arrangements for the meeting place of the Society.

Bylaws: This Committee consisting of a Chairperson and (2) two or more Members shall look into the Bylaws. It will report and make known any Bylaw change submitted in writing by Membership, as per Bylaws.


2002 Constitution, Bylaws and Rosters will be available at the October meeting and by request only afterwards. If you would like your copy mailed to you, please send me a note and I will get it out to you.

Congratulations to Associate Member William Misita of Jellinek Auto Radiator who has reach a milestone in meeting attendance records with 80 consecutive meetings, an equivalent of ten full years!

Hot on his tail is Member George Pastor who has reached 65 consecutive meetings. Not even a one-way trip to work of over a hundred miles across 3 states keeps George from breaking his string of meetings!

Please be sure to visit the web sites of our Members from Howland Hook Container Terminal at and Custom Bandag, Inc. at the next time you surf the Internet.

Thank you for the pictures of the 2002 Golf Outing go out to Member Carl Aronin, which are now available for viewing on our web site at

Our present Membership is comprised of:
Members 131
Life Members 17
Editorial Members 1
Associate Members 45
Honorary Members 1
Original Equipment Manufacturer 0
Apprentice Fleet Supervisors 2

Total Membership 197

Attendance at the September meeting:
Members 63
Guests 24
Total 87

Current consecutive attendance records are:

Bill Misita, Jellinek Auto Radiator - 80, 9/92 -
George Pastor, H. John Davis, Inc. - 65, 5/94 -
Nuno Tardo, Universal Ford - 63, 3/89 - 1/97
John Cigna, Retired - 50, 2/94 - 3/00
Robert Lagnese, SUNY, Farmingdale - 45, 1/97 -
Pat De Martino, Con Edison - 44, 10/90 - 2/96
Carl Orza, Retired - 43, 3/97 -
John Dozis, Fink Baking Co. - 37, 1/96 - 5/00
Nuno Tardo, Retired - 36, 3/97 - 10/01
Bill Ross, Sprague Energy - 33, 11/95 - 1/00


The Education Committee is looking into having a 6-Hour defensive driving course our Members at little or no cost. We are looking into having the first class meet on the afternoon of the General meeting at the New Hyde Park Inn and the follow-up class would meet the next night (also at New Hyde Park Inn) from 6-9 PM. There will be notice in the Newsletter announcing the time and place. Please let me know if you are interested by calling me at (516) 485-0717 or e-mail me at [email protected]. We are also looking for a certified instructor to teach this class, so if you are one or know someone who teaches the 6-Hour Defensive Driving Course, please contact me.


Last call and last chance to place your Journal ad. We need everybody to pitch in and help out with this worthy endeavor. You can download a Journal application from our
web site, or see any of the Executive Board Members at the October meeting.

Attention all Associate Members - you are entitled to a full-page ad in the 2002 Journal. Please send me your ad copy if you haven't done so by November 15th.


The 2002/2003 new Officers were presented to the Membership.

Linda Mazza, Step-Up Presentations, Inc. gave an inspiring presentation to motivate employees to improve productivity. She also passed out many raffles to participants in the raffle. Our thanks go out to Gabrielli Truck Sales, Ltd. for sponsoring Linda and the cocktail hour.

The winner of the $50.00 in the BIG DRAW was Member George Ferraro who donated his proceeds to the Kiddy Picnic.

Member Mortimer O'Sullivan was the winner of the raffle of a 27" color TV. Morty sure has the "luck of the Irish" as this is his second TV he has won from various Society meetings.


Finally we were able to induct some new Members at the September meeting. We need each and everyone in the Membership to be part of the Membership Committee and to talk up the Society with all the Fleet Supervisors you meet daily. Let's try to make this year a banner year for increasing our Membership.

Inducted at the September meeting:

· Robert Johanson, Shop Manager for We Transport / Town Bus of Bayshore, NY as a Member. He oversees 250 school buses at the Holbrook, NY location. Robert also oversees the Parts Department for five locations, used bus sales and shop equipment purchasing. He has over 30 years of transportation experience in parts, service, sales and management.

· Steven Huresky, Superintendent of the Power Shop for Howland Hook Container Terminal of Staten Island, NY as a Member. Steve is responsible for all fleet repairs, parts, equipment purchasing, maintaining fleet software system and all budget activities for a stevedore fleet of 350 vehicles.


We are still accepting applications for the Society of Fleet Supervisors Scholarship and have a total of six $1,000.00 scholarships to award in December. Get your applications in before the deadline of the November meeting and make sure you fulfill your attendance requirement.

At the October meeting, the Society will be awarding two $1,000.00 Hank Hasiwar Scholarships to two students from the State University of New York, Farmingdale. These deserving students were interviewed in June and have met all of our requirements for these scholarships. Please join us at the October meeting for the scholarship awards.


Unfortunately I was unable to attend the September Meeting but thanks to the help of Mike Iannizzi and Bill Ross, the Scholarship Awards Dinner is off to a great start. We have an exciting evening planned with six scholarships to be awarded and we end the night with our raffle for the 10,000 Bricks. Remember that only two hundred tickets are being sold. I will have brick tickets with me at the October meeting. It was announced the last day to pay for your reservation is November 29th. Please contact Bill or myself at your earliest convenience. Phone 718-886-4020 or 917-699-7740.

In January we will announce the date and location for the Kiddy Party and the Golf Outing will be at the Inwood Country Club in June.


Congratulations to Member Tim Harte on his retirement from the New York City Department of Sanitation. Tim was only five days short of reaching thirty years of service.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for our following Members and their spouses:
11/4 Louise Chan (Richard)
11/5 Ismael Acevedo
11/6 Janneth Ungerer (David)
11/8 George Ferraro
11/8 Liese Tomassi (Roger)
11/8 Edna Williams (Edward)
11/20 Carl Aronin
11/20 Joseph Meade
11/22 James Atkins
11/24 Ralph Provisiero
11/26 Nancy Misita (William)
11/26 Fred Provenzano
11/29 James Dejana
11/30 Thomas Scheel

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