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June 2003


By this publication, the Kiddy Picnic and possibly the Golf Outing will have passed. Hopefully they were great successes, as were all the functions sponsored by the Society this year. Too often, we as an organization take for granted the people who donate their time and hard work to make every event, the successes we have come to take for granted.

These same people work tirelessly all year to provide our monthly meetings, newsletters, data services, financial services, and anything else needed to keep the Society going. I want to use this letter to thank all those who have toiled selflessly for the Society this and every year, invite those who wish to participate, to do so, and to wish everyone a healthy and happy summer.


Time is starting to run out on us and we urgently need Members to provide us with letters of support for the diesel technician program we would like Farmingdale State University to offer. You all know that there is a shortage of qualified diesel technicians out there and it can only get worse if the training is not available. There is a sample letter to put on your letterhead that is available to download from our web site under this Arrangements Committee report. Please send your letters to my attention to All Boro Engine Exchange, 59-20 56th St., Maspeth, NY 11378.

We are back at the New Hyde Park Inn for the September through November meetings. Until then, have a safe and wonderful summer.


Bylaw change proposals are now being accepted for next year.

Excerpts from our Constitution and Bylaws:

Bylaw III Executive Committee

1. The Executive Committee shall meet prior to each regular and annual meeting.
2. All Committee Chairpersons must report at the Executive and regular meeting and make annual reports.
3. Any Member of the Executive Committee absent from (4) four monthly meetings of the Committee without notification or a satisfactory excuse shall thereby cease to be a Member of the Committee.
4. The Executive Committee shall establish the "Standing" Committees and Special Committees as shall be necessary to conduct the affairs of the Society. The "Chairperson" on all Committees shall be chosen by the "President" of the Society. The Members of the Committee shall be chosen by the "Committee Chairperson" with the approval of the "President" of the Society. The Chairperson will announce the names of the persons on his/her Committee at the September Membership meeting. (Amended 5/17/95)
5. A Member may not serve as Chairperson or Member of more than (1) one Committee at a time. This is to actively involve more Members in Society functions.
6. The Executive Committee, headed by the President, shall be the final interpretation of all bylaws governing the Society of Fleet Supervisors.


The 2003 Constitution, Bylaws and Roster will be printed over the summer months. Please forward to me any address, phone number, employment changes you may have so they can be included in the next book.

Please stop by and visit the web sites of our newest Members from Suffolk Transportation Service Inc. at and Power Battery and Truck Parts at

Our present Membership is comprised of:
Members 118
Life Members 16
Editorial Members 1
Associate Members 41
Honorary Members 1
Original Equipment Manufacturer 0
Apprentice Fleet Supervisors 2

Total Membership 179

Attendance at the May meeting:
Members 45
Guests 22
Total 67

Current CONSECUTIVE attendance records are:
Bill Misita, Jellinek Auto Radiator - 86, 9/92 -
George Pastor, H. John Davis, Inc. - 70, 5/94 - 5/03
Nuno Tardo, Universal Ford - 63, 3/89 - 1/97
Robert Lagnese, SUNY, Farmingdale - 51, 1/97 -
John Cigna, Retired - 50, 2/94 - 3/00
Carl Orza, Retired - 49, 3/97 -
Pat De Martino, Con Edison - 44, 10/90 - 2/96
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


Member Richard Fevang presented the new slate of officers for 2003/2004 and cast one vote to elect them to office. Congratulations to President William McVeigh, 1st VP Robert Crandall, 2nd VP Michael Cafiero, Secretary Patricia Cohen and Treasurer Frank Carpenter. There was no opposing slate to run against them.

We thank Thomas Montagnino and his staff from License Monitor, Inc. of Floral Park, NY for sponsoring the cocktail hour and presenting a very informative presentation of their proprietary tracking software for instant driver license activity data to monitor driver DMV records and drivers' license status. Additional information for their services can be obtained from their web site at

Member Robert Lagnese was presented with a plaque honoring his record of attending 50 consecutive meetings.

The winner of the Big Draw of $50.00 was Nuno Tardo who donated his proceeds back to the Kiddy Picnic fund.


It is the close of another year for the Society and hopefully we are making some progress. In May we were able to bring in two new Members and one Associate Member. Things are looking up for us at this point. Please talk with your peers in the industry and help us to get some new members, especially members that want to be involved in committees. Have a Safe and enjoyable summer.

Inducted at the May meeting:
· Edward Sauchelli, General Manager, for Roadability Ltd of Deer Park, NY as a Member. Ed oversees the maintenance, dispatch, systems, new purchase specifications, fleet operations and safety for a trucking and rigging fleet of 17 vehicles. Ed has 25 years of experience the new and retread truck tire industry.
· Greg Lent, Vice President of Maintenance, for Suffolk Transportation Service Inc. of Bayshore, NY as a Member. Greg oversees the entire maintenance and purchasing for a 650-vehicle transit and school bus fleet. He oversees five supervisors in maintenance and parts. Greg has been with Suffolk Transportation for 33 years.
John Bruno, Salesman, for Power Battery and Truck Parts of Paterson, NJ as an Associate Member. John has been a sales representative of truck parts distributing major original equipment lines of truck parts for over 20 years.


The NYSDOT Bus and Truck Safety Unit will present our September program. We are looking for input from our Membership for suggestions on what you would want to hear about as a meeting program. Please feel free to call anyone on the Executive Board or myself and let us know what you would like.


When applying for the Society of Fleet Supervisors, Inc. Scholarship all Members are entitled to enroll (2) two applicants if the student is their child or grandchild, or (1) one applicant if the student is his/her self, spouse, niece or nephew. In order to give a fair chance to all eligible Members, only one scholarship per family can be awarded each year. Each individual is entitled to (1) one scholarship only and no more than (2) scholarships per family in less than (5) five consecutive years.

We will be interviewing candidates from Farmingdale State University for the Hank Hasiwar Scholarship on June 5th. We will select two candidates from a pool of candidates provided by Professor Lagnese and his staff and these students will be presented $1,000.00 scholarships each at the October meeting.


No news is good news on health & welfare front. I wish everyone a safe and happy summer!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for our following Members and their spouses:

7/02 Leon Bloom
7/08 Janie Gelinas (Thomas)
7/08 Claire Tepfenhardt
7/08 Victor Varonier
7/09 Thomas Stagnitta
7/10 Sandy Dozis (John)
7/10 Nikki Mitrakos (Tom)
7/11 George Pastor
7/12 Frank Fontana
7/14 Patricia Dardzinski (Stephen)
7/20 Margaret Consiglio (Henry)
7/21 Steven De Mizio
7/21 Thomas Stagnitta
7/22 Laura Arbasetti (Gino)
7/22 Betty Johanson (Robert)
7/22 Sally Ann Logerfo (John)
7/25 Nancy Benanti (Tony)
7/28 Anne O'Sullivan (Mortimer)
7/29 Eileen Brocher (Charles)
7/29 Patricia Cohen
7/30 Michele Huresky (Steven)
8/01 Ann Bruce (Michael)
8/01 Dennis Meehan
8/02 Liz Maher (Robert)
8/05 Kathleen Meehan (Dennis)
8/06 Lori Vavrinec (Marty)
8/07 Daniel Coranoto
8/08 Sherrie Fauci (Robert)
8/08 Mary Ann Spiotto (Robert)
8/11 Garry Raff
8/12 Clare Messuri (Paul)
8/13 Joseph Calderaro Jr.
8/13 James Fisher
8/14 Josephine Carpenter (Frank)
8/20 Carole Costantin (John)
8/20 Vincenza Parisi (Vincent)
8/23 Sue Ebert (Edgar)
8/23 Kathy Zaragoza (Nestor)
8/24 Wendy Crandall (Robert)
8/26 Victoria Parisi (Philip)
8/27 Eva Mandel (Martin)
8/27 Robert Tepfenhardt
8/28 Peter Pepe
8/28 Elena Shopis (John)
8/28 Salvatore Tesi
8/29 Kenneth Wyman
9/08 Avi Mordekovich
9/14 Mitchell Blane
9/14 Elaine Lewis (Arthur)
9/14 Robert Maher
9/18 Joseph Princiotta
9/18 James Rich
9/19 Peter Clark
9/21 Alfred Klingbeil
9/22 Sharon Manasseh (Reginald)
9/23 Francis Dejana (Peter)
9/23 Michael Iannizzi
9/25 Yolanda Calderaro (Joseph)
9/25 Lynn Cordiello (Michael)
9/26 Jeffrey Kaye
9/27 Marilyn Gibbons (Dennis)
9/27 Reginald Manasseh
9/28 Peter Dejana
9/29 Donald Schneider
9/30 Lisa Ann Aull (Donald)
9/30 John Dozis
9/30 Vincent Gulotta
9/30 Kathy Orza (Carl)

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