Minutes of the SACI 97th Annual Business Luncheon
On Thursday March 29, 2018; SACI held its 97th Annual Business Luncheon at La Griglia Restaurant in Kenilworth, NJ. As is our annual practice at this meeting, we reviewed the highlights of the past 2017-2018 year and looked forward to our programs for 2018-2019.
Our guest of honor was Frank DeMonico, who was awarded a plaque on behalf of the SACI board of directors and the membership for his outstanding service and support of the SACI organization for the past 50 years. Frank spent some time speaking with the members in attendance reminiscing about the SACI organization of years gone by. The thoughts he shared brought back many fond memories for our seasoned members and were appreciated by all.
Going into 2018-2019; SACI remains a robust socially interactive and fiscally healthy organization.
Full membership is holding quite steady. The good news is we get between 2 and 4 qualifying new member applications per year. The bad news is we lose members at about the same rate through natural attrition – mainly retirements and movement out of the metro area. As with all mature organizations, we have a large contingent of senior members.
SACI is run by a working board of directors selected strictly from those holding full SACI membership status. We seek interested and dedicated SACI members who demonstrate leadership skills through active participation and who express a definite desire to keep SACI alive and viable in the modern business environment.
Meetings of the full Board of Directors are held 4 times per year in January, April, August and November. There are 8 members of the board with one chairman elected from the board annually. A quorum is defined as at least 5 in attendance. Proxy votes are allowed for those not attending. Additionally; independent meetings of the various chairs and their member volunteers can be held any time in preparation for an event at the request of that chairperson.
To retain the ceremonial positions of president, treasurer and secretary; three members of the board have two titles and are functionally our executive board. These are the Chairman, the Treasurer, and the Sargent at Arms respectively.
In the year 2021, SACI will be 100 years old. It is our goal for the next four years, to replace one member of the board with a new board member meeting the above criteria each year. For those interested; fear not, all SACI past presidents continue active status as members of a Past Presidents Advisory Council who are more than willing to offer guidance as the board is transitioned to new leadership.
If you feel you would like to understand more about the duties of the board, please contact the SACI Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website contact tab at www.sacionline.com.
It comes down to one important message – all SACI members must continue to be active in seeking out new members for our organization. Always keep in mind that our “Sales Association of the Chemical Industry” is also a “Sales Association of Co-Related Industries”. Look beyond our core chemical group for business owners, managers and salespeople who wish to promote the health and well-being of sales as a noble profession. We have become a close knit active group, and we want to see SACI thrive in our centennial and beyond.
David M. Volosin
2018-2019 Board of Directors:
David Volosin – Chairman & Admissions / Membership Chair
Frank Wuertz – Treasury Chair & Bursar
Mark Deluca – Sargent at Arms & Golf Outing Chair
Jim Stowe – Golf Outing Chair
Keith Terraneo – Networking Events Chair
Joyce Pisani – Holiday Party Chair
Tom Smith – SACI Archive Chair
Erich Bodnar – External Fund-Raising Chair
We Wish to Thank the Companies Sponsoring SACI During 2017-2018
Charlies Aunt Restaurant
DB Becker Division of Maroon
Drum Service of Richmond
Flavor and Fragrance Specialties
Gyma Labs of America
ICL Performance Products
International Flavors Technology
International Swimming Pools
John R Hess & Company
Lincoln Fine Ingredients
Lyondell Basell Industries
Paul Schueller International
PJ Pharma Consultants
Royal Buick GMC of Sussex
Solvey Aroma Performance
Ungerer and Company
United Color Manufacturing