Lehigh Valley Engineering Council Meeting

Minutes of June 14, 2007

Council Meeting Held at Lehigh University Packard Lab 324



  1. Agnes Muranyi called the meeting to order at 6:14 P.M.


  1. Roll Call of Attendees:

Mike Basta - PSPE                   

Tom Reilly - ASME; SAE

Keith Gardiner - ECLV

Cindy Skoriak - PSLS

Agnes Muranyi - SWE SME      

Don Talhelm - IEEE


  1. Treasurer’s Report -Tom Reilly provided a “Deep in detail” yearly report.  Banquet was fully paid, and all payments were received.  $200 was paid to Hillside School Science Fair.  Membership due received from our new member, PSLS.  Invoice for next year will be sent for member societies in the month of September.  LVEC closed the year in an excellent financial position.


  1. Web-Site – Agnes Muranyi – Website was updated, added our new member PSLS.     Waiting for the website address from another new member: ASM LV Chapter - contacted with Ryan DiSabella Chair, by email.     Reminder email was sent to Member Societies, if they want to publish their meeting at the LVEC website, please send it to Agnes Muranyi


  1. Sponsorship – Bernie Telatovitch prepared a “Guidelines for Distribution of LVEC Funds” which was approved with the  addition of “Line 8” (Please see the complete Guideline on the bottom of the Minutes). 

A motion to sponsor Pennsylvania Trig-Star competition ($200.00) was approved; request came from Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.


  1. Calendar – For the next meeting, (September 2007) Agnes Muranyi to prepare a calendar for next year, with tasks and deadlines, which will be available at the website, in the “Meeting Minutes” section, under the name: “Calendar”.


  1. Officers for 2007/2008 were finalized:

Chairperson - Agnes Muranyi

Vice-Chair   - Elizabeth Horahan

Secretary    - Elizabeth Horahan

Treasurer      -  Tom Reilly

Congratulations, and best wishes to the new team.  In previous years, LVEC had outstanding, teamwork, leadership and “head leaders” (Bernie Telatovich Chair 2006/2007, Bob Abbot Chair 2005/2006).  We will follow in their footsteps.



  1. STEM Conference - Keith Gardiner

LVEC's second STEM Conference will take place at Lehigh's Rauch Business Center on Saturday, October 6 2007.  The Council is seeking volunteer support from all Council member societies and organizations.  Further details can be obtained from Keith Gardiner at 610-758-5070 or kg03@Lehigh.edu and at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inacout/STEMConference.html 


  1. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM. 

Next meeting will be Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 6:00 PM at Packard Lab, Room 324.





The Lehigh Valley Engineering Council (LVEC) Board, prior to voting on the distribution of funds to any entity, person, or organization (Group) for purposes commensurate with LVEC’s functions and mission shall consider the following:


  1. What is the nature of the group and the “sponsored activity”?

  2. Did the group provide a budget for the event or sponsored activity?

  3. Is the group active within LVEC?

  4. Is the group active within the Lehigh Valley?

  5. How much has been distributed to the Group in the past?

  6. Will the funds be used locally?

  7. Will the group provide “recognition” to LVEC and how?

  8. Follow up request after the fund: Report after the event, how the money was used.


A reasonable limitation on the total amount distributed during the fiscal year to the “Group” should be considered.

Activity within the LVEC should be considered and encouraged.