Annual Report for NOCSIA, Cleveland Ohio — 2013
Because the year got off to a slow start, Northern Ohio Chapter held 3 events in 2013:
- August – GE Lighting and Electrical Institute. The 100th anniversary of the National Electric Lamp Association (NELA) Industrial Park listed as an Historic Place in the National Register.
- October – 19th Century Covered Bridge Truss Tension Research – Dario Gasparini, Civil Engineering Professor at Case Western Reserve University
- December – Annual Meeting at the Morgan Conservatory and a tour of papermaking and printing
The annual meeting and Morgan Conservatory Tour was well attended. 2014 is the second year of our officer’s two year term, the next elections will be held at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Rob Petrie has agreed to assist with tours and other events for our group in 2014. Although our number of tours fell short this year, it was felt that those that were scheduled were quality and well received.
The Treasurer reported that as of December 30 we have a balance of $2808.00 in our checking account. Expenses were $16.82 for refreshments at the Annual Meeting and $150 for rental of the Morgan Conservatory. With additional memberships at the December meeting we have a total of 34 paid and 3 complimentary memberships in 2013. Since the Executive Board decided to extend all 2013 membership through 2014, these are all considered paid in full for 2014. There were 3 2013 members that also paid for 2014 and those members are now considered paid thru 2015.
Secretary — NOCSIA, Cleveland Ohio