The business meeting opened at 9:15 am November 9, 2008, at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall, Local 520, Harrisburg PA. About eight people were in attendance.
Finances are good. The PSCF has about 1,000 members paying $5 per year in dues, so income is $5,000 per year. THE PENNSWOODPUSHER is the only real expense, and that costs $4,000 per year. Tournaments basically break even cost wise.
The contract with the hotel in Carlisle that hosts the state scholastic championship runs out after 2009. We believe that we can find a better rate and will try to do so while remaining in central Pennsylvania. We would also like to try to get a few more tournament directors involved with that tournament.
Next year's state championship will be in western Pennsylvania, most likely the University of Pittsburgh.
A clearing house for central and eastern Pennsylvania should be set up.
Elections: All officers are re-elected except for Sam Lamonto, who is being replaced by Ron Gross as the central Pennsylvania Vice President.
The meeting ended at 9:51 am.
Joseph J. Mucerino, Jr.