Ohio NENA/APCO Chapter Meeting

March 17, 2010

Postponed from February 10, 2010



NENA President Rose Chambers & APCO President Matt Franke opened the meeting.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chris Zigo of Motorola.  Mr. Franke invited everyone in the room to introduce themselves.


Chris recognized participating vendors:


Intrado for sponsoring lunch.




Sound Communications

Ryan Public Safety Systems


Bender Communications


Commercial vendors stood, received a round of applause and were thanked by both Matt Franke and Rose Chambers


Anne Barr made a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes with one correction as they were posted on the NENA website.  2nd by Brad Brubaker, Putnam County SO.  Motion carried.


Matt Franke introduced Daryl Anderson who gave a presentation on the Ohio MARCS program and the program’s desire to add a surcharge on wireless phones in the State.  There was a question and answer session about the MARCS system.  Concerns were raised by Lynn Feller about IP infrastructure sharing between NG911 and digital radio.


Treasurer Report.  The report was also available on a handout in the back.  (Checking balance $1808.11, Savings $4701.58, Total available balance $6509.69).


National Office Update: None. most were attending 911 Goes to Washington.


District Reports:

1:  Brad Brubaker: Nothing to report

2: Bob Emmons: Nothing to report

3:  June Johnson: Nothing to report

4:  Mike Cullums: Nothing to report


NENA Constitution by laws:


Rose thanked Anne Barr, Brian Fluegeman and June Johnson who volunteered to amend the by laws which haven’t been updated since 1993.


2011 Joint APCO/NENA Conference:


Rose Chambers announced that we have made tentative decisions on location and a theme “SHOOTING INTO THE NEXT GENERATION WITH 9-1-1” The theme will be western-style.  Ideas are greatly appreciated.


Training Committee:


Anne Barr announced the next training sessions will be on 5/13/10 at Bowling Green State University.  There will be a class on bombs, a class on dispatcher stress and a class on the Positive Effects of Dispatchers on the World.


TERT Committee:

We are looking for a new chair of the TERT Committee.  If anyone is interested in this position, please contact Rose Chambers, Matt Franke or Monte Diegel.  You can also visit the web site:  http://www.njti-tert.org/.  We are looking for a volunteer so it doesn’t have to be assigned.


Chapter Newsletter – Greg Wenz

Please get anything you’d like included to Greg Wenz by April 10 if you would like it to appear in the May edition.


Gold Star Awards: Greg Wenz

Gold Star Luncheon and Award has been cancelled due to lack of participation.  Only 19 nominations were submitted for Telecommunicator of the Year Award.  Any nominations from this year will be added to any nominations of 2011.  The award will be presented on the final day of the joint APCO/NENA Conference, April 13, 2011.


Due to the cancellation of the contract, there was a penalty which was pro-rated to $897.


Motion to adjourn made by June Johnson 2nd by Kent Goldschmidt.  All in favor.


Meeting adjourned.


Next meeting is May 12, 2010 at the Worthington Holiday Inn.


Submitted by Brian Fluegeman, Ohio NENA Secretary