Meeting Minutes

March 2017  

Monthly Business Meeting

Meeting Minutes for March 21, 2017

The scheduled business meeting of the Capital Area Purchasing Association was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Richmond, Virginia. President Theresa Harris called the meeting to order at 12:10p.m.

Opening Comments:


Sponsor, Guest and Member Recognition:

Sponsor Recognition:

President Harris introduced Mike Rinko, with Colonial Scientific. Colonial Scientific is currently on state contract. Mr. Rinko appreciates all the business he has received.


New Members:

Charles Baker, State Corporation Commission                                   

New Certifications:




Accomplishments and Achievements:

Courtney Mustin, Deparment of Small Business & Supplier Diversity – announced their agency’s new website to make the vendor certification process easier.



Secretary’s February Meeting 2017 Meeting Minutes:

President Harris indicated the February business meeting minutes were on each table for review. She asked for revisions, correction, and/or questions. There were none. Motion to approve as presented by Edward Gibbs (City of Richmond), seconded by Pat Bryant (DOLI). The membership approved. President Harris stated the minutes will be filed accordingly by Secretary Keeton.


President Harris introduced our speaker, Mr. Robert (Bob) Gleason. He delivered a speech on “Procurement, What’s Next?” He informed us of procurement advancements. Mr. Gleason asked CAPA members about their procurement goals. There was also an exercise where each table wrote the goals down on index cards and read them aloud.



Treasurer’s Report:

The Treasurer’s report for January and February has been filed for audit.

Vice President’s Report:

Scholarship: 1st quarter will be at the end of the month. Reverse Trade Show will be held May 17th at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Fall Conference will be held on September 15th at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

Committee Reports:

Education – Regina Taylor:

A class is being scheduled.

Social & Community Events – Gwen Terreforte:

Nothing to report

Social Media & Public Relations – Calisha Williams:

Nothing to report

Sales – Terri Hudgins:

Additional sales items are coming soon.

Membership – Kareem Rahman:

All guests stood up for CAPA’s “Bring a Friend or Guest” March initiative.

Sponsorship – Melinda Williams:

Thanked Colonial Scientific for attending. 

New Business: 

President’s Report:

March was Purchasing Month Proclamation. President Harris asked members to review the CAPA website for current job openings. She also announced the VCU Summit that took place on March 22nd. This was a free event. Cidna Unger stood up to also announce the ISM Spring conference on March 31st

President Harris reminded everyone that memberships are due by March 31st.

Drawing Winners:

The membership participated in two drawings one for prizes and the other for lunch coupons which amounted to $5 off at an upcoming meeting. The prize winners are as follows:

-Courtney Mustin, Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

-Alissa Nashwinter, Department of Health

-Sherry Bleistein, Department of Corrections

-Shelia Battle, Richmond Public Schools 

The lunch coupon winners are as follows: 

-Jennifer Nixon, Department of Social Services

-Hugh Gravitt, Department of Health

-Shaunta Henderson, Richmond Public Schools

-Sharon Vaughan, Department of Social Services 


The next meeting will be held on April 18, 2017 at Kings Korner, Chesterfield Airport. Speaker Sandra Gill with legislative update. 


President Harris called for adjournment of the meeting. President Harris thanked everyone for attending. The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Danielle Keeton, 2017 CAPA Secretary

Back to top