January 2018 Business Meeting Print

Monthly Business Meeting

Meeting Minutes for January 9, 2018

The scheduled business meeting of the Capital Area Purchasing Association was held at D’Fazios (aka Fosticino), Richmond, Virginia. President Melissa McArthur called the meeting to order at 12:01 p.m.

Opening Comments:

President McArthur greeted all and thanked everyone for attending.

Guest(s) and Member Recognition:


Deborah Fahrner, VDOT

Mae Jackson, Dept of Juvenile Justice

Danielle Shaw, Intern, State Corporation Commission

New Members:


New Certifications:




Committee Reports:

No reports.

Old Business:

A quorum was not present so minutes and budget will be reviewed and approved at the February meeting. 

New Business:

President McArthur presented the 2018 meeting schedule and goals.  Complete information will be on the website.

The 2018 Budget draft was available for review; however, final figures will in place by February.


Future meetings will be held at D’Fazio’s Fosticino, with the exception of June and December. Dates are:


February 13, 2018                   May 8, 2018                                                    October 9, 2018

March 21, 2018                      June TBD                                                         November 14, 2018

April 10, 2018                         September 21, 2018 (Fall Conference)          December TBD


March 21, 2018 is the Associations NIGP-recognized (Chartered) anniversary. The March meeting will be special to recognize this event.


President McArthur plans to have a list of low-fee classes by March 30, 2018.


Membership interest was discussed. Members completed a short survey to gauge areas of interest.


President McArthur is looking to change the committee composition and the scholarship program.   Board members are assigned to various committees in order to assist committees in carrying out their tasks.


CAPA Bucks were introduced to provide a reward for members who attend meetings, chair or are a part of committees or participate in other ways for the good of the Association. CAPA Bucks replace luncheon coupons.


Drawing Winners:


The membership participated in the drawing of $5 CAPA Bucks. The winners are as follows:


Cheryl Conyers, SCC

Kareem Rahman, DOC

Mae Jackson, DJJ

Lynn Abraham, DFS



The next meeting will be held at the same location (Fosticino) on February 13, 2018.



President McArthur called for adjournment of the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Theresa Harris, Past President





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