2022 PA-TSA Annual Business Meeting Minutes

The annual business meeting of the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association came to order at 7:30 PM on April 22nd, 2022 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. President Madison Martin and Secretary Ben Moldovsky were present. All officers were present, and a quorum was established. The minutes from the 2021 annual business meeting were announced to be available and published on PATSA.org. No corrections were offered, and the minutes were approved as posted.

 

Rik Bhattacharyya, the 2021-2022 State Treasurer, stated that the treasurer’s report was received and placed on file with the Board of Directors.

 

James Coppersmith and Zane Al-Saleem, the 2021-2022 State Parliamentarian and Sergeant-at-Arms, respectively, gave the Conference Sessions and Activities Committee report.

 

Julie Wright, the 2021-2022 State Vice President, gave the Regional Representatives Committee report.

 

Benny Moldovsky, the 2021-2022 State Secretary, gave the Outreach Committee report.

 

 

Phillip Gao and Michelle Zheng, the 2021-2022 State Historian and Reporter, respectively, gave the Communications and Promotions Committee report.

 

The State Treasurer gave the National Service Project Committee report.

 

James Coppersmith, the 2021-2022 State Parliamentarian, gave the Bylaw and Resolution Review Committee report.

 

The State Sergeant-at-Arms introduced Mr. Brandt Hutzel, who presented the 2022 Pennsylvania TSA Scholarships.

 

The State Sergeant-at-Arms introduced Dr. Lauren Lapinski, who presented the Dr. Tom Winters Distinguished Service Award to Sydney Lapinski.

 

The bylaw amendment, submitted by Jonathan Xu of Lower Merion High School, had been postponed until the next in-person meeting and was taken up under general orders at this meeting. In accordance with notice given, it moved to:

Strike out and insert into Section 3.6 of Article IV:

Strike out: “In any given year, no more than three individuals from the same school may run for elected or appointed positions on the PA-TSA Officer team.”

Insert in place: “In any given year, no more than one individual from each chapter may run for the same elected State Office.”

Section 3.6 will now read: “In any given year, no more than one individual from each chapter may run for the same elected State Office.”

The consideration of the bylaw amendment was objected to unanimously via standing vote.

 

The State Sergeant-at-Arms motioned to recess for 15 minutes to accommodate a special event by the State Officer Team. The motion was taken via voice vote and carried by a majority. The meeting stood recessed at 8:18 and was recalled by the chair at 8:23.

 

The bylaw amendment, submitted by Katherine Smith of Baldwin High School, was taken up under general orders at this meeting. It stated:

Insert Section 3.7 of Article IV: “A student must currently serve or have previously served in a PA-TSA student committee to run for State Office.”

Section 3.7 will now read: “A student must currently serve or have previously served in a PA-TSA student committee to run for State Office.”

The objection to the consideration of the bylaw amendment was sustained via a standing vote.

 

There was no new business before the assembly.

 

President Madison Martin invited the State Officer Advisor, Mrs. Shelley Evans, to announce the 2022-2023 State Officer Team Elect.

2022-2023 Sergeant-at-Arms: Elijah Adu

2022-2023 Reporter: Charlize Amper

2022-2023 Treasurer: Miriam Ruback

2022-2023 Secretary: Eryn McKendree

2022-2023 Vice President: Zane Al-Saleem

2022-2023 President: Michelle Zheng

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:28 pm.

 

Benjamin Moldovsky, 2021-22 State Secretary