Attendance: Barb Henry
Split Club: Michaelene Bernat
Invocation:Tim Glor
Fine Master: Larry Coon
Ken Writer: Tim Glor
President Paul began our meeting at 12:32.  After pledging our Allegiance to the Flag , Bryden led us in the singing of “America the Beautiful”.  Tim Glor gave the invocation.
            Damon Piatek and our speaker Josh Szary were introduced as guests.
            Jeff Markarian announced that the gift basket party for our Wine Tasting Event will be hosted by him and Gretchen at their home on Saturday April 23rd.  He would appreciate RSVPs from those members wishing to come.
            Scott Mason is still looking for volunteers to help with the Shred It fundraiser this Saturday the 16th .   It will be held at Kenmore West High School from 10:00 to 2:00.
            The Wine Tasting Event will have a meeting at 5:00 this Wednesday at Jovis.
            Pat Griffin suggested the club may want to consider implementing a gift certificate fundraiser offered by Barnes & Nobel.
            Gary Roberts took more donations for the TV raffle to aid the Wine Tasting Event.
            Finemaster Larry Coon took confessions from Joe Acara for spending 2 months in Florida; John Coogan for the arrival of his new grandson Zach;  Pat Griffin for serving as a volunteer for Junior Achievement;  Damon Piatek for submitting for membership in our club; and Barb Henry for her help in supervising the Purple Pinky Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Rotary.
            Larry then ran a Name that Tune contest to raise money.  John Coogan stood out as an expert.
            Jim Logan won the split club and John Coogan could not draw the Ace of Spades.
            President Paul introduced our speaker Zach Szary.  Josh works in the corporate account development department of VSP Graphic Group.  This company is a locally family owned company that was started in 1995.  They have offices in West Seneca, San Diego, and West Palm Beach Florida.
            VSP  is a 3M certified company that fabricates for custom environments, retail stores, vehicle wraps, exterior signs, architectural applications, glass windows, flags and banners, and trade and show exhibits.   They service small businesses and large companies.
            The Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bandits are some of their clients.  They have won many awards and received much recognition for their work.  Josh showed some examples of their work which were very impressive.
            It is great to see a local company doing so well here and outside our community.
            President Paul adjourned the meeting at 1:30.