Bev’s Resolution

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-01
RESOLUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHAPTER
OF THE MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
RECOGNIZING
BEVERLEY COPELAND

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has been an active Vendor Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Maintenance Superintendents Association since 1992; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has been a major contributor to the success of the Maintenance Superintendents Association, both at the Chapter and at the Executive Board level; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has served the Chapter Executive Committee, and continues to provide the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of MSA with Clerical Support since December 1991; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has promoted the ideals of the Maintenance Superintendents Association through her efforts as Owner and Partner of B & B Enterprises; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has strengthened the Maintenance Superintendents Association through her efforts as Editor of The Maintainer; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland has offered sage advice and insights to issues involving the Governance of the Maintenance Superintendents Association; and

WHEREAS, Beverley Copeland represents the best possible example of an individual dedicated to the ideals of the Maintenance Superintendents Association.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Maintenance Superintendents Association does hereby award BEVERLEY COPELAND the 2003 VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD; and

BE IT RESOLVED that all future awards shall be named THE BEVERLEY COPELAND VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD.

Moved by Association Delegate and Membership Chairman George Friedenbach, seconded by Executive Board President Tom Borman, and adopted on the 1st day of July 2003 by unanimous vote.

FOR: President Mel Hoff, Vice-President Tsutomu Imamura, Secretary Brian McCarthy, Treasurer Frank McAuley, Past President Rick Linquist, Association President Tom Borman, Association Delegate and Membership Chairman George Friedenbach, Director Emeritus Jerry Scott, Directors Adolph Correa, John Iaquinto, Steve Tyler, Ken Haukom, Michael LaRocca, Vendor Representatives Kris Karr, Roxanne Sconza.

 

Mel Hoff, President
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Maintenance Superintendents Association


Submitted By: George Friedenbach, City of Santa Clara, SFBA Executive Board Delegate

Chapter Honors Beverley Copeland with the 2003 Vendor of the Year Award, and names all future awards:
THE BEVERLEY COPELAND VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The SFBA Chapter made presentations of their Scholarship Awards, Superintendent of the Year Award, and the Vendor of the Year Award at their July 17, 2003 General Meeting. Chapter Scholarships were awarded to; Amber Miller, daughter of Mary Miller, Administrative Assistant, City of Concord, Heather Pugh, granddaughter of Wally Everson, Life Member, Justin Caplinger, grandson of Kirby Brock, Life Member, and Heather Corini, granddaughter of Walter Beltramo, Reed & Graham, Inc. The Jerry D. Scott, Superintendent of the Year was presented to Pat Scott, Water and Wastewater Superintendent, City of Antioch. While the above award recipients were honored for their awards everyone agreed that the highlight of the afternoon came when Chapter President, Mel Hoff, presented the Vendor of the Year Award to Beverley Copeland, and announced the Board has named the award in Beverley’s honor.

Mel began his presentation summary of the nominations of Beverley for this award. Mel pointed out that Bev first joined the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter in October 1992, however her involvement with MSA started many years earlier as Bill Copeland progressed through the chairs of the Chapter Executive Committee. In December 1991 the Chapter hired Bev to assist with the membership database, the annual roster, and monthly mailings. In August 1994, a limited edition of an association wide newsletter was distributed to all attendees of the Reno Conference. And in November 1994, the first edition of The Maintainer was printed and mailed to all members of MSA. In 1994 the MSA had 10 active chapters and approximately 1500 members. Today the MSA has 13 active chapters and approximately 2200 members. A large credit for this growth can be attributed to the quality of The Maintainer as an association magazine, and the dedication of Beverley to the MSA. Mel then asked me to read Resolution 2003-01 of the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, naming the award The Beverley Copeland Vendor of the Year Award. A complete copy of the resolution can be found on the SFBA Chapter web page. After the presentations several current Officers and Past Presidents of the Chapter spoke about how much help Beverley has been through the years.

Beverley spoke to the membership and thanked them for this honor. She was truly surprised and amazed that the Chapter Executive Committee could keep this a secret from her. She stated that she did not understand why Bill was so insistent about her attending the General Meeting, as she considered taking the day off. Beverley pointed out how she was pleased to be honored on the same day as Pat Scott, as she was Bill’s secretary (before they were married) at the City of Antioch, when Bill first hired Pat.