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Membership Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

Friday, April 5, 2024 (8:45 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


 Membership Committee Meeting Agenda

Please bring a business associate to the meeting to show them the benefits of the HIA-LI!  Know someone who should be a HIA-LI Member?  Please provide their contact information to Jim Geier at   

         Meeting on Friday, April 5, 2024 – Meeting from 8:45am to 10:00am – (Please note new start time)    

A+ Technology Solutions, Inc., 1490 N Clinton Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706    

Please also RSVP your attendance through the HIA-LI landing page, as shown below and/or through the meeting notice.

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I.     Welcome to our Meeting – attendance sheet, a special welcome to new members, attending their first Meeting today.  We also thank David Antar, Matthew Sobel, and the entire great team at A+ Technology Solutions, Inc. – Mark Businski 

II.    Introductions of those in attendance today for the first time - :30 second introduction – Mark Businski  

III.   A+ Technology Solutions, Inc. Overview – David Antar and Matthew Sobel

IV.   Featured Speaker – “Food Insecurity on Long Island,” By Paule Pachter, President & Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank.

V.    Small Group Networking breakout for 10 minutes – Mark Businski

VI.   Membership Committee Update – Lisa Mitnick

VII.  HIA-LI Announcements and News – Jim Geier 

VIII. Sub-Committee Highlights:   

  1. Walk in the ParkDoug Nigro, Lehigh, a Nesco Resource Company  – 2024 proposed Walk in the Park Dates:   Wednesday, March 27 (postponed on March 27th due to weather - until Thursday, April 4, 2024), Tuesday, May 14, Wednesday, July 10, Wednesday, September 25, and Wednesday, November 13th.   
  2. OutreachLaura McKenna, Bank of America 
  3. Ambassador CommitteeDennis Carroll, Suffolk Association for Habitation and Residential Care 
  4. Food Drive with Long Island CaresElvira Lovaglio-Duncan, LI-EOC, Farmingdale University 
  5. Mentoring Committee - Travis Jackson – City Publications of Long Island

Membership Committee Open items – From the Floor

Friday, May 3, 2024Catholic Health2112 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720Joint Meeting with the HIA-LI Health & Wellness Committee

Meeting line-up for 2024:

Meeting DateHostAddressPresentationNotes
Friday, June 7, 2024People's Alliance Federal Credit Union125 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788Possible joint meeting with the HIA-LI Education CommitteeTent. with Linda Furey
Friday, July 12, 2024Techworks Consulting, Inc.760 Koehler Avenue, Unit #3, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779TBDConnor Robertson, host
Thursday, September 12, 2024Cocktail Mixer - HIA-LI Membership Appreciation Event - 5pm to 7pmTBDTBDRegister at: calendar/ Details/member-appreciation-networking-973242? sourceTypeId=Hub
Friday, October 4, 2024Pure Mammography570 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755Travis Jackson - City Publications of Long IslandFelicia Kasow - Host - please wear pink
Friday, November 1, 2024Miller Business Center101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY 11720The Miller Business services to HIA-LI members
Friday, December 6, 2024VOXX International Corporation180 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788Holiday themeTentative with Robert Reider

Biography: Paule T. Pachter, A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W.

  • Paule T. Pachter is President & Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank.  Founded by the late singer, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, and social activist Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and provides, to the best of our ability, for the humanitarian needs of our communities.  Mr. Pachter is also the co-chair of Feeding New York State, the association representing 10 Feeding America food-bank members in the Empire State and is co-chair of the Northeast Regional Council of food banks representing food banks from Maine to New York. He is also a member of Feeding America’s PEAC Committee that focuses on government relations, policy, and advocacy.

  • Mr. Pachter is a graduate of the Adelphi University School of Social Work and has held several positions within Long Island’s human services community, including Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Mental Health.  He is credited with influencing the passage of New York State’s social work parity legislation, and in 1985, Mr. Pachter was selected “Nassau County Social Worker of the Year” by the NASW Nassau Division in recognition of his work in the areas of social work and political action, and for his contributions to the field of mental health.  Mr. Pachter is currently a member of the board of directors of the Long Island Association and the HIA-LI.  He is also a 2006 recipient of the New York State Liberty Medal, the state’s highest honor for his work in relief efforts associated with Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Pachter also received the Town of Hempstead’s “Make a Difference Medal” in 2012 for his work in responding to Super Storm Sandy, and again in 2020 for his leadership in responding to COVID-19.  In 2016, he was named one of Long Island’s Top CEOs by Long Island Business News, and in 2018, the Long Island Press named him to their “2018 Power List of Long Island Change Makers.”  In 2019, he was inducted into the “Long Island Business Hall of Fame” by Long Island Business News.  Most recently, he was elected to the Community Advisory Board of WNET/WLIW public television networks. 

  • Long Island Business News has described Paule Pachter as a leader “who has transformed the work of a food bank to focus on the root causes of hunger and food insecurity by developing some of the most innovative approaches to helping people in need.”  As part of his vision, Mr. Pachter has redefined the role of a food bank to offer more direct services, bringing Long Island Cares in closer contact with people in need.  He has expanded mobile operations and built a network of community resources to increase distribution and capacity, which resulted in the organization receiving Feeding America’s prestigious “Hunger’s Hope Award” in 2011.  

A+ Technology & Security Solutions - 1490 N Clinton Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706
1490 N Clinton Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706 United States
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Friday, April 5, 2024 (8:45 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
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