NYSLGITDA - Our History (Continually being updated.... your recollections most appreciated)

As we go back through the early years, our organization was originally called NYSLGDPMA (New York State Local Government Data Processing Management Association). Early meetings dating back to 1981 were held in Canandaigua Lake, Binghamton, the Saratoga Holiday Inn, Niagara Falls and the Counties of Otsego, Onondaga and Monroe were most active. Some of our County participants were one, two or three person shops. And at one time, there were joint meetings with NYSAC. Where our organization first met is still unanswered  as is how many folks attended.


We are still missing other great points of history. It would appear that there was an early meeting in Rochester with maybe twelve or fifteen people present. Also, in the early days  there would only be one meeting a year. We do have records indicating that in December 1981, Volume 1, Number 1 of a Newsletter labeled simply 'N.Y.D.P.' was published. It mentions that at the Fall seminar, the following officers were elected: President, Thomas DePrima, Saratoga; VP, Carl Ruppert, Rensselaer/City of Troy; 2nd VP, John Cooley, Ontario, and Secretary, James Brady, Chemung. We also have a letter from January, 1982 which uses the 'NYSLGDPMA' acronym and lists Carl Ruppert as 'acting' President.

From May, 1984, we have the organizational minutes for the 'NYSLACDPIBMUG' (NYS Local and County Data Processing IBM Users Group), held at the Ramada Inn in Niagara Falls. Then president Jack Tarr called the meeting to order and the new officers were President, John O'Brien, Niagara; VP, David France, Monroe; and Secretary/Treasurer, Lee Dorsey,  We are pretty sure this was a different group. In any case, they formed a committee at this meeting to develop and new acronym - but came  up with 'NYSCCDPIBMUG'.... Makes our current NYSLGITDA seem short and sweet!

On May 6, 1996 we were first officially incorporated and our name changed to NYSLGITDA. The banner that we use today was also introduced at  that time. The by laws were then completed by year end 1996.      

Thanks to Debbie Button, Stan France, Michael Deubert and Vince Ercolani, our researchers and historians for the above and below info. And we are still looking for more info as to the history and events of the organization. If you can recall those great moments in NYSLGITDA history, just let me know and I will post for all to see. Just e-mail me at the following: caunitzr@co.rockland.ny.us.            

Thanks,     
Richard Caunitz    
NYSLGITDA Webmaster
Director of Management Information Systems
County of Rockland, New York
caunitzr@co.rockland.ny.us

 Meetings and Officers 1981- 2005
1981 (Known as NYSLGDPMA) 
President, Thomas DePrima, Saratoga
VP, Carl Ruppert, Rensselaer/City of Troy
2nd VP, John Cooley, Ontario,
Secretary, James Brady, Chemung
1982
Carl Ruppert as 'acting' President

1983
President - Jack Tarr, Otsego County

1984
President, John O'Brien, Niagara
VP, David France, Monroe
Secretary/Treasurer, Lee Dorsey, Steuben
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1985 -1989
President - Stan France, Schoharie County
Spring of 1990 - Ellenville
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
1st Vice President - Carolyn Lampkin
2nd Vice President - Lou Dannible
Secretary/Treasurer - Peter Whalen
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Spring of 1991 - Cooperstown
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
1st Vice President - Carolyn Lampkin
2nd Vice President - Lou Dannible
Secretary/Treasurer - Peter Whalen
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Spring of 1992 - Binghamton
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
1st Vice President - Carolyn Lampkin
2nd Vice President - Lou Dannible
Secretary/Treasurer - Peter Whalen

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Spring of 1993 Yonkers/Westchester
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
1st Vice President - Carolyn Lampkin
2nd Vice President - Lou Dannible
Secretary/Treasurer - Peter Whalen

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Fall of 1993 - Binghamton
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
Vice President - Lou Dannible
Treasurer - Peter Whalen

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Spring of 1994 - Bufffalo as new NYSLGITDA
President - Vince Ercolani, Orange County
Vice President - Lou Dannible
Treasurer - Peter Whalen

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Fall of 1994 - Binghamton
President - Grant Livermore
Vice President - Carole Hansen
Secretary/Treasurer - Joe Pokorak

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Spring of 1995 - Saratoga
President - Grant Livermore
Vice President - Carole Hansen
Secretary/Treasurer - Joe Pokorak

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1996  (0rganization Direction Agenda )
for the new NYSLGITDA
President - Tim Bortree
Vice - Linda Curley
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - Tom Jones

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Fall of 1996 - Conference at Old Forge
1997 - 1998
President  - Tim Bortree

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Spring of 1999 - Albany Ramada 
President - Linda Curley
Vice - Kim McKinney
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - Tom Jones
Past President - Tim Bortree

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Spring of 2000 - Swan Lake
President - Linda Curley
Vice - Kim McKinney
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - Tom Jones/David Cucciarre

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Fall of 2000 - Lake Placid
President - Linda Curley
Vice - Kim McKinney
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Spring of 2001 - Niagara Falls
President - Linda Curley
Vice - Kim McKinney
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - Tom Jones/David Cucciarre

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Fall of 2001 - Owego Treadway Inn
President - Linda Curley
Vice - Kim McKinney
Treas - Joe Pokorak
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Spring of 2002 - Lake George
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Fall of 2002 - Old Forge
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Spring of 2003 - Radisson Hotel in Utica
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Fall of 2003 - Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Spring of 2004 - Binghamton Regency
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre

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Meetings and Officers 2006 to Present
Spring of 2006 - Saratoga
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2006 - Syracuse
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Jay Rourke
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2007 - Saratoga
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Jay Rourke
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2007 - Corning
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2008 - Saratoga
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2008 - Syracuse
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2009 - Saratoga
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2009 - Watkins Glen
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2010 - Saratoga
President - Ed Hemminger
Vice - Dale Nieswiadomy
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2010 - Syracuse
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2011 - Saratoga
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2011 -  Watkins Glen
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2012 - Saratoga
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2012 - Syracuse
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - James Brady
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2013 -  Saratoga
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - Greg Potter
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2013 - Syracuse
President - Dale Nieswiadomy
Vice - Ken Beam
Treas - Greg Potter
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2014 - Saratoga
President - Steve Zimmer
Vice - Dan Colon
Treas - Greg Potter 
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2014 - Watkins Glenn
President - Steve Zimmer
Vice - Dan Colon
Treas - Greg Potter 
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2015 - Saratoga
President - Steve Zimmer
Vice - Dan Colon
Treas - Greg Potter
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2015 - Syracuse University
President - Steve Zimmer
Vice - Dan Colon
Treas - Greg Potter
Secretary - David Cucciarre


Spring 2016 - Saratoga

President - Steve Zimmer
Vice - Jack Hess
Treas - Greg Potter 
Secretary - David Cucciarre


Fall 2016 - Watkins Glen

President - Steve Zimmer

Vice - Jack Hess

Treas - Greg Potter

Secretary - David Cucciarre


Spring 2017 - Saratoga

President - Steve Zimmer

Vice - Jack Hess

Treas - Greg Potter

​Secretary - David Cucciarre


​Fall 2017 - Watkins Glen

President

Vice

Treas

Secretary


Fall of 2004 - Ramada Inn in Ithaca
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Spring of 2005 - Saratoga
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre
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Fall of 2005 - Ramada Inn Geneva
President - Kim McKinney
Vice - Ed Hemminger
Treas - Karen Pratt
Secretary - David Cucciarre.

OUR  History