Installation Dinner-Dance Held at Landmark
Chapter Officers Installed for 2012-2013
The Chapter's Annual Installation Dinner-Dance was recently held at The Landmark in East Rutherford, NJ on June 8, 2012. The annual event featured the installation of Officers of the New York/New Jersey Chapter for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The festive evening included the formal induction of the Chapter’s new leadership preceded by an enjoyable cocktail hour and capped off by an evening of fine dining, dancing and celebration. The event also continued the Chapter’s long tradition of honoring the past Officers responsible for the Chapter's success.

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Jim and Miriam Montagne photo
Jim and Miriam Montagne are congratulated by the Membership moments after Jim was installed as Chapter President for 2012-2013.

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Maureen Kalena and Andriette Mathews Photo
Maureen Kalena (l.) and Andriette Mathews are installed as Chapter Vice President and Chapter Secretary, respectively, by FMS National Chapter President Dick Yingst. Rob Volino (not pictured) was installed as Chapter Treasurer.

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FMS 2012 National Awards photo
FMS National Chapter President Dick Yingst (l.) presented the 2012 Membership Growth Award and Chapter Excellence Award to Chapter President Steve Fusco.

Chapter President Steve Fusco began the formal program by welcoming the Members, guests and past Chapter Officers in attendance. Following the formal presentation of colors and a salute to our nation’s flag, David Rossnagel of Investors Savings Bank performed the traditional invocation. Kevin O’Connell of Haven Savings Bank then offered a celebratory toast to the slate of Officers about to be installed for the upcoming year.

Chapter President Steve Fusco introduced a pair of special guests: Dick Yingst, FMS National Chapter President and Jim Meredith, Executive Vice President and CEO, New Jersey Bankers Association.

Dick Yingst presented Chapter President Steve Fusco with the Membership Growth Award and the Chapter Excellence Award for 2012 on behalf of the NY/NJ Chapter.

Dick then announced the following slate of Officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year:

  President James A. Montagne
President and CEO
Atlantic Technology Systems, Inc.
  Vice President Maureen Kalena
Vice President
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
  Treasurer Robert S. Volino
Treasurer and First Vice President
Dime Savings Bank
  Secretary Andriette Mathews
Senior Vice President
Roselle Savings Bank
  Immediate Past
Steven M. Fusco
CFO and Executive Vice President
Sussex Bank

Dick Yingst proceeded to install the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer as the Chapter's Officers for the upcoming year. Steve Fusco returned to the podium to present his final remarks to the Membership as Chapter President. He thanked the Membership for their support during his administration and personally thanked those who were responsible for the Chapter’s success.

Dick then installed James Montagne, President and CEO of Atlantic Technology Systems, as the new Chapter President. Dick presented Jim with the traditional gavel and President’s Pin. The entire slate of Officers received warm applause from the entire Membership.

President Montagne offered his initial address to the Chapter Membership. He first thanked all of those that made this opportunity possible and vowed to maintain the rich and successful heritage of leadership set forth by those who preceded him.

The evening began with a fabulous cocktail hour that featured a magnificent array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. Once the formal program concluded, the night was capped off with a sumptuous gourmet dinner followed by an evening of dancing and entertainment provided by the incredible live band.

Relive highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance as captured by the Chapter's roving photographer. Be sure not to miss the candid shots from our "mystery" photographer in Part 1 of the Dirty Dancing gallery.

Photo Galleries

Installation of Officers

Dirty Dancing - Part 1

Dirty Dancing - Part 1
Don't miss the candid shots from our "mystery" photographer!

Dirty Dancing - Part 2

Event Sponsors


Federal Home Loan Bank of NY


RSM McGladrey
Champion Workflow Systems
Meta4 Communications


Crowe Horwath LLP
Net Access Corp.
P&G Associates
PNC Capital Markets
Ra Security Systems


Ambassador Financial Group
Atlantic Technology Systgems
Bogota Savings Bank
Columbia Bank
Financial Services Inc.
Fontanella & Babitts CPAs
Glen Rock Savings Bank
Haven Savings Bank
Mercadien Consulting LLC
The Kafafian Group
Vining Sparks IBG
Wolf & Company