Chapter Officers Installed for 2013-14
Annual Installation Dinner-Dance Held On May 31
Chapter Members recently gathered to witness the installation and of the new slate of Chapter Officers for the upcoming fiscal year at the Chapter’s Annual Installation Dinner-Dance. The festive event was held at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, NJ on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Members enjoyed a grand cocktail hour and were greeted by a life sized, artistically carved ice sculpture of the traditional FMS logo. A seemingly endless array of fine fruit, cheeses, specialty carving stations and a raw bar featuring seafood to satisfy any appetite was available to Members to enjoy along with their favorite cocktail as well as fine selections from the martini bar.

Maureen Kalena (r.) recites the oath of office as FMS National Chapter President Dick Yingst formally installs Maureen as NY/NJ Chapter President.
Ferdinand Viaud (l.) congratulates Tal Scheer, Brian McCourt and Andriette Mathews after installing each as a Chapter Officer for the upcoming year.
Reigning Chapter President Jim Montagne (l.) coaches incoming Secretary Tal Scheer (c.) and Treasurer Brian McCourt (r.) during the festive cocktail hour.
Incumbent Chapter President Jim Montagne began the formal program by welcoming the Members, guests and past Chapter Officers in attendance. Past Chapter President, John Klimowich from Columbia Bank performed the traditional invocation following the formal presentation of colors and a salute to our nation’s flag.

Adam Goldstein, Senior Vice President from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, offered a celebratory toast to the slate of Officers about to be installed for the upcoming year. Adam offered humorous and entertaining words of encouragement along with a mixture of his personal wisdom to the new slate of Officers.

Jim Montagne then introduced FMS National Chapter President, Dick Yingst who presented Jim with the Membership Growth Award and the Chapter Excellence Award for 2013 on behalf of the NY/NJ Chapter.

Dick then announced the following slate of Officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year:

  President Maureen Kalena
Vice President
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
Vice President Andriette Mathews
Senior Vice President and CFO
Roselle Savings Bank
Treasurer Brian J. McCourt
Senior Vice President and CFO
Bogota Savings Bank
  Secretary Tal Scheer
Senior Manager
Crowe Horwath LLP
  Immediate Past
James A. Montagne
President and CEO
Atlantic Technology Systems, Inc.
Dick Yingst introduced Ferdinand Viaud from Glen Rock Savings Bank who proceeded to install the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer as the Chapter's Officers for the upcoming year. Jim Montagne returned to the podium to present his final remarks to the Membership as Chapter President. He thanked the Membership and the Chapter Officers for their support during his administration. He noted the accomplishments that the Chapter has made over the past year including the implementation of the Chapter’s new website and the successful and popular introduction of on-line registration and credit card payment.

Maureen Kalena, Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, was then installed as Chapter President by Dick Yingst. Maureen received the traditional gavel and President’s Pin. The entire slate of Officers received warm applause from the entire Membership.

Maureen then offered her initial address to the Membership as Chapter President. She first thanked all of those that made this opportunity possible. She also recounted the seemingly winding path toward her inauguration by recounting her early days with the Federal Home Loan Bank in the lonely the stretches of upstate New York. She noted how her persistence and the confidence and belief shown in her from others has made this moment possible. The Chapter Members welcomed Maureen as Chapter President by offering a sincere round of applause.

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 Infernos, an incredible live band featuring great vocalists and a full horn section.

Relive highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance as captured by the Chapter's roving photographer.

Photo Galleries

Cocktail Hour

Installation of Officers

Dirty Dancing - Part I

Dirty Dancing - Part II

Event Sponsors


Federal Home Loan Bank of NY


McGladrey LLP


Bogota Savings Bank
Crowe Horwath LLP
Investors Bank
P&G Associates


Atlantic Technology Systgems
Fontanella & Babitts CPAs
Haven Savings Bank
Karen I. Martino Group LLC
The Mercadien Group LLC
ParenteBeard LLC
PNC Capital Markets
Vining Sparks IBG


Meta4 Communications


Champion Workflow Systems