NY/NJ Chapter Holds 2014 Installation Dinner-Dance
New Slate of Officers to Continue Chapter’s Tradition of Excellence
The NY/NJ Chapter recently installed the new slate of Officers for the 2014-15 fiscal year at the Chapter’s Annual Installation-Dinner Dance. The event was held at the Brownstone in Paterson, NJ on Friday, May 30, 2014. In addition to the formal installation ceremony, Members and guests enjoyed an elegant cocktail hour followed by a sumptuous full-course dinner. The event was capped off with an endless night of dancing and fabulous live musical entertainment provided by The Infernos.

Incumbent Chapter President Maureen Kalena began the formal program by welcoming the Members, guests, dignitaries and a bevy of Past Chapter Presidents who were on hand to witness the passing of the Chapter’s leadership torch. As Members stood at attention following the traditional Pledge of Allegiance, Chapter Member Chris Schroller provided a solemn invocation offering thanks for the Chapter’s past and continued future success. Daniel Crowley, Director at Roselle Savings Bank and lifetime Chapter supporter, then offered a celebratory toast to the slate of Officers about to be installed for the upcoming year.

Andriette Mathews (r.) smiles after FMS National Society President Dick Yingst formally installed Andriette as NY/NJ Chapter President.
Brian McCourt, Tal Scheer, and Stephen Feehan are installed as Chapter Officers for the upcoming year.
Andriette Mathews makes her inital Presidential address to the Membership. In the live slideshow photo at left, Andriette is joined by Maureen Kalena taking the oath of office during the 2013 Installation Dinner.
Maureen Kalena then introduced FMS National Society President, Dick Yingst who announced the following slate of Chapter Officers for the 2014-2015 fiscal year:
President Andriette Mathews
Senior Vice President and CFO
Roselle Savings Bank
Vice President Brian J. McCourt
Senior Vice President and CFO
Bogota Savings Bank
  Treasurer Tal Scheer
Senior Manager
Crowe Horwath LLP
  Secretary Stephen Feehan
Columbia Bank
  Immediate Past
Maureen Kalena
Vice President
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Maureen introduced Ferdinand Viaud, National Society Director at Large and Past Chapter President, who proceeded to install the Chapter’s Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the upcoming year.

Maureen then returned to the podium to present her final remarks to the Membership as Chapter President. She thanked the Membership and the Chapter Officers for their support during her administration. Maureen noted the accomplishments that the Chapter has made over the past year and her confidence that the new leadership will continue the Chapter’s tradition of success. Maureen cited the particular accomplishments of several Chapter Members, including the author, and thanked each for their contributions to the Chapter.

Andriette Mathews was then installed as Chapter President by Dick Yingst. Andriette was also presented with the traditional gavel and Chapter President’s Pin. The entire slate of Officers received warm applause from all those in attendance.
Andriette then offered her initial address to the Membership as Chapter President. She thanked all of the sponsors of the event and noted that the evening would not have been possible without their generous contributions. Andriette stressed the importance of driving the Chapter’s future direction through Member involvement. She noted that committees will be formed to recommend, review and formulate an action plan with the direction of the Officers and the Membership. Andriette also stated that mentoring is one key element that brings in new ideas and helps to promote Membership growth. She noted how the Chapter’s wide talent base provides the opportunity to expand our Membership by introducing existing personnel at Member institutions to the Chapter.

A photo slideshow featuring highlights from previous Chapter Installation Dinners as captured by the Chapter's roving photographer was displayed throughout the evening on a large projection screen next to the podium. Use the ink below to view the slideshow.

View the entire slideshow as displayed at the event in PDF format.

Relive highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance by viewing the photo galleries below.

Photo Galleries

Cocktail Hour

Installation of Officers

Dirty Dancing - Part I

Dirty Dancing - Part II

Dessert Bar

Event Sponsors


Federal Home Loan Bank of NY


FTN Financial
McGladrey LLP
Roselle Savings Bank


Bogota Savings Bank
Columbia Bank
Crowe Horwath LLP
P&G Associates
ParenteBeard LLC
Sandler O'Neill + Partners
Vining Sparks IBG


Atlantic Technology Systgems
Barry N. Rein & Associates
Financial Services Inc.
Kearny Federal Savings Bank
The Mercadien Group LLC
PNC Capital Markets
Schuyler Savings Bank


Meta4 Communications