FOCM Cary/Apex/Morrisville Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2013

On October 16, the Cary/Apex/Morrisville Chapter meeting met at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Morrisville, NC.

The weather was nice so we sat outside, initially at a table, then moved to the firepit.

First to arrive was a welcome surprise attendee: Cary Cornette.  Cary and I had worked together at Quintiles in the mid-late 90’s.  We decided it had been probably 15 years since we’d seen each other.  We both complimented each other on the amount of gray hair we have.  Mary Beth Selee had seen the meeting announcement and told Cary about it.  It was great to get reacquainted.

The attendees were:

Cary Cornette

Gayle Grandinetti

Wendy Revenaugh

Carrie Gallagher

Mike Burrows

Mike Markowitz

Tanyss Mason

Nick Macaulay


I’d like to say that I complied with the organization’s SOPs and was among the last to leave, but I did not.   Nick, Mike and Mike were still at the bar when I left.

Three new members received their cards: Cary Cornette, Tanyss Mason and Courtney (our waitress). You have heard about Cary above.  Tanyss was e-introduced to me via FOCM member Christine Sears.  Tanyss is in an active job search and Christine thought I may be of service.  Tanyss has a great background and experience set in clinical research data acquisition, warehousing and implementation of standards.  Courtney received her card at the end of the evening for her efforts in identifying candidates for consideration as new members.  The Membership sub-committee consisting of Mike, Mike and Nick were in the process of following up on Courtney’s recommendations when I departed.

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