"He has even sent the bills out on time and made us all like it and send the money in with a smile," Venzie said. Besides Venzie and Beever, CPIA's other officers in 1947 included these three men: Joe D. McNulty. Joe D. McNulty of Chicago was first vice president. While we don't know the sum, McNulty contributed a generous amount to keep the National Foundation for Lathing and Plastering afloat when it had only $315 in its bank account. John Boyle. Johnny Boyle of Boston was second vice president. Boyle was especially helpful in expanding the association's definition of contractors who could join as members. He knew that some plasterers were Operative Plasterers and others belonged to the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers. He didn't want CPIA to limit membership to employers who hired from one union. Boyle's expanded definition of membership was providential. CPIA membership grew from 135 in 1947 to about 500 by 1950. Terry Blazier. Third Vice President Terry Blazier of East St. Louis served on the association's Resolutions Committee. He saw value in growing the association's advertising revenue stream. Blazier and his wife were also esteemed in the association's social circles. Mrs. Blazier, President Venzie said, was "the best poker player we have run across so far." Expanding the board. The 1947 CPIA convention changed Article 13 of the asso66 Plastering Industries became the official publication of CPIA in 1947.