Association of periOperative Registered Nurses of Alameda County, California


AORN Alameda County, CA
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 4, 2002
EDEN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Kathie Shea, Ann Ceasri, Evelyn Steen, Susan Sykes, Donna Benotti, and Donna Rodgers.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 1938 by Vice President Donna Benotti.

OLD BUSINESS: Still seeking funding for newsletter. Beth Mar will approach Zimmer and Surgical Staff; Donna Rodgers is pursuing her director of nursing; Donna Benotti will look into Ethicon and has a generic letter for soliciting funds she will distribute to members; and Evelyn Steen will speak to her Microvasive rep.

Each person should try to bring three new people to meetings. Need for a current list of members expressed.

Points results for the top six potential delegates are Mary Ritchie, Donna Benotti, Kathie Shea, Sophie Taylor, Evelyn Steen, and Donna Rodgers. Those present expressed a desire to attend and serve as delegates.

Kathie Shea distributed Nordstrom raffle tickets to sell at the December meeting.

Please advertise the upcoming workshop at your facilities.

At the upcoming Bylaws meeting we will brainstorm more ideas for the Ways & Means Committee to raise funds.

Proposed budget has been revised to reflect sending six delegates to Congress. A motion was made to approve the revised proposed budget 2002-2003 with the addition of six delegates funded to Congress at $1200 each. Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.

NEW BUSINESS: The menu for the December meeting was discussed and it was decided to go with the chicken sandwich and tiramasu dessert. Donna Benotti will check into the details and get back to us.

Bylaws meeting will be at 1800 Tuesday, September 10, at Donna Benotti's home.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2032 by Vice President Donna Benotti.

By Donna G. Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
AUGUST 13, 2002
EDEN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Evelyn Steen, Sophie Taylor, Susan Sykes, Kathie Shea, Ann Ceasri, Donna Benotti, and Donna Rodgers.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 1808 by President Sophie Taylor.

TREASURER'S REPORT: A closing balance of $13,834.11 as of August 12, 2002 was reported by Treasurer Ann Ceasri. No discrepancies were evident during the audit.

MEMBER SURVEY: Donna Benotti went over the member survey from National. There was a discussion of chapter goals for the upcoming year as presented at the June 15, 2002 BOD meeting. A need was expressed for a current list of chapter members and officers. Sophie will follow up.

VACANT POSITIONS: We are currently without a President-Elect and one Nominating Committee member. For the 2003-2004 slate, we will be seeking a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, one Board member, and two Nominating Committee members.

MENTORING: The importance of mentoring current and potential officers was discussed and emphasized.

OTHER BUSINESS: Points tally to determine delegate selection as well as funding for delegates was discussed. Donna Rodgers will bring points results to the September meeting.

Proposed budget for 2002-2003 was presented by Treasurer Ann Ceasri. There is a need for money to fund the newsletter. Budget affords minimal funding of delegates to Congress. It was determined to revisit the budget in a Board meeting to follow the September chapter meeting. Meanwhile, a motion was made to approve funds for the August newsletter, Garden of Eden, and tonight's refreshments. Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.

The Education/Programs proposal for 2002-2003 was presented. A motion was made to accept this itinerary. Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2023 by President Sophie Taylor.

Submitted by Donna Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
JUNE 15, 2002
EDEN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

President Sophie Taylor called the meeting to order at 0910 on June 15, 2002.

Present: Sophie Taylor, Ann Ceasri, Kathie Shea, Martha See, Evelyn Steen, Joanne Sakaldasis, and Felicia Williams. A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report: Closing balance $13,961.32 as of June 14, 2002.

New Business:

1. Historian, Martha See, has resigned. She is moving out of the area. Felicia Williams will take the Historian binder. Need to appoint a new Historian.

2. Legislative Committee: Jackie Cummings is the new chairman. Pam Reuling will be an advisor to the Legislative Committee.

3. Chapter visits by members of National AORN Board of Directors: visit to assist chapters and help maintain members.
a. The cost to the chapter – pay for Board members one night lodging and meals.
b. Host chapter to support recruiting goals and invite non-members and students who are not currently working in the perioperative area.
c. National AORN will give one contact hour
d. It was decided to turn this over to the Program Committee. Must respond to National by July 26, 2002 with several dates.

4. Leadership Conference at Denver: National AORN will pay for hotel and registration and the chapter must pay airfare.
The motion was seconded and carried to send Felicia Williams to the Leadership Conference in Denver paying her airfare of approximately $300.

5. Explanation of Officers and Board of Directors Roles.
a. Mentor new people – Look to the future.
b. Nominating Committee
i. Bring copies of roles to each meeting
ii. Highlight different roles in the newsletter
iii. Actively recruit candidates beginning at the September meeting
iv. Let potential candidates know time commitments for roles

6. Presidential Goals: Sophie Taylor.
a. Increase membership – invite new employees to attend meetings
b. Put AORN applications in orientation packets with a letter encouraging them to join signed by local AORN member
c. Bring a colleague to the September meeting
d. Send a full delegation to Congress in 2003

7. Strategic Planning for 2002-03.
a. Concentrate on continuing education offerings
b. Committee reports: If your committee wants to be on the agenda, e-mail Sophie at nursingnotes@aol.com the Friday before the meeting.
c. Combine Board of Directors meetings along with the Bylaws committee meetings to conduct chapter business.
d. Look for new and different ways of fund raising

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday August 13, 2002, 1800 - 2000 at Eden Medical Center. Pizza will be served.

The meeting was adjourned at 1100.

By Ann Ceasri, Acting Secretary


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 7, 2001
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Donna Benotti, Kathie Shea, Sophie Taylor, Ann Ceasri, Evelyn Steen, and Donna Rodgers.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 1930 by President Sophie Taylor.

BUSINESS:
* Jonas Israel has not been active on the Board and is unresponsive to correspondence. Discussion to remove him from the Board, perhaps to be replaced by Felicia Williams as a Presidential appointment. This problem will be revisited.
* Proposed budget was presented by Ann Ceasri for discussion. Several changes and/or corrections were suggested. It was decided the budget committee needs to reconvene, incorporate these changes into the proposed budget, and resubmit it to the Board. A motion was made to approve a budget that will reflect these corrections. Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.
* The possibility of a chapter membership discount for retired members was deferred until the next meeting.
* Discussion of possible candidates for the Board was deferred.
* The current points system was debated briefly.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2022 by President Sophie Taylor.
Submitted by Donna Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
TRANSITIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
JUNE 16, 2001
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER

The meeting was opened at 0940 by our new president Sophie Taylor, following a buffet breakfast. Sophie gave a warm welcome to all who attended. Offices that need to be filled are: President-elect, Vice President, and one member of the Nominating Committee.

Sophie’s goals and objectives for the year:
Membership
Invite new nurses in your workplace to attend chapter meetings
Plug in new students
Nurture members who are not attending meetings
Consider changing the times of the meetings
Go to Congress
Discussion was held about a time change, child care, and putting a survey in the newsletter.

Ann Ceasri gave the financial statement. Opening balance was $12,096.14. The closing balance on June 15, 2001 was $11,691.52. No minutes were read due to the absence of the secretary.

Orientation of the Officers and the Board of Directors. Sophie explained the chapter management, planning, and review process, the strategic plan, and goals and objectives of the chapter. Job descriptions were explained for many of the offices. Parliamentary procedures were explained.

Financial Management: Sophie explained the annual budget and reimbursement procedure.

New Business: A calendar for upcoming meetings was agreed upon.
Education/Program Committee to meet June 26, 1800, Strizzi’s Restaurant, San Leandro.
Budget/Finance Committee to meet July 1, 1400-1600, Martha See’s house.
Audit Committee (Kathie Shea, Ann Ceasri, Beth Mar, Sophie Taylor) to meet July 17, 1630, Eden Medical Center.
Board of Directors to meet August 15, 1800-2000, Sophie Taylor’s house.
The first regular meeting of the year will be Wednesday, September 5. 1730 for dinner, 1800 for the business meeting, and 1830 for the program. The meeting was adjourned and binders were updated.

Submitted by Martha See


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MAY 2, 2001
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 2049 by President Evelyn Steen.

NEW BUSINESS: A motion was made to adopt the proposed budget for 2000-2001.
Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2051 by President Evelyn Steen.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN of Alameda County Board of Directors Meeting
Nordstrom Conference Room, Stoneridge, Mall
December 6, 2000

Board Members Present: Evelyn Steen, Sophie Taylor, Carrolyn Bryant, Donna Rodgers, Kathie Shea, Susan Sykes, Jonas Israel, Donna Benotti, Martha See.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 2020 by President Evelyn Steen.

New Business:
It was announced that we need to develop a budget by January 10, 2001.

The five delegates to Congress will be Mary Ritchie, Donna Benotti, Evelyn Steen, Sophie Taylor, and Kathie Shea. A motion was made for the chapter to fund $1200 for each delegate. Following discussion, this motion was seconded and approved by the Board. Consent to serve forms need to be submitted by the proposed delegate candidates.

Carrolyn Bryant will be resigning as treasurer. The Board recommends Ann Ceasri to complete Carrolyn’s term. She will be approached.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 2028 by President Evelyn Steen.

Submitted by Donna Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
AUGUST 17, 2000
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Martha See, Beth Mar, Sophie Taylor, Kathie Shea, Donna Benotti, Susan Sykes, Evelyn Steen, Ann Ceasri, Mary Ritchie, Jonas Israel, Donna Rodgers.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 1855 by President Evelyn Steen.

READING OF MINUTES: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:
Unavailable.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Membership:
There will be no fall membership drive. Please encourage members to complete survey in August newsletter.
Newsletter: Goal of $2200 in advertising needed. Information sheets distributed to members present.
Program/Education: A motion was made to accept the tentative schedule of monthly programs as listed in the August newsletter. Following discussion, this motion was seconded and approved by the Board. Hosts of meetings will
be as follows:
9/6 Research; 10/4 Ways & Means and Scholarship; 11/1 Newsletter and Project Alpha; 12/6 Membership; 1/10 Education and Program; 2/7 Points and Legislative; 4/4 Nominating; 5/2 Bylaws; and 6/6 Board of Directors. A motion was made to provide Donna Benotti with the funds necessary to order more continuing education certificates. Following discussion, the motion was seconded and approved by the Board.
Research: Susan Kleinbeck is the confirmed speaker for the September meeting. Our half of the research award ($250) will be used to fund her airfare and hotel. Research project for the coming year will center on sales reps. in the OR.
Ways & Means: Sponsoring golf tournament.
Bylaws: Sophie will be hosting Bylaws meetings this year. They will continue to be on the Tuesday following the chapter meeting, from 1830-2000. The first one will be on September 12.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The office of Vice President remains vacant. Martha See has volunteered to be the Chapter Historian for the coming year. We need one more person on the Nominating Committee.

A copy of “Parliamentary Procedure for Motions” was given to each Board member by Kathie Shea.

NEW BUSINESS: We have no proposed budget at present for the coming year. We have no record of last year’s financial activity from our treasurer, Carrolyn Bryant. She was contacted by President Steen to set up an audit and to provide the chapter with written records of our financial status.

* We will be allowed six delegates to this year’s congress in Dallas.

* Awards packets need to be returned by October 1.

* Congress 2002 will be in Anaheim. It was proposed that our secretary write a letter to National suggesting that Southern California (Orange County) nominate a chairperson for that event.

* The Legislative Committee is working to approach Pete Stark regarding the RNFA bill.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2000 by President Evelyn Steen.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
TRANSITION BOARD MEETING
JUNE 17, 2000
MARTHA SEE RESIDENCE


CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 0922.

READING OF MINUTES: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT: A balance of $13,000 was reported by Martha See for the absent Carrolyn Bryant.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: There are vacancies in the office of Vice-President, one Nominating Committee member, a historian, and Points Committee chairman. Donna Rodgers volunteered to be the next Points Committee chairman. Next year's officers are:
Evelyn Steen - President; Sophie Taylor - President-elect; Donna Rodgers - Secretary; Carrolyn Bryant - Treasurer; Jonas Israel, Susan Sykes, and Kathie Shea - Board of Directors; and Marsha Connor and Debbie Hoxie - Nominating Committee.

The Audit Committee will be Ann Ceasri, Susan Sykes, and Carrolyn Bryant. The Budget & Finance Committee (Carrolyn Bryant, Ann Ceasri, Evelyn Steen, Kathie Shea, and Donna Benotti) needs to schedule a meeting. Tellers Committee was Lila McAlhaney and Theresa ____ from Eden.

The offices to be filled next year will be President-elect, two Board of Directors, Treasurer, two Nominating Committee and Vice-President.

PRESIDENT'S GOALS: President Steen shared her goals for the coming year. They include encouraging new people to attend meetings, keeping the meetings interesting and brief, keeping the chapter solvent, informed and current, and making the committee chairpersons and officers more visible, possibly through the use of name tags. The possibility of child care during meetings and/or changing the meeting day will be explored as well as the notion of a membership drive in the fall.

ORIENTATION OF OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS: See meeting agenda.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: Please meet in September to have a plan established by the October chapter meeting.

Parliamentary procedure was reviewed by chapter parliamentarian Kathie Shea.

The next Board meeting will be August 17, 2000, at 1800 at Eden Hospital.

BREAKOUT FOR OFFICER/COMMITTEE TRANSITIONS

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 1110 by President Evelyn Steen.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FEBRUARY 2, 2000
EDEN HOSPITAL CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Martha See, Debbie Tung, Mary Ritchie, Kathie Shea, Susan Sykes, Sophie Taylor, and Donna Rodgers.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Martha See at 1723.

PURPOSE OF MEETING: To discuss combining some of our committees and eliminating two positions on the Board of Directors, as recommended by the Bylaws committee. (See accompanying form.) These changes were approved by the Board and will be presented to the chapter members by Kathie Shea at the February monthly meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS: A reminder that we will be sponsoring a golf tournament September 23 at The Bridges Golf Course in San Ramon. It will be an 0800 shotgun start. Please think about finding sponsors for each hole and/or prize donations. Breakfast will be provided along with a luncheon/awards banquet.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 1818 by President Martha See.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 18, 1999
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Evelyn Steen, Donna Rodgers, Kathie Shea, Susan Sykes, Debbie Tung, Donna Benotti, Nelda Devine, Marsha Conner, Carrolyn Bryant, and Martha See.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Martha See at 1845.

READING OF THE MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. A balance of $15,968.21 was reported by Treasurer Carrolyn Bryant. A profit of $837 was realized from the recent AO workshop.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

NEW BUSINESS: Please update your blue binders with the bylaws changes.

OLD BUSINESS: Need president for next year - Martha is moving.

Scholarship Committee has more tickets available if needed.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2045 by President Martha See.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN of Alameda County
Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Meeting
August 19, 1999
Eden Medical Center Conference Room, Castro Valley

Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Present: Evelyn Steen, Donna Rodgers, Kathie Shea, Susan Sykes, Debbie Tung, Donna Benotti, Ann Ceasri, Lila McAlhany, Nelda Devine, Marsha Conner, Carrolyn Bryant, Mary Ritchie, and Martha See.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Martha See at 6:38 p.m.

Reading of the Minutes and the Financial Report: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. The financial report was unavailable.

Committee Reports:

Bylaws: Meetings will continue to be held at Donna Benotti's house on the Tuesday following each monthly chapter meeting.
Education: There will be a half-day workshop on October 16 at Eden Medical Center from 0830-1230. The topic will be IM Rodding presented by Jay Wisner of Synthes. Four contact hours will be earned at a cost of $40.
Newsletter: Deadlines for upcoming newsletters on page 2 of The Cutting Edge. Mary Ritchie will be retiring as editor at year's end.
Nominating: Will be seeking candidates for President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, two Board of Directors, and one Nominating Committee.
Research: There will be a meeting August 26 at 7 p.m. for final input on current project.
Ways & Means: Greens Sale flyers will be distributed at October meeting to be turned in at November meeting. Greens will arrive first week in December. There will be no holly offered due to historically poor quality.
Program: Chapter meeting schedule appears in Newsletter. Need to decide on place for December meeting. Debbie Tung will investigate four possible sites.

Unfinished Business: The office of Vice President remains vacant.

New Business: Budget discussion postponed until Budget Committee meets.
According to National, we will be allowed seven delegates for the Y2K Congress.
Points tally read by Nelda Devine.
Communications from National:


A motion was made to order four dozen pins from East San Gabriel Valley to be sold by our chapter. Following discussion, this motion was seconded and approved by the Board. A motion was also made to sell these pins for $4. Following discussion, this motion was seconded and approved by the Board.

Next Board Meeting: The next Board meeting will be Thursday, November 18, at 1830 at Eden Medical Center.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. by President Martha See.

Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
TRANSITION BOARD MEETING
JUNE 19, 1999
EDEN MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN PRESENT: Martha See, Clenia Yadao, Lila McAlhany, Sophie Taylor, Donna Rodgers, Pam Reuling, Marsha Conner, Ann Ceasri, Evelyn Steen, and Carrolyn Bryant.

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Martha See at 0855.

REVIEW OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE: Presented by Kathie Shea, Chapter Parliamentarian. See March 1998 AORN Journal article.

  1. Main motion: Introduce new item of business, one at a time (“I move that...”)
  2. Second the motion
  3. Motion is restated by the Chair (in form of yes or no)
  4. Discuss
  5. Call for the question
  6. Restate the motion
  7. Vote
    If an amendment is suggested, it is discussed and voted on before the original motion is put to a vote.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS SUBMITTED

    CALENDAR PLANNING:

    1. Next Board Meeting: Thursday, August 19, at 1800 at Eden Hospital Conference Room.
    2. Monthly Program Meetings: Check with Debbie Tung.
    3. Audit Committee Meeting: Karen Stevens will arrange.
    4. Points Committee Meeting: Turn in points to Lila by end of June. Nelda, Donna R., and Lila to meet before September.
    5. Newsletter Deadlines: See page 2 of newsletter.

    MEET WITH COMMITTEE SUCCESSOR/PREDECESSOR

    MISCELLANEOUS: Discussion of new legislation to require name tags be worn at work with RN in 18-point type. There will be no more RN Days in Sacramento. Historian, Lila McAlhany, brought books she is working on for perusal.

    ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 1038 by President Martha See.

    Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


    Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Meeting
    April 22, 1999
    Eden Medical Center Conference Center, Castro Valley

    Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen present:
    Evelyn Steen, Donna Rodgers, Mary Ritchie, Pam Reuling, Donna Benotti, Ann Kintz, Kathie Shea, Martha See, and Lila McAlhany.

    Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:20 p.m.

    Reading of the Minutes and Financial Report: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. The financial report was deferred due to the absence of the treasurer.

    Committee Reports:

    Bylaws: Kathie Shea will work with the Kansas City chapter to nominate Dr. Kleinbeck for National Clinical Research award. Kansas City/Alameda research poster will be displayed at our May meeting. A change in the bylaws will also be presented at the May meeting to be voted on in June.
    Legislative: Next Operating Room Nursing Council of California (ORNCC) meeting will be May 15 in San Diego. Kathie Shea will attend. A motion was made for the chapter to fund her expenses. Following discussion, this motion was voted on and approved by the Board.
    Newsletter: Deadline for the next newsletter is May 20.
    Historian: In need of installation programs for 1993, 1995, and 1998. Determining what to do with old minutes, committee reports, etc.

    Old Business: Delegates from Congress are all on the Ways & Means Committee. Turn in reports to Mary Ritchie and expense account reports to Karen Stevens.

    New Business: Although only 13 ballots were returned from our recent election, it is valid. Our election process will be reexamined in an effort to increase voter participation next year.

    President-Elect Martha See shared her list of committee chairmen for 1999-2000:

    Annual reports are due at the June meeting. Give them to Martha See. Annual report and proposed budget forms were distributed.

    Nominations for National election due by May 15. Turn in to Evelyn.

    Congress volunteers will wear jackets to May meeting. The June installation dinner will be at Strizzi's.

    Next Board Meeting: The Transition Board Meeting will be June 19, 8:30 a.m., at Eden Medical Center. Bring a continental breakfast to share.

    Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    By Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN of Alameda County
    Board of Directors Meeting
    Eden Medical Center, Conference Room
    February 3, 1999

    Board members present: Evelyn Steen, Martha See, Donna Rodgers, Ann Kintz, Mary Ritchie, Pam Reuling, Kathie Shea, and Debbie Tung.

    Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 8:50 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    Business: There were six scholarship applicants for a day at Congress. The applications were reviewed by the members of the Board. A motion was made to send all six candidates to Congress for one day at $100 each. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board. Kathie Shea volunteered to notify each recipient via phone and mail.

    A motion was made to allocate $142 to order pens with our chapter name and web site address on them. Following discussion, this motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    The proposed April 17 IM rodding workshop is in jeopardy due to unavailability of a suitable room at Eden on that day. There was a discussion and suggestions included either alternate location or rescheduled date later in the year or perhaps this summer. These options will be investigated by Tuesday.

    Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    By Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN MEETING
    JANUARY 21, 1999
    EDEN MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

    BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN PRESENT: Evelyn Steen, Donna Rodgers, Debbie Tung, Pam Reuling, Ann Kintz, Martha See, and Kathie Shea.

    CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:25 p.m.

    READING OF THE MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. The balance in the treasury is $19,531.27 as of 1/6/99.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    OLD BUSINESS: The six delegates to Congress will be Evelyn Steen, Martha See, Ann Kintz, Beth Mar, Debbie Tung, and Pam Reuling, with Kathie Shea serving as alternate. A motion was made to allot $500 per delegate to Congress, including alternate. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    A charitable donation to The Friendly Place was briefly discussed, but the treasurer was not present with information on available funds.

    NEW BUSINESS: Attendance at California luncheon is mandatory for delegates at Congress. The cost is $38 apiece, with one check for all due by the beginning of March.

    COMMUNICATIONS FROM NATIONAL: We received a letter from Trish Seifert with an overhead presentation of proposed AORN name update to be presented at next chapter meeting. See Dec. Journal article “Our Name, Our Future.”
    AORN 2000 Awards packet due by June 1999.

    NEXT BOARD MEETING: There will be a brief Board meeting following the Feb. 3 chapter meeting. The next official Board meeting will be Thursday, April 22, 1999, at 6:00 p.m.

    ADJOURNMENT:The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN MEETING
    AUGUST 11, 1998
    EDEN MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

    BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN PRESENT: Evelyn Steen, Donna Rodgers, Donna Benotti, Kathie Shea, Ann Kintz, Lila McAlhany, Nelda Devine, Martha See, Pam Reuling, Karen Stevens, Mary Ritchie, and Beth Mar. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:38 p.m.

    READING OF THE MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by the secretary Donna Rodgers. The balance in the treasury is $10,634.19. COMMITTEE REPORTS

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Vacancy in the Vice president position. Check with Debbie Tung. If she agrees, it will create a vacancy on the Board which perhaps could be filled by Sophie.

    NEW BUSINESS: Proposed budget for 1998-1999 was presented by Treasurer Karen Stevens. A motion to adopt the budget was approved by the Board.

    There will be six delegates plus one alternate sent to Congress this year with funding allowed at $500 each.

    Communications from national included Awards packets.

    REMINDERS: See Board Meeting agendas

    NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next Board meeting will be Thursday, January 21, time and place to be determined. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
    TRANSITION MEETING
    JUNE 27, 1998
    EDEN MEDICAL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM, CASTRO VALLEY

    0935 - Meeting called to order.
    Copies of all end-of-year reports were handed out.
    Committee Assignments were handed out.
    Reading of the minutes was waived. They will be read at the next meeting.

    Financial Report: Submitted by Karen Stevens and approved.

    Vacancies:
    Vice President - no volunteers
    Board of Directors - Kathie Shea
    Historian - Lila McAlhany

    Vice President duties need to be assigned.
    Dinners - divided among committees - Membership Committee will coordinate
    Programs - Debbie Tung
    Costs - Ann Kintz

    Membership Committee: Look at new and interesting ways to generate membership and meeting attendance and active participation in AORN. Chapter improvement issues:
    Time of meetings
    Same place for meetings
    Food options
    Projects (other than raffles)to raise money
    Appealing speakers
    Each person should bring a guest
    New member mentoring
    Chapter leadership intern (mentor) with privileges to go to Congress (Send a new member to Congress with Scholarship money since Congress is in San Francisco)
    Need to look at past practices - get the box of material from Jeanne Mazy.

    Strategic plan: Get chapter built up. Get members to come to meetings and become active participants. Spark their interests. The master phone list will be revised by Evelyn Steen.

    Nominating Committee: Nelda Devine is the new chairman for this committee. She recommends putting job descriptions into the newsletter and talk about the open positions at each meeting. She’ll rewrite the job descriptions. The budget will be to have a raffle to earn money for the chapter - $100.

    Bylaws Committee: There have been some changes to forms - Congress expenses, audit guidelines, documentation policy, committee work plans.

    Budget and Finance Committee: Need members to join.

    Education Committee: Planning two inservices - Synthes IM Rodding and Ethicon Workshop. Confirmed dates, times, places, and costs to be announced.

    Legislative Committee: RN Days is $110. Lobby Days is $155. We want to send two people to each of these. Recommend to send two people to Lobby Days only. Look into consolidation of memberships to national and local organizations. The ORNCC meeting is in San Francisco October 31, 1998.

    Installation dinner for San Francisco/Marin AORN is July 1 in San Francisco. The speaker is Ruth Shumaker, National President.

    Newsletter Committee: Web site and e-mail addresses are in the newsletters. Deadlines are May 22, July 24, September 25, November 23, January 25, March 26.

    Program Committee: Secure meeting sites and dinners. Communicate with Education Committee. Program meeting in July is open to membership to get input on programs to be presented.

    Project Alpha: See report. Started at national due to nursing shortage. Colleges eliminating O.R. portion of RN training. Work to keep it open. Work with educators to get preceptorships for interested RN students. Advertising.

    Scholarship Committee: See report. Recommend to increase the number of members on the committee. December raffle to benefit Scholarship.

    Ways and Means: Not present. We will have a Greens sale this year.

    Parliamentarian: Review of procedures with handout “Parliamentary Procedures Promote Order Out of Chaos.”

    Research Committee: See handout. Continue with monthly clinical questions from Recommended practices or burning issues. Coordinate Perioperative Data Elements poster at Congress with Kansas City.

    Annual Budgets: Submitted

    Reimbursements: Forms for reimbursements with receipts.

    From National: Name change. Add perioperative nurses to AORN. Possible add Perioperative Healthcare - will put question on web site.

    State Councils: Part of AORN vs. affiliate of AORN - will have to attend meeting at Congress.

    1120 - meeting adjourned.

    Submitted by Jean Cunningham (for absent secretary)


    AORN of Alameda County
    Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Meeting
    Eden Hospital, Conference Room, Castro Valley
    February 17, 1998

    BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN PRESENT: Donna Rodgers, Donna Benotti, Evelyn Steen, Debbie Tung, Lila McAlhany, Martha See, Ann Kintz, Jean Cunningham, Karen Stevens, and Pam Reuling.

    CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:18 p.m.

    READING OF THE MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. The balance in the Treasury is $14,422.11.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    Bylaws: Met last week and brain stormed for election candidates. List of possibilities given to Jean. New Reimbursement Request form distributed.

    Education: January workshop was attended by 23 people and brought in $800.00 profit. May 2 workshop, "The Value of Working Together," will be co-sponsored by AORN grant and Ethicon. It will be from 8 a.m.- 12 noon for 3.6 contact hours. The speaker for this seminar will be announced at the March chapter meeting.

    Legislative: California Luncheon details needed. ORNCC dues status needs to be clarified. Deadline for HCFA letter has been extended to 4/17/98. Speaker for May chapter meeting will be determined by 3/4/98.

    Nominating: Clenia Yadao, Kathryn Philibin, and Donna Benotti divided membership roster up to make phone calls encouraging members to run for office. Slate of candidates needs to be ready by March meeting.

    Program: Linda Groah will be here for March meeting, which will be hosted by the Nominating Committee.

    Scholarship: Quilt made by Jean Cunningham will be raffled off at May meeting, which Education committee is hosting. Third person needed to help evaluate scholarship applications. Evelyn volunteered.

    Research: Need Clinical Question ideas. Still working on OR nurse video promotion for television.

    OLD BUSINESS: A motion was made to increase delegate funding by the Chapter from the previously approved amount of $650.00 to $800.00 per delegate, plus one alternate. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    A motion was made to bestow our previously approved charitable donation to A Friendly Place. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    NEW BUSINESS: California Luncheon and ballot were discussed in Committee Reports.

    Possibility of Think Tank discussed. It was suggested for a half-day in May, possibly at Bill Smyth's winery. Evelyn will get back to us.

    COMMUNICATIONS:

    Christmas in April. See article in February Newsletter.

    Redwood Empire AORN Chapter offering class 3/7/98. 4 CEUs for $15.00. The topic will be "Principles and Practice of Electrosurgery" by Mark Phippen. It will be held at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa.

    Evelyn still planning to send letters for anniversary of AORN.

    NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next Board meeting will be the Transitional Board Meeting. Time and place to be determined.

    ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m. by President Evelyn Steen.

    Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN of Alameda County
    Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Meeting
    Eden Hospital, Conference Room, Castro Valley
    November 18, 1997

    Board members/committee chairmen present: Donna Rodgers, Donna Benotti, Evelyn Steen, Pam Reuling, Debbie Tung, Karen Stevens, Kathryn Philibin, and Lila McAlhany

    CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:15 p.m.

    READING OF THE MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by Secretary Donna Rodgers. The balance in the Treasury is $11,543.72.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    Bylaws: Proposal from Nominating Committee to extend the term of President to two years and to elect a President- Elect every other year. Request denied. (See accompanying correspondence.)

    Education: External fixation workshop planned for February at Eden Hospital. Exact date to be determined this week. Spring workshop to be sponsored by Ethicon, perhaps featuring Dr. Colburn.

    Legislative: ORNCC meeting will be covered in the newsletter. Need check for membership renewal. Next meeting in L.A. on February 7. Shella Malolepszy agrees to be on legislative committee. Plan to provide map of legislators to educate members.

    Membership: Jeanne Mazy considering resigning from Board. Proposal to relieve her of Membership responsibilities if she will continue on Board.

    Nominating: Jean Cunningham having health problems - needs to be contacted re: activities of committee.

    Program: All monthly meetings will be at Eden Hospital, with the exception of December (Strizzis) and possibly June. There will be no meeting in April due to Congress. We will not be joining Contra Costa in February, as previously reported. We will continue with Boston Market, while investigating other catering options.

    Project Alpha: Debbie Tung investigating public TV access for OR nurse video.

    Research: Accepting ideas for clinical questions.

    Scholarship: Raffle will be held at December meeting. Board sponsored raffle for meeting attendees only.

    Points: Final tallies turned in by Martha See.

    OLD BUSINESS: Delegates for 1998 Congress will be: Mary Ritchie, Ann Kintz, Beth Mar, Kathie Shea, Lila McAlhany, Donna Benotti, and Evelyn Steen, each to be funded $650 by the chapter, as previously approved.

    OR Nurse Week contributions to the newsletter are encouraged.

    NEW BUSINESS: A motion was made that the chapter donate $100 to a charitable organization. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board. The proposal will be presented to the general membership to determine the recipient of the funds and the timing of distribution. Chapter management will be determined with the upcoming ballot. Running for office is encouraged. Communications from National were shared by President Evelyn Steen. Kathryn Philibin drafted a letter to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AORN. It will be fine-tuned and sent to CEOs of area hospitals by the chapter president to encourage and offer membership incentives.

    NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next Board meeting is scheduled for February 17, 1998, at 6:00 p.m.; place to be determined.

    ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

    Submitted by Donna G. Rodgers


    AORN of Alameda County
    Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen Meeting
    Eden Hospital, Conference Room, Castro Valley
    August 21, 1997

    Board members/committee chairmen present: Donna Rodgers, Donna Benotti, Evelyn Steen, Mary Ritchie, Pam Reuling, Debbie Tung, Ellen Albano, Karen Stevens, Jean Cunningham, Kathryn Philibin, Lila McAlhany, Martha See, Ann Kintz, and Jeanne Mazy.

    Call to order: The meeting was called to order by President Evelyn Steen at 6:30 p.m.

    Reading of the minutes and financial report: Minutes of the last Board meeting were approved as read by secretary Donna Rodgers. The balance in the Treasury is $11,226.37.

    Committee Reports:

    Unfinished Business: Survey results for the Board meetings were disclosed. Remainder of year-end committee reports are due.

    New Business: Minutes from Budget and Finance Committee meeting were distributed along with drafts of the proposed budget for 1997-1998. Following discussion and minor revisions, a motion was made to accept the proposed budget. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    Delegates for Congress were discussed. Following discussion, it was proposed that we send to Congress six delegates and one alternate, each to receive $650 (this amount is subject to revision). This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    Reminders from National that OR Nurse Week is November 9-15. Congress will be the week of March 29 - April 3 in Orlando, FL.

    A motion was made that our chapter agrees to pay its monthly dinner bill if it is over $100.00. This motion was voted on and approved by the Board.

    Next Board meeting: The next Board meeting is scheduled for November 18, 1997, at Eden Hospital Conference Room at 6 p.m.

    Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

    Submitted by Donna Rodgers


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