UNION COUNTY SCHOOL NURSES ASSOCIATION
DINNER MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 3 2016
Presidents Welcome/ Barb. Maher—Thank you for coming to our Winter Dinner Meeting and a special thank you to the Westfield nurses for hosting. I am looking forward to a full meeting, full stomach and a brain full of knowledge.
Hosting our next meeting in the fall will be Scotch Plains, Springfield and Plainfield.
Vice president’s Report/Kathleen McDonald—Nurse of the Year. If you think there is a Union County Nurse who is deserving of this honor, please submit their name to us as soon as possible.
Recording Secretary’s Report/Valerie Williams—a copy of the minutes has been e-mailed to you. There are also copies on the tables. Can I have a motion to accept the minutes; Johanna Sherer. Second; Nancy Merwede.
Corresponding Secretary/Johanna Sherer—Thank you notes were sent out to all speakers.3 condolence cards were mailed to our members who lost a family member.
*At the November 19 round table: *At the January 14 roundtable:
Money collected =$355.00 Money collected $230.00
Cost of refreshments =$-96.18 Cost of refreshments -$109.47
Surplus =$258.82 Surplus $120.53
*Membership dues collected for 44 members since last meeting=$655.00
*The balance as of 1/29/2016 statement =$5516.48
* Need 2-3 volunteers to audit the account books for the association before the spring meeting.
Carole Staviski and Karen Blanchard/Salmon volunteered to audit the account.
Parliamentarian /Karen Blanchard-Salmon—No Report
Membership/Nancy Merwede— 136 members. 8 retired.
Elizabeth: some members had a change in e-mail. Request to Anne Greene to send a list of all e-mails.
*Thursday, 2/25/16 is our next round table at the Evangel Church in Scotch Plains, Terrill Rd.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction vs. Asthma in Children and Adolescents
Presenter, Ms. Katie Holterman
*Thursday 3/3/2016 UCEA office
“Yesterday and Today; The Certified School Nurse Meeting The Needs of your School Community” presenter-Mary Ellen Bolton NP.
*Tuesday 4/19/2016 UCEA office
HPV-presenter Dr. Meg Fischer
*Wednesday 5/4/2016 WESTWOOD Westfield, School Nurses Day
Dr. John Fontanetta- Triple Board Certified ED Physician. Sudden Cardiac Death and a variety of pediatric emergencies.
New web site: We are deciding between 3 options created by the senior students at Union County Vo. Tech. under the supervision of their instructor. There is no charge to us. We will thank them with a pizza party and a gift card. The cost to maintain the website will decrease from $150.00 per year to less than $25.00 per year.
OLD BUSINESS We still need to purchase a speaker and a microphone.
- Scholarship information sent to the guidance counselors by 4/4/16 for applicants. We need 2-3 members to read and select recipients for this year.
- Volunteer Committee-B. Maher, C. Stavitski, R. Ince, and K. Lambo.
- Basket for Convention—April 9. $100.00 money Tree.
- Poster Contest for the May Meeting—to be created on 8 1/2 x11paper. Winner receives $25 gift card. Grades 3-5 “Summer Safety” Grades 6-8 “Prevention of Head Injuries”
- Treasury Audit-Carole Stavitski and Karen Blanchard/Salmon
Vendors May Meeting—Please notify Barb ASAP if you have someone who would like a table at our May Meeting.
Nominating Committee—Karen Kelmartin Open Positions– Vice President, Recording Secretary, Membership, Education, Parliamentarian.