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.

Treasurer’s Report/JuliaBuban—

*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.

Education/Karen Lambo—

*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.

Publicity/Patty Uzzolino—

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.