September 2011 – Meeting Minutes



sept. 8, 2011


The Children’s hospital colorado
Meeting called by Tammy Woolley
Type of meeting Monthly Chapter Meeting
Facilitator Tammy Woolley
Note taker Julie Mower
Timekeeper Called to order at 1800


Host and dinner sponsors

T. Woolley
Discussion Tammy thanked Children’s Hospital and Cardinal for hosting dinner.
Headquarters-eligible to send 17 members as delegates. Kathy Doughty has information on eligibility criteria. Send points template to her




Approval of Business Meeting minutes

t. woolley


Discussion Approval of May 2012 Business meeting minutes
Conclusions Minutes approved as written


Treasurer’s report

K. Underberg
General Fund Raffle Fund Bill Lord Scholarship Fund Total assets


Total assets

$ 21, 624.60 $543.45 $ 3,863.75 $ 26,031.80 $3750 $29,781.80





tammy woolley
Discussion DAORN has been invited to a wine and cheese reception in recognition of supporting a float at the 2011 Rose Bowl parade on Oct. 12.





Tammy woolley
Discussion Committee chair positions have all been filled.

A site for April meeting is still needed. A sign-up sheet will be passed around during the meeting.

If any DAORN member has changed his/her address, please remember to give this information to Headquarters. Several surveys were returned as non-deliverable.
The Board had two meetings over the summer: one for new and outgoing board members, and one for board members and committee chair people. 
The number of yearly chapter meetings has been decreased from 8 to 6. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the following months:  Sept., Oct., November, February, March (AORN delegates only), April, and May. The board will meet beginning at 1700; social time is from 1730-1800. The business meeting will begin at 1800. The May meeting will include a dinner to celebrate DAORN’s 60th anniversary.  


committee reports

(Committee chairs)
Discussion Membership (Susan Younger):  DAORN has 535 members with 30 attending tonight’s meeting. Guests were introduced. Two members attended virtually via conference call. Awards: Mary Jo Steiert has agreed to chair this committee. No report given. Fall Workshop (Peggy Camp): Tammy Woolley provided an update. The workshop is on Oct. 14 at Exempla St. Joseph’s hospital. A flyer will be mailed. Contact Lynn Parton, Peggy Camp or Peggy Spitzer for volunteer opportunities. One of the keynote speakers is sponsored by Sage; that session will be open to Infection Prevention nurses. Hospital Captains (Cathy Andrews): No report given. Informatics (Faith Beazer) Faith reported that she is interviewing prospective website designers to take over this duty. The present website is current and up to date.


Nominating (Kathy Doughty): People  interested in being delegate to Congress 2012 are asked to contact her at


OR Nurse Week (Nancy Johnson): The wildly popular OR Nurses’ Day at the Museum of Nature and Science will include hands-on presentations for the public.  E-mail or call Nancy if you would like to sponsor a table. The exhibit will be Nov. 5 from 9-3pm.


Ways and Means (Ellen Lord): Tammy Woolley provided the report. The Bill Lord golf Tournament netted $3,700 net. Scholarships were awarded in the amount of $3200.


Planning committee, DAORN 60th anniversary celebration (Eileen Frasier): Members to help on the committee were solicited. The May meeting will be held at a restaurant to be determined. Please give suggestions to Eileen. DAORN like to honor our longest AORN members, so make sure to put dates of membership on any correspondence.  It was recommended that persons RSVP’ing provide a check to hold the reservation; the check will be returned upon attending the dinner. Criteria for attendance are still to be determined.





new business

b. youngberg
Discussion Project Cure needs help sorting instruments. No experience required. Please contact Barb Youngberg is interested in helping. 
Educaton sesson Tonight’s education session is “Native Americans and Organ Transplantation” presented by Karin Underberg. The PowerPoint for Karin’s lecture will be available on DAORN’s website.

Meeting adjourned at 1843.

Respectfully submitted, Julie Mower, Secretary