November 2016 DAORN Meeting & October Meeting Minutes

DAORN Chapter Meeting – Reminder

Saturday – November 12, 2016 

Denver Health

655 Broadway, Denver CO 80203

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Business Meeting
9:15-10:15 Education Session


DAORN Chapter Minutes

October 13,2016

AORN Headquarters


Attendees:  see sign in sheets (30 members, 1 call-in and 7 visitors)

Meeting called to order at 1919 by President Leisa Hatlestad

Quorum Present: Yes

Action of Previous Minutes: Approved

Balance in Treasury: Total  Balence: General Account $32,863.56, Bill lord Schlarship Account $1054.85

Total Balance All Accounts: $34,118.31

Attendence and Quorum: 30 members present. Quorum is mems present and minimun number of Board members present was met.

Announcements:Karen Underberg updated group on Collaberative Workshop to be held Feb. 16, 2017 at Quebec Cemetary. Twelve nursing organizations involved.

Also, information for Scholarships for Global EXpo on AORN website.

Board Report:

  1. Members highlighted were Micki Parsons and Amanda Brown
  2. Discussion of using Grants for AORN Journel Contact hours-

Cap at 10 CEUS ($100)./year

Provide Copy of certificate of completion to Treasurer to be reimbursed.

Delegates NOT eligible due to funds for Surgical Expo (Global)

A motion was made and seconded after much discussion .Could use for up to 10 CEUS and could not go over cap $250 /year. Could use remaining funds for another seminar or part of Congress registration. Year to be from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Committee Reports:

Awards: none

Bylaws: Bylaws were revised. Members present given bylaws with what changes were to be made. After discussion bylaws were approved  as changed. Need to have ethics put into bylaws and sendto National as part of Accountability

Education: Oct. 13, 2016 Denise Maxwell-Downing – “UDI TRACKING”

Finance: none

Hospital Captains: Andine sent out e-mails to many members to help recruit for Facility Ambassadors.

Informatics: none

Legislative: none

Membership: We are up to 391 members, 11% increase since June.

OR Nurse Day: Sharon  Will do Day At Museum on Fe. 25, 2017? She is checking on date. We are too late for fall date. time will be from 8:30 – 2:30.

Scholarship And Grants: None

Ways and Means:Ellen talked about golf Tournament. Date changed to JUNE 12, 2017.  Proprosing, we raise prices since they have not been raised in several years.

Also, vendors who sign up at Fall Worksop and pay by end of DEc. will get A 10% discount!

Fall Workshop: Brochures are out. Faith will put on website. Will send by e-mail to members.

Michael – has vendor handouts and will send and talk with vendors. Have 7 signed up. Date is Nov. 19,2016 at Lowry Education Center!

Nominating: Andine has only two members signed up for Global Expo.  Members were asked to think about running for Chapter offices for next year.

Next meeting: Nov. !2, 2016 at 8 am at Denver Health.

Hour of Adjounment: 2003 pm

Signature of Secretary : minutes respectfully submitted by Catherine Andrews, Secretary


At our chapter meeting on November 12, 2016, one of five door prizes will be awarded to anyone who wishes to participate and has the ticket that is drawn.

Participants are requested to donate $1 or more to Project Cure.  Door prizes are managed by Gerry Hopkins.  Our thanks go to the DAORN chapter for donating these

PeriOperative Nurse Week door prizes.


  1. Budget Shopper Bag
  2. Multi-Purpose Carryall
  3. Boat Tote Cooler
  4. Triangle Lunch Bag
  5. Graphite Duffel Bag