April 2012 – Meeting Minutes

DAORN CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

Date: April 12, 2012                                                              HOST FACILITY:  North Suburban Medical Center

Meeting called to order by President Tammy Woolley at 1802

Host and dinner sponsors: North Suburban Medical Center, Phil and Nancy were thanked for hosting the meeting; Ansell was thanked for providing dinner and our speaker. Tours of the new facility will be available after the education presentation.

Guests were introduced and welcomed.

1. Approval of business meeting minutes   

Minutes were approved as written by members present.

2. Correspondence            none

3. Treasurer’s report        K. Underberg

General Fund Raffle Fund Bill Lord Scholarship Fund Total assets

KSC

Total assets

$ 22, 112.24 $ 166.70 $ 3,863.75 $ 26,142.69 $1,575 $27,717

 

Printing costs: Karin provided costs for postcards, stamps, and ballots and newsletters. It costs DAORN just under $1900 for printing fall newsletter and postcards.  $390 was spent on ballots this year.

Recommendations: Continue Sept. newsletter and then refer to website throughout the rest of year. R. Jagersky suggested that hospital captains provide monthly updates on meetings, etc. to members on their staff. Members already have the option of receiving e-mails when items are posted on the DAORN website.

4. Committee Reports                      (Committee chairs or designees)

Board report (Rebecca Loptein)

Congress was a success with many good speakers. House of Delegates did not vote on changing membership status for voting/non-voting; this issue was tabled until next Congress. Katherine Halverson-Carpenter received the award for outstanding achievement in management. Rose Seavey received the award for outstanding achievement in mentorship. The chapter congratulates both these nurses on their achievements.

Results of the national election were provided to membership.

Kathy Doughty shared her experiences at Congress and urged others to volunteer in order to be eligible to attend Congress as delegates.

Education (Peggy Camp-presented by Ellen Lord)

The education session tonight will be on sharp and ergonomic safety issues in the healthcare setting, presented by Lori Jensen, RN.

Membership (Susan Younger)

DAORN has 493 members. 3 guests were present. 37 members present at meeting.

Teller committee (presented by Gerry Hopkins) Committee consisted of Gerry Hopkins, Barb Wiens, Marge Utz, Kathy Doughty, and Gerry Pesek (chair). The committee met on April 2 at 1300 to tally the ballots for the 2012 election of officers and nominating committee.

540 ballots were mailed with a return of 90 ballots. 9 ballots were deemed ineligible (2 members had not renewed their membership; one person was not on record as a DAORN member; and 6 return envelopes were missing names/address.

Candidates for DAORN Offices for 2012 are as follows:

President-elect: Julie Mower

Board: Cathy Andrews

Nominating committee: Amanda Brown, April Erbland, Jane Fulton-Junge

Secretary: Julie Martin

T. Woolley and committee will verify outcome before ballots are destroyed.

Ways and Means (Ellen Lord)

Ellen thanked all who volunteered at Congress sales booth.  Sales netted $400. Potato bags are still for sale.

The Golf tournament will be held on June 4th. Putting registration on line will save $600.  An on-line silent auction has also been suggested. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact Ellen.  Contact Gerry Hopkins to donate items for silent auction.

Awards (Mary Jo Steiert)

Mary Jo asked for all members to nominate a peer for an award. Mary Jo would also like to offer a special award for our 60th anniversary. Give your ideas to Mary Jo.

Research (Jim Stobinski)

Jim asked the group the question: Does being certified makes a difference? Only 8 studies are available researching a possible link between certification and patient outcomes. Out of 3.1 million nurses in the US, 500,000 do not practice. He encouraged perioperative nurses to become more involved with research and linking certification to patient care.

Maggie Zeaphey and Cathy Andrews won fabulous prizes for correctly identifying answers to the research contest questions.

Raffle (Gerry Hopkins)

No raffle items tonight.  See Gerry about donating items for golf tournament silent auction and King Soopers coupons.

Bylaws (Barb Youngberg)

Please give committee and officer notebooks to Barb Youngberg no later than the May meeting.

60 year celebration (Eileen Fraser)

The date for the dinner will be May 10th.   Eileen is looking for volunteers to help with registration, clean-up, and collecting funds.  Board meeting will be at 5:30, with dinner from 6-9pm. The charge for the dinner is $10/person. We cannot sell liquor, but we can bring wine in. Eileen encouraged members to ask their reps for donations. The chapter will pay for members who have been members for 30+ years/Denver chapter or a national member for 50+ years. Please RSVP by May 1st to Eileen. Spouses are welcome.

Choices for venues have been narrowed down to 2: Children’s, and Exempla St. Joseph’s. Members selected St. Joseph’s for site for dinner. Please support the awards committee-let Mary Jo know of anyone you’d like to nominate.

Education grant (Barb Hershelman)

No applications received. The next deadline for submitting an application is July 20th.

Legislative (Jan Stull)

Jan encouraged members to become acquainted with the issues surrounding the national presidential election. A bill related to prescriptive authority for APN’s has been signed. A bill is being drafted that would require licensure of anesthesia technicians. Check out the Colorado Nurse’s Association website at http://www.nurses-co.org/default.asp?PageID=10002256 for more information.

New business

Peggy Camp, Barb Hershelman, and April Erbland volunteered to audit the treasurer’s books with Karin.

Rocky Mt. Chapter for Healthcare Central Service Personnel will be holding their summer conference July 28th. More information is on their website at http://rockymountainchapter.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html

The Fall workshop will be at Children’s.  Stay tuned for more details.

Next meeting:

May 10th at Exempla St. Joseph’s, 60th anniversary banquet and installation of officers, 6-9pm.

Meeting adjourned at 1843

Respectfully submitted,

J. Mower, Secretary

 

May President’s Message

Thank you to North Suburban Medical Center and Phil and Nancy for hosting the April meeting.  Great turnout!  Also thanks to Ansell for sponsoring the dinner and for sponsoring the speaker.

Election results of new officers and board members were announced.  Congratulations to Julie Mower (President-Elect); Julie Martin (Secretary); Board of Directors (Cathy Andrews, and Dee Claassen); and Nominating Committee (Amanda Brown, April Erbland, Jane Fulton-Junge). 

You should have received the May meeting postcard reminder about the DAORN 60th Anniversary dinner to be held at St. Joe’s.  Send your RSVP to Eileen Fraser by May 4th at eileenfraser@msn.com.  Price at the door is $10 and guest are welcome.  If you RSVP but fail to show up for the dinner, we will still need to collect the money from you to offset the cost of the meals reserved.  If you have suggestions for awards or would like to nominate members for this years Chapter awards, please contact Mary Jo Sterret ASAP so they can be recognized at the dinner on May 10th. 

Save the date for the Bill Lord Golf Tournament to be held June 4th at the Ranch Country Club.  Bring donations for the silent auction to the May meeting or contact Ellen Lord or Gerry Hopkins.  This is the Chapter’s major fund raiser of the year and proceeds go to support our delegates, allow members to take advantage of educational opportunities and help us provide nursing scholarships. 

This year has flown by and we have accomplished a lot.  Thanks so much to all the committee chairs, committee members,  and Board members for all yoursupport and countless hours of volunteerism.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as President.  We will have installation of incoming officers at the May meeting.  Rebecca Loptien will be the incoming President.  Rebecca is going to prepare a survey for the membership for the May meeting.  The Board will review survey responses at the summer meeting to assist in planning for the upcoming year.  The goal is to creatively meet members needs and the Board appreciates any constructive feedback that you would like to provide. 

Hope to see all of you at the May meeting. 

Tammy Woolley

President

 

DAORN 60th Anniversary Dinner and May Meeting

The May 10th meeting will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Sterne Elder Conference Room.

Dinner will begin at 6:00PM.  RSVP to Eileen Fraser  by May 4th at:  eileenfraser@msn.com

Cost is $10 per person at the door.  Guests are welcome.  (If you RSVP and are a no show, you will still be expected to pay the $10 since the Chapter must pay for all dinners reserved as of 5/4/12). 

This will be a celebration of our 60th Chapter Anniversary, recognition of past and present members, and installation of new officers!

Hope to see you there!

King Soopers Certificates, Raffle, and Silent Auction–April 8, 2012

 

Thanks to everyone who bought $2450 of KSC at our February 9, 2012, chapter meeting.  Our chapter has $25 and $100 King Soopers gift cards at each chapter meeting.  Please bring $25 or more in cash or check to our April meeting to buy KSC to support our delegates.

The winners of our “Valentine Raffle” on February 9, 2012, were:  1.Harry London Chocolates/Nancy Richardson.  2.  Chocolate Truffles/Kim Caesar.  3.  Ferrero Chocolates/Rose Seavey.  4.  Rolling Tote Bag/Jane Gallivan.  5.  Nail Care Kit/Linda Ortiz.

Our next Raffle and a Silent Auction will be held at the Golf Tournament on June 4, 2012.  Your help with a gift for the Silent Auction on June 4, 2012, will be greatly appreciated.  Examples of gifts needed are baskets of wine, chocolates, gourmet food, candles, summer fun items, body and bath, or you name it.  We can also use gift cards or certificates for your favorite place to shop such as Target, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble or your favorite restaurant.  Please bring your donation to the chapter meeting on April 9th or May 10th or to the Golf Tournament on June 4th.

Gerry Hopkins, Ways and Means, Games Manager

April 12th Chapter Meeting

The April 12th Chapter meeting will be held at North Suburban Medical Center in the Aspen and Spruce Classrooms.  The call in number for the meeting is 1-888-560-3504; passcode 409807.  The education session will be “Sharps and Ergonomic Safety in the OR” presented by Lori Jensen RN.  We are working with speaker to get power point presentation posted to this website.  Committee chairs and officers, please bring your notebooks to the April or May meeting.

April 12, 2012

April 12th Chapter Meeting will be held at North Suburban Medical Center.

 

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  • 5:00-5:30     Board Meeting
  • 5:30-6:00     Social Hour
  • 6:00-6:30     Business Meeting
  • 6:45-7:45      Education Session

Meeting minutes-Feb. 9, 2012

DAORN CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

Date: Feb. 9, 2012                                                         HOST FACILITY:  St. Anthony West

Meeting called to order by President Tammy Woolley at 1802

Host and dinner sponsors: St. Anthony West was thanked for hosting the meeting and providing dinner. Tours of the new facility will be available after the education presentation.

Guests were introduced and welcomed.

1. Approval of business meeting minutes   

Minutes were approved as written by members present.

2. Correspondence

The Luminess laser rep would like to offer a laser workshop at no cost; the chapter could charge a registration fee and use the event as a fundraiser. This would not be a laser certification course. There was moderate interest from chapter members present; Tammy will poll other hospitals to determine if others would be interested in attending and report back at April meeting.

DAORN is donating a basket for the silent auction for the AORN foundation at Congress. Please give Colorado-themed items to Tammy by Feb. 17th. Cash donations are also welcome. Basket must be worth at least $200.

3. Treasurer’s report        K. Underberg

General Fund Raffle Fund Bill Lord Scholarship Fund Total assets

KSC

Total assets

$ 19,899.15 $ 508.70 $ 3,863.75 $ 24,271.60 $4,025 $28,299.60

4. Committee Reports                    (Committee chairs or designees)

Education (Peggy Camp-presented by Ellen Lord)

The education session tonight will be on moderate sedation. The chapter would like to congratulate Peggy on her well-deserved retirement.

Membership (Susan Younger)

DAORN has 538 members. 1 guest was present.

Nominating (Kathy Doughty)

Candidates for DAORN Offices for 2012 are as follows:

President-elect: Julie Mower, Susan Younger

Board: Cathy Andrews, Dee Claasen, Eileen Havey

Nominating committee: Danielle Blea, Amanda Brown, April Erbland, Jane Fulton-Junge

Secretary: Julie Martin

Ballot will be available at the April meeting. The biographies of candidates are on the website.

 

Ways and Means (Ellen Lord)

A chapter table has been approved for Congress. Pins and the ever popular potato bags will be for sale. There will be no raffles allowed at Congress this year. Contact Ellen if you would like to volunteer to sit at the booth.

The Bill Lord Memorial Gold Tournament will be held at the Ranch June 4th. Please contact Ellen if you would like to work on this committee. Time commitment is 3 meetings, the first one will be held after Congress.

Awards (Mary Jo Steiert)

Tammy charged the awards committee to recognize long-term members of the chapter at the May dinner. Please give chapter leadership/educator/clinical excellence nominees to Mary Jo. Forms are on the website.

Research (Sheila Liston)

               An article on education for nurses in an Australian hospital was provided for chapter discussion and review.

Raffle (Gerry Hopkins)

Fabulous valentine-themed merchandise is available for the raffle tonight, as well as King Soopers Coupons. See Gerry for a ticket.

60 year celebration (Eileen Fraser)

The date for the dinner will be May 10th

Choices for venues have been narrowed down to 3:

1. History CO Center-must pay $800 for room fee plus expenses for catering, etc. This venue will not be available until April 28.

2. Arvada Center-rents for free, have to spend minimum of $4000. Includes linens, china, candles, set up and tear down, menu choices.

3. Summit-6th and I-225. Room rental is $4500.

Meals will be approximately $30/each.

The committee will expand the search for a potential site to hospitals (specifically St. Joseph’s). Benefits to holding the event at a hospital include no minimum charge or room fee, the caterer at the hospital could be used, and cost savings would allow the chapter to fund more of the expenses. Several members present supported this idea.  The committee is still accepting donations from vendors. Please contact eileenfraser@msn.com  if you would like to help.

Education grant (Barb Hershelman)

Linda Ortiz, Cathy Andrews, and Jan Stull were approved for Congress registration fee.

Informatics (Faith Beazer)

Faith introduced the idea of running hospital job postings on the DAORN website. There was no opposition from the members present. It was recommended to charge between $250-$500/spot. The revenue generated would help to offset the cost of printing and mailing postcards. Tammy will contact local hospitals to discuss if they would like to use the DAORN website for posting job openings.

New business

Tammy asked for input on the change to the 2011-2012 monthly meeting schedule change. Please give feedback on the abbreviated schedule to Rebecca Loptien.

There will not be a March meeting. Rebecca Loptien will be hosting the Congress delegates March 8 at 1800 at Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Rebecca asked that delegates provide her with their names and phone numbers.

Mary Jo Steiert announced a “Pink Vail” ski event to support breast cancer. Contact her for details or go to pinkvail.com

Rose Seavey announced that the Rocky Mountain Chapter for Healthcare Central Service Personnel will be holding a conference on July 28th. Please contact her for more details.

Next meeting:

Delegates only: March 8, 1800, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s.

April 12, North Suburban Medical Center

Educational offering:  Update on IV sedation, presented by Dr. Ben Chang

Meeting adjourned at 1832

Appendix A: Officer Biographies, 2012 election

Respectfully submitted,

J. Mower, Secretary

 

President’s Message March

Thank you to St. Anthony’s hospital for sponsoring the February Chapter meeting and the meal.  We had a great turnout for the meeting and to see the new facility.  Thank you to those that donated to our Chapter’s donation for the AORN Foundation Auction at Congress. 

The March meeting will only be for our delegates.  It will be held at P/SL on March 8th.  AORN Congress will be in New Orleans the week of March 24th. 

Our Nominating Committee has put together an outstanding ballot for Chapter officers for next year.  Be looking for the ballot soon in your mail and be sure and follow the instructions so your vote counts!

The April chapter meeting will be held at North Suburban on April 12th.  Check back in March for conference call phone numbers and additional information about the May dinner to celebrate our 60th Anniversary.   

Thanks for all your support!

Tammy Woolley

 

 

DAORN Silent Auction Basket for AORN Congress 2012

Please bring items for the DAORN silent auction basket to the February 9th DAORN meeting.

KSC & RAFFLES–FEBRUARY 3, 2012

Thanks to everyone who bought $1450 of KSC at our November 10, 2011, chapter meeting.  Our chapter has $25 and $100 King Soopers gift cards for sale at each chapter meeting.  Please bring $25 or more in cash or check to our February meeting to buy KSC to support our delegates to AORN Congress.

The winners of our “Perioperaive Nurses Week” Raffle on November 10, 2011, were:  1.  Locker Mirror/Caroline Mrlik.  2.  Shopping Bag Kit/Cathy Andrews.  3.  Cosmetic Travel Bag/Jan Stull.  4.  Cooler Lunch Bag/Sharon Luhrs.  5.  Alarm Clock/Larry Marchiano.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.  Thanks to the following donors of the prizes for the “Valentine Raffle” on February  9, 2012.   1.  Harry London Chocolates/Michelle Spichard.  2. Chocolate Truffles/GerryHopkins.  3.  Ferrero Chocolates/King Soopers.  4.  Rolling Tote Bag/Sandel Medical.  5.  Nail Care Kit/Duke Nursing.

Gerry Hopkins, Ways and Means, Games Manager