New Jersey State Perfusion Society
25th Board of Directors Meeting
DATE: January 9, 2000 PLACE: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
Frank Stark, Camille Daugherty, Sheila Rager, Diane Sciortino, John Niedzinski, David Hassert, Andrew Israel, Garland Dance, Al Leisz
The 25th NJSPS Board of Directors Meeting called to order by 2000 President Sheila Rager at 9:10 am.
Secretary Frank Stark stated we have a quorum with 6 board members present and 2 board members absent (Martin MacKechnie, Benjamin DeBenedetto).
3a. Review and Approval of Agenda
Diane Sciortino made a motion to approve the agenda; Frank Stark seconded the motion and carried unanimously.
3b. Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes from September 12, 1999
John Niedzinski made a motion to accept the meeting minutes as is, seconded by David Hassert and carried unanimously.
3c. Reading of Communications
4a. Officers of the Board
President - Sheila Rager - No Report
Past President -David Hassert - No Report
President Elect - David Hassert - No Report
Vice President - Benjamin DeBenedetto - No Report - Absent
Secretary - Frank Stark
Frank spent the better part of 2 months putting together thank you letters to Governor Whitman, Senators Funari and Singer and Assemblymen Moran and Imprevaduto from the membership and others who wrote letters of support. Not only was it time consuming but expensive, consisting of almost 2000 labels, 1000 pages, 140 (33 cent) stamps, 130 (77 cent) stamps, 1000 envelopes, and 150 manila envelopes. Frank also purchased post cards for meeting notices.
Frank also typed the meeting minutes from November 12, 1999 meeting as well as the meeting agendas. Frank also printed and mailed the meeting notices.
Treasurers Report - Garland Dance
Beginning Balance $ 7,988.54
Deposits $ 400.00
Withdrawals $ 6,302.04
Ending Balance $ 2,086.50
Garland also states that AmSECT wants a report of the usage of money from the grant that we received from them. Garland will prepare a year end financial statement for the next meeting. From now on everyone needs to get prior approval before spending any money due to our low funds.
Trustee - Diane Sciortino - No Report
Trustee - Camille Daugherty - No Report
Trustee - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
4b. Standing Committees
Education/Planning Committee - Camille Daugherty - No Report
Ethics Committee - Diane Sciortino - No Report
Membership/Credentials Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Frank Stark
Frank printed an updated membership list for year-end 1999 as well as an updated mailing list, which was handed out. Frank also designed and mailed the 2000 membership/renewal applications which stated lower the dues to $25.
Sheila objected saying that although it was mentioned there was never a vote to accept the lower dues. Since the membership applications were already mailed we will have to vote to approve the reduction in dues later today.
Frank checked the last meeting minutes and there was no mention of lowering the dues and apologized to everyone for over stepping his bounds.
Bylaws Committee - Report given by Committee chair David Hassert
Dave stated that there is no set amount of meeting per year in the Bylaws, and asked if we need to meet six times per year?
Nominating Committee - Frank Stark - No Report
Government Relations Committee - No Report - Absent
4c. Special Committees
Web Site - Report given by Committee Chair Garland Dance
Garland asked Frank if he could E-Mail Rob the approved meeting minutes to be posted on the web site.
Newsletter - Report Given by Committee Chair Garland Dance
Garland is still working on the newsletter, its a lot of work, going to try and mail a one page letter soon.
Fundraising - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
Lyle Hockenbury has now moved to Jersey Shore. RWJ has a new perfusionist his name is Robert Cosenza - no address yet his will be moving soon and Andrew will give it to Frank as soon as he gets it.
Camille stated that the position of Co-chair of the Education/Planning Committee was not filled at the last meeting and would like to see if anyone would volunteer. After much discussion John Niedzinski volunteered to Co-Chair the Education/Planning Committee and will begin working with Datascope about a spring meeting on IABP to be held sometime in May. Other ideas were to have Hemotec, Biomedicus, Heparin Bonding one-day seminars during the year.
Sheila made a motion to accept John Niedzinski as Co-Chair of the Education/Planning Committee, seconded by David Hassert and carried unanimously.
David Hassert made a motion to terminate our relationship with PPAG immediately, letter to out on Monday. Seconded by John Niedzinski and carried unanimously.
Frank again apologized for sending out the dues notices without voting on it, an oversight that he should have checked on before doing it.
Sheila Rager made a motion to lower the membership annual dues to $25 per year, seconded by Frank Stark and carried unanimously.
Christine Hedges is the name of the nurse who was appointed to the PAC committee. She currently works at Valley Hospital and was nominated by the NJ Nursing Association.
Possible dates made for the "Perfusion Dynamics 2000" meeting are ....
September 23rd or 30th; October 7th or 14th
Andrew will try to confirm one of those dates as soon as possible and report back.
David Hassert made a motion to cut back on the meetings to 4 per year, seconded by Diane Sciortino. Frank had reservations that may not be enough meetings to get the "Perfusion Dynamics" meetings planned. It was stated that the Education/Planning Committee could meet at additional times as warranted during the year. Motion carried.
Sunday, March 5, 2000
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
Moolton Conference Room
Diane Sciortino made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Camille Daugherty, carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned by President Sheila Rager at 10:50 am.
Frank stark, CCP