26th Board of Directors Meeting
DATE: March 5, 2000 PLACE: Robert
Wood Johnson Hospital
Frank Stark, Andrew Israel, Sheila Rager, Benjamin DeBenedetto, David Hassert, Garland Dance
The 26th 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 5 board members present and 3 board members absent (Martin MacKechnie, Camille Daugherty, and Diane Sciortino).
3a. Review and Approval of Agenda
David Hassert made a motion to approve the agenda, Andrew Israel seconded the motion and carried unanimously.
3b. Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes from January 9, 2000
Frank Stark made a motion to accept the meeting minutes as is, seconded by Benjamin DeBenedetto and carried unanimously.
3c. Reading of Communications
Frank read a letter from Jeff Luckenback regarding the thank you letters that was mailed to the physicians and administrators who wrote letters of support for NJSPS licensure.
Ben stated that he will respond with a letter to Mr. Luckenback.
4a. Officers of the Board
President - Sheila Rager
Sheila Received her certificate for the PAC Committee
Past President -David Hassert - No Report
President Elect - David Hassert - No Report
Vice President - Benjamin DeBenedetto - No Report - Absent
Secretary - Frank Stark
Frank typed the meeting minutes from January 9, 2000, as well as the meeting agendas. Frank also printed and mailed the meeting notices. Frank received a letter to contribute to a fund raiser for Senator Singer which has been passed on to Garland. Frank also received 2 letter one from the IRS and the other from the State of New Jersey for annual filing that the treasurer must do, they were also passed on to Garland. Frank also mention that he will be taking a vacation from April 29 to May 13, so if there is a meeting he will not be able to attend and someone else will have to perform the secretarial duties.
Treasurers Report - Garland Dance
Beginning Balance $ 2,086.50
Deposits $ 575.00
Withdrawals $ 446.53
Ending Balance $ 2,214.97
Garland also sent a thank you letter to Debbie Raymond for the AmSECT Grant along with a pro forma statement from 1996 through 1999.
Trustee - Diane Sciortino - No Report - Absent
Trustee - Camille Daugherty - No Report - Absent
Trustee - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
4b. Standing Committees
Education/Planning Committee - Report given by Committee member Andrew Israel in John Niedzinskis absence.
The annual IABP meeting that is held at St. Josephs Hospital in May has been moved to June, an exact date has not yet been made.
Perfusion Dynamics "2000" date has been reserved and confirmed for SEPTEMBER 23, 2000. The meeting will be held the same place as last year in the CAB building.
Ethics Committee - Diane Sciortino - No Report - Absent
Membership/Credentials Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Frank Stark
Frank Received approximately 35 renewals bringing the total 2000 membership to 44. Camille Daugherty renewed her membership but provided a wrong address. Received a renewal form from Paul Weinberg but did not have a check, Frank e-mailed him to notify him of this. Paul will remain on the not paid list until a check is received. Frank asked if he should prepare a second mailing. Sheila responded by indicating that the newsletter will be mailed later this month and there is a renewal application included in the newsletter that can be considered a second mailing.
Bylaws Committee - David Hassert - No Report
Nominating Committee - Frank Stark - No Report
Government Relations Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Benjamin DeBenedetto
Be sent a letter to PPAG terminating our agreement as of January 15, 2000, we have not been billed for January yet. Dr. Marra was nominated for appointment but is not yet approved.
4c. Special Committees
Web Site - Garland Dance - No report
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 passed a preliminary copy of the newsletter around, it will be mailed later this month. Garland is waiting for some meeting dates to be included and is making some final changes.
Fundraising - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
Preliminary ideas for the "Perfusion Dynamics 2000" meeting.....
Provide a book vendor
Lecture on Applications of a Cerebral Oximeter from Somanetics
Investing for medical professionals
Oxygent a perflurocarbon by Alliance Pharmaceuticals
Sarns on their new electronic perfusion record
OpCabs - outcomes
An additional idea was raised about having some of the NJSPS meetings held at the Hyatt over breakfast. These meetings would NOT be paid by NJSPS but by each individual attending the meeting.
Sunday, May 21, 2000
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Breakfast buffet available for $ 25.99 Per Person
Frank Stark made a motion for adjournment, seconded by David Hassert, carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned by President Sheila Rager at 11:00 am.
Frank stark, CCP