27th Board of Directors Meeting
DATE: May 21, 2000 PLACE: Hyatt Regency Hotel - New Brunswick
Frank Stark, John Niedzinski, Diane Sciortino, Sheila Rager, Benjamin DeBenedetto
The 27th NJSPS Board of Directors Meeting called to order by 2000 President Sheila Rager at 9:45 am.
Secretary Frank Stark stated we have a quorum with 5 board members present and 4 board members absent (Martin MacKechnie, Camille Daugherty, and Diane Sciortino, Garland Dance and David Hassert).
3a. Review and Approval of Agenda
Frank Stark made a motion to approve the agenda, Sheila Rager seconded the motion and carried unanimously.
3b. Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes from March 5, 2000
Sheila Rager suggested corrections in the Membership Committee report by Frank Stark. There were numerous spelling and grammar errors leading to confusion. Diane Sciortino made a motion to accept the corrected meeting minutes, seconded by John Niedzinski and carried unanimously.
3c. Reading of Communications
Frank read a letter from Medtronic regarding the next "Perfusion Dynamics" meeting. Sheila took the letter and will be sending out meeting notices to the vendors shortly.
4a. Officers of the Board
President - Sheila Rager - No Report
Past President -David Hassert - Absent - No Report
President Elect - David Hassert - Absent - No Report
Vice President - Benjamin DeBenedetto - No Report
Secretary - Frank Stark
Frank typed the meeting minutes from March 5, 2000, as well as the meeting agendas. Frank also printed and mailed the meeting notices.
Treasurers Report - Garland Dance - No Report - Absent
Trustee - Diane Sciortino - No Report
Trustee - Camille Daugherty - No Report - Absent
Trustee - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
4b. Standing Committees
Education/Planning Committee - Report given by Committee Chair John Niedzinski
The annual IABP meeting that is held at St. Josephs Hospital in May can not be scheduled until at least July because the auditorium is booked every weekend.
Sheila will mail the letters to vendors for Perfusion Dynamics "2000" soon. Ben stated Sominetics will speak at the meeting. Someone suggested another possible lecture topic on PadCabs, John will call and look into. Ben will call Sarns about a possible talk on the new Sarns electronic Perfusion Record.
Ethics Committee - Diane Sciortino - No Report
Membership/Credentials Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Frank Stark
Frank Received approximately 8 renewals bringing the total 2000 membership to 53. Paul Weinberg sent his check in and has been moved to the paid list. John asked Frank if he received a check for $300 from Datascope for all of St. Josephs peoples 2000 dues. Frank recalled receiving the check but did not know it was for their dues, and will now move the 5 perfusionists from St. Josephs to the paid list.
Frank asked if he should send out another notice for unpaid dues. Through discussion it was decided to send out a post card as a reminder to those who have not paid their dues yet.
Bylaws Committee - David Hassert - No Report - Absent
Nominating Committee - Frank Stark - No Report
Government Relations Committee - Report given by Committee Chair Benjamin DeBenedetto
We are still waiting for approval of Dr. Marra and Christine Hedges. Ben made numerous calls to find out when they would be voted on, but was told there is no time frame and no formal appointment yet.
4c. Special Committees
Web Site - Garland Dance - No report - Absent
Newsletter - Garland Dance - No Report - Absent
Newsletter was mailed out in April.
Fundraising - Martin MacKechnie - No Report - Absent
Frank passed around a letter that he received regarding casino nights fundraiser. Sheila asked Frank to forward it to Marty and have him look into it.
Sunday, June 25, 2000
Hyatt Regency Hotel
John Niedzinski made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Diane Sciortino, carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned by President Sheila Rager at 11:00 am.
Frank stark, CCP