Board Meeting Minutes - June 8, 2011

Date: 06/08/2011
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Place: Ryder Park, Dewitt

Attendance: Carol Braund, Nancy Lyon, Bonnie Miner, Donna Parks, Roberta Rolland, Peg Ryan, Sha-Wanda White

1. Welcome and Review of Minutes

Introduction and Welcome. Thank you to Bonnie Miner and Nancy Lyon for making the arrangements for the picnic meeting.

2. Officer Reports

  • President’s Report –
  • Vice President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report - Bonnie Miner - budget for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) was discussed. There will be an adjustment for the biennium convention budget to reflect increases in convention costs. Members were in favor to continue paying for honor cords for new inductees and to continue with membership assistance. It was suggested to reevaluate theses areas next year. Barb Fero motioned to make funds available not to exceed 200.00 for Annual Region 11 Conference. Bonnie informed membership that with the budget decisions we may exceed our income.  The finance committee will take 10% of the checking and move it to the savings.
  • Secretary’s Report -

3. Committee Reports

  • Governance Report – Governance has brought our bylaws up-to-date and created a policy concerning leadership succession members wishing to run for office.
  • Leadership Succession Report - Bonnie Miner - budget for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) was discussed. There will be an adjustment for the biennium convention budget to reflect increases in convention costs. Members were in favor to continue paying for honor cords for new inductees and to continue with membership assistance. It was suggested to reevaluate theses areas next year. Barb Fero motioned to make funds available not to exceed 200.00 for Annual Region 11 Conference. Bonnie informed membership that with the budget decisions we may exceed our income.  The finance committee will take 10% of the checking and move it to the savings.
    * Omicron Alpha Board of Directors 2011 – 2012:
    • President: Roberta Rolland
    • President-Elect: Donna Parks
    • Vice President: Karen Dygert
    • Treasurer: Bonnie Miner
    • Secretary: Robin Wensel
    • Faculty Counselors: Joyce Scarpinato, Melanie Kalman
    • Governance Committee: Donna Parks, Peg Ryan, Bridget McCarthy
    • Leadership Succession: Sha-Wanda White
    • Chapter Assistant: Nancy Lyon
  • Faculty Counselor’s Report -
  • Research Advisory Group - Melanie Kalman completed her term as chair. Michael Allain will chair the Research Advisory Group July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.
    *Collaborative Research Event – will be held Sept 15, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Barb Zittel, RN, PhD will speak on the future of nursing and the state of nursing in NYS. More details to follow.

4. Old & New Business

  1. 2011-2013 Goals and Objectives were evaluated. Roberta will update them and post them on the CON website.
  2. Region 11 – The first annual Region 11 conference was hosted by the Rho Gamma Chapter of Elmira College April 1st. Dee Welk, district coordinator demonstrated an online networking site for STTI members called “The Circle”. Members may access the circle: http://www.nursingsociety.org/Pages/TheCircle.aspx  - Omicron Alpha plans to have computers set up at our chapter events to help members access The Circle and answer questions about the STTI site (nursingsociety.org) as well.
  3. STTI Biennium Grapevine Texas – October 29th thru November 2nd. Delegates have been updated since annual picnic. The delegates for the 2011-2013 biennium will be Donna Parks and Roberta Rolland.
  4. Syracuse Chapters Collaborative Committee – Representatives from Omicron Alpha, Omicron, and Lemoyne College are putting together a proposal for an at-large chapter. The proposal will be presented at a town hall meeting. Modifications will be made and the proposal will go to a vote by membership whether to move forward. This is a timely process and we are in the beginning stages. Barb Fero and Pat Knox are representing Omicron Alpha. We would like a third member to assist with the process. Anyone interested – fresh ideas are very much welcome – please contact Roberta (rollandr@upstate.edu).
    There was a discussion about the three groups demonstrating they can work well together with programming before developing a proposal. Roberta felt it may be done simultaneously since the proposal will take most of the next coming year. Dean Szigeti motioned to continue work on the collaborative and reevaluate at the next annual meeting. Carol Braund seconded and motion was accepted.
  5. Amaus Sock Drive - Dean Szigeti will contact Dr. Satterly about what may be most helpful to supply socks for the clinic (collecting socks vs. money to buy socks).  
  6. Quality Coach Lines held 195.00 initial registration fee to be used in the future if we have an event with Quality Coach Lines – Anyone has ideas for a trip – please contact Roberta (rollandr@upstate.edu).
  7. Events:
    • Omicron Alpha Induction 11/4 –Weiskotten Auditorium -  Members are needed to escort new members for induction.
    • Alzheimer’s Memory Walk – save the date October 1, 2011 Long Branch Park, Liverpool. Patricia Stewart volunteered to be Omicron Alpha’s team leader. Please come and join the walk or place a pledge. Watch for the invitation from the Alzheimer’s Association and Omicron Alpha. For more information please contact Patricia Stewart (dgupatricia@hotmail.com).

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Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
griffinj@upstate.edu
Dean, College of Nursing
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