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SACON Meeting, January 29th, 2003 at 3:00 PM, CON Room 301

SACON called to order by Tish McNally, Co-president, with introduction of officers, Kristin Seeley, VP and Margaret Wells, Advisor, at 3:30 PM, Room 301, CON.

Atendance: Kristi Springall, Mona Metz, Sharon Wynn, Patti Maslak, Gemma Lawrence Atkins.

A. OLD BUSINESS

  • FUNDRAISING: Purpose to raise and maintain funds in SACON GSC account for December Grad Recognition Reception, NYSNA Legislative Workshop Attendence, Summit Conference Honorarium Fees, Annual SACON Scholarship Award, and general expenses.
  • Long Sleeved T Shirt and Sweatshirt Fundraiser successful and calls for more T shirt and sweatshirts AND tote bags to become available for those students that didn't get a chance to buy. Long T shirt= $14; Sweatshirts=$35; Short T shirt and totes = price to be determined but not much.
  • GIFT BASKET DRAWING: Theater tickets, restaurant certificates, wine, bookstore certificates during month of MARCH. 6tickets=$5, 1 ticket= $1. Any and everyone sell as many as possible.
  • CANDY SALES: Candy bars= $1.00 each. before, during, after classes. Other health professions disciplines have had success.
  • CHUCK SIMPSON: Advisor GSC indicates no restrictions.

B. COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

  • Canned food drive for downtown mission appreciated by them (November/December)
  • Health Fair: Sponsored by UGSC and GSC in November at Carousal Mall.
  • NEXT YEAR: May be sponsor a family through DSS for Christmas.

C. BOOKSWAP

Real helpful to some people. Take advantage of this easy way to save some bucks. Post your book needs or books to loan/swap on the Bulletin Board or check the book table, back hallway, 3rd floor, CON (College of Nursing).

NEW BUSINESS

D. SUMMIT CONFERENCE

Summit Conference

June 6th & 7th,2003, at Oncenter, Syracuse

COMING TOGETHER FOR NURSING

A dozen organizations holding their annual conferences under one roof!

SACON and UPSTATE CON participating.
SACON sponsoring Cindy Wojtecki, RN as luncheon address speaker.

Honorarium = $300

Suggested we find out if SACON will introduce her by Margaret Wells.
Huge opportunity for SUNY Upstate, CON to become more visible, especially now that SU's program is dissolved. Barbara Black, CON faculty, 464-3905, is the "go to" person for more information or to get on the mailing list for this conference

E. NYSNA Legislative Workshop, March 9th & 10th, Albany, NY

Another great conference that several upstate nursing students plan to attend (Becky, Tish, Sharon, Gemma, Patti). Unfortunately, no SACON funds available yet for partial scholarship but miracles have been known to happen. For more info, go to- www.nysna.org.
Crown plaza room discount, $114 double occupancy, til 2/17/03. Non-NYSNA member cost, 2 day registration, $185. Discussion of NYSNA membership and cost ($265/yr). Local district #4 chapter dues = $35 (tax deductible).

F. FACULTY-STUDENT FORUM

March 26th meeting: Opportunity to speak directly with faculty and peers regarding questions, concerns, suggestions for curriculum, scheduling, obstacles to classes or learning, good things you've found or like, etc. Time and location to be announced. REFRESHMENTS SERVED.

G. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Decision made to post any nominations for SACON officers on this Bulletin Board. Open officers posts are: TREASURER, GSC REPRESENTATIVES (5), FACULTY CURRICULUM REP (2-4). Please consider volunteering for a position or nominating someone who is willing/able. We will voice vote approval for ALL nominations at the MARCH 26th faculty/student forum.
- GSC REPS: Attend Q.O. Wed, 6:00 PM, dinner served. Take turns with other reps and officers.
-STUDENT REP to Curriculum Meeting: One Friday am. per month. Take turns. Meet with Margaret Wells prior for guidance.

I. NEXT MEETING: February 26th, 3:00pm, Room 301, CON

WE CAN ALSO DO A CHAT ROOM MEETING ONCE A MONTH FOR PEOPLE WHO FIND IT INCONVENIENT TO MEET IN PERSON. HOW ABOUT 2ND THURSDAY'S, 8p-8:30p? Let us know what you think. E-mail Rebecca Docstater at ryoung6@twcny.rr.com or Tish McNally at vatmac@msn.com.

J. Meeting djourned by consensus at 4:30 pm.

K. Minutes respectfully submitted by Kristen Seeley, VP.

Patricia D Powers, DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Patricia D. Powers
DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP
SACON Faculty Advisor
College of Nursing

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