April 13, 2015 – Spring Business Meeting
The business meeting was held at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation building. Roxanne Flynn, RN, BSN, CMSRN, EMT-B presented information on Honor Health Osborn Medical Center’s military partnerships to provide trauma simulations. During these simulations, military personnel develop decision-making and technical skills, as nurses, medics, supply officers, and others, to promote casualties’ survivals. These simulations provide essential training, because military personnel may not make serious health decisions in their civilian careers. Refreshments were provided by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
After the dismissal of our guests, Cyndi Holcomb presented 52 potential nominated inductees for the members to approve: 1 community member, 5 graduate students, 26 prelicensure students, 15 RN-to-BSN students, and 5 concurrent-enrollment students.
The Treasurer Report was presented by Crystal Jenkins, our Treasurer. A discussion ensued about possibly using this money to pay part of first-year membership dues for inductees, charitable donations with local and global impacts, and/or scholarships for seed money ($1000 - $2500) for Sigma Theta Tau International members. Members were asked to please pass on information about the Excellence Awards and student scholarships to be given at the Spring 2015 Induction Meeting.
Members volunteered to be on a task force to vet several charities for future donations. The members who volunteered were Barbara Miroballi, Denise Link, Kimberly Vana, and Carol Stevens. Members who have suggestions for charities should contact a member of this task force.
In May 2015, four positions on the Board will be open for elections: First Vice-President, Leadership Succession Chair, Archivist, and Governance Chair. Candidates were asked to please submit biographical sketches to the Board if they wished to be on the ballot for one of these four positions.
Members also were asked to submit names of possible speakers for the Fall 2015 Business and Fall 2015 Induction meetings.
The changes in the Bylaws for our chapter will be distributed for a vote in May 2015 before the Annual report is completed in August 2015.