GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAPTER OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY
Board of Directors Meeting
DATE: 9/15/10 TIME: 6:00 PM LOCATION: Hillman Cancer Center, 3rd Floor
ATTENDEES: Patty Gordon, Lisa DiPerna, Paula Eubanks, Linda Meyer, Judi Collings, Anna Vioral, Mary Fore, Eileen
Milakovic, Mary Kern, Vicky Cunningham
UNABLE TO ATTEND: Kristen Baileys, Robyn Best, Heather Belansky, Mary Burgunder
TOPIC DISCUSSION FOLLOW-UP/ INTERVENTIONS/
July Minutes Approved
Announcements: Spokes of Hope: Not a good turnout, Not sure what Discussing a possible program with
their mission was in Pittsburgh. Lance Armstrong and location will be at
Meeting with National Board- L. Fennimore Find out when meeting will take place
Programming: September – Health Care Reform presentation Motioned to postpone until December
– Cindy Miller Murphy (ONCC Exec Director due to CE application not in soon enough.
and ONS Health Policy) – ONS National Office P. Gordon will send emails to update
– will obtain CE through ONS Approver Unit everyone. Paula will check on
October 12th- Skeletal Events/Bone Health – CE reimbursement for the fast track amount
provided. Will be in Cranberry at Seba restaurant. paid.
November 9th– Melanoma – IMER program – Certificate of attendance is allowable for
CE offered. PA State Nursing Licensure but not
allowed for OCN.
Discussed need for Co-Chair for Program Committee. Will check with Anna Sillaman? to see if
she would be interested.
May Celebration- ideas discussed were Consol, PNC
Nominating: Will wait till after the October membership renewals
are complete to do ballot.
Treasurer’s Report: Received a check for $3000. ?Foundation or Komen Lisa will check the amount of check.
Eileen working on separate account for camp.
Total Balance: $18,000.
Paypal: had 8 membership renewals
Jewelry- Patty sold 8 bracelets at Magee for $25. $5 Will continue to offer bracelets at events
went to Magee for the use of facility. and all upcoming chapter meetings.
Bracelet monies to go to camp.
Decided that bracelets cost will be $25 for specialty
and $20 for standard.
Basket Raffles- discussed having a raffle at all the Judi Collings will provide the tickets.
meetings, whether 50/50 or baskets.
Decisions need to be made on who and
what baskets will be provided and who
will volunteer to make.
Membership: Nothing to report at this time. Eight people renewed
Newsletter: Anna stated that she had a possible helper, Karen ? Need to change Lisa Diperna’s CRPN to
and that they will be alternating meetings. Karen had CRNP.
given many good suggestions such as: translational
materials, description of the committees currently in
place, and ask the editor.
Virtual Community: Updated and much easier to use and navigate.
Awards and Scholarships Mary Burgunder no longer wants to do awards and Will try and find someone else to fill
scholarships. position and Mary will keep doing it until
that person is found.
Decided to keep scholarships at $750
Community Outreach Camp Raising Spirits- Mary Burgunder will bring
DVD to next meeting to go over camp.
Butt Busters- Nothing new.
Komen Grant-Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer- Volunteers are needed.
October 23rd- 7:30-1pm will be held at Grove City
Hospital. Program is free and room will hold 50-100
people. CEU’s through grant. Flyers out.
Collaborative Grant with local nursing organizations- Linda Meyer to confirm.
All day program 3/5 or 3/19 at AGH.
Pitt School of Nursing offering program on 4/22 and
4/23 on care of cancer patients.
Future Board Meetings October 21 – National office
November 3 – Magee
December 7 – AGH Radiation Office
January 19 – Possible conference call
February 17 – Gilda’s ?
March 8 – Magee
April 13 – Hillman Cancer Center