GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAPTER OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY

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					                  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/
                                                                                               APPROVALS

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
                                                                                      Gilda’s Club.

                             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

                      Fundraising:
                      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
                      online.



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

				
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