New York State Society of
Radiologic Sciences, Inc.
53rd Annual Pre-Conference Board Meeting
Quality Inn & Suites
Niagara Falls, New York
Thursday October 17, 2002
Meeting called to order at 5:30 p.m.
Dominick DeMichele – Immediate Past President
Paulette Peterson – President
Joseph Whitton – President Elect
William Brennan – 1st Vice President
Eileen Doyle – Treasurer
Barbara Neumann – Secretary
Anthony DeVito – 2nd Vice President
Joan Parsons – Special Guest (ASRT)
TOPIC I: Approval of Minutes
Review of Secretary Minutes from Spring 2002 Meeting
Motion: A motion was made and seconded to accept secretary's minutes from
the Spring 2002 Meeting
Action: A vote was taken, motion carried unanimously
TOPIC II: Reports
Joan Parsons – ASRT representative discussed ASRT issues.
1. President Reports:
A. President Peterson attended the ASRT meeting this past June. Mary Ann Harvey
contacted President Peterson about possible passage of Article 35, which did not pass
in this Legislative session. President Peterson attended Region 9 meeting in
September. President Peterson met with the NYS Podiatrist Association to get special
stipulation to Article 35.
2. Officers Report:
A. Treasurer Report submitted by Eileen Doyle - (see attachment #1)
Financially sound. Eileen Doyle commended President Peterson on her excellent
3. Committees Reports:
A. Membership Report submitted by Robert Geiser.
As of October 2002 we have 684 (634?) members. There is a discrepancy as to
the number of students
B. Newsletter Report submitted by Eileen Doyle
Two newsletters were published last year. A stipend was given to President
Peterson for all her hard work.
C. Legislative - Reporting is Joseph Whitton President Elect - (see attachment #2)
Reimbursement from ASRT paid for all of RT in DC.
D. Nominating Report submitted by Anne Verschuuren
Every Board position has at least one candidate
E. Bylaws - No Report
TOPIC III: Old Business:
1. Conference Issues:
A. 53rd Annual Conference.
All speakers were approved for ECE credits.
Registrations – 106 attendees
Meeting protocols procedures in all handouts
Hotel Issues – Installation Luncheon will take place in conference room due to
Vendor Contributions – Hildy Oberstein, Chair Reported that $1050.00 received for
Student Bowl – Nine teams competing this year. New format for the student bowl.
2. Article 35 Update
President Peterson reported that Article 35 did not pass during this Legislative
3. ASRT Issues
There are Chapter Delegate positions are open for election this year in Bone
Densitometry, CIT, Magnetic Resonance, Management, Medical Dosimetry,
Radiation Therapy and Sonography
Pilot Program Application – President Peterson did apply to the ASRT for unified
4. ASRT Restructuring Follow-up
Joan Parsons discussed that a model would be voted on by ASRT members
5. Web Site
President Peterson had the web site started. Start up cost is $35.00. Maintenance
is $8.00 per month.
6. Policy and Procedures
President Peterson reworked the entire manual. Student membership now has
7. Life Membership Issues
Melvin Thornhill withdrew nomination of Mary Ann Emanuelli
8. Workforce Investment Now (WIN) by Healthcare Association of New York State
President Peterson submitted an application for NYSSRS membership in WIN.
TOPIC IV: New Business
1. President Reports
President Peterson will make Mary Ann Harvey an Honorary Member of NYSSRS
Elections – All Board positions have at least one candidate. Chief Teller is Jim
Fromm, Sergeant-At-Arms is Sherry DeMichele
NYSSRS has a new Chapter Group, the Association of Radiologic Administrators
and Supervisors (ARAS)
Special Stipend was given to Cindy Smith Educational Chair for all her hard work
reworking the format of the Student Bowl
Podiatry Bill – Discussion involving its effect on Article 35. Hiriam Chirel M.D.,
DPM and Donald Feldman M.D., DPM will address members at the first business
President Peterson called for any additional business, hearing none, adjourned the
meeting at 9:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: ____________________________________
Barbara A. Neumann RT (R) (M) (CV)
Secretary, NYSSRS, Inc.