May, 2008 Volume 12 Issue 4
EDUCATION President’s Message
DATES I hope all who attended Congress had a wonderful time. Although I was
2008-2009 TBA not able to attend I am hearing from those who did that it was an
exceptional learning opportunity, and fun was had by all. Check out the
Congress highlights at
EDUCATION if you were not able to attend.
DATES We have completed our election for 2008-2009 officers and board
members. We are tried a new method of online voting this year to make it
easier for you to cast your ballot. Included in the ballot was a small survey
to assist the Board in planning for the future of AORN Evergreen. We
TUESDAY hope to present you with an interesting and workable schedule or
OPEN BOARD meetings and education events in 2008-2009.
MEETING This will be my last message to you as your president. I have accepted a
DATES position in Sandpoint, Idaho where I will have more time to spend with my
family while still being active in Perioperative Nursing leadership. It has
Remember that ALL
been an honor to serve you this past year.
members are invited,
and the board welcomes
& needs your input.
Charlene M. Godec, RN, CNOR
President, AORN Evergreen
October 16, 2007
November 20, 2007
January 15, 2008
February 19, 2008
March 18, 2008
April 15, 2008 NOTE: We will continue to send the newsletter via email. Please send
May 20, 2008 your current email address to Becky Davis at CardiacNse@aol.com.
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Welcome new, transfer & returning members!
AORN Evergreen Chapter:
Susanne H Loven-Skolnik, RN Jason A. Nelson, RN,MSN,CNOR
John Michael RN Deborah J. Novak, RN,CNOR
as of May 6, 2008
Judy L Nagle, RN,BSN,CNOR Nathan C. Wagner
Total Members: 211 Thank you, renewing members:
Linda M Bauer Sandra Hackstock Tuula I Morrison
Standard Members: 193 Martha S Beech Janet M Fonoimoana Mary P Ramirez
Lifetime Members: 2 Kenda D Bulley Lana J Jorgensen Sharon R Shaw
Retired Members: 8 Susanna L Buttorff Ann M Kahr Jeannine R Sturman
Associate Members: 3 Margery L Carlson Barbara A Taylor
Facility Members: 2 Kathleen M Depew Robert C Wagner
Student Members: 3 Please remember to renew:
Lapse Date – May & June 2008
CNOR Members: 104 Kathleen A Aller Roberta Harrison Katherine Mohammadi
CRNFA Members: 9 Suzanne I Baek Jolene R Johnson Tamara A Moll
Eileen Berthelsen Carol Ann Jones Carrie M Mosley
Delegates seated at Mary M Brown Karen L Keffer Laurel A Patton
Congress 2008: 6 Maria Coffman Lorna J. Kline Laura Peebles
Marie H Cronk Sy-Gideon Kua Evelyn Street
Barbara Jo Goularte Carrie L Lane Lynda H Sulenes
Heather Green Kathleen Vanden Brink
Susan M Adams Jennefer E Hanna Jennifer L Mathis
Eileen P Chew Pamela S Black-Ehrhardt Karlene L Meyer
If you know the following lapsed members, please encourage them to rejoin!!
Susan Adams Joanne Clabaugh Patricia Everett Maureen Linnehan Barbara Rankin Allison Tonge
Jennifer Avery Susan Clark Kathy Gifford Karen Lone Yuko Resseguie Patrick Treffery
Chris Ballew John Collins Amanda Graham Christine Luderman Diane Reus Ben Tullis
Donna Banks Diane Conner Barbra Rose Graham Julie Maroni Vikki Richards Audrey White
Mary Bishop Michelle Corsi Teresa Hamilton Karlene L Meyer Joshua Roberts Donna Williams
Krista Bollinger Marcia Cox John Hanson Catherine Miller Kellie Sams Sandra Wilson
Catherine Bower Tonya Crabtree Larry Harvey Francis Miller Jerry Sander Pamela Wimer
Melba Brewer Lucinda Davis Linda Henry Patrice Miller Denise Seabourn Theresa Young
Dustin Bruce Dorothy Devalle Susan Jarosz Marian Mitchell Rebekah Sedlacek Janet Zimmer
Deborah Buttorff Carolyn Docker Linda Jones Patricia Muncey Katrina Showlund
Loreto Cables Brent Doyen Steven Kehrberg Kelly Nettle Pamela Shull
Armi C. Camacho Cathy Sue Elder Gina Kingsbury Denise Nieland Dawn Simpson
Ken Cameron Shaun Erdmann William Kirk Patsy Penrod William Sjolin
Julie Christianson Kurt Eshenbaugh Kevin Kramer Judy Pulley Margaret Taylor
Allenmore – Kathie Burr
St. Clare Hospital – Evelyn Street
Day Surgery of Tacoma – Karen Tranholt
St. Francis SDSC – Carol Holden
Gig Harbor (SJMC) Sam Day Surgery – Nancy Wolf
St. Joseph Medical Center – Carol Geer
Good Samaritan Hospital – Roger Ozbirn
St. Joseph Same Day Surgery – Allison Cranwill
MAMC – Linda Bauer
Tacoma General Hospital– Janet Fonoimoana
Providence St. Peter Hospital – Carol Cairone
A Hospital Captain acts as a liaison between AORN Evergreen and the perioperative nurses in his or her facility. The
duties are easy – post the notices about upcoming meetings or education activities (they’ll be included in your Newsletter),
answer questions about the Chapter and AORN that your co-workers might ask, and have a few member applications
available for anyone interested in joining.
Interested in being a Hospital Captain? Just let us know, and we’ll post your name and facility here.
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Your Chapter Needs You!
Elections for office in AORN Evergreen take place in April each year. We
will be identifying candidates throughout the 2008-2009 term and posting a
ballot in February or March of 2009. The installation into the office takes
place in May, and the official duties begin during the Board’s summer
The following elected positions are available for your consideration.
President Elect (1 year term followed by a 1 year term as President, one elected each year)
Observes and assists the President in the duties and responsibilities of that office
Performs duties delegated by the President
Serves as Delegate Chair at Congress
Vice President (2 year term, elected in even-numbered years)
Performs duties of President in case of absence of inability to act
Secures and maintains records of all chapter officers and board members
Maintains records of Chapter officer candidates and election results
Tallies delegate applications to determine delegate selection
Secretary (2 year term, elected in even-numbered years)
Takes and records minutes of all Chapter meetings
Writes correspondence for the Chapter
Maintains records of all minutes and correspondence
Treasurer (2 year term, elected in odd-numbered years)
Monitors the fiscal affairs of the Chapter
Writes checks and maintains the bank accounts for the Chapter
Submits monthly Financial reports to the Board
Board Member (2 year term, 2 elected each year)
There are four members on the Board of Directors and they, along with the five elected officers
(President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), direct the business and
financial affairs of the chapter. The Board:
Establishes administrative policies
Reviews committee reports and determines action to be taken
Discusses issues and makes recommendations to the membership for action
Nominating Committee (2 year term). There are three members of this committee: two positions are
elected in even-numbered years and one in odd-numbered years. The committee:
Prepares and presents an annual slate of candidates to serve in elected capacity
Prepares, distributes, and counts ballots at the annual business meeting
Please complete the Willingness-To-Serve form on the next page and get it
to one of the Nominating Committee Members, an officer, or any Board
member – we welcome your active participation!
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(please complete and give or mail to any Officer of Board Member)
I am interested in being an actively involved member of AORN Evergreen Chapter.
I am willing to serve the Chapter in the following capacity:
President Elect (elect in 4/09) I do not wish to run of an elected office, but would
volunteer to help in committee projects such as planning for
Vice President (elect in 4/10) seminars, mailing newsletters, etc.
Secretary (elect in 4/08)
Treasurer (elect in 4/09)
Board of Directors (two to elect in 4/09)
Nominating Committee (one to elect in 4/09)
Name: AORN Number:
Address: City: Zip:
Phone (h): (w)
CNOR? Yes, since No
In the past, I have served AORN in the capacities listed below. (Please include offices, committees, or projects that show
your support of this Chapter, another chapter or National AORN.)
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May 20, 2008 ~~ 6:00 PM
All members are encouraged to come to the open board meeting and instillation dinner.
Old & New Business
See Dinner Info Flyer, pg. 6
OFFICERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nominating Committee Members:
Pres: Rebecca Davis RN, MN, CNOR Eileen Berthelsen RN Maria Coffman RN
(h) 253-535-3490 (h) 360-895-8261 (h) 253-968-2235
(w) 253-697-1892 (w) 253- 572-2323 (w) 360-456-6968
P- Elect: Jeannine Sturman, RN, BSN, CNOR
(h) 253-752-2921 Eva Mae Geisert RN, BSN, CNOR Carol Holden RN, CNOR
(h) 253-845-3475 h) 253-833-8341
V- P: Carol Cairone, RN, BSN, CNOR (w) 253-944-7929
Dennis Reed, RN, BSN, CNOR firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Nominating Committee Advisor:
firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Davis RN, MN, CNOR
JoAnn Hansen RN, BS, CNOR (w) 253-697-1892
Sec: Stephen D. Frederick, RN (h) 360-459-1270 CardiacNse@aol.com
(h) 253-265-6829 (w) 360-493-7100
(w) 253-968-0924 email@example.com
Treas: Janet Fonoimoana, RN, BSN, CNOR
Need to find an address, phone number, workplace, and email address for any other AORN Evergreen member? It’s easy if you have access to the Internet.
Log onto www.aorn.org Type in your Login Name (your last name)
Hover on the Members tab, then hover on Member Groups in the drop- Type in your Member Number (its on your membership card)
down Click Login
Select Chapter Resource Center At the bottom of the page is a list of Reports that are available for AORN
Select the link that says click here under Reports Evergreen members – the first choice is the Chapter Roster.
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May 20, 2008
Where: Adriatic Grill Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar
4201 S Steele St.Tacoma
When: 6:00 PM
Order off the menu
Separate checks will be issued
Gratuity & tax will be added.
Additional Info: Attendance is limited to 15
NLT Friday, May 16, 2008
RSVP: Becky Davis
Located at the Tacoma Mall area. This restaurant was formerly the
site of Cucina, Cucina.
From I-5 South: Take the WA-16W/So. 38 St exit (exit 132),
toward Gig Harbor/Bremerton/Tacoma Mall. Take the exit on the
left toward So 38 St/Tacoma Mall. Take the S 38th St West exit
toward Tacoma mall
Turn slight right onto 38th St. Turn Left onto S. Steele ST.
Directions: Make a U-Turn at 42nd St. onto S. Steele St. End at 4201 S. Steele
From I-5 North: Take the So 38 St Exit (132), toward WA-16/Gig
Harbor/Bremerton. Take the S 38th St West exit on the Left toward
Tacoma Mall/WA-16 W/Gig Harbor/Bremerton. Take the S 38 St.
West exit. Turn slight right onto S 38th St. Turn left onto S. Steele.
Make a U-Turn at 42nd St. onto S. Steele St. End at 4201 S. Steele
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Open Board Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2008
Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 5:35 by Charlene Godec at St. Clare Hospital
Credentials Report: Board quorum was present. AORN members present were: Charlene Godec, Karen Boyer,
Becky Davis, Jeannine Sturman, Janet Fonoimoana, Eva Mae Giesert, Sharon Shaw, Linda Bauer, Dennis Reed,
Carol Cairone, Jason Nelson, Steve Fredrick, Pat Cordier, Michael Moore, Eileen Berthelson, Toni Kinkella-
Edwards, JoAnn Hansen, Maria Coffman.
Review of Minutes: Minutes of the February 19, 2008 were reviewed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Janet Fonoimoana reported a checking balance of $4300.95 and a savings balance of
Committee Reports: Committee chairs for this year were announced.
Legislative Committee: No updates.
Scholarship: Eva Mae Geisert announced there was 1 application submitted by a nursing student at PLU.
The Board agreed to award $100.00 to Chris Peredney. Becky Davis updated the scholarship application to
include a section that stated “request Board waiver if AORN membership less than one year.” Board
members agreed to this update and change.
Newsletter: Please submit news items to Becky Davis to include in the newsletter
Nominating: Linda Bauer stated she had received willingness-to-serve forms from Carol Holden for
Nominating Committee and Dennis Reed for Board of Directors. It was again mentioned that time is running
out for WTS forms. A long discussion followed regarding positions being vacated. A slate of candidates must
be ready by April for voting for the installatin dinner in May. Some members that were present submitted
WTS forms to Linda Bauer. Linda will publish the list of candidates. The ballots will be emailed to the
membership twice. The results can be emailed, faxed, or mailed back to Linda. Linda and Jason Nelson will
coordinate the ballot process.
Membership: Jeannine Sturman received a CD from AORN on ideas for increasing membership
involvement, but did not have time to review the information.
Program & Education: Becky Davis announced that the February 9, 2008 multi chapter seminar was very
successful, the evaluations were all good, and the attendance was over 100. It was agreed by the seminar
coordinators that the proceeds will be split 50/50 following reconciliation of the expenses. Evergreen should
be receiving approximately $3000.00 from the proceeds.
New Business: Discussion continued after Nominating Committee report to talk about our options as a
chapter. It was suggested to rotate meetings to different sites, provide education sessions every other month,
and provide another short survey, using the “survey monkey.” This process is free if the survey remains
anonymous and it is less than 10 questions. Jason and Becky will work on this project for responses back by
May to be available for the June planning meeting.
The Board voted to give an additional $300.00 to each Congress delegate to defray congress attendance costs,
based on the information of pending receipt from the February 9 Seminar.
Adjourned: Meeting adjourned @ 6:25 PM, education session to follow.
Submitted by: Karen Boyer, Secretary
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The Evergreen Circulator
15805 20th Ave Ct. E
Tacoma, WA 98445-6011
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Evergreen Chapter ~ 4801
Rebecca Davis RN, MN, CNOR
New Officers Elected at the April Meeting
We had our election for officers, board members, and nominating committee during the
month of April. We tested a new process this year and sent the ballot out via a “survey
monkey” electronically to all members with email addresses. We also included a short
We had some responses to the survey and also some email responses from a few members
providing positive feedback to the new process. We may continue experimenting with this
process in order to improve communication to and between the Evergreen membership.
We will be scheduling the Summer Planning Meeting soon and attendance will be open to
any member wishing to help provide support and ideas to continue the mission of our
Your newly elected officers and board are found on page 5 of this newsletter. Installation
of officers will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the annual installation dinner meeting.
See info on page 6 of this newsletter. Please RSVP ASAP.
Becky Davis, Editor