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MEETING NOTES

The Villages Nurses Club

October 8, 2019

Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Madge Koscelnik, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Madge related safety issues including the exits and location of the AED.  Mary Ann Hawkes has been assigned to obtain the AED in the case of an emergency during Club activities. 

Lorraine Daniels reported the checking account balance is $2123.03, including dues from September.  Lorraine reminded the members that the money collected from the raffle is earmarked for the scholarship fund.  Last year we awarded a scholarship of $1500.00.

The November meeting will include a veterans’ recognition ceremony.  Veterans should advise Ellen Tierney or Peggy Russo of their military experience if they haven’t already done so.

The members were reminded that minutes of past meetings and other Club activities, can be found on The Villages Nurses Club web site, www.thevillagesnursesclub.com.

Nancy Rush announced a tour of the digital vascular suite was held at The Villages Regional Hospital September 26.  Nancy asked that anyone who signs up for a tour but is unable to attend call her to decline. A Celebration for Nurses will be held at Rawhide in Ocala on October 10 at 7 PM.  The newly-renovated Cornerstone Hospice may be toured on October 22 at 11 AM.  The address is 601 Mariposa Way in The Villages. A tour of the wound care and hyperbaric unit at The Villages Regional Hospital will be held on December 19 at 11 AM. This is located at the East Campus, across from The Sharon Morse Building. Sign-up sheets can be found on the activity table. 

Sign-up sheets can also be found on the activities table for Mah Jongg and golf for those interested.

Madge thanked everyone who provided snacks for today’s meeting. 

Diane Jiles spoke about the Christmas party, and encouraged anyone wishing to assist her to contact her.

Vicki DeShaw and Pat Keeney spoke about the LifeStream project.  They explained about the “wish lists” received from the clients at LifeStream, and the types of items members are asked to purchase.  The clients served are those included in the GRIT (Geriatric Residents in Transition) program. Members who wish to join the buyers group are encouraged to speak to Pat or Vicki.  Envelopes for donations will be circulated today and at the November meeting.  Vicki announced a fund raiser sponsored by LifeStream, called “Passport to Africa,” will be held on October 25.  The cost is $100.00.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speakers, Denise Woodall and Krista Schueler from Cornerstone Hospice, who spoke about the services provided by the local hospice providers.

The raffle was held and three (3) members were awarded $25.00.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on November 12.  A social time will be 12:00 to 12:30, at which time the business meeting will start.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN

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The Villages Nurses Club

September 10, 2019
Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Madge Koscelnik, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was observed to remember the victims, first responders and families of the 9/11 attacks.

Madge related safety issues including the exits and location of the AED. June Cook has been assigned to obtain the AED in the case of an emergency during Club activities.

Peggy Russo installed Judi Terraciano in the office of recording secretary. Judi was not available for the May celebration

17 new members were introduced.

Lorraine Daniels reported the checking account balance is $1469.48. Lorraine reminded the members that the fiscal period is September to May, and the annual dues of $5.00 cover that period. The cost of the May banquet was $2465.90. 104 tickets were sold which left a balance of $405.90 to be paid through the treasury.

The members were reminded that minutes of past meetings and other Club activities, can be found on The Villages Nurses Club web site, www.thevillagesnursesclub.com.

Nancy Rush announced a tour of the teaching labs at The Villages Regional Hospital will be available on September 26 at 3:00 and 3:30 PM. A limit of 10 people will be allowed for each tour. A Celebration for Nurses will be held at Rawhide in Ocala on October 10 at 7 PM. The newly-renovated hospice may be toured on October 22 at 11 AM. Sign-up sheets can be found on the activity table. A survey taken last season indicated people are interested in touring Camp Boggy Creek, The Villages Charter High School medical division and the Ocala National Forest. Nancy will attempt to schedule these later in the year when winter residents are on site.

Ellen Tierney reported on the memorial planned for Veterans Day for all Nurses Club veterans. She reminded members that anyone who served 1 day after December 7, 1941, is eligible for membership in The American Legion.

Sign-up sheets can be found on the activities table for Mah Jongg and golf for those interested.

Madge thanked everyone who provided snacks for today’s meeting. Members whose last name starts with R and S are asked to supply snacks for the October meeting.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Tracy Goldstein Marquez, MPT, who spoke on the importance of physical therapy

The raffle was held and three (3) members were awarded $25.00.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on October 8. A social time will be 12:00 to 12:30, at which time the business meeting will start.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Judi Terraciano, RN


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The Villages Nurses Club
April 9, 2019
Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Marilyn Lanzone, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Marilyn related safety issues including the exits and location of the AED. A member of the Board has been assigned to obtain the AED in the case of an emergency during Club activities.
The activity table at the rear of the room has sign-up sheets for anyone interested in joining groups for Mah Jongg, golf, tours and other activities.

4 new members were introduced.
Minutes of the last Club meeting on March 12 were approved as posted by the Board. The members were reminded that minutes of past meetings and other Club activities, can be found on The Villages Nurses Club web site, www.thevillagesnursesclub.com .

Marilyn announced the following slate of officers:
 Madge Koscelnik – President
 Diane Jiles – Vice President
 Judi Terraciano – Recording Secretary
 Cara Moggo – Corresponding Secretary
 Lorraine Daniels – Treasurer
A voice vote was held. There were no dissenting votes, so the slate of officers is approved.

The following chair people have agreed to serve of these committees:
 Joann Hisey – Program Coordinator
 Mary Smith – Historian
 Rita Sansone – Sunshine Secretary
 Janis Ward – Scholarship
 Sue Nelson, assisted by Karen Peters –  Membership
 Nancy Doggett and Sandy Polkar – Refreshments
 Maryann Hawkes – Assistant Treasurer
June Cook and Beverly Helfferick – Raffle
 Pat Keeney and MaryAnn Parker – Members-at-Large
 Pat Keeney and Vicki DeShaw – Nominations
 Nancy Rush – Tours
 Vicki DeShaw and Pat Keeney – LifeStream
 Check-in-Desk – Jean Atwell, Sherry Flores, Janet Tucker

Lorraine Daniels reported the treasury contains $4476.17. The purchase of raffle tickets contributes to the scholarship fund.

Tickets to the May celebration luncheon are available for purchase today. The cost is still $20.00.The last day for ticket sales is April 30. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets after today may call Lorraine Daniels at 352- 430-2064.
Madge reported that the May celebration will begin at 12 PM in the Scarlet O’Hara Theater. At that time the scholarship winner will be introduced and we will hear from our speaker, Roger Gallagher. The instillation of officers will take place at that time. Following that, the luncheon will take place in the Atlanta and Ashley Wilkes rooms. La Hacienda Catering will be providing the food.

Nancy Rush announced that the Ocala Nurses Night celebration has been cancelled. Lists of previous tours have been placed on each table for members to review and indicate if they wish to revisit any. The Ice Cream social will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 12 PM in the Ashley Wilkes room.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Daniel Wassell, DPM, who will speak about Common Causes of Foot Pain. 3X5 cards are on each table for members to write their questions for the speaker. A question and answer session was held.

The raffle was held and three (3) members were awarded $25.00.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on May 14, which will be the annual Celebration for Nurses, in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The celebration will begin at 12 PM.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Judi Terraciano, RN
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The Villages Nurses Club

March 12, 2019

Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Marilyn Lanzone, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Marilyn related safety issues including the exits and location of the AED. A member of the Board has been assigned to obtain the AED in the case of an emergency during Club activities.

The activity table at the rear of the room has sign-up sheets for anyone interested in joining groups for Mah Jongg, golf, tours and other activities.

Nancy Rush reported the tour of Camp Boggy Creek was well-received. Photos of the experience can be found at the activities table. A tour of Lake Sumter State College is scheduled for Friday, March 15 at 9 AM. Those interested should sign up at the activities table. The group will meet at the Health Sciences Building on the 2nd floor. The tour of Trinity Springs Assisted Living Facility is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 PM.

Marilyn introduced the first Nurses Club president, Gwen Robinson, who spoke briefly about her life in The Villages. Marilyn also introduced Philomena Giannoni, the second Club president. We are pleased they continue to support The Villages Nurses Club.

19 new members were introduced.

Minutes of the last Club meeting on February 12 were approved as posted by the Board.

Lorraine Daniels reported the treasury contains $2971.17. The purchase of raffle tickets contributes to the scholarship fund. Tickets to the May celebration luncheon are available for purchase today and in April. The cost is still $20.00.

Madge reported that the May celebration will begin at 12 PM in the Scarlet O’Hara Theater. At that time the scholarship winner will be introduced and we will hear from our speaker, Roger Gallagher. The installation of officers will take place at that time. Following that, the luncheon will take place in the Atlanta and Ashley Wilkes rooms. Hacienda Catering will be providing the food.

Marilyn thanked the members who provided snacks for today’s meeting. Those whose last names begin with V, W, Y, and Z are requested to bring snacks for the April meeting.

Pat Keeney and Vicki DeShaw announced the following proposed slate of officers:

 Madge Koscelnik – President

 Diane Jiles – Vice President

 Judi Terraciano – Recording Secretary

 Cara Moggo – Corresponding Secretary

 Lorraine Daniels – Treasurer

There were no further nominations from the floor. Elections will take place at the April meeting.

The following chair people have agreed to serve of these committees:

 Joann Hisey – Program Coordinator

 Mary Smith – Historian

 Rita Sansone – Sunshine Secretary

 Janis Ward – Scholarship

 Sue Nelson, assisted by Karen Peters – Membership

 Nancy Doggett and Sandy Polkar – Refreshments

 June Cook and Beverly Helfferick – 50/50

 Pat Keeney and MaryAnn Parker – Members-at-Large

 Pat Keeney and Vicki DeShaw – Nominations

 Nancy Rush – Tours

 Vicki DeShaw and Pat Keeney – LifeStream

 Maryann Hawkes – Assistant Treasurer

Anyone wishing to serve on any of these committees is encouraged to contact these ladies.

The members were reminded that minutes of past meetings and other Club activities, can be found on The Villages Nurses Club web site, www.thevillagesnursesclub.com .

Cindy Greenberg introduced today’s speaker, Linda Brenner, Health Educator, who spoke about electroceutical therapy. The is a new technology producing microcirculation. 3 X 5 cards can be found on each table for questions for the speaker. A question and answer session ensued

The raffle was held and three (3) members were awarded $25.00.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on April 9. A social time will be 12:00 to 12:30, at which time the business meeting will start.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN


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The Villages Nurses Club

February 12, 2019

Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Marilyn Lanzone, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Marilyn related safety issues including the exits and location of the AED. A member of the Board has been assigned to obtain the AED in the case of an emergency during Club activities.

The activity table at the rear of the room has sign-up sheets for anyone interested in joining groups for Mah Jongg, golf, tours and other activities.

Marilyn announced that the Corresponding Secretary, Christina McClean, has resigned due to medical issues. According to the By-Laws, the Executive Board shall fill the vacancy until a new election is held. Joanne Hisey has agreed to fill the position until a new officer is elected.

Nominations may be brought to the attention of the nominating committee – Pat Keeney and Vicki DeShaw. We are also in need of nominations for next year’s Vice President. According to the By-Laws, candidates for office must have been a member in good standing for at least 6 months and a resident of The Villages from September until May.

Joan Hutchinson, our Sunshine Secretary, has resigned due to health issues and a planned move out of The Villages. Anyone interested in filling this pos

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