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The Villages Nurses Club

March 10, 2020

Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Madge Koscelnik, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Madge announced that June Cook is responsible for obtaining the AED during meetings if the need arises.

Madge reminded members that notice of future meetings can be found in The Villages Recreation & Parks publication on the Thursday prior to each meeting.  Minutes from the February meeting were published. Since there were no corrections, the minutes are approved as published.  Members are encouraged to review Club news at the Club web site: www.TheVillagesNursesClub.com. 

Madge reminded members the meeting begins at 12 Noon.  There are other groups meeting in the Savannah Center, and members are asked to refrain from blocking the entrance doors while waiting for our meeting to begin.  

Madge thanked the members who provided snacks for today’s meeting.  She reminded members that the assignment of snacks will be included in the monthly meeting announcement, and will be determined by the first letter of your last name.

Nancy Rush announced the tour of the Villages High School Health Care Academywas¬†held on¬†March 3, and was interesting. ¬†A tour of¬†Camp Boggy Creek, Paul Newman‚Äôs camp for sick children, will take place on March 26 at 10 AM. ¬†A sign-up sheet can be found on the activity table.¬†This tour was¬†cancelled ¬†by¬†Camp Boggy Creek¬†after the Club meeting¬†due to health concerns. ¬†It will be rescheduled at a later time.¬†¬†A new memory care facility, ‚ÄúYour Life‚ÄĚ opened recently. ¬†It is located on Powell Road across from Pinellas Plaza. ¬†A tour of this facility is scheduled for April 16 at 10 AM. ¬†Sign-up sheets are on the activity table. ¬†Nancy reminded the members about the¬†Womens¬†Expo being held at the new Brownwood Hotel and Spa on Friday, March 13 from 9 AM to 3 PM.

10 new members were introduced.

Marilyn Lanzone announced the following proposed slate of officers for the term 2020-2021:

‚ÄčPresident ‚Äď Diane¬†Jiles

‚ÄčVice-President ‚Äď MaryAnn Parker

‚ÄčTreasurer ‚Äď Lorraine Daniels

‚ÄčRecording Secretary ‚Äď Judi¬†Terraciano

‚ÄčCorresponding secretary ‚Äď Cara¬†Moggo

These will be voted on at the April meeting, with installation scheduled for the May celebration.

Diane Jiles spoke about the May celebration, which will be a celebration of nurses.  It will be held on May 12 (Florence Nightingale’s actual birthday), beginning promptly at 12 Noon.  The celebration, including luncheon, will take place in the Atlanta and Ashley Wilkes rooms.  The cost of the celebration is still $20.00.  Tickets are available for purchase today and in April.  La Hacienda is catering the affair.  Diane promises to have a speaker who will inspire us.

Lorraine Daniels reported the treasury amounts to $3194.85.

Joanne Hisey introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Brett Compton, DC.  We appreciate his joining us on such short notice.

The raffle was held and there were 3 winners of $25.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN


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The Villages Nurses Club

February 12, 2020

Savannah Center 

The meeting was called to order by President Madge Koscelnik, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Madge announced that June Cook is responsible for obtaining the AED during meetings if the need arises. 

Lorraine Daniels reported that Club treasury contains $3209.28.   

Madge reminded members that notice of future meetings can be found in The Villages Recreation & Parks publication on the Thursday prior to each meeting.  Minutes from the January meeting were published. Since there were no corrections, the minutes are approved as published.  Members are encouraged to review Club news at the Club web site: www.TheVillagesNursesClub.com.  

Thank you notes from LifeStream clients can be found on the activity table. 

Nancy Rush announced the tour of the Ocala National Forest took place on Tuesday, January 28.¬†¬†Many members attended. Nancy reported that the Board approved a donation of $150.00 to the Sozo Kids to sponsor a child for summer camp. A breakfast meeting discussing ‚ÄúGo Red for Women‚ÄĚ was held at the Venetian Center on February 6 from 9-11 AM., and was well attended.¬†¬†A tour of the Villages High School Health Care Academy is scheduled for March 3 at 9 AM. On February 29, the new memory care facility on Powell Road will be open for tours.¬†

7 new members were introduced. 

Diane Jiles spoke about the May celebration, which will be a celebration of nurses.  It will be held on May 12 and will include the initiation of Club officers.  More information will come at a later date.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Dee Collier, who presented as Florence Nightingale.

The raffle was held and there were 3 winners of $25.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN


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The Villages Nurses Club

January 14, 2020

Savannah Center

The meeting was called to order by President Madge Koscelnik, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Madge announced that June Cook is responsible for obtaining the AED during meetings if the need arises.

Lorraine Daniels reported that Club treasury contains $2836.97.  $1358.00 was donated by Club members for the LifeStream project, which resulted in $95.00 available to purchase gifts for each client.

Madge announced the Heart To Heart Symposium will be held on February 20 and 21.  Information is located on the activity table

Madge reminded members that notice of future meetings can be found in The Villages Recreation & Parks publication on the Thursday prior to each meeting.  Minutes from the November meeting were published. Since there were no corrections, the minutes are approved as published.  Members are encouraged to review Club news at the Club web site: www.TheVillagesNursesClub.com.

The group responsible for the raffle is not available today.  Rather than purchasing tickets, members are encouraged to donate to the scholarship fund.

Nancy Rush announced the tour of the Ocala National Forest will take place on Tuesday, January 28. ¬†Members are encouraged to car pool, since the Forest is located about an hour from The Villages. ¬†Members are reminded to wear their Club name tags, and to bring an item for their food bank.¬†A¬†breakfast meeting discussing ‚ÄúGo Red for Women‚ÄĚ will be held at the Venetian Center on February 6 from 9-11 AM. ¬†The entrance is free to attendees. ¬†Nancy will announce a tour of the Villages High School Health Care Academy at the February¬†meeting.

13 new members were introduced.

Joann¬†Hisey¬†introduced¬†today‚Äôs speaker,¬†Doris Branson, who spoke on ‚ÄúHow to be the Smartest Patient in the Health Care System.‚ÄĚ

The speaker for the February meeting will be Dee Collier.  Dee is well-known for her portrayals of notable people.  In February, Deb will join us as Florence Nightingale.  Members are encouraged to locate and wear their school caps.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN


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The Villages Nurses Club

November 12, 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.  

Lorraine Daniels reported the checking account balance is $3632.88. 

Madge reported the minutes from the October meeting were published on line.  They may be reviewed at www.thevillagesnursesclub.com. There were no corrections or additions, so they were approved as published.

Envelopes for donations for the LifeStream project are being distributed during this meeting. 14 shoppers volunteered to purchase gifts for the ‚Äúwish lists.‚ÄĚ

Nancy Rush announced 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. Attendees are reminded to wear their Club membership badges when attending tours.  Repeat tours of Camp Boggy Creek and the Charter School medical division will be scheduled after the first of the year.

8 new members were introduced.

Madge thanked everyone who provided snacks for today’s meeting.  She reminded everyone that the purchase of raffle tickets supports our scholarship fund.

Diane Jiles spoke about the Christmas party, which will begin at 12 Noon on December 10, 2019.  The following pot luck selections are requested:

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†A ‚Äď L¬†‚Äď Savory dish

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†M ‚Äď P¬†‚Äď Breads

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Q ‚Äď Z¬†‚Äď Desserts

Ellen Tierney introduced 16 Club members who are veterans of our country’s Armed Forces.  She also read the names of other members who were unable to attend today’s meeting.  Ellen introduced Joan Suelter, Commander of the Honor Guard at the American Legion Post #347.  Joan spoke about what the Honor Guard is and what it does.  Ellen read a description of Veterans Day and a poem about veterans.  A representative of Villages Honor Flight, Al Arnold, gave a brief description of Honor Flight.  Madge presented a check for $300.00 to Al to cover the expense of sending a veteran on a future flight. Additional information about Honor Flight may be found at www.villageshonorflight.org

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Merrisa Purvis from Medtronics who spoke about Advances in Cardiac Rhythm Management.

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

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on December 10 at 12 Noon, which will be the Club’s annual Christmas party.

 The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN

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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 ‚Äúwish lists‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúPassport to Africa,‚ÄĚ 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 www.thevillagesnursesclub.com.
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