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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB 
November 9, 2021

The meeting was called to order by the President, Maryann Parker, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Maryann explained the presence of the AED, and that a person was assigned to retrieve it if necessary.  She mentioned our web site, The Villages Nurses Club.com, and encouraged all to refer to it for updated information.  Included there are minutes from the Club meetings.


Business Meeting
Maryann reminded everyone that the raffle is held to support our scholarship program.  Money collected is awarded to a promising senior nursing student to further her/his education.


A card was received from Marcia Hansen thanking everyone for their support during her recent illness. She is recovering at home.


3 new members were introduced.  


Vicki De Shaw and Pat Keeney spoke about our annual project of collecting money and purchasing gifts for consumers at the Life Stream GRIS¬†(Geriatric¬†Residential Treatment Center). Envelopes will be circulated¬†again¬†today.¬†Club members who volunteer to purchase gifts from the ‚Äúwish lists‚ÄĚ will be given¬†$66.00 to purchase gifts for 15 consumers.¬†The group will gather at Vicki‚Äôs house on December 6 @ 3 PM to wrap their purchases.¬†Representative from Life Stream will attend the December meeting to retrieve the gift bags.


Nancy Rush announced that a tour of AVIV, was held on Thursday, October 14..   Another tour of the Brownwood Specialty Care Center was held on October 28.  Nancy has arranged a tour of High Pointe @ Stone Crest on Rt. 441 in Summerfield for November 18 @ 1 PM. A sign-up sheet is located at the activity table. A tour of Camp Boggy Creek will be scheduled later in the year.


Ellen Tierney recited the¬†definition of a veteran. ¬†7 club members who are veterans were introduced.¬†Peggy Russo¬†Recited ‚ÄúIn Flanders Field,‚ÄĚ a poem reserved for Veterans Day. ¬†Ellen recited ‚ÄúA Veteran Died Today.‚ÄĚ Cindy Brown, a representative from¬†Congressman¬†Daniel Webster‚Äôs office, spoke briefly about service available to veterans from¬†his¬†office.


Joanne Hisey introduced Eileen Farrell, MPH, RN from the Villages VA Medical Center. Eileen spoke about the services available to veterans at the Center.


Maryann  reported that the Christmas party will consist of platters of chicken salad croissants, chips and cookies. If anyone has dietary issues, they are requested to notify Lyn or Maryann.  Members may bring their own drinks. 

Representatives from Life Stream will be present to receive the gifts purchased by Club members. 
The raffle was held. There were 3 winners of $20.00.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 PM.
 

Respectfully submitted,
Judi Terraciano, RN

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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB
October 12, 2021

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

Maryann explained the presence of the AED, and that a person was assigned to retrieve it if necessary.  She mentioned our web site, www.thevillagesnursesclub.com, and encouraged all to refer to it for updated information.  Included there are minutes from the Club meetings.

Business Meeting

Maryann reminded everyone that the raffle is held to support our scholarship program.  Money collected is awarded to a promising senior nursing student to further her/his education.  A second scholarship has been sponsored by the family of our late member, Barbara Weinheimer.

Our meeting room for the April meeting has been taken over by another organization.  Therefore, we will meet on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.  We will remind members at subsequent meetings.

The Club minutes form the September meeting were posted on the Club web site.  Since there were no corrections or additions, a motion by Ellen Tierney, seconded by Pat Keeney, to approve the minutes was approved.

10 new members were introduced.  

Ellen Tierney reported that the November meeting will recognize members of the Club who are veterans.  We will hear from a vet-related speaker, Eileen Farrell, a nurse at the Villages VA Center.

Vicki De Shaw and Pat Keeney spoke about our annual project of collecting money and purchasing gifts for consumers at the Life Stream GRIC (Geriatric¬†Residential Treatment Center). Envelopes will be circulated today and at the November meeting. ¬†Club members who volunteer to purchase gifts from the ‚Äúwish lists‚ÄĚ will be given money after the November meeting. ¬†A Representative from Life Stream will attend the December meeting to retrieve the gift bags.

Nancy Rush announced that a tour of AVIV, a clinic specializing in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at 5:00 PM. The list was limited to 40 participants. Anyone who has signed up for the tour, and has found they are unable to attend, is asked to notify Nancy.  Another tour of the Brownwood Specialty Care Center is scheduled for October 28 at 10 AM. A sign-up sheet is located at the activity table.  Nancy is looking into a future tour of Paul Newman’s Boggy Creek Camp for sick children.  More information will be forthcoming.

Arline Reinking-Hanf announced the treasury amounts to $1773.34 as of September 30.  Another $458 in dues and raffle donations was collected today, bringing the total to $2241.34.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Dr. James Flaherty. Dr. Flaherty spoke about the development of Telemedicine in The Villages, necessitated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Joann Hisey, Program chairman, announced that the speaker for October will be Eileen Farrell, who will speak about the services available at the Villages VA Clinic. A request has been made to invite Dr. James Mersey to speak at a future meeting.  If anyone has interest in having him address a specific topic, please see Joann.

The raffle was held. There were 4 winners of $21.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,
Judi Terraciano. RN

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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

September 14, 2021

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

Maryann explained the presence of the AED, and that a person was assigned to retrieve it if necessary.  She mentioned our web site, The Villages Nurses Club.com, and encouraged all to refer to it for updated information.

Business Meeting

Maryann announced that our founding member, Gwen Robinson, had passed away.  A remembrance from The Villages Nurses Club was read at her memorial service. 

18 new members were introduced.  

Nancy Rush announced that a tour of AVIV, a clinic specializing in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 PM.  A sign-up sheet is available for those interested in attending. The clinic is located at the Brownwood Specialty Care Center.

Arline Reinking-Hanf and Marilyn Lanzone announced the treasury amounts to $1946.12, including member dues and raffle donations.

Marilyn, as a member of the Nominating Committee, encouraged all to consider participating in committee activities.

Maryann announced to new members the special events The Villages Nurses Club sponsors each year.  They include the Veterans Day celebration in November, the Christmas party in December, and the Nurses Celebration in May, a catered event. New officers are installed at this time.

Peggy Russo introduced today’s speaker, Courtney Lewis from Ambry Genetics. Courtney introduced her colleagues, Laura Hyler and Elizabeth Frayer.

Joann Hisey, Program chairman, announced that the speaker for October will be James Flaherty, MD, who will speak about Telemedicine.

The raffle was held. There were 2 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

Savannah Center

April 13, 2021

The meeting was called to order by the President, Diane Jiles, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. She then read ‚ÄúThe Nurses‚Äô Creed.‚ÄĚ

Diane announced that the scheduled speaker, a home infusion pharmacist, found it necessary to cancel due to infection of the Covid virus by an associate. In his stead, Diane spoke about her experiences in the home infusion industry.

 

Business Meeting

Diane reported that the treasury amounts to $3654.29 following the purchase of a floral arrangement for our past-president, Madge Koscelnik, which cost $56.60.

The Scholarship committee selected a winner of the Club’s $1500.00 scholarship.  In addition, a winner was selected to receive a $1700.00 scholarship from the family of Barbara Weinheimer.  These winners and the Weinheimer family will attend the May celebration.

Diane Yaunches agreed to step into the role of historian, and will be mentored by Nancy Rush.

Peggy Russo reported that the Board had reviewed and made minor changes to the Club’s by-laws.  These may be found on the Club’s web site.  Peggy asked for a show of hands to approve the changes, and they were approved.

The chairman of the nominating committee is Marilyn Lanzone who announced the proposed  slate of officers for 2021-2022.  Those are:

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†President ‚Äď Maryann Parker

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Vice President ‚Äď Ellen Tierney

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Treasurer ‚Äď Arline Reinking-Hanf

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Recording secretary ‚Äď Judi Terraciano

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Corresponding Secretary ‚Äď Pat Keeney

Marilyn asked for a show of hands to approve these officers, and they were approved.  The officers will be installed at the May luncheon.  

Maryann Parker reported on the plans for the May celebration which will occur on May 11, 2021.  Doors will open at 12 PM, and will include a box lunch, with tables for 5 members.  The agenda includes introduction of scholarship winners, installation of officers and introduction of the speaker.  The speaker is Ms. Lorraine Brown, MSN, RN, VP, Chief Clinical Officer UF Health The Villages Hospital. Following the speaker will by a raffle of gift cards and table decorations.

Diane issued a call for volunteer members to take on the duties of assistant treasurer and chairman of the scholarship committee, who will be mentored by Janis Ward.

Finally, Diane announced the passing of our past president, Madge Koscelnik.

The raffle was held. There were 3 winners of $25.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN

  

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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

March 9, 2021 

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

Diane introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Norton, who is the principal investigator at Charter research.  Dr. Norton spoke about Alzheimers’s Disease.

Eirinn Abu entertained us with his saxophone melodies.

Business Meeting

Diane reported that our past president, Madge Koscelnik, is unable to attend, but a plant will be delivered to her from the Club.

20 new members were introduced.¬†¬†Some are from the new nurses club ‚ÄúAlways A Nurse‚ÄĚ, founded by Diane Hickey in the Southern tier, and we welcomed them.¬†¬†That club meets at the Water Lily Recreation Center, in case others wish to attend.

The Executive Board made some changes to the By-Laws. These may be reviewed on our web site, and will be voted on.

Diane reported on the tours Nancy Rush arranges for the Club, and encouraged members to take advantage of them when they are scheduled.

The May celebration will include the installation of new officers as well as the introduction of scholarship winners..  We will have 2 winners, this year; 1 for the Nurses Club and 1 for the scholarship from the Weinheimer Family.  They will both be in attendance at the May celebration, as well as the winners from 2020.

Diane issued a call for volunteer members to take on the duties of historian and assistant treasurer.

Marilyn Lanzone installed the current Vice President, MaryAnn Parker.  She then announced the slate of officers for the 2021-2022 Fiscal year:

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†President ‚Äď MaryAnn Parker

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Vice President ‚Äď Ellen Tierney

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Treasurer ‚Äď Arline Reinking-Hanf

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Recoding Secretary ‚Äď Judi Terraciano

            Corresponding Secretary - Pat Keeney

Since there were no nominations from the membership, these proposed officers will be voted on at the April meeting.

Diane announced the speaker for the April meeting will be a home infusion pharmacist.

The raffle was held. There were 3 winners of $25.00, as well as 5 winners for Eirinn Abu’s CDs

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN


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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

December 8, 2020

 

The meeting was called to order by the President, Diane Jiles.

Diane Introduced today’s speaker, Jeri Garvey, RN, who spoke on the Benefits of Carrier Oils with Essential Oils. Anyone wishing additional information can reach Jeri at justjeri@icloud.com

We were scheduled to be entertained by a sax player, but he was unable to attend due to a medical issue.  We can expect to hear from him at a later date.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Diane Jiles.

Vicki DeShaw introduced 2 representatives from Life Stream, Linda DeTommaso and Crystal Gross. They described the GRTS program (Geriatric Residential Treatment System) and thanked the Club for their generosity, expressing the appreciation of their members.

Business Meeting

Diane reported that the Board had approved the donation of a check for $100.00 to the New Covenant United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund. This fund meets the needs of local people with specific needs, and represents a thank you to last month’s speaker, Rev. Harold Hendron.

Dr. Jeffrey Norton will be our speaker at the March meeting, speaking about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Diane made special mention and thank you to Darlene Siravo for her mask making and donation to our scholarship fund.  She also mentioned and thanked John Hansen for the Nurses Club sign he made.  It is displayed at the membership table.

The January meeting will feature speakers from Grifols, who will address IVIG and SCIG and the indications for use of these drugs.  At that time we will proceed with the installation of the Executive Board officers.

New members are encouraged to join at that time.

Diane reported on the current condition of our past-President, Madge

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on January 12, 2021.  A reminder notice, with details of the meeting, will be sent to members prior to that date.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM


Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN

 

 

14 Nov 2020

THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

November 10, 2020

 

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

Diane acknowledged the previous electronic voting undertaken by Club members. Since that time there have occurred openings in the list. According to the Club By-Laws, the executive Board has appointed replacement officers.  Their inclusion in the Executive Committee requires approval from the Club membership.  The position of Treasurer has been offered to Cara Moggo, and the position of Corresponding Secretary to Pat Keeney. The club members, by voice vote, approved both positions.

Marilyn Lanzone, past-President, introduced those officers in attendance.¬†¬†They were Diane Jiles - Preident , Judi Terraciano ‚Äď Recording Secretary, and Pat Keeney ‚Äď Corresponding Secretary. Installation of the officers will take place at the January meeting, when all officers will be in attendance, and new members will be present.

Ellen Tierney presided over the Veterans‚Äô Day rituals. She introduced Maureen Kops, who provided a history of Veterans Day. Peggy Russo recited ‚ÄúIn Flanders Field,‚ÄĚ a poem written by LtC. John McCrae in memory of his friend who died during WWI.¬†¬†Dian Jiles sang ‚ÄúHallelujah,‚ÄĚ written by Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley.

Diane reported that our past president, Madge Koscelnik, has been taken ill, and moved to Texas. Anyone wishing to send a card of good will is encouraged to do so. Members are encouraged to notify the Board when they learn of other members who are ill, have passed away, or encounter another unfortunate occurrence.  We should remember our members with words of encouragement during those trying times.

Diane introduced our speaker, Rev. Harold Hendron from New Covenant United Methodist Church.

Business Meeting

Diane introduced the 2 new Members-at-Large ‚ÄďArline¬†¬†Reinking-Hanf and Diane Yaunches, and Darlene Siravo, who has made masks for us. Darlene‚Äôs efforts resulted in donations to the Scholarship Fund and the Life Stream project. Diane introduced members of the Board.

Pat Keeney and Vicki DeShaw circulated envelopes for Life Stream donations, and encouraged members to participate in the shopping adventure for Life Stream clients.

The December meeting will take place in our usual meeting rooms (Atlanta and Ashley Wilkes).  It will be our Christmas celebration. Members are encouraged to bring their own lunch/snacks and beverages. Desserts will be provided by the Board. The presentation will be about the benefits of carrier oils with essential oils. Life Stream managers will be on hand to collect our gifts for their clients.  Music of the season will accompany us.

The raffle will resume in December.

The next meeting will be on December 8, 2020.  Doors will open at 11:30 AM for socialization, with the meeting starting at 12:00 Noon.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN

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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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