The Villages Nurses Club Minutes 

February 14, 2023   12:30 pm

Savannah Center 

Ellen Tierney called the meeting to order at 12:30. 

The club joined her in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 A moment of silence was taken to offer our thoughts and prayers for Recording Secretary Judi Terraciano, RN, who recently died. 

Leslie Muhlauser introduced our speaker, Sharon Peterson, Registered Dietitian from The Villages Health. Sharon was a wonderful speaker that informed us the right diets to consume in order to stay healthy, the group enjoyed her presentation, and the group participated with questions with the assistance of Jean Govier, a member of the program committee. 

At 1:30 a general meeting was continued by Ellen Tierney, President 

Old Business:  The group was informed that Maryann Parker, will assume the role as Recording Secretary, until we elect a new Recording Secretary in April, although Maryann was our previous President, she was asked to stand for new members that did not know her. 

New Business: 

Program Committee member, Leslie Muhlauser stated that Dr.Michael Miz will be presenting a talk on GI Problems with aging. 

Membership: Karen Peters stated that we had 7 new members. 

Marilyn Lanzone, Nominating Committee chair. Informed the group that nominations for club officers, and she will introduce a new slate of officers in March, with the election in April. 

Kathy Mele, Treasurer, stated the balance in the Treasury is $2,621.11.  

Tours: Nancy Rush announced the club went to Camp Boggy on January 31, was enjoyed by 12 nurses. Nancy informed the club about information to attend a Cardiovascular Seminar by Dr. Alvarez at The Venetian Gardens in Leesburg on February 21 at 6pm , please get on the web site to obtain a seat. Nancy also stated that Stacie DeSantis is working with Life Stream for a tour in March, no time or date has been set 

Scholarship: Cathy Emes stated that scholarship applications have been sent out and will be found on our web site. 

All new members introduced themselves, where they live and what type of nursing they did. 

Following our raffle the meeting was adjourned.

 Pat Keeney, Acting Secretary                    



The Villages Nurses Club Minutes 

January 10, 2023 

Savannah Center 

Ellen Tierney called the meeting to order at 12:30. 

The club joined her in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Diana Koleck introduced our speaker, Dr.Javir S. Rathore,MD, F.A.E.S. a Neurologist. Dr Rathore presented a talk on Migraines,  Dizziness and Stroke. The presentation was informative, which included questions and answers throughout the presentation.  

At 1:30 a general meeting was continued by Ellen Tierney, President 

Old Business:

Vicki DeShaw shared a thank you card with the nurses from the LifeStream reccipents. 

New Business: 

Ellen informed the club members that Suzanne Miller passed and her husband contacted the club to see if anyone would be interested in her medical books. 

Marilyn Lanzone, Nominating Committee chair. Informed the group that nominations for club officers will be soon, she placed a sheet at each table to alert our members of the upcoming need for volunteers. 

Kathy Mele, Treasurer, delivered a lengthy report which included, but not limited to:  

Deposit: in December $334.00, Expenses in December : $1,018.95   Total $3,263.11 and the Russo Scholarship money $2,525.00… all totaled :$5788.11. 

Nancy announced the club will be going to Camp Boggy Creek on January 31,at 9:30. 

Joanne Hisey: we will have a registered Dietitian, Dr. Sharon Patterson as our speaker in February. 

After the new members, and the Raffle the meeting was adjourned. 

Submitted by: 

Pat Keeney, Acting Secretary               



December 13, 2022

The December meeting of The Villages Nurses Club is traditionally a Holiday gathering with little or no business conducted. This year was a little different.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Ellen Tierney, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vicki DeShaw  introduced Shelby Chavis, the residential supervisor at Life Stream. As is the custom of The Villages Nurse Club, members donated money to purchase gifts for consumers at the Geriatric Residential Treatment Center (GRIS). Shelby thanked the Club members, accepted these gifts, and offered to arrange a tour of her facility for our members. 

Nancy Doggett requested a volunteer to assist her in providing refreshments for Club meetings. Diane Yaunches stepped in to fill this need.

Kathy Mele reported that treasury amounts to $3905.06.

1 New member was introduced.

Pat Keeney recited a poem she wrote titled ‚ÄúA Christmas Wish.‚ÄĚ

Ellen recited a poem submitted by Peggy Russo, our Club Poet Laureate.

Ellen introduced Clark Barrios who provided musical entertainment.  Members were able to sing and dance to the music he provided, and enjoyed the time he spent with us.

The raffle, which supports our scholarship fund, awarded prizes to several members.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be held on January 10, 2023, and will  featureDr. Javier Rothare, who will speak about dizziness and stroke.

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano, RN




Savannah Center

September 13, 2022

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

Ellen 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, and encouraged all to refer to it for updated information.  Included there are minutes from the Club meetings as well as a list of scheduled speakers..

Business Meeting

Ellen reported that the minutes from the previous Club meeting were on the web site. Since there were no changes or corrections, these are considered to be correct as posted.

Ellen reported that Pat Quinn is unable to carry out the duties of Treasurer. Kathy Mele has agreed to step into that position. Since this is an officer position, Kathy needs to be inducted.  Marilyn Lanzone inducted Kathy and Judi Terraciano, Recording Secretary, into their positions as officers of The Villages Nurses Club.

Ellen announced the By Laws of The Club require the appointment of 2 Members-At-Large, and a request for volunteers was made.  Cindy Greenberg volunteered to be one of these. One more is needed. 


1.¬†Food ‚Äď each person can bring their own food, Coffee and water will be provided.2.¬†Club meeting are held on the second Tuesday of each month, except for the November meeting. ¬†Because¬†of Election Day, the November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15. This meeting will also honor nurse veterans. ¬†Any member who is a veteran should make themselves known.3.¬†The December meeting is the Christmas party, which will be catered.

Committee Reports

1. Kathy Mele reported there is $3938.36 in the treasury.  $2525 is earmarked for the Russo Scholarship.  The monthly raffle supports the Club scholarship awards.

‚Äč2.¬†Nancy Rush announced 2 scheduled tours. October 4 at 9 AM will be a tour of station 44 on Morse Blvd, including a discussion of the new fire trucks. ¬†October 18 at 12:30 will be a tour of Select Hospital on Rainey Trail‚Äč. ¬†Sign-up sheets can be found in the rear of the meeting room. ¬†Nancy read a poem written by our member Peggy Russo.

3. $2525 has been collected for the Russo Scholarship.  The monthly raffle supports our scholarship fund for 1-2 scholarship awards.

4.¬†Vicki¬†DeShaw¬†discussed the Life Stream project, an annual project providing gifts to customers‚Äčat the behavioral medicine facility at Life Stream. Gifts are purchased by Club members and presented to Life Stream representatives at the Christmas party. Donations are collected during the October and November meetings.‚Äč

5. Joann Hisey reported that the speaker for today is Dr. Ravi Sharma, who will speak about venous problems and the treatment of them.

6. The raffle was held. 2 prizes of $25  and 1 of $20 were awarded.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 PM.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčRespectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN

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