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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

Savannah Center
April 13, 2022

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. This year’s scholarship winners are John Johns for The Villages Nurses Club award and Rosalia Andrade for the Weinheimer family award. They will be introduced at the May celebration.


Maryann urged members to become active in the activities of The Club. The same people have been running The Villages Nurses Club for many of the 20 years we have been in existence, and we need new people to become involved.
Nancy Rush presented the slate of officers for the next fiscal year:


 President – Ellen Tierney
Vice President – Arline Reinking-Hanf
Treasurer – Pat Quinn
Recording Secretary – Judi Terraciano
Corresponding Secretary – Pat Keeney


The slate was approved by The Club members.

The May Nurses celebration which will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in the Charleston and Wilkes rooms. The caterer will be La Hacienda and the lunch will consist of a salad and sandwich bar. The tickets are $20.00, and are on sale today. Tickets must be purchased by April 30, 2022. Tickets not purchased today may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Ellen Tierney at 1874 Claverton St., The Villages, FL 32162.


A separate table will be set up at the May meeting. Members are encouraged to share memorabilia from their nursing experiences. This may include pins, photos, uniforms, yearbooks or other items.


Nancy Rush asked members to review the list of tours on each table. These are tours which have been enjoyed in the past. If anyone wishes to repeat any of these tours, please mark it and return to Nancy.


Arline reported the treasury totals $3802.90


Joanne Hisey introduced our speaker, Dr. James Mersey, MD . Dr. Mersey spoke about Diabetes. His office is located at Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood. There are 5 endocrinologists in residence there.


5 new members were introduced.


Maryann reminded members to notify Lyn McElwee when they know of any member who is ill or has experienced an adverse occurrence.


The raffle was held. There were 3 winners of $20.00 each.


The Villages Nurses Club is on hiatus during the summer months. The May meeting is a celebration of Nurses. The next meeting will be the second Tuesday of September, 2022.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Judi Terraciano. RN



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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

Savannah Center

March 8, 2022

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.

Maryann urged members to become active in the activities of The Club.  The same people have been running The Villages Nurses Club for many of the 20 years we have been in existence, and we need new people to become involved.

Marilyn Lanzone, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, presented the slate of officers for the next fiscal year:

            President – Ellen Tierney

Vice President – Arline Reinking-Hanf

Treasurer – Pat Quinn

Recording Secretary – Judi Terraciano

Corresponding Secretary – Pat Keeney

Since there were no nominations from the Club members, the proposed slate of officers is closed.

Maryann reminded members that the April meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13.

Maryann encouraged members to participate in the various committees which assist with the functioning of the Club.  In addition, the committee chair people are looking for members to learn about the committees’ leadership duties.  Stacie DeSantis has volunteered to assist Nancy Rush in scheduling Club tours.  Kim Young will assist the Scholarship committee chairman. Diane Koleck will assist the program scheduling chairman, Joanne Hisey. 

Ellen Tierney discussed the plans for the May celebration which will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in the Charleston and Wilkes rooms. The caterer will be La Hacienda and the lunch will consist of a salad and sandwich bar.  The tickets are $20.00, and are on sale today. Tickets must be purchased by April 30, 2022.

The Club’s Poet Laureate, Peggy Russo, read a poem to the group.

Nancy Rush announced presentations available to members. AMAC Foundation will present a talk about Sudden Death: Are You Prepared. The dates are April 21, 2022 and May 5, 2022 @ Pinellas Library.  If interested, please call 888-750-2622.  CPR certification classes for Friends and Family CPR will be held at Station 44 Fire House on Morse Boulevard and Moyer Loop.  Dates are March 15, April 19 and May 7 @ 9-11:30. Call 205-8280 to schedule. The cost is $25.00.

Arline reported the treasury totals $2911.51.

Joanne Hisey introduced our speaker, Dr. Fernando Serra, MD from Central Florida Plastic Surgery.

4 new members were introduced.

The raffle was held. There were 4 winners of $20.00 each.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on Wednesday, April 13.  Our speaker will be Dr. James Mersey, MD, who will speak about diabetes.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN


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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

Savannah Center

February 15,2022

 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.

Minutes from the January meeting were posted on the web site.  Since no changes were noted, the minutes are approved.

2 new members were introduced.  

Ellen Tierney reported on the disaster drill held on January 29, 2022, and thanked those Club members who participated.  The weather was not conducive to the drill, and it was completed within an hour.  CERT anticipates conducting more drills in the future.

Thank you notes from members of Life Stream can be found on the activity table at the back of the room.

Maryann reminded members that the March meeting will be held on the second Tuesday, as usual.  The April meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13.

Maryann encouraged members to participate in the various committees which assist with the functioning of the Club.  In addition, the committee chair people are looking for members to learn about the committees’ leadership duties.  Stacie DeSantis has volunteered to assist Nancy Rush in scheduling Club tours.  We are still looking for a volunteer to assist Joanne Hisey in Program scheduling. 

Marilyn Lanzone, chair of the nominating committee, addressed the members and encouraged them to consider learning leadership roles, and fill the Vice President role.  The Vice President serves for 2 years; one year as vice president, and 1 year as president.

Pat Keeney is the corresponding secretary. She sends cards to members who are ill or have experienced personal losses.  We ask all members to remember Pat when someone they know is affected.

Maryann spoke about the resignation of one of our primary members who found it necessary to leave the club because she and her husband moved out of The Villages.  All members of The Villages Nurses Club are valuable, and we appreciate them.

Nancy Rush announced that a tour of the Villages Health Care Centers is being scheduled.  She will announce the dates of the tours, which will probably be held at Creekside Landing.  Lyn will inform members when the tours are confirmed.

Arline reported the amount in the treasury is $2751.25.

Joanne Hisey introduced Judy Flickinger, RN, who spoke on End-of Life Care.  Judy graciously stepped in when our scheduled speaker was unable to accommodate the date change.

The raffle was held. There were 3 winners of $10.00.

The next meeting of The Villages Nurses Club will be on March 8, with doors opening at 12PM.  Our speaker will be Dr. Fernando Serra, MD, who will speak on The Mini Face Lift.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN 


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THE VILLAGES NURSES CLUB

January 11,2022

Savannah Center

 

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 

6 new members were introduced.

Maryann  reviewed the various activities of The Villages Nurses Club:  Scholarships, including 1 sponsored by the family of our past member, Barbara Weinheimer; Tours; Speakers; Raffle; and special events. The scholarship committee awards money collected from raffle sales, and honors a promising senior nursing student to further her/his education.

Ellen Tierney discussed the CERT disaster drill, occurring on January 29. Members may wish to volunteer for this.

Nancy Rush announced that organizations are reluctant to schedule tours at this time because of the pandemic.  She reported that Dr. Nitza Alvarez is lecturing at the Wildwood Community Center on February 8 at 5 PM.  Dr. Alvarez is a physician specializing in Cardiology.

Arline reported the balance in the treasury is $2923.13.

Joanne Hisey introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Marc Schwartzberg, MD.  Dr. Schwartzberg is the Director of Interventional Radiology at Lake Medical Imaging.

The scheduled speaker for the February meeting is Fernando Serra, MD, who will speak on the Mini Face Lift procedure. 

The raffle was held. There were 2 winners of $25.00.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Judi Terraciano. RN


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