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August 13, 2015 Board Meeting

MOKSACVPR Board Meeting


August 13, 2015

Board Members:

Present:  Carolyn Beard, Debbie Hilton, Chuck Kitchen, Snizhana Hostyanska, Leann Dickson, Tedd Walsh, Trisha Walsh, Val Kirby, Amy Choitz


  • Meeting called to order at 7:01 a.m. by President Carolyn Beard


  • Approval of July, 2015 meeting minutes-motion to approve as read-Debbie Hilton, 2nd –Val Kirby
  • Treasurer’s Report(Tricia Walsh)
    • Final handoff to Trisha Walsh completed
    • Expenses reported for July-Carolyn
      • $11.00 charge to change user name with state of MO, $11.25 to register for the year with state of MO
      • National meeting expenses paid for president-
        • Flight $ -paid
        • Registration$-paid
        • Hotel- pending
        • AACVPR- $500 sponsorship for national meeting
      • Clearent- payment made
    • Carolyn will keep expense for national conference separate from other travel expenses incurred.
    • Treasurer report starting August 1st submitted per Tricia with committee review no changes
      • Upcoming withdraws:  $4,260.00-to AACVPR for affiliate memberships
            • June/July AT conference expenses

                                                 Incoming income: $.04 –interest accrued in savings

    • Motion to move $30,000 from checking into savings-Ted, 2nd LeAnn
    • Tricia to consider utilizing Quick books on line – $40. Per year/month
  • Committee Reports:

        Education – Tedd and Chuck:

  • Spring meeting is set April 15 and 16, 2016, Research Brookside Campus. 
  • Catering will be close to what cost previously was –all bids are to be submitted to Ted, he will compile a spreadsheet for comparison.
  • Two speakers are booked and confirmed
  • Working on including pulmonary and I.T. presentations (Apps, Pacemakers/ICD, ect)
  • Possible title (Technology Today for your Health Tomorrow)
  • CCRP will be offered Friday prior conference.

       Website –Debbie H:

  • Carolyn, Tricia, Snizhana, Debbie and Amy (possibly) are to have administrative rights on the website.  Access is gained through area on the upper left corner after logged in. 
    • Snizhana has access, Carolyn-Tricia-Amy are currently unable to.  Debbie will contact Pleth to resolve the issue. 
    • Administrators listed should be receiving notifications when members register /join through the website.  Debbie will do a test to see if notifications are received. 

    Communications – Snizhana:

  • Snizhana was made aware that annual fees to constant contact will be due soon.  Susan Hansen remains as the listed administrator.  Snizhana will change the listed administrator to Tricia Walsh.  Previously the constant contacts bill was mailed- Tricia will confirm where the bill will be sent.  Debbie Hilton has a contact person at constant contact for follow up. 
  • Snizhana does not have a current AACVPR/MOKSACVPR member list.  Carolyn will notify Andrew at AACVPR to send membership listings to Snizhana monthly. 
  • Snizhana had been approached by member-Kate Mauge that she is interested in becoming a registry mentor through AACVPR.  The member had contacted AACVPR and has not been communicated with.  Carolyn will forward an email to Snizhana from AACVPR for further direction regarding mentorship.  Snizhana will follow-up with Kate.


        Standards & Issues – Val

  • Recently communication was received to contact State representatives regarding new legislation introduced in the Ways & Means committee – HR3355.   Lynn Jenkins R-KS and John Lewis D-GA introduced the bill and Congressman Ryan -chair has verbally committed to passing this in 2015. 
    • Little / poor communication has been provided to the legislative committee members
    • No committee meetings have been set up for upcoming year
    • Communication that has been sent out is sent out on an urgent basis with little time given for members to respond. 

       Certification –Debbie not on call


       Nominations – Amy

  • No current update.

Old Business – 

  • Carolyn receive quotes on liability coverage:
    • Chubb- $724/year (SmithBucklin)
    • The Hartford- $610/year (Nebraska)
    • Insureon-$630/year (WellsFargo)

Carolyn will contact representatives from the Liability insurance companies for reviews and further details.  We will table the vote until next meeting. 


New Business –

  • None

Next meeting: October 8th @7 am we will not be holding a meeting in September due to National conference.

Adjourn: 7:40 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Amy Choitz