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February 3, 2017 Board Meeting/ Strategic Planning Meeting

MOKSACVPR Board Meeting / Strategic Planning Meeting

February 3, 2017


Attendees:  Amy Choitz, Carolyn Beard, Tiffanie Holman, Tricia Walsh, Tedd Walsh, Snizhana Hostyanska, Leann Dickson



Meeting called to order at 1100 by President Amy Choitz


January 2017 meeting minutes approved


Committee Reports:


  • Treasurer’s Report–Tricia Walsh
    • Copy of current accounts provided
    • Current Accounts
      • Checking: $16,960.70
      • Savings: $14,004.82
    • 2016 taxes in done—Federal taxes need an updated address
    • Carolyn will be filing tax exemption paperwork
    • Approved to renew constant contact subscription for 6 months
    • Tricia is working on budgets, including: Day on the Hill, Leadership conference, National Conference


  • Education – Tedd Walsh (chair) and Carolyn Beard (co-chair)
    • Spring Conference update
      • Speakers are lined up at this time
      • 3/31/17-4/1/17
      • Hotel (Harrahs) and venue (North KC Hospital) secured
      • Food selection in progress
      • Signed vendor agreements will be available on Google Drive
      • Will create “sponsor” page on website for vendor logos and remove from homepage
      • Reviewed and edited LSI proposal.  They will be a Diamond Exclusive Sponsor this year.  We will make revisions as needed for upcoming conferences.
      • Leann will contact ScottCare regarding level of sponsorship and explain LSI agreement.
      • Review of other sponsors or possible sponsors
      • 5K for MJ charity raffle
      • Awards:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Carol Frazee
  • Member of the Year: Dawnie Ellison
  • Special Achievement: Amy Choitz
  • Will run a scrolling announcement of awards at conference
  • Will send a weblast for any other nominations


  • Communications/Website – Snizhana
  • Website:  
    • Website is up
    • Google drive will now be our storage for all documents. Access reviewed with group.
    • Discussed opening Facebook page for members


  • Standards & Issues – Debbie Dorshorst
    • No updates at this time
    • Day on the Hill—3/13-3/14—Debbie will not be able to attend.  Snizhana and Erin Moerer will attend and cover MO and KS.  


  • Nominations—Amy Choitz
    • Current open positions:  Treasurer, MO Member at large, and President Elect
  • President Elect:  Amy Choitz
  • Treasurer:  Jennifer Newman
  • MO Member at Large: Tricia Walsh
  • President:  Tedd Walsh beginning April 2017-April 2018—please add Tedd to any emails to Amy at this point to ease transition.
  • Membership position will be removed and bylaws will be adjusted accordingly.


  • Certification – Carolyn Beard
    • Applications are being submitted thru February
    • First certification meeting is scheduled for February 28
    • Jennifer Newman is training to be AACVPR reviewer this year


New Business:

  • Summer conference
    • Discussed having a summer conference in KS at a central location (Manhattan).  We need to boost KS certifications.  Currently KS holds 17 cardiac and 4 pulmonary certifications.


  • 2018 Conference Sponsorship levels
    • Diamond:  >$1000—cover all expenses for speaker, hyperlink logo on website, lunch, and a full page ad at conference
    • Platinum:  $1000
    • Gold:  $750
    • Silver:  $500—receive table and lunch only
    • March 15, 2018 deadline remains
    • Jennifer has  updated and will send via email


  • AACVPR strategic plan reviewed
    • Develop MOKS strategic plan document including goals and objectives


Old Business:

  • National Affiliate Award application
    • Amy sent application.  Copy provided to board for review.


Next Board Meeting:  March 9, 2017 at 0700


Minutes submitted by Tiffanie Holman