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Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Chapter Executive Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 22, 2001
3025 KU School of Nursing

Members Present: J. Koehler, K. Wambach, J. Greischar-Billiard, S. Parker, N. King, S. Hanson, Y. Harrell, J Schott, V. Rempusheski.

Meeting called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Cindy Teel and all members were welcomed. There were introductions of all incoming and outgoing members on the board. The minutes were reviewed from the May 9, 2001 Executive Board Meeting and approved with corrections.

Karen Wambach presented the treasurer’s report for the 2001-2002 year, Draft #1. Notable areas included the Banquet Donations, at $224, that we sponsored 2 student scholarships (for inductees who could not afford the $45 fee to National, and we waived their $40 Chapter fee). Discussion regarding the costs for mailing, printing and secretarial support revolved around the generosity and support by Dean Miller, in having these expenses supported by the School of Nursing. Cindy Teel will speak with the Dean about continuing her generous support, which would account for a cost of $350-$400 for each of the biannual newsletters. Karen also shared that the same Auditor who has performed the audit of the Chapter budget for the past several years has had our materials since mid June. Karen will consider having another auditor complete the work next time. Concerning old business and the treasurer’s report, brief discussion regarding a fundraiser and increased costs for the banquet were tabled.

The Biennial Meeting is scheduled for November 10 – 14, 2001 in Indianapolis. Cindy and Jeanne Schott plan on attending. The nominations from our Chapter for Outstanding Dean Award, and Technology Award were not chosen as the award winners however Cindy thanked those that worked on the nominations and shared the written information.

Cindy shared that she received a letter of invitation to submit our chapter for an Ethel Palmer Clark Award, for our ‘excellence in program planning’. We were 1 of only 3 chapters invited to submit. We are awaiting news of the Key Award, and should hear from STTI by September 15, 2001.

Our chapter is the 3rd oldest in the country and we will be celebrating our 70th Anniversary. There are currently over 400 chapters worldwide. It was decided that we would discuss how to celebrate this occasion at our next meeting. The most appropriate time might be at our Fall Program.

We will need to consider developing Chapter Goals at our September meeting.

Susan Parker report that September 4, 2001 is the last day to apply for research and travel awards. Please encourage anyone you know to submit by then.

The schedule for meetings will be on the second Wednesday of the month from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sept 19, Oct 17 and Nov 7, 2001.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:25 p.m. The outgoing board members remained to meet with their new incoming board members to transfer materials.

Respectfully submitted,

Jo Ellen Greischar-Billiard Recording Secretary

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