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Location: Homewood Library

The meeting was called to order at 3:45 pm by President, Susan Southwick

Members present –11

Non members present – 0


Program – “Hernia Mesh” was presented by Brent Adamson from Bard. 1 CEU was awarded


Business Meeting – President Susan Southwick welcomed everyone to the meeting


Approval of Minutes – Minutes from the previous meeting 7-20-09 were distributed. The minutes were approved by Dottie Ammon and seconded by Martha Page


Treasurer’s Report – A Financial Statement as of July 31st was distributed. A Balance of $2358.20 is reported


Membership – Cynthia McFarlin passed around the Membership Log. Members were asked to update their pages. Cynthia will bring the totals to the September meeting.


Old Business

a.                  Yard Sale- will be held at Norma Walden’s home on October 17th. Susan will bring a pricing guide to the next meeting. Members are asked to price their items ahead of bringing them to the sale. Norma will have maps to her home available at the next meeting. Members are asked to wait till October 10th and the following week to take their sale items to Norma’s.

b.                  Bunko – Jan will come up with a date for the Bunko. This function will also include the Vendor Appreciation.

c.                   Seminar – Elisa Mejia discussed options for the seminar. Details included that that the seminar will be held at UAB Highlands on February 6th. Elisa will be one of the speakers. She would make some contacts for other speakers including someone from APIC and the Public Health Department. Members discussed possibly including Ascent and SRI in the program and the possibility of obtaining other local commercial sponsors who would be interested in promoting a “Green” program. The cost of the program was discussed, possibly $25.00 for AORN/APIC members. Vendor participation and tables still need to be cleared through UAB Highlands. Norma volunteered to make the flyer for the seminar.


New Business

Raffle Tickets – Norma had 2 baskets assembled for the raffle, Alabama and Auburn. A UAB basket will be made if there is a demand. Tickets cost $1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00. Laminated posters of the baskets and tickets were available for members to take. The baskets were available to take to any of the hospital facilities for display. The drawing will be held at the October 19th. meeting.

Vendor List -  A need to update this list was mentioned. There are several vendor changes with the present economic state.


Meeting adjourned at 5:15 pm






Minutes submitted by Alma Gaertner, Secretary