Kathy Osbun, Sandy Grant, Art Rosenblum, Ann Walker, Marie Kay Hansen, Sandy Barrett, Nancy Wilson, John Hamilton, David Getzoff, Marc Alexander, Gloria Stubbs and Barbara France
Davida Brautman, Ed Brautman and Suzanne deKozen
Call to Order:
The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Support Group of Sonoma County (PSGSC) was called to order by Chair, Kathy Osbun at 10:00 a.m.
Approval of Minutes:
The Minutes of the May 18, 2016 Board meeting were approved as read.
Sandy G. reported that the income for the month included: $414 from the May meeting donation jar; $.67 interest; $201 from the Mary’s Pizza fundraiser in April plus a $25 additional contribution; $200 from ticket sales to the play “Murder on the Nile” and $5.52 from sale of two tulip pens. Total income for the month of may was $859.56. Expenses were $351 in Dance class expenses (donation money from the last dance class won’t be recorded until June);$50 for set up and take down for the May meeting; $47 for stamps for the ﬁnance committee; $248 for Singing Group expenses for the month of May. Total expenses for May were $696. Net income for the month is $163.56 and ($287) for the year.
Our cash accounts total $37,059.58. PD Pins have decreased to $102.14; sales tax payable has been increased to $8.83. Net income for the year is ($287).
John moved that the Treasurer’s report be accepted and Gloria seconded the motion which was passed on a voice vote.
Art veriﬁed that the accounts matched the bank statements.
John said that he had purchased adapters for our audio visual equipment so that we were prepared for whatever equipment that our speakers might use. Sandy G. made the motion that we accept the purchase made by John for the adapter. Marc seconded the motion which was passed on a voice vote.
Kathy read a letter that George Irizary had written on behalf of PSGSC thanking Sandy and Joan Weil for their contribution to UCSF for Neurosciences research.
Nancy said that Mark Morris, the founder of PD Dance, is making a video of 20 of the many PD Dance classes across the country to be shown at the upcoming World Parkinson’s Congress. Our PD Dance class is practicing a dance routine for the video which will be made soon.
Singing class: The last class was cancelled due to the illness of Jaime’s father that required her to travel out of town. John added that the new class space is very nice and the class is growing.
Men’s Breakfast group: Malcolm said that the men’s breakfast group seems to be languishing because there are so many other activities going on that men don’t have time for the breakfast group too. Additionally, he is unable to continue to be the contact for the group. After discussing what to do about the group, it was decided that it would be presented at the next break-out session and a sign-up sheet passed around to gauge interest. It was also suggested that it be changed to another day of the week so as not to be on the same day as the Singing Class.
Speakers: Marc reported that the June speaker, Kevin Kwok was very enthusiastically received. He is the ﬁrst speaker in a long time to be a PWP and many found that especially interesting. Mark is beginning work on the 2017 Speakers calendar.
Meetings: The August meeting is the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Facilitators: Marc and Ann will be facilitators for the August meeting.
Library: Use of the Library is increasing. The book report email is a great success.
Fundraising: The donation from Art’s Church will be in the neighborhood of $750. The proceeds from the Human Race are around $830
New Project planning: Nancy made a very extensive list of wellness activities for PWP that was used as a springboard for discussion of how we could use some of our cash accounts for PSGSC members to foster increased wellness activities. It was decided that we would be offering scholarship aid only for those activities that were aimed directly at PWP and had already been used by members of the group so that we would know that they had
been proven beneﬁcial. The other items on Nancy’s list would be offered as ideas that members might investigate further on their own. These items would include things like Feldenkrais, acupuncture, nutrition ideas, biofeedback,etc.
The group thought that scholarships might be based on an “introductory” basis. For example the PWP might pay $5 per session and the group would pay the remaining $10 for a series of six classes for Pam Field’s yoga class. After the six sessions the member would know whether they felt that yoga was something they wanted to continue on their own. A similar formula could be used for Rocksteady Boxing but other ideas would have to be developed for the LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD type programs.
We could begin with a budget of $5,000 for this program and have it ready to implement in the next budget year. Kathy, Sandy and Nancy will meet to go through the list to come up with some ideas for further discussion at the next Board Meeting.
Data Basse: Gloria reported that 67 attended the June meeting with 6 new people three of whom were PWP.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 pm. by chair, Kathy Osbun. The next Board meeting will be Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Brush Creek Senior Living.
Barbara France, Recording Secretary.