January 21, 2015
Kathy Osbun, Sandy Grant, Gloria Stubbs, Art Rosenblum, Ann Walker, David Getzoff, Marc Alexander, Dana May Casperson, Suzanne deKozan and Barbara France
Davida Brautman, Ed Brautman, Marie Kay Hansen, John Hamilton and Nancy Wilson
Call to Order:
The Annual meeting of the Directors of the Parkinson’s Support Group of Sonoma County (PSGSC) was called to order by Chair, Kathy Osbun at 10:00 a.m.
Election of Board Members and Officers:
The following Board of Directors of PSGSC were unanimously elected for 2015:
Gloria Stubbs, Art Rosenblum, Ann Walker, David Getzoff, Marc Alexander, Dana May Casperson, Suzanne deKozen, Davida Brautman, Ed Brautman, Marie Kay Hansen, John Hamilton and Nancy Wilson
The following were unanimously elected as Officers of PSGSC for 2015:
Chair: Kathy Osbun, Treasurer: Sandy Grant, Recording Secretary: Barbara France.
Kathy thanked the Board for volunteering to serve for the next year and welcomed the new Board members.
The Annual Meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
January 21, 2015
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 10:15 a.m.
Approval of Minutes:
The Minutes were approved with the correction of Marie Kay’s name in the “Outside caregiver support group” section.
Sandy reported that for the month of December we received income of $120 from the Donation Jar, $2000 from and individual gift and .47 interest. Expenses were $350 donation to PANC, $50 for meeting set up and take down and $178.12 Christmas party supplies. Net income for the month was $1,340.42.
For the year our total expenses were $3,769.52 and our net income was $4,151.83. As there were no additions or corrections the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as reported.
Art verified that all statements match bank statements.
Speaker schedule: Marc said that Dr. Wynnelena Canio would be speaking at the June meeting rather than in August. Dr. John Samples will speak on speech and swallowing at a future date.
“Riding With Larry” film will be shown at a fundraising event on April 18, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the regular meeting place, Christ Church United Methodist at 1717 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95405.
The meeting room accommodates 100 people so we will do some publicity to attract non members. Marc said that the manager of the Summerfield Theater offered to help with publicity and members will be encouraged to share fliers which will be available at the meetings and through email reminders. Marc said that the co-director and producer, Andrew Rubin will come if he is available on that date. Marc will also invite some of his bicycle group who use recumbent bicycles to bring them to the showing.
There will be no admission charge but there will be a donation of $5 suggested.
Break out group facilitators: Kathy asked for volunteers for the February Patient Break-out groups. Suzanne, John and Ann volunteered to be available for February. Kathy said that we have a guideline sheets for facilitators were handed out and discussed.
Caregiver support group: Marie Kay said that 6 came to the last meeting and with the interest of this group she feels it is worthwhile and will continue and probably grow over time. They have decided to meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.They will meet at the co-housing building on Yulupa Avenue (near Whole Foods).
Mark Morris Dance Classes: Nancy presented two venue options for the dance exercise classes which will begin on March 19, 2015, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Starting in April the classes will occur twice a month on the first and third Thursdays.
The first option was the Finley Recreational Center and the second was the Odd Fellows Hall. Nancy was accompanied on her visits by Tori Campbell who will be the instructor for the classes. Nancy presented the pluses and minuses of both locations and stated that Tori felt the Odd Fellows Hall at 545 Pacific Avenue would be the better of the two venues. After discussion the Board agreed that the Odd Fellows Hall would be a good choice.
The total cost will be $227 per session. This includes rent of the hall from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. each class day, the cost of the instructor, her assistant and her pianist. Additional one time expenses will be insurance and a refundable deposit.
It was agreed that PSGSC could underwrite the cost of this activity with no set fee per session but people would donate an amount they thought appropriate. Tori told Nancy that her San Rafael group has used this model and it has been very successful for them. Nancy has been working with PANC and expects to hear about the cost of the insurance shortly..
It was further agreed that this would be a six month trial and at the end of that period we would have a review and make whatever changes seemed appropriate.
Sandy made the motion to hold a six month trial run of the dance exercise class and Nancy is authorized to spend what is necessary to keep the group going based on the figures reported. Dana May seconded this motion which was passed on a voice vote. Kathy thanked Nancy for all her work on this project.
Singing Group: Jamie Blumenthal was unable to come to the meeting as expected. The singing group discussion will be continued to the next meeting when it is hoped that she will be able to speak to the Board.
Davida spoke about “Wine and Canvas” events which could be used as a fundraiser for the PSGSC. Davida and Sandy have both attended these events and thought they were a lot of fun and would be a good sociable fundraiser for the group. There is general interest in this and will be discussed at a later meeting.
Johnny Garlic’s: Kathy asked if we wanted to add a fundraiser at this restaurant again this year. It was felt that we have a lot going on in April but May would be a good time to do this again. Dana May and Kathy will get together with Johnny Garlic’s to set up a date.
Davida said that she is in a group that is going to participate in the walk-a-thon “Moving Day” in San Francisco on April 19. She asked if her daughter could have refrigerator magnets available for $1 donation to support their group in that walk. It was agreed that Davida’s daughter could have a display on the table where the tulip pins are available.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m. by Chair, Kathy Osbun. The next Board meeting will be Wednesday, February, 18, 2015, at Brush Creek Senior Living.
Respectfully submitted ,
Barbara France, Recording Secretary