Oregon Society for Respiratory Care

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

March 05, 2015

Post-conference Meeting

Wilsonville, Oregon


Present: Pedro Cabrera, David Buckwalter, Tim Hutchinson, Marilyn Barclay, Tony Garberg, Cathy Melero, Renee Angstrom, April Venes, Joe Dwan, Manya Kanavalov, Emily Uridil, Jeff Cowgill, Jeff Fery, Denise Meyers, Carl Eckrode and Mary Jo Eyler.


Not Present: Susan Pfanner, Mark Brody, Norma Driscoll, Leann Forsythe, Brian Peacock and Joelle Wilson.


Called to order at 1530 on Thursday, March 05, 2015, by President Renee Angstrom.

A quorum was established.

Approval of Minutes:

None available at this time.


Updated BOD Contact List– See New OSRC BOD members list on OSRC Website.


President’s Report-Cathy Melero- Introductions and Greetings to all new BOD members. Discussion regarding conference ensued below.


Vice President’s Report: –Not Present. No Report given. Post-Conference report given. Approx. income $46,600. Final tallies will follow when available.

-Manager’s Meeting had a positive response. Attendees were; managers from Pendelton, Astoruia Hermiston, GSRMC, Salem, Portland, OHSU, Silverton, LCC, Concorde, MHCC and OIT. Plan to continue this next year.

-Discussed ideas for next conference; Casino night, wine tasting even, music, museum and sputum bowl?

-Survey monkey-Dave will teach Renee how to use this program to find interests of attendees plus those that did not attend.

-Lapel microphone instead of podium microphone to be considered next year for ease of speaker to move easier and still be heard by audience.

Discussion regarding Presenter laptop vs. A/V guy laptop use since some presenter’s had difficulty seeing their slides and notes at same time.

-Cathy Melero to post speaker slide presentations on OSRC website when available and if presenter’s provide consent.

Denise mentioned the need for folders including the program, evaluation forms, etc. April will check with Nurre family to see if they will donate these as they have in past.

-CEU’s certificate completed. Will look into e-mailing CEU’s for the future.

Old Business; Reminder; Lobby Hill Day letter writing campaign begins Friday March 6, 2015.   Go to Capitol Connection. https://www.aarc.org/resources/advocacy/aarc-capitol-connection/ Pass the word on to all.


New Business;

Discussed the request for OHLA to put a limit of number of CEU’s via on-line source. Hospitals can provide CEU’s certificates 15 minutes for 1 CEU.

5 out of the 15 2-year CEU’s licensure requirement can be non-health care related.

-APRT letter writing for APRT Master’s program. See information below. Joe will post a letter format when possible.


Next Board of Director’s Meetings

1.) April 3, 2015; Friday @ 10am-2pm Eugene. To be arranged by April Venes.

2.) June 12, 2015; Friday @10am-2pm Silverton. To be arranged by Renee Angstrom.

3.) September 18, 2015; Friday @10am-2pm. Salem. To be arranged by Manya

4.). November 13, 2015; Friday @ 10am-2pm. Albany. To be arranged by Marilyn

5.) February 19, 2016; Friday @ 10am-2pm. Wilsonville Holiday Inn. To be arranged by VP.

6.) March 01, 2016; Tuesday @ 6pm. Pre-conference, Wilsonville Holiday Inn.

7. March 03, 2016; Thursday @ 3pm. Post-conference, Wilsonville Holiday Inn.


Meeting Adjourned at 1612


Respectfully Submitted by Secretary,

April Venes, RRT, BSRC

March 10, 2015

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