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MINUTES OF THE SECOND BUSINESS MEETING
PACIFIC COAST OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Grand Hyatt Kauai
11:30 October 1st, 2005

The meeting was called to Order by President Millard at 11:30 AM.

President Millard asked for a moment of silence in memory of Bruce Rolf, Los Angeles Caucus, and a member since 1966

Secretary Shefren read the minutes of the first business meeting 2005. The minutes were approved unanimously.

REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Gordon Peacock chair of the 2005 Audit Committee gave the following report. He reported that the books looked to be in good order and that the Society had at least 1 year of reserves. He recommended that the Board consider placing the money in staggered CDs to increase the interest income over the current money market rate. He also recommended that the Board consider a formal investment policy for these funds. David Adamson suggested that the Board should look into buying insurance for the meetings. President Millard asked for a motion to approve the report and the motion passed unanimously.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BALLOT

President Millard asked for recommendations from the Fellows for putting the Society guests on the ballot for a Fellowship vote. Valerie Baker, San Francisco Caucus; Kirsten Eberhardt, Seattle Caucus; Richard Friedman, Los Angeles Caucus; Brad Keith, San Francisco Caucus; H. Preston Nelson, San Francisco Caucus; Daniel Schrinsky, Portland Caucus; Mark Tomlinson, Portland Caucus; and George Winch Jr., San Francisco Caucus were all recommended to the Board for placement on the ballot.

REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Nominating Committee Chairman Phil Patton gave the following report. The Committee recommends the following slate of officers for the 2005-2006 year. President Ken Burry, President-Elect Frank Gamberdella, Secretary-Treasurer Jerry Shefren, and Assistant Secretary Robert Prins. President Millard asked if there were any nominations from the floor. A motion was made and unanimously approved to close the nominations. President Millard deemed the slate elected.

President Millard handed the gavel to incoming President Burry who thanked President Millard for his many years of service to the Society and to a very successful meeting here in Kauai.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

President Burry announced the membership of the Program Committee for 2006. Chairman Paul Kaplan, Portland Caucus; Kirk Shy, Seattle Caucus; Deborah Wing, Los Angeles Caucus; Bill Gilbert, San Francisco Caucus; and Dean Coonrod, San Diego/Arizona Caucus.

CAUCUS DIRECTORS 2006

President Burry announced the Caucus Directors for 2006. Seattle Caucus, Robert Prins 2004-2006; Portland Caucus, Martin Schwartz 2004-2006; San Francisco Caucus, Bill Parer 2005-2007; San Diego/Arizona Caucus, Mike Medchill 2006-2008; and Los Angeles Caucus, Roger Schlesinger 2006­2008.

OLD BUSINESS

President Burry asked that the Caucus Chairs bring the results of their discussion about the Long Range Planning Task Force Report with their Caucuses to the Interim Board Meeting in March where they can be fully evaluated.

NEW BUSINESS

President Burry advised the membership that we will need to consider a Bylaws change to increase the number of active fellows since we will be getting close to the 175 maximum allowed in the Bylaws at this time. Torn Powers recommended that the Board reevaluate the policy of members not attending meetings for five consecutive years.

Arrangements Chair for 2006 James Fearl encouraged the membership to attend the meeting in Sun Valley. The facilities have been completely renovated and it should be an excellent venue.


The meeting was adjourned by President Burry at 12:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,


Jerry Shefren
Secretary/Treasurer

       
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