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SACON Meeting, Thursday, November 18, 2004, 3:00-4:00 pm, Room 103, Weiskotten Hall

Present from Executive Council

  • Liz Malcolm/President & Secretary
  • Cynthia French/VP

Present from Committee Chairs

  • Curriculum Committee: Cynthia French
  • Student Health Committee: Liz Malcolm
  • Research Committee: Sharon Snover
  • Justice Committee: Liz Malcolm & Sharon Snover

Present from Sub -committee's

  • T-Shirt & Bag Committee: Donna Ferris submitted report by e-mail.
  • Food & Coat Drive: Liz Malcolm & Cynthia French

Attendance from student body membership

  • Sue Gamble

Next meeting: There will be no December meeting, next upcoming meeting for January to be announced on SACON website in December.


  • Chairperson's Report
  • President: old and new business as detailed in minutes.
  • Vice-President: By-laws will be updated for January 2005.
  • Treasurer: not present at meeting (treasurer's report conducted by President).
  • Secretary: (President currently carrying duties of secretary)

Old Business

I. Announcements

Volunteer Activities

  • Received letter of thanks from Rescue Mission for running Coat and Food Drive.
  • Rescue Mission has requested it needs more blankets for their shelters.
  • Drive will continue through December 3rd, 2004 at the CON, 3rd floor, boxes located across from elevator.
  • Delivery of clothing, blankets and food donations will be delivered by Cynthia French and Liz Malcolm to shelter by car.
  • T-Shirt & Bag Committee: Received report from Donna Ferris
    1. All bags have been sold.
    2. Donna brought up point of being able to display bags and items in CON to promote sales of items
    3. Some students have expressed they would be more likely to buy bags if the bags were zippered.
    4. Executive council to research the above points brought up.
  • December reception party: Executive council scheduled to meet with Dr. Szigeti and Maria Wheelock on 11/18/04 to finalize details of reception party.
    • Nursing Alumni Association: donated $50.00 for decorations to SACON for December reception party! Association will also donate convocation pins and small gift for graduating students at December Reception. Thank you!
  • Parking Lot Fundraiser: SACON does not have any scheduled dates at this time for parking lot fundraiser.
  • Mentoring Program: Discussion to be carried forward to spring 2005.

New Business

  • Curriculum Committee: Cynthia French to be meeting with committee in 01/05.
  • Student Health Committee: Liz Malcolm will be meeting with committee on 12/15/04 with Dean Midlam.
  • Research Committee: Sharon Snover will be meeting with Dr. Worral on 12/06/04.
  • Justice Committee: Per last GSE Council meeting in November there is no pending review boards scheduled.
    • Meet & Greet: to invite undergraduate students to participate in SACON scheduled for Monday November 22 at Professor Kalmans's class at 4:30 at CON.
    • Presentation by Sharon Snover featured in Outlook to be rescheduled for Spring meeting at SACON
  • Nursing Summit: to be discussed at January meeting.

ADDENDUM: of meeting with Dr. Szigeti on:

December reception party:

  1. Present for meeting: Cynthia French, Liz Malcolm, Maria Wheelock and Dr. Szigeti.
  2. Date of event: Dec 17, 2004 from 4-6 pm at Weiscotten Hall, 9th floor cafeteria addition.
  3. Date approved by GSC committee and Chuck Simpson per GSC committee rule.
  4. Monies approved by GSC committee: to be spent out of carryover monies per GSC committee and SACON by-laws.
  5. Liquor license pending approval by the Alcohol Review Board
  6. Guests at party will be required to show valid I.D. showing they are 21 or older to be served alcohol.
  7. Received $50.00 donation from Nursing Alumni Association for table decorations.
  8. Liz Groat from Alumni Association is donating convocation pins along with small gift for each graduating student.
  9. Formal invitations to be sent out week of 11/21/04.
  10. RSVP's to be directed to Eileen Nutt by December 6, 2004.
  11. Liz Malcolm to confirm number of guests with Bill Gokey from Catering by Dec 10th.
  12. Dean Szigeti to make opening remarks at reception.
  13. President Eastwood to give brief congratulations and give words of welcome at 5:00 p.m.
  14. Dr. Barker confirmed to attend.
  15. Awaiting confirmation from Nursing Alumni for either Bonnie or Polly to give words of congratulations to graduating students.

Minutes for 11/17, 2004 submitted by Liz Malcolm 11/21/04

Patricia D Powers, DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Patricia D. Powers
SACON Faculty Advisor
College of Nursing

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