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WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY
FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING

EASTERN CHAPTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 8, 2006

MINUTES

Present:
Randy Kaiser, Don Fulton, John Williams, Dale Oakley, Bob Baker, Jason Rose Bill Kinzel, Bruce Price, Rodd Wolff, Ray Garner, Tim Heidlebaugh, Mike Kelly, Mark Knapp, Norman Mclarin, Neil Helberg, Stan Price, Mark Overbuy, and Ron Urlacer

Host: Chuck Barnes: Kennewick General Hospital
President: Don Fulton
President- Elect: Norman Mclarin
Secretary Treasurer: Randy Kaiser

Call to Order:
President Don Fulton called the meeting to order.

Approval of Minutes:
Minutes of the June 2nd meeting at Walla Walla General Hospital, Walla Walla was approved.

Treasurers Report:
It was reported that there is 10,177.00 in the money market account.

Old Business:
1) Advocacy: Don addressed the members present to see if anyone has been involved in any advocacy efforts whether at a local, state or national level.

2) WSSHE Newsline Articles: Don called for members to submit news line articles for the 2006 WSSHE News line.

Kristyn Clayton 3rd quarter

New Business:
1) WSSHE Annual Update
: Mike Kelly gave an update to the members present on the upcoming annual conference&technical exhibition to be held in Kennewick Three Rivers Convention Center. October 4th, 5th, 6th. Mike talked about the hotel accommodations the Wednesday evening dinner and entertainment, and the quality of the educational programs.

2) ASHE News, ASHE Annual Apex and CHFM: Mike filled in for Phil’s absents and briefly discussed ASHE issues.

3) Board Report: Mike gave the members an update on board activities and the advocacy efforts with DOH on the new guidelines for healthcare construction.

4) Nominate: Randy mentioned the need at the December meeting to nominate and vote on officers for the position of President Elect for 2007 and Secretary Treasure 2007.

Educational Program:

Stan Price from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance gave a presentation on the value of establishing an energy consumption baseline for our facilities.

Adjournment:
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30

Next meeting:
December 8, KADLEC MEDICAL CENTER, Richland
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