MATSA Board Meeting Minutes – March 2017

Date: 3/15/17

Location: by phone

Attended: Suji Choe
Jim Feldman
Ryan Horn
Kaitlyn Peritti
Tim Sinn
Laurie Guidry
Renee Sorrentino
Matt Robinson
Ray Knight
Dennis McNamara
Kerry Nelligan
Ruth Lewis

Agenda Item

Discussion

Action Plan (if needed)

MATSA Board
  • Starting in May 2017 the monthly meeting will be the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10-12
  • Suji will look into creating a social media
  • Stacy will check with Library to see if room will be available
  • She will look into creating a Facebook page and Linked in group for MATSA
Website/Technology
  • No new updates on request to get the website back
  • Need to find a way to let others (treatment providers) know about the website problems and give them the new website
  • Matt will draft an email to send around
  • Ray will post on the listserve
Annual Conference
  • Student reception – Ryan is reminding people to sit at student table during lunch
  • We can sponsor 10 students for one day of the conference
  • The Seghorn award – board agrees to give award to Kerry’s nominee
  • A doodle poll will be created to sign up for volunteer roles
  • Ray’s students will make poster presentation
  • Kerry will do President’s address
  • Kerry needs assistance with LCD projectors
  • Poster Session – Should we leave posters up on both Thursday and Friday – we might be charged an extra day, students who might not come on Friday would want to take them on Thursday. Maybe not enough notice to make the change this year
  • Students who want a scholarship should send registration directly to Kerry
  • Ray can do Thursday morning
  • Kerry and Suji will work Thursday and Kerry and Ryan on Friday. Matt has offered to be a backup if needed
  • Will keep it one day this year and look into longer for next year
Public Policy No issues
Annual Training No issues
Other Issues
  • Dennis sent Renee our current insurance policy
  • Someone is coming from New Zealand for 8 weeks this summer.
  • Renee will look into if we need an extension on our current policy or another policy
  • Renee will send around an email to see who has opportunities for him

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