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BOD Meeting Minutes - Feb 2015
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MTAPA Board of Directors Meeting


Meeting Type: Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Online and Teleconference



Members present: Will Hunt, Kally Wilson, Heather Hart, Brenda Anderson, Matt Zemacke, Tammy Scott


Members not present: Christene McDonnell, Megan Zawacki, Kristen Nelson, Dewey Hahlbohm




Welcome/Call to Order                                               Will Hunt – President

Minutes from Previous Meeting                                Brenda Anderson – Secretary

Treasurer’s Report                                                     Christene McDonnell – Treasurer


Will moved to appoint Heather Hart to the President Elect position. Kally seconded the motion. Motion Passed.


Secretary's report given by Brenda Anderson. Will moved to approve the minutes with the addition of adding the statement that Megan will be talking to the PA students at Rocky Mountain College about MTAPA membership. Heather seconded the motion. Motion passed.


Will presented the Treasurer's Report in Christene's absence.

  • Net income for the year was $9,940.19.
  • Total in Checking/Savings Account: $46, 503.31
  • Total in other Accounts (Investment account): $39,395.32
  • Total Asset Balance $85,898.63



Old Business:


Ben Lindeman has resigned from the BOD and as BOME examiners position. The board often meets on Fridays. Katherine Tetrault (Twin Bridges, MT) has expressed interest and Will has emailed her informing her the position is open and some early details regarding the position.


We have not received a request from Kathy Bieshevel for a donation to the Leroy Bieshevel scholarship fund. We will wait to see if we hear from her and discuss a potential donation at that time.


Website:  We continue to update and improve the website, slowly but surely.  We need to begin preparations for the 2015 Conference information to be added – Schedule, Speakers, and Application Form, any links to Missoula activities. Will has been updating the calendar. We also have a page for BOME with legislative issues being added. New links added to get information from AAPA. Will has a meeting with Yourmembership next week to update the career center on the website.


Heather Hart will be attending the AAPA Leadership Conference in Washington DC  March  2015. She has an appointment on Thursday with Senator Tester. She has contacted Steve Daines, but has not heard back from him.


 Committee Reports:


CME  – Tammy – Conference – Missoula MT, June 2015

  • We have signed the contract for the venue, Holiday Inn Downtown
  • We have 18 confirmed speakers and 4 speakers that we are waiting to confirm.
  • Community Hospital will sponsor one meal
  • Tammy has reached out to Hilde to work on grants again for the conference this year, but she has not heard back from her despite several attempts to contact her. We have decided to focus on local vendors this year.
  • She has had contact with four drug reps.
  • Margaret has offered to help send the required forms to the prospective vendors.
  • Mike Beckel is asking Paul Wheeler to talk on PA history.
  • We will not be offering lunch on Wednesday. Instead we will offer conference attendees the option to go to Out to Lunch at Caras Park.
  • Tammy has proposed on Wednesday evening we offer a sit down dinner in honor of our this being our 25th Annual CME.
  • Will is going to complete the application for AAPA.
  • Greg Wasill is going to prepare our Save the Date post card again this year.


Membership – Vacant

  • Margaret is preparing a letter to send out for membership renewal.
  • So far we have 16 fellow members and 19 student members.
  • Yourmembership has an automated system that can send out automated reminders, we are looking into this option.
  • Margaret is updating the Yourmembership database with information gained from the MMA Directory


Elections – Spring 2015 (Led by President Elect)


                        Past President - Kally White-Wilson  >  Will Hunt

                        President – Will Hunt > Heather Hart

President-Elect – Heather  Hart > Open – will want nominees (Larry          Walker, Heather Hegum)

                        Treasurer – Christene McDonnell (1 year further – till June 2016)

                        Secretary  - Brenda Anderson(1 term further till June 2016)

                        Director at Large  - Megan Zawacki, Tammy Scott

                        House of Delegate Member – Dewey Hahlbohm, Matt Zemacke

                        Student Representative – Kristin

                        BOME Representative – Open


Legislative – Aaron Deery –

  • Please refer to the Legislative section of the website.


We also get information from the AAPA regarding bills specific to PA's .



Other Reports:


Board of Medical Examiners                           Ben Lindeman, recently resigned

  • No report given

Student                                                            Kristin Nelson– Student Representative

  • No report given

Scholarship                                                     Tammy Scott – Scholarship Committee

  • Tammy will send out letters once the time comes.

House of Delegates                                         Dewey and Matt –House Delegates

  • Matt has contacted Tom Schumacher to get a discounted rate to the AAPA CME. He is looking forward to representing Montana at the national conference in San Francisco.

Administration                                                Margaret Wallace – Administration

  • Margaret will send out a blanket message to PAs for MTAPA membership renewal.
  • She will send out a summary of the legislative meeting to the MTAPA BODs.
  • She will send Tammy a list of addresses to have Greg Wasill send out the Save the Date postcards for us.



New Business:


Search for new Board Members  - have had interest from 3 PAs – Heather Hart, Heather Hegum, Larry Walker


Brenda will get an updated list of contact information from all board members. She will send the list to all board members once updated.


2015 Timeline -Will is going to add - July 15 Complete form for AAPA after elections.

Establish next meeting – Brenda will send out a doodlepoll. We will aim to hold our next meeting the second or third week in April.





BOD Meeting Minutes

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2014 January Minutes DOCX (23.29 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
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