Annual Business Meeting
Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society
Monday, June 12, 2006.
Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by the President, Dr. John McVicker. He commented on the successful year the Society had enjoyed and the excellent scientific meeting at a great venue. All were invited to the closing banquet.
Minutes: The minutes from the 2005 Annual Business meeting were reviewed and approved by the members.
Report of the Secretary: Dr. Brown: The issue of the tardiness of the spring newsletter was addressed. Because of difficulties getting the scientific program in order as a major issue in a timely newsletter, it was decided at the Executive Committee meeting that future spring newsletters may be published without the inclusion of the scientific program so that information regarding the annual meeting of the Society can get to the members in a timely fashion.
Report of the Treasurer: Dr. MacDonald: The fiscal status of the annual meeting was reviewed and the 2006 meeting of the Society appears at break even point or better. The Resident’s Awards will be paid fully from the Resident’s Fund. Awards of $100 will be given to 2nd and 3rd place papers. A brief discussion was held regarding the Society’s investments. All information regarding details of the Society’s financial status are on file and available upon request. A discussion of use of credit cards to register for the meeting and contribute to the Resident’s Fund was also held.
MSC: The Society will proceed to the use of credit cards for registration fees and Resident Fund contributions.
Dr. MacDonald noted the end of his service as Treasurer and thanked the Society for the opportunity to be of service. Dr. Macdonald is commended for his outstanding three years as Treasurer.
Report of the Executive Committee: Dr. Gumerlock: The Executive Committee recognized Dr. Lee Krauth for his diligent service as Historian and extended a special thanks for his preparation of the CD for the 40th Annual Meeting.
Future sites for the Annual Meeting were presented. They are;
2007 Jackson Hole
2008 Park City, Utah
2009 Alaska (not definite pending further discussion)
The Committee decided to look carefully at the bylaws and determine if any revision is necessary.
6. Unfinished business: The Society directory is presently off line due to
security concerns for the membership. Newsletters are available on line
7. New Business: The 2007 Annual Meeting will be held in Jackson Hole,
Wyoming, June 16th-20th. The venue will be Spring Creek Ranch.
Plans are underway for the social activities and will be outlined in the
It was noted by the membership committee the Society welcomed seven
new members this year. The Society will also consider membership
applications from allied professions.
8. Nomination of Officers; The following were nominated and approved
by the Members as officers:
President-elect: Dr. Bob Beatty
Vice-president; Dr. Stewart Levy
Historian: Dr. Al Capanna
Treasurer: Dr. Randy Jensen
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM.
Michael W. Brown, M.D.