ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY
JUNE 19, 2007
Call to order: The annual business meeting up the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society was called to order at 7:40 a.m..
Report of the President: Dr. Gumerlock thanked Dr. Joel MacDonald for his work in making local arrangements for the annual meeting.
Reading of the minutes: The minutes from the previous annual business meeting were read by the members and corrected. Presently there will not be use of credit cards for registration for the annual meeting. A motion was made, seconded, and approved by the members to investigate the use of credit cards for registration for future meetings.
Report of the Secretary: There have been some difficulties with the printing company that is being used for printing of newsletters and the program for the annual meeting. A change in printing companies will be investigated by the new secretary.
Report of the Treasurer: The report that had previously been given to be executive committee was reviewed by Dr. Jensen. The 2006 meeting was reviewed and financially the Society broke even. It appears that the 2007 meeting will be very profitable. A large deposit has been made for the Park City meeting. The membership parole has increased. There are 22 members who have not paid their annual dues. The income for the annual meeting for 2007 is $71,000. The budget for the annual meeting is well below that. The resident fund is in great shape being up to $5,500 from $1300 last year. The treasurer and is updating the membership database and disinformation will be shared with the new secretary.
Report of the executive committee: The executive committee had its interim needing in Las Vegas in January and met again on June 16, 2007 and Jackson Wyoming preceding the annual meeting of the society. The minutes from these meetings are made available to the society via the web site.
Report of the Historian: Dr. Capanna reported that the society has purchased a new camera.
Unfinished business: There was no unfinished business.
New business: No new business was brought before the Society
Future meetings: The report of the executive committee and discussions on future meetings was presented to the membership. The meeting will be held in Park City, Utah in June 2008. A list of potential activities was presented to the membership. The society will plan to meet in Alaska in 2009. No specific venue in Alaska has been chosen as yet. The executive committee is investigating potential sites for the 2009 meeting in Alaska. The membership expressed that they felt it would be best to hold the meeting close to Anchorage. There is also discussion regarding holding the annual meeting in Cabo, Mexico and 2010. The Society met in Mexico in 1975.
New members: The membership approved eight new members to the society for 2007. Their names will be added to the database and available on the Society web site.
Report of the nominating committee: The past three presidents of the Society presented nominations for new officers. They are as follows:
President elect: Dr. Joel MacDonald
Vice President: Dr. Jonathan White
Secretary: Dr. Stewart Levy
These nominees were approved by the membership.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 a.m…
Michael W. Brown, M.D.,