ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY
7:30 A.M., TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 Sun Valley Inn, Sun Valley, ID
Call to order: The annual business meeting of the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society was called to order by Dr. Stewart Levy at 7:40 a.m.Report of the President: Dr. Levy welcomed the membership and thanked board members for their participation in organizing a very successful meeting. The minutes from the previous annual business meeting were reviewed by the members, and approved.

Report of the Secretary: The executive committee had its interim meeting in Las Vegas on January 26, 2012 and met again on June 15, 2013 in Sun Valley, preceding this annual meeting of the society. Copies are made available to the society via the web site. This is a transition year with handoff of documents to incoming secretary. Digital data has been uploaded into a dropbox site for easy access. Hard documents and computer will be handed off as part of the archives.

Report of the Executive Committee: .The individual committee members have discussed with the general membership their overall satisfaction with the last meeting. We found that the membership was pleased with the objectives and felt that they were met. We will diligently discuss educational needs / practice gaps with our colleagues during this meeting and at our home institutions and plan on incorporating them in the upcoming meeting.

Report of the Treasurer: The treasurer’s report that had been previously delivered to the executive committee was reviewed by Dr. Schmidt with the membership. The Society’s accounts are in good standing. Last year’s meeting in Maui represented a net loss which was not unexpected based on the venue. This current meeting is expected to be more in line with traditional costs. Final accounting will not be available for several months. The accounts have been transferred to a new bank as planned. Resident awards modified to reflect increased costs of travel and fund remains healthy.

Report of the Historian: We are making preparations for the 50th Anniversary of RMNS 2015 in Colorado, Springs.

Report of the Website Administrator: Transition to the new host in complete. Members should check their online demographic data in the roster for accuracy.

Report of the Membership Committee: Four new member applicants were presented by the membership committee to the general membership for approval.

Ali Murad, MD

Todd Hankinson, MD

All applicants were unanimously approved for membership into the society.

Report of the nominating committee: The nominating committee of the Society presented nominations for new officers. They are as follows:

President elect:                     Dr. Paul House
Vice President:                      Dr. Todd Hankinson
Secretary                                Dr. Brett Dietz
CME                                        Dr. Chris Smith

 

These nominees were approved unanimously by the membership. Balance of the board to be appointed by incoming President.

Future meetings: The report of the executive committee and discussions on future meetings was presented to the membership.

2014 Victoria, BC, Canada, ID June 15-19th, 2013 with Dr. Lee Krauth

2015 Colorado Springs ***50th Anniversary RMNS Original Site- Dr. Micheal Brown

2016 Whitefish, MT, Durango, CO, Black Hills, ND are options

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 08:10 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard A. A. Day, MD, Secretary RMNS