November 2016 Meeting Notes


ChesMont NP/PA Association

Regional Chapter of PACNP (Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners)

Meeting Minutes for Wed. November 16, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meeting was conducted by Kim Churach, President

6pm Doors Open* 6:15-6:30pm ChesMont Updates* 6:30pm Dinner & Lecture

Officers & Chairpersons:

President: Kim Churach

Vice-President: Barbara Speelhoffer

Secretary/PCNP CareforPA Rep: Lisa Adams

Membership/Treasury Committee Chairperson: Cheryl Wieczorek

Basket Raffle/Fundraising Chairpersons: Cynthia MacDonald & Buffy Blunt

PCNP Regional Representative: Cheryl Schlamb

Attendance Manager: Emmie Amerine

Physician’s Assistant Representative: Eric Olstad

Medical Education Lecture Coordinator: Mary Kiersey, Amanda Laskoskie

PAC Fund Chairperson: Teresa Holman

CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman


  1. Lecture for Tonight’s Meeting: Tonight’s lecture was presented by Andrew Waxler MD. Sponsored by Regeneron. Rep Jennifer Harris.

Thank you Dr. Waxler for providing a very informative lecture.


We also took a few moments to thank our Kimberton Inn servers for another great year and gave a Thanksgiving monetary gift to each of the 4 servers

We also did a name drawing for $50.00 gift for basket raffle donation: those who donated a basket throughout the 2016 year were entered, for anyone who donated more than one basket was entered equally for each donation (for example, Teresa Holman donated two baskets there for her name was entered twice, however, it was Cheryl Schlamb who won! Thank you to all who donated and congratulations Cheryl!)

  1. Attendance:

Thank you for your cooperation with attendance and RSVP’s. Please continue to be considerate with RSVP’s.

  1. Legislative Updates: (Kim Churach)

Senate Bill 717 will not pass this session. Julie Harhart did not bring the bill up for passage. As we wait for Julie Harhart to retire this year, we will keep you posted on who the new chairman of the Professional Licensure Committee is. There is much promise that it will be passed in the next session.

  1. Physician Assistant Update: Dues should have been paid to remain on invitation list. See Eric Olstad.- If dues NOT paid for 2016 then you will owe dues for both 2017 & 2016 in January
  1. CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman continues as our CEU chairperson, and will continue to look for CEU opportunities. We are looking to add the CEU’s to the ChesMont website. Coming soon…look for links on the website. Tricia added some CE’s for PA’s this month


  1. Membership Updates (Kim Churach):
  1. PCNP Conference was a great success!

Rep. Jesse Topper 78th district- plans to reintroduce bill with new number (no longer 717) in the Senate

Sen. Camera Bartolotta 46th district – has planned to champion the bill when it hits the House of Representatives

Baskets and 50/50 raised $16,000! For PAC


  1. Attendance and Meeting Logistics (Kim Churach):
    1. New RSVP continues to work well! Invitations to meetings are pulled from the current PCNP member list. First come, first serve. There is a RSVP deadline as mandated by Kimberton Inn and the sponsor.
    2. All members and guests must sign-in on both sheets: **This is mandatory**
      1. ChesMont sign-in sheet
      2. Sponsor’s sign-in sheet.
  1. Basket Raffle :
    1. Lynn Wolff donated this month’s basket! Thank you!
    2. Total collection today was $180. $90 will be donated to PAC fund.
    3. Sue Barb volunteered for the January basket
    4. Shannon Romano, Stacey Godman and Michele Siebel volunteered for the February basket.
    5. Diane Bragoli volunteered for the March basket.
    6. Please consider donating a basket for a future meeting.
  1. Job Opportunities:

CHOP Occupational health job offering-contact Mary Cooney at

Lansdale has opening for FT/PT position-contact Michele Siebel

Palliative Care, Mainline Health still looking for NP’s.

Christine Mulligan offered information about a job in psychiatry.

  1. Next Meeting: Our next scheduled meeting will be held on Wed., January 18, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Kimberton Inn.

Meeting was adjourned by Kim Churach, President.


Meeting Minutes respectfully submitted on 11/22/2016 by Lisa Adams at to Kim Churach at and approved on 11/28/2016.