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Annual meeting on Tuesday, June 7

All Southern Minnesota Nurses members are invited to attend the annual meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at Jake’s Stadium Pizza at 330 Stadium Road in Mankato. Decisions will be made regarding the annual budget and ongoing educational opportunities for 2017 and 2018 as well as sharing ideas for fundraising. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to RSVP.

Flyer: SMN Annual Meeting 2017 (PDF)

Post expires at 8:00pm on Wednesday June 7th, 2017.

SMN Annual Board and Member Meeting

Southern Minnesota Nurses
Annual Board and Member Meeting

December 6, 2016
4:30 – 7:30pm (come and go)

Jake’s Stadium Pizza
330 Stadium Road, Mankato

All SMN members are invited to participate. Information on 2017 plans, treasurer’s report, president’s report and input needed from members. Pizza and pop will be provided.

Please pre-register by email or phone so we how many will attend. Contact Linda Rossow at lrossow@southernminnesotanurses.org or (507) 304-3910.

Flyer: SMN Member Meeting, December 2016

Post expires at 8:00pm on Tuesday December 6th, 2016.

November 2014 board election results

The annual Southern Minnesota Nurses board election was held in November 2014. Linda Rossow was re-elected to serve as president for an additional two-year term from 2015-2017. Margaret Brewer will continue as a director with her new term extending through 2018, and Shari Comnick joins the board as a new director, also serving until 2018.

Complete information about the SMN board of directors can be found here.

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars

JULY 8 – ANNUAL BOARD MEETING (members invited)

The annual meeting will be held at Jake’s Stadium Pizza (address) party room from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. We will review CEUs, events, etc. from September 2013 to May 2014, the treasurer’s report and potential plans for 2014–2015. This will be your opportunity to provide input for the direction that the organization takes in the upcoming year – topics for CEUs, community events to participate in, budget process….

You can come and go or stay for the entire time whatever your schedule allows. Pizza and pop will be provided. No cost for members, but we will need a count for Jake’s so RSVP by July 1 by emailing info@southernminnesotanurses.org.


SEPTEMBER 4 – The Chesley Center on Aging presents the 2014 Dementia Care Conference “Validation”

9 am – 5 pm
7.2 CEUs for nursing
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato

As a supporter for this event, Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN) is able to offer members a special rate to attend ($85 event cost – reduced cost for SMN members is $45). You will need a special code for registration. The event planners expect a large crowd and early registration is encouraged. To obtain the special code, contact info@southernminnesotanurses.org.

To register online or to get more information about the speaker go to 


OCTOBER 14 – 2014 SCCBI Annual Psychiatric Conference

Put on by the area counties at the Courtyard by Marriott.  See the main post here for more information as well as a flyer you can download, print and distribute.


OCTOBER 23 – SHIFT WORK & SLEEP – DR. VYAS

Presentation 6–7 pm
1.2 CEUs

Location to be determined


Other CEUs are being currently planned but not confirmed

Post expires at 11:00pm on Thursday October 23rd, 2014.

Board Meeting Minutes, March 10, 2014

Click here for full minutes (PDF)

Date: March 10, 2014
Location: Panera (Mankato)
In Attendance: Coni Rodgers, Pat Shortall, Margaret Brewer, Mary Milbrath, Pam Wolters, Kathy Kachelmyer, Linda Rossow

  1. Flyers have been printed and distributed to those present requesting donations from individual work areas for Partners for Affordable Housing. Greatest need at this time is for new socks and underwear; household cleaning supplies; shampoo, body washes and baby wipes.
  2. SMN will honor the request from Blue Earth County to act as a payee for speakers for their annual Mental Health conference on October 14, 2014.
    • SMN will provide an informational table at the conference.
    • SMN members will receive a $20.00 discount on registration fees.
    • Save the date cards will be sent out some time in spring.
  3. A request for support was submitted via letter from a nurse currently in recovery from chemical addiction. The nurse would like to start a support group for nurses recovering from chemical addictions in our region. Such a group would require a place to meet, facilitators, and possibly a coordinator. Linda and Pam will explore various avenues/resources that may be available and willing to assist in getting such a group started.
  4. Linda provided an update on the plans for the April Expo and the May Banquet.
    • Currently eight (8) exhibitors have paid for the Expo. Some others have expressed interest but have not provided money to date.
    • Exhibitors will not be expected to remain past the second break.
    • Flyers for the Expo were distributed to those members present.
    • Requests have been made for providing articles, baskets, etc. for the Expo’s silent auction.
  5. Ideas were shared for possible future CEU offerings. Julie Hawker from Lloyd Management is willing to present and provide CEUs for a presentation of the local Tapestry Project. The Tapestry Project has been working in collaboration with various local agencies to assist Somali and Sudanese immigrants and refugees with their transition to living in a new community and culture. Contact information for Julie was given to Linda.
  6. No changes will be made in the way SMN scholarships are advertised. It will continue to be a “word of mouth” process.
  7. SMN will be a primary sponsor for the September 4 conference on dementia. Primary sponsors may have a free exhibit table and its employees would be able to attend the conference for half price. The question will be asked if SMN will be able to substitute “members” for “employees.” Participation in this conference is seen as an opportunity for SMN to recruit membership and encourage involvement from current members employed by long term care agencies.

Respectfully submitted by Kathy Kachelmyer