Robert Reierson, President
Michael Bartley, Member
Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Colleran, Member
Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
President Reierson called the meeting to order at 10:04 AM, MT.
CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: There were no corrections or additions to the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM September 11, 2008: Bartley moved and Colleran seconded to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2008 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Spargur reported as of November 30, 2008, year to date revenue of $9,306.32; year to date expenses of $7,327.75; and cash on hand of $46,631.85. The Board discussed the financial reports. The board accepted financial reports as presented.
COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE:
#124- Bartley recommended the Board issue a public letter of reprimand to licensee. Colleran moved and French seconded to approve Bartley’s recommendation. Motion carried by roll call vote: Reierson, yes; Bartley, yes; French, yes; Colleran, yes.
#125- Bartley recommended the complaint be dismissed due to lack of substantive evidence. Reierson moved and Colleran seconded to dismiss. Motion carried by roll call vote: Reierson, yes; Bartley, yes; French, yes; Colleran, yes.
PROVISIONALLY LICENSED HEARING AID DISPENSERS: The Board discussed the provisional license and the pass/fail rate of the IHS exam. They agreed to work on strengthening the program by having the Education Review Officer be in touch with the licensee and sponsor at the beginning of the program and have open communication throughout the training. The Board also decided to approach the Association to do a panel discussion on sponsorship.
SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 20, 2009 at the Golden Hills Resort in Lead, SD.
Bartley moved and French seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 10:54 AM, MT.