March Meeting Minutes 2018

GNO Minutes
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 Meeting
@ The Steer
I. Called Meeting to order by Michelle Gilliland
II. Attendance: Michelle Gilliland, Max Boasiak, Kwasi Adusei, Illyana Rahman, Marissa Fontanez, Madeline McMarrow
III. Motion made to Approval of December minutes-Motion made by Michelle Gilliland and seconded by Kwasi Adusei. Motion passed in favor 6-0-0 (In favor-opposed-abstained)
IV. Senate Report from Gary from March’s meeting
a. Next meeting April 4th at 6:00pm North Campus 330 Student Union Building-Alternate needs to attend.
V. Treasurer’s report
a. Budget-approx. 3000
b. Next GNO meeting to be at the Steer Thursday April 5th at 5:30 at the Steer.
c. Motion made for next meetings expense of $400.00 Motion passed in favor 6-0-0 (In favor-opposed-abstained).
d. End of the year party scheduled for Friday May 11 at 7:00pm. Location and budget to be determined. Possible party location sites Falley Allen, Bada Bing, Mac’s on Hertel.
VI. New Business
a. Advertise for new E-board next term:
i. Positions available for next term starting in August for the Fall semester: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Senate Representative, Alternate Representative
ii. Kwasi Adusei for President.
iii. Elections will be held next month during April’s GNO meeting. All graduate nursing students welcome to appy.
VII. Community Service ideas
a. St Lukes community service event coming. Email will be sent out to student body when date and time is scheduled. Please email Ilyana at for details
VIII. E-Board Report
a. NPA meet and greet April 11th at Giancarlo’s at 6pm. Register at
IX. Open Discussion
a. Multi program networking session or party possibly.
X. Meeting Adjourned

October Minutes

GNO Minutes

October 23rd, 2017

Macs on Hertel

  1. Meeting called to order by President Michelle Gilliland at 4:15 PM. Introductions performed
  2. Attendance: Michelle Gilland, Kwasi Adusei, Illyana Rahman, Max Boasiako, Gary Yam, Stef McCauley, Kaitlyn Tomeno, Brian Sedar, Kaylee Zaffutto, Dr. Warunek, Dr. Sessanna
  3. Approval of September minutes
  4. Senate Report
    1. Next meeting November 1st
    2. GSA senate is conducting an operational and financial audit to assess efficiency of budget
  5. Treasurer’s report
    1. Budget – $3600
    2. Vote for next meeting/party expense for December 9th event at 7:00pm for $700.00 Motion made by Kwasi Adusei and seconded by Ilyana Rahman. The motion was passed 9-0-0 (in favor-opposed-abstained)
    3. Proposed budget for meetings until April is $300 each. Remaining proposed balance is $1200 or more for end of year party May 2018.
  6. Old Business
    1. Community work – Demi Walsh to follow up
    2. Elect Secretary
    3. A motion was made to elect Kwasi Adusei into the to Secretary position The motion was passed 9-0-0 (in favor-opposed-abstained)
    4. Gary Yam will be the Senate Representative
  7. Winter Party
    1. Date for Winter Party is Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm location TBD
    2. November 15th is the deadline for December conferences
  • New Business
    1. May host a fundraiser for anesthesia programs trip to the Philippines January 26th – December 10th
      1. Stef McCauley will be the point person for the fundraiser
      2. Gary will look into hosting a blood drive
      3. Other ideas include:
        1. Apparel Sale
        2. Volleyball Fundraiser
      4. Doodle poll will be created to figure out best time to host this fundraiser
    2. Haiti Trip – Fundraising, supplies needed
  • Open Discussion
    1. Sessanna visited to discuss questions and concerns for capstones.
      1. She will follow up with nursing faculty to discuss developing a template for different hospitals that will guide students through associated IRB requirements
  • Meeting Adjournment


Hello GNO Members,

This is Michelle Gilliland. I just want to thank all the students that attended our first GNO meeting. For those of you that could not attend, our next meeting will be October 23. The location is TBD but it looks as though MAC’s on Hertel will be the location.

I have enclosed the minutes and I want you guys to know about 4 important GNO announcements:

  • We need a secretary that will be able to attend all meetings to take notes and create the minutes. One student has expressed interest in this position so far. Email me if you would like to run for this position as well
  • Global Experience to Haiti application deadline is October 11 at 4pm. Click here for application.
  • Scholarships are available to graduate students. Check it out at to see which scholarships you may qualify for.
  • There is another humanitarian trip opportunity in Ecuador to help with the healthcare efforts associated with the recent earthquake in that area. This trip is much sooner than the Global experience but I am sure students and their colleagues may be interested. Click here for the Walking Palms flyer for this trip. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Thank you kindly,
Michelle Gilliland, RN, BSN, AGNP DNP-Student
GNO President