Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Minutes of the Meeting of Feb 3, 2009

The Officers and Board of Directors of the John Locke Society of Greater Kansas City, convened at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009 at the home of Keith Ashcraft.

Present were: Keith W. Ashcraft,MD, Don Blim, MD, Sherman M. Steinzeig, MD, Marjorie Sirridge, MD, Walter Stelmach, MD, and Chris Thomas, MD, Ron Youmans, MD, The minutes of the meeting of Jan 6, 2009, were read and approved.

Agenda Item 1: Jazz Night, Feb 21, 2009, 7-10 PM at Hallbrook Country Club, 11200 Overbrook Road, Leawood, KS. This event benefits the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. For information and reservations contact Pesto at 816-235-5882 or PestoM@umkc.edu. The deadline for RSVP is Feb 6.

Agenda Item 2: Dr. Stelmach has arranged a demonstration program for the, “Talking With Doctors” project. It will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at the Presbyterian Church at 78th and Holmes. Drs. Sirridge and Steinzeig will assist Dr. Stelmach.

Agenda Item 3: The Gold Humanities Honor Society of KU will hold a luncheon at KU on Friday, April 17, 2009. Time and place to be announced. Interested members are invited to attend. The GHHS annual induction ceremony will be held at KU at 5:00 PM the same day.
Please let Dr. Steinzeig know if you wish to attend either event.

Agenda Item 4: A JLS luncheon will be held in March. Time and place to be announced.

Agenda Item 5: It was felt that an effort should be made to make better use of our blog and websites to reach our members and invite their participation. We will use the Bulk E-Mail list and articles in the Metromed Bulletin to try to do this.

Agenda Item 6: It was noted that there have been several books published recently that would be of interest to our members.

1) Critical, Tom Dashle
2) La Clinca, David Sklar
3) Why Bull Elephants Fight, Roger Youmans, MD

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 AM.

Signed: ___________________________________ Date: Feb 3, 2009
Sherman M. Steinzeig, MD Secretary