May 2008

Tennessee Ambulance Service Association

Minutes for May 8, 2008

Montgomery Bell State Park, TN

Those attending were Doug McQuary, Ken Wilkerson, Mike Shankle, Larry Billingsley, Chuck Latimer, John Fitzsimmons, Liz Henley, Derek Merritt, Bruce Collins, Paul Anderson, Dennis Rowe, Tommy Crowder, and Richard Land.

Guest: Peter Obermeyer

Mr. Obermeyer addressed the group concerning his desire to assist TASA in a fundraiser of which his purposed a motorcycle ride. He currently is the owner of Medtec and expects nothing in return other than to help TASA. He has helped with these types of events before in Atlanta. He is currently working on a sponsor for the upfront monies. TASA will have to supply the help to do the work. After discussion by the group a motion was made by Mike Shankle for the President to pick a committee to work along with Mr. Obermeyer and to study the process. Chuck Latimer seconded motion. Motion passed. President McQuary picked the following to serve on the committee. Mike Shankle, Tommy Crowder, John Fitzsimmons, Bruce Collins and Derek Merritt.

After reviewing last months minutes a motion was made by Ken Wilkerson and second by Chuck Latimer to accept with correction. Motion passed.

Financial statement showed a balance of $21,037.49 with a motion made by Dennis Rowe to approve as presented seconded by Mike Shankle. Motion passed.

TennCare is switching over to Blue Cross Blue Shield and Amerigroup according to the latest news out of Nashville.

Mike Shankle requested that the group or anyone interested please forward suggestion to him for the reimbursement conference.

TASA June meeting will be held on June 10/11 at Lebanon. This will be a two-day workshop meeting. President McQUARY will work to secure a location.

Awards committee chairman John Fitzsimmons has given pictures and summary of each award given at the Mid Winter Conference to webmaster to put on website.

Vice President Ken Wilkerson asks that the board consider reducing the rate of membership for volunteer ambulance services. After discussion it was decided that this would have to go before general meeting to change.

Tommy Crowder discussed the EMS bike ride to Roanoke, VA for EMS week.

Next meeting will be June 10- 11 at Wilson Co. If this changes we will contact you.

Meeting was adjourned with a motion by Ken Wilkerson and second by Derek Merritt. Motion carried.

Mike Shankle