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Minutes of the YUWO 2006 Annual Meeting

The 41st Annual Meeting of the Yale University Women’s Organization was brought to order by Presi- dent Alice Loomis at Noon on May 3, 2006 at the New Haven Country Club, with over 119 in atten- dance. Copies of the Annual Report were available at each attendee’s seat. Alice thanked Nancy Rosen- baum for her diligence in faithfully producing the excellent Annual Report again this year. There was a unanimous vote to accept the minutes of the May 5, 2005 Annual Meeting. Treasurer Mary-Jo Warren included the YUWO Proposed Budget for 2006-2007 in the Annual Report, which was unanimously approved by the membership in attendance.

The Slate of Officers for 2006-2007 was presented by President Alice Loomis representing the Nomi-

nating Chair Eva Ewing:

President: Patty Pollard Vice-President: Johanna Becker

Corresponding Secretary: Marie Santo Activities Chair: Lyn Howe, assisted by Anne Schenck.

The motion to accept the Slate of Officers was unanimously accepted.

President Alice Loomis read the Proposed Changes to the YUWO Constitution and Bylaws. A motion to accept the changes was unanimously approved. A delightful luncheon followed. Alice thanked Chair Betsy Suatoni and Co-chair Priscilla Kissick for their hard work in arranging the luncheon and provid- ing the lovely menu and beautiful décor.

Scholarship Chairman Betty Ann Levitin announced the presentation of awards to the 12 recipients, ranging in ages from 26 to 47. She thanked her committee for their assistance in choosing the remark- able women. Betty Ann acknowledged the recipients with a charming anecdote about each and how they had succeeded in overcoming obstacles. (Please see the Scholarship Committee complete report in this Annual Report.)

Vice President Patty Pollard introduced the speaker, Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO of Yale- New Haven Hospital and Health Care System. Patty stated that Marna is the first woman CEO in the 180 years of the history of Yale-New Haven Hospital. This was met with an enthusiastic reception by the YUWO women. Marna explained the business plan uniting the hospital with the Yale Medical School. She detailed the excellent services that saw over 50,000 patients discharged last year. In con- clusion, she discussed how she was able to manage the opportunities that became available to her in her twenty-six year career as a hospital administrator. She felt it was not being a woman that mattered, but rather working hard and working well. It was not a matter of which road she had taken, but rather she felt she was lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that came along. The career secret she stressed was to focus on outcomes.

Vice-President (and President-Elect) Patty Pollard thanked Alice Loomis for her two great years of service as President of YUWO. The meeting adjourned at 2:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Marcia MacDonald, Corresponding Secretary

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