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Our Next Meeting is Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our next meeting is March 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Rosalie Rendu Room, in the cafeteria. Give yourself a bit of extra time as O’Connor is now locking the doors near the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. The front doors of O’Connor are still open past 6:00 pm.

Schedule of Future Meetings  – 2017 

March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.

Persons who have recently experienced surgery or are about to undergo surgery are encouraged to attend, as well as those who support ostomates.

Map & directions to meeting.

What happened at our February 14th Meeting

Meeting Minutes

The February meeting was called by to order at 7:05 in the Rosalie Rendu Room by Crystal. 14 people were in attendance for the meeting.

Jennifer is having some issues and is not feeling good. Keep the good thoughts for her.

We began the meeting with a short presentation from Dara Rouholiman from Stanford. His group of researchers are working on a device that attaches to an Ostomy bag to alert the individual that the bag is full. This is a four-week study where you would have to go to Stanford at least twice, then you get to keep the device. This device will communicate with a “Smart Phone” to provide the alert. More information can be found at aim.stanford.edu/ostomy.

Introductions were made and tonight we had a new member who is researching what it is to have an ostomy. Brian has bladder cancer and is waiting for the next biopsy to decide what to do. He sounded very positive and we welcomed him to our group.

Burt related his experiences since having Ostomy surgery in October of last year. He appreciated the openness of our meetings and felt he could ask any kind of question without worrying about embarrassing someone.

Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Linda and Annette, we had special snacks to celebrate Valentine’s day. They were great.

There was discussion regarding the upcoming UOAA 6th National Conference, August 22nd to the 26th, 2017 in Irvine, California. Copies of the conference program were handed out. John told us he had already made his reservation for the conference and the cruise he and Linda are going to take as part of it. If you are interested in going, reservations can be made now.  Learn more about event

Several members paid their annual dues. While the group does not have a lot of expenses, the liability insurance, ($500.00/year), the phone and a few other items needs our help. Dues were set at $20.00/year to cover these items. If you can, please help and pay your dues, thank you…

Please remember you can find the dates of our 2017 meeting schedule on our Web Site. Please look at http://svosg.org for that information.

Next meeting is March 14th in the Rosalie Rendu Room. We start at 7:00 pm.

Our NEW Phone number is: 408-768-9162. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

What happened at our January 10th Meeting

The January meeting was called by to order at 7:05 in the Rosalie Rendu Room. Ten people were in attendance for the meeting. Jennifer is having some issues and is not feeling good. Keep the good thoughts for her.

Give yourself a bit of extra time as O’Connor is now locking the doors near the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. The front doors of O’Connor are still open past 6:00 pm. Crystal talked briefly about the 2017 dues raised to $20.00/year. The reason for that is we now must have liability insurance to be able to use a room at O’Connor Hospital. The cost for this insurance is $500.00/year. Annette, our treasurer is keeping track of this for us.

Introductions were made of the group and a brief history of why each of us attend. This evening, we had two new ostomates join us. Cynthia and Frank. We welcome you to the Silicon Valley Ostomy Support Group and look forward to assisting you in any way we can.

Two members of our group celebrate birthdays this month. Happy Birthday to Sharon and John! I would like to extend a Happy Birthday to our members. The only thing I need is your birth date, month and day will do just fine.

Tonight, California is trying to make up for lost rain and I think a lot of people simply did not want to be out in the rain. Hopefully, February will improve a bit.

The UOAA National Conference this year will be in Southern California. August 22 – 26. If you are interested in going, reservations can be made now.  Click Here to learn more.

Please remember you can find the dates of our 2017 meeting schedule on our Web Site. Please look at www.svosg.org for that information. Speaking of our Web Site, I want to thank Paul for his support and talents as our Web Master. We could not do it without your help!  Our NEW Phone number is: 408-768- 9162. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.