August 8, 2019 @ HEA, Healthy Eyes Advantage

Board Members: Drs. Scovill, Grazian, Biaggi, Gross, Skay, Wong, Fitzpatrick, Lavin, Meisel, Ciuffreda, Ordonez, Newman

Meeting began: 6:40pm

Secretary:  Dr. Alexandra Scovill
Reviewed June 2019 Minutes. Motion by Drs. Meisel and Lavin to accept June meeting minutes, motion passed.

Treasurer:  Dr. Wendy Gross
Reviewed July financial statement and 2019 Year to Date P&L.

President-Elect: Dr. Michelle Biaggi 
Presented current 2020 SDCOS Calendar. 
Discussed Vendor Appreciation Dinner upcoming on October 10, 2019.

Immediate Past President:  Dr. Michael Morgan 
No Report

President:  Dr. Robert Grazian

  • Discussed SDCOS Golf Outing last weekend, August 4th
  • Reviewed past Veteran Stand Down San Diego, SDCOS participation, see Public Awareness report.
  • Reviewed New OD BBQ held June 15, 2019. Will invite new ODs that attended to the September 2 hour CE.
  • Discussed Annual Holiday Party, Dec. 7, 2019 at the Hilton Resort and Spa near Mission Bay, SAVE THE DATE. VSP Global is co-event sponsor with SDCOS.
  • SDCOS 5-HR CE, Handlery Hotel, Sunday, August 11th, Ocular Surface Disease/Contact Lenses
  • Reminder: Vendor Appreciation Dinner, Braille Institute, October 10, 2019, SAVE THE DATE.
  • Reminder: LOVC volunteer doctors needed to perform eye exams M-F, 9-12:30pm at LOVC Clinic.

Vendor Liaison:  Dr. Dave Sherman 
No report

Governmental Affairs:  Dr. Dick Skay 
MediCal eyeglass coverage for adults to begin January 1, 2020.
Legislative Day is set for April 22, 2020.

Professional Affairs:  Dr. Amanda Dexter (Dr. Grazian spoke for Dr. Dexter)
June 5 hour CE attendance: 110 total, 22 sponsors, 7 speakers

HCDS:  Dr. Drew Fasciani
No Report

LOVC Liaison:  Dr. David Wong
Discussed tentative options for seeing LOVC patients outside the LOVC clinic.

Communications:  Dr. Nickolet Boermans & Dr. Lucia Millet 
No report other than the deadline for entries is 15th of the prior month.

Webmaster:  Dr. Stephanie Le
No Report

OD Relations:  Dr. John Fitzpatrick
No Report 

Peer Review:  Dr. Paul Lavin
Recapped last week’s August 4th Golf Tournament. 

Public Awareness: Dr. Bob Meisel

  • Recapped last week’s August 4th Golf Tournament
  • Recapped Veteran Stand Down San Diego on June 28-30th and possible sponsorship.
  • Reminder: Shirley Weber sponsored Back to School Health Fair

Saturday, August 10th, O’Farrell Charter School 10:00am-2:00pm

Hand out brochures and VSP certificates

  • Reminder: Monarch School Screening, Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Reminder: Monarch School Exams, Tuesday October 15 and Wed. October 16, 2019, 8:00am-3:00pm

Membership: Dr. David Ardakani (Dr. Grazian spoke for Dr. Ardakani)
Discussed upcoming August 17, 2019 MD-OD Social Gathering

Richard Rex Liaison:  Dr. Michael Morgan
No Report

Dr. Jenn Chinn     Co-Membership 
Dr. Marcelline Ciuffreda     Holiday Party Committee
Dr. Simona Grosu                 Co-Public Awareness, Holiday Party Committee 
Dr. Anita Koo     School Liaison
Dr. Kathryn Ordonez     Sunshine Committee 

Honorary Board Member:  Dr. Byron Newman
No Report

Guests: Nancy-Jo Sinkiewicz, Administrative Director
Meeting adjourned: 7:59pm

Next Board Meeting: September 5, 2019, at NVision Eye Center, La Jolla