North Mason Community Voice
September 26, 2016

Board: Lee Swoboda, Kaye Massie, Judy Scott, Linnie Griffin, Ken VanBuskirk, Bob Harris, Joe Morris, Margie Benson, Jennie Rice

Attendees: 20

The business meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chair, Lee Swoboda, with all of the Board present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Afterward, everyone introduced themselves.

Secretary's Report – Margie Benson

* Approval of August 22 meeting minutes.

Judy moved to approve the minutes, as distributed via email. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Treasurer's Report – Kaye Massie

* All bills are paid and there is $991.11 in the bank account. Post office box rent has been paid and Lee Swoboda has been reimbursed for renewing the annual $10 fee to the Secretary of State.

Judy moved to approve the Treasurer's report. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Report - Judy Scott

* Sargent Oyster House fundraiser set for Saturday, October 8 at the Allyn Community Association clubhouse. Social hour starts at 5:00 PM, with dinner served at 6:00 PM. Cost is $30 per person. The fundraiser is to help pay for relocating and restoring the Sargent Oyster House.

Other Business

* Reminder of Candidates Debate Thursday, September 29 at Faith In Action's HUB Center for Seniors, 111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Also a candidates debate in Union on Tuesday, September 27.

Business meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM.


GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Jennifer Kreidler-Moss (PharmD), Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS), a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, compassionate, quality health care services - pchsweb.org/. PCHS currently has clinics in Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard, and plans to open a clinic in Belfair in the new Scott McLenden building, providing medical, dental and behavioral health services, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

* Kreidler-Moss has been with the organization for 13 years, starting as a pharmacist. She has been CEO 14 months.

* PCHS started in 1987 as Kitsap Community Clinic in downtown Bremerton. They currently serve 25,000 patients with five medical clinics and two dental clinics.

* PCHS will be opening a Belfair clinic around January of 2017 in the new Scott McLenden building. It will be a full service clinic with medical, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy. Regular hours will be from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

* PCHS provides medical transportation options and interpreter services.

* Each clinic has certified Navigators who help with Medicaid enrollment, Washington Healthplanfinder applications and Medicare enrollment assistance.

* PCHS contracts with most insurance plans, including VA Choice and US Family Health Plans.

* PCHS offers sliding scale, interest free payment plans to all patients (insured or uninsured).

* PCHS has a secure integrated patient portal with medical, dental and mental health all working with one record. A hot line is available to answer patient questions

* PCHS partners with Kitsap Mental Health Services and other community agencies. Their board is made up of at least 51% PCHS patients.

Meeting reports/Upcoming meetings/For the Good of the Order

* September 27, 6:00 PM. Mason County Public Hospital District 2 board meeting

* September 27, 6:00 PM. Belfair Water District board meeting

* October 3, 6:00 PM. Port of Allyn board meeting

* October 6, 8:30 AM. Sheriff’s Advisory meeting

* October 12, 8:00 AM. Annual Scholarship Breakfast, North Mason Current District Office - Board Room featuring a special presentation by Dr. Brandon Shumaker, DC, Shumaker Chiropractic

* October 17, 4:00 PM. Cemetery District board meeting in the upstairs room of QFC (Cemetery board meets every third Monday of the month)

* October 29, noon – 3:00 PM. Pumpkin fest at Hunter Farms with pumpkin catapult

Next meeting Monday, October 24.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Submitted by Margie Benson, Secretary. Approved by the NMCV Board 10/24/2016.