Jan 9, 2013


Minutes, CHIMPS Meeting, 1-9-13 (Some info rec’d post meeting has been added)

Present: Ann Marchand, Ellie Graham, Jane Lester, Jane Huntington, Maggie Wheeler, Linda Reyes, Nancy

Stokley, Tom Manley, Emily Mosites, Nancy Stokley, Mary O’Connor. (Jane L facilitated; Ellie G minutes)

1. April brigada April 13-20 th

are dates. Plans are to do health education training of the Health Committee with the Unidad de Salud and the church based Health Committee. Nancy Danoff is leading trip

Current brigada with only 4 people. Could take 2-3 additional people & especially would like participants who speak Spanish and are health students

Logistics: The El Salvador sponsor issues are still being worked out

Norma Amaya is likely to be interpreter

Supplies: Ellie will write Hemocue to see if we can get new cuvettes donated.

Maggie will find out about fluoride

2. Finances:

Nov brigada members need a statement for costs for each participant./day Will ask Cor to send them a statement and they can reimburse CHIMPS as they are able.

Financial update emailed from Cor: We now have $3721 in the bank.

3. Fundraiser:

Plan to do a dinner event featuring the educational presentation about Chronic Kidney

Disease in Central America the first 2 weeks in March.

General consensus was that a weekend date might be better than a week night.

Ellie has contact info for a papusa caterer for the event.

Locations investigating include 2100 Bldg (Ellie investigating), Casa Latina and El Centro

De La Raza (Nancy S investigating).

Will try to keep cost low: $15-20/person and to aim for about 100 participants. Additional donations will be welcome.

Will invite family and friends and participants of other groups working in Central America and have table captains.

4. Chronic Kidney Disease presentation was reviewed and thought to be very good. Committee will continue to work on improving it and especially the advocacy/action items .

Ellie is working up a list of organizations to approach about having a talk on the issue.

Mary O’Connor is exploring UW groups.

Joe Sherman got feedback from his contact at Seamar that so far they are not seeing any

Latino patients with CKD here in Puget Sound area.

Nancy Stokley has learned that there is one day worker at Casa Latina who is on renal dialysis and lives at Union Gospel Mission but she does not have details of cause of his CKD. We need contacts at the NW Kidney Foundation to find out if they have been aware of the issue.

5. Business Cards were handed out by Ann Marchand for everyone to use and make suggestions for changes

Next meeting, Tuesday, Feb 12 th

, 7 to 9PM at Nancy Danoff’s home