2024 Minutes

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: February 6th, General Meeting 5:00 pm (Location: Salazar 1027) 

General Meeting


  1. New board member introductions 
  2. Volunteer opportunities
    1. Redwood Empire Food Bank on Saturday, February 10th from 9am-12pm in Santa Rosa
      1. You will need to fill out a new waiver each time, even if you have participated in this event before
    2. North Bay Science Discovery Day-Handwashing Demonstration on March 9th 10am-4pm
    3. Vitalant Blood Drive on April 16th 10am to 1:30pm
    4. May event TBD
  3. Volunteer Hours
    1. 35 hours before the spring break of your senior year→ honors cord at graduation
    2. Vice president, Karley Zootis, will keep track of hours but you should also track your own
  4. Associated Students Guest Speaker on Elections
  5. Fundraising Events
    1. Bingo Board 2/7-2/8  
    2. Dine and Donate:
      1. Panda Express on March 12th 5pm-10pm
      2. Chipotle on April 8th 5pm-9pm
    3. SSU gear war on May 7th, 5-6pm (during meeting)
      1. Donated/Used in good condition SSU gear 
  6. National Convention
    1. April 3-7 
    2. Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista in Florida
    3. Email vice president if interested 
  7. Questions
    1. New grad speakers next meeting 


Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: March 5th, General Meeting 5:00 pm (Location: Salazar 1027) 

General Meeting


  1. Crossword Puzzle
  2. Chick-fil-a 
  3. NSA dues
    1. Please contact Ashley Portillo  
    2. $10, if member of CNSA $5
  4. Thank you to everyone who participated in the February event at Redwood Empire Food Bank. We packaged 14,587 pounds of sweet potatoes, enough for 12,156 meals
  5. North Bay Science Discovery day
    1. March 9th, 2024 
    2. 9am-12:30pm morning shift, 12:30pm-4pm afternoon shift
  6. Panda Express Dine and Donate @ Rohnert Park location
    1. March 12th, 5-10pm
    2. Board members will be there between 5 and 6pm to answer any questions about SSU’s nursing program
  7. Speaker→TSGT Cody Lawyer, Air Force Recruiter–Nursing opportunities 


Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: April 2nd, General Meeting 5:00 pm (Location: Salazar 1027) 

General Meeting

5:03 pm

Fundraising updates 

  • Raised $265 for the club
  • SSUs 4th Annual Giving Day
    • 24 hour online Fundraiser on April 4th, 2024
    • Select Student Nurses Association to contribute to SSNSA
  • Chipotle Dine and Donate
    • Monday April 8th from 5-9pm @ the Rohnert Park location
    • Show flier when placing order
  • Still collecting used SSU merchandise in good condition for May Fundraiser

Volunteer Opportunities for April/May

  • Blood drive tabling
    • April 8th and 10th, 12-2pm
    • Tabling in Seawolf Plaza to promote the blood drive and fill appointment slots
  • Vitalant blood drive
    • Tuesday April 16th, 2023, 10am-2pm
    • Assist with checking people in for their appointments 
  • SSU Decision Day
    • Saturday April 20th, 2024, 11am-3pm
    • Answer questions and provide information to students and parents considering SSU
  • Expanding your Horizons
    • Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8:30am-2pm
    • Handwashing activity, Discuss nursing as a career option for 7th and 8th grade girls, and promote women in STEM
  • Luis Cid Balderas Memorial–Howarth Park Clean Up
    • Howarth Park in Santa Rosa on May 4th, 2024 from 9am-12pm
  • Voting: To use money from club for flyers for the blood drive by Kristine
    • All voted yes

Special Election 

  • Merchandise Coordinator for Fall 2024 ONLY
  • This position is responsible for designing and coordinating merchandise production and sales. 
  • Regular elections will be held at the end of the Fall Semester as usual 
  • If you are interested please email [email protected] with your name, why you are interested in the position, and a photo (if you’re comfortable)


Adriana Lovegood, Public Health Nurse 

Emily Lovegood, NICU Nurse

Pre-Nursing Q&A after meeting


Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: May 7th, General Meeting 5:00 pm (Location: Salazar 1027) 

General Meeting



  • Merchandise
    • All merchandise is here!
    • Please reach out if you may need your order shipped and did not indicate that on your order form. [email protected] 
  • Fundraising Results
    • Giving Day- $15
    • Chipotle- $165
  • Volunteer Events
    • Blood Drive
      • A HUGE thank you to everyone that participated in the Blood Drive!
      • 25 units of blood donated!
    • The Luis Balderas Memorial Cleanup was canceled due to the weather conditions. 
    • Volunteers for Senior Pinning Ceremony
      • Volunteering includes setting up chairs, and helping with decorations on Thursday May 16th from 5-7, or Friday May 17th helping with ushering and playing the slideshow during the ceremony from 5-8pm
  • 2024 California NSA Convention
    • Will be held in Santa Clara from November 22-24
    • We will be looking to get a headcount for attendance over the summer.
    • Please check emails for coordination!
  • Fall Events Form
    • Over the summer we will be sending out a form to get club members input on meetings and events they are interested in for the fall.
    • Your feedback is appreciated 
  • Mentor/Mentee Questionnaire
    • Current and incoming juniors will receive a questionnaire to help pair you with your mentor/mentee for next year!
    • Please submit if you have not already.
  • Merchandise Coordinator Election
    • Special election will be sent out with tonight’s recap email. Please submit your vote for the Fall merchandise coordinator by this SUNDAY MAY 12th by 5PM. Thank you!
  • Speaker– Medical Surgical Nurse 
  • Good luck with finals and have a great summer!