From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Sept 1999:
Working Together to Preserve UOA
by LaVerna Reid, Oklahoma City Chapter (& National
Board Member); via Oklahoma City Ostomy News
On July 30, 1999 at the Annual Meeting of the United Ostomy
Association, Inc. the House of Delegates voted to accept the 1999/2000
Strategic Plan. It charged the Strategic Planning Committee with further
development of the plan and to bring a new set of bylaws to the House for
ratification in August of 2000.
The plan addresses the critical issues that face our organization.
Membership and financial resources are declining. Our Treasurer, Ron
Titlebaum, reported the financial prerequisites for viability. They are as
- Achieve an annual balanced budget.
- Ensure that the costs of the programs conducted are appropriate for
their contribution to the organization. If not, reduce costs as
- Periodic dues increases, every five years, will be required unless
- Survival of the organization also rests on raising additional funds.
The Strategic Plan highlights five major points:
- Market for Members.
- Enhance Communications.
- Expand Advocacy.
- Strengthen Finances.
- Modify Governance.
The complete outline will be in your fall Ostomy Quarterly.
Back to Stillwater-Ponca City UOA Newsletter Index
This page is maintained by the
Content last revised