January Anniversaries
Paige Ulrich Pancreas 1/3/2009
Jeff Jansen Liver 1/31/2002
February Anniversaries
Julio Cordero Kidney 2/1/2012
Shamie Kelly Kidney 2/5/2008
Judee Hill Heart 2/7/2000
& 2/8/2000
Donna Williamson Kidney 2/14/1999
March Anniversaries

Gerard (Jerry) Eichhorn

 Kidney  3/6/1991
April Anniversaries
Derrick Thompson Liver 4/6/1997
Joseph Myers Heart 4/9/1997
May Anniversaries
Chelsea Bley Kidney 5-00-96
John Craig Heart 5/1/1993
Joseph C. Haug, Jr Heart 5/2/1997
Michael Janvier Kidney 5/27/2002
Greg Okon Heart 5/14/2007
Wayne Ormsby Kidney 5/30/2003
Norma Waughn Liver 5/1/2002
June Anniversaries
Kay Arrowood-Molle’ Liver 6/19/2007
Vern Jackson Lung 6/20/2007
Robin Furney Liver 6/22/2007
Tom Stuart Liver 6/24/2010
Dorothy Weaver Kidney 6/26/1995
George Kearns Heart 6/27/1996
July Anniversaries
James E. Johnson Kidney & Liver 7/17/2010
Frank Tutay Kidney(1st) 7-00-79
Kathleen M. O’Toole Lung 7/16/2009
Mariann Jefferson Kidney, Liver & Bone Marrow 7/20/1997
Madelyn Chrone Heart 7/30/2000
Don Sorensen Liver 8/16/1998
John Perry Heart 8/18/2000
Frank Tutay Kidney(2nd) 8/21/2005
Phyllis Pavlak Kidney 8/3/2003
September Anniversaries
Chelsea Bley Kidney 9-00-02
John Hall Lung 9/15/1997
October Anniversaries
Paul Lewis Kidney 10/26/2008
Janet Weinstein Kidney 11/15/2011
November Anniversaries
Mike Terry Heart 11/2/2002
Tim Elkins Liver 11/4/1999
Fred Brickley Kidney 11/23/1998
Marshall Marlin Heart 11/25/2008
David Weinstein Kidney 11/26/1997
December Anniversaries
Cheryl Abrahams Kidney 1991


Robin Furney Kidney
Richard Grossarth Heart
Richard Larsen Liver
Carolyn Moore Kidney
Stella Odie-Ali ?
Annette M. Torres Kidney
Delores Williams Heart
Gaylord Yates Kidney

Minutes – Feb 4, 2016

Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida
Meeting Minutes February 4, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Shamie Kelly, president at 11:30.  The meeting was held at Lee Memorial Hospital outpatient facility at the Sanctuary.

New visitors:  Barbara Flat was a new visitor.  She received a liver one year ago.  Member updates: Donna Williamson is now back in Indianapolis due to complications.  She is optimistic about her outcome.  Gabe Caplin, who is a liver recipient is hospitalized due to his Leukemia.  Please keep these members in your thoughts and prayers.

Anniversaries: Julio Cordero received his kidney in January 2012, Carolyn Moore received her son’s kidney February 1, 2012 and Jeff Jansen received his liver 14 years ago.

Reports: Secretaries report was approved.

The treasurer reported a balance in our account of $990.91.

Fletcher Foundation now has new board members: Jenniene Moran and Carlene Brennan. The fletcher fund awards $1000.00 grants, twice a year to individuals who are members of the Organ Transplant group, who are in need.


Membership: no report

Fundraising: Night For Life: Jenniene and Janet reported that they are receiving donations for the event and need help from the members to get more donations. All are encouraged to participate in the meetings to help with this event.

There will be an awareness day at Edison Mall in April.  We may have a table to have shoppers sign up to be organ donors.  The others participating will be One Blood, Lee Memorial Hospital and Life Link.

Old Business:

The Burger 21 event was successful.  Thank you to B.J. Odom for his commercial promoting this event.

Two new directors for the board are Jeff Jansen and Madelyn Chrone.

Jenniene Moran and Carlene Brennan are the two new members of the Fletcher Foundation.

Paracords sale: Paul explained the advantage for selling the survivor bracelets for raising funds for the group. It was decided that this was not feasible at this time after a vote by the group.

New business

April 23rd event. “Be a Miracle, Become an organ Donor”.  This event involves selling tickets for the Miracles game to benefit our group. Tickets are $9.00. They will be sold online. Instructions will be sent via the blast to help members with ticket sales.  A portion of the sale goes to benefit our group. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium.   There will be a table for members to promote organ donation. Set up begins at 5:30.

Tee shirt sales were discussed.  It is necessary to have 50 shirts ordered to get a decent price.  Name tags were also discussed.

Kidney Walk is March 6th at lakes Park. Volunteers also needed to man tables.

Organ Awareness recruitment event in April is being planned.

There will be a new social worker from the transplant Center who will possibly be our next speaker.

We hope to have members share their stories at future meetings.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

The next meeting will be held at the Sanctuary on March 4th at 11:30