August 5, 2019

A special meeting of the Pelican Valley Health Center Hospital District Board of Directors was held at 4 p.m. on Monday evening, August 5th, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church.  The meeting was called to order by Richard Bratlien.  Other board members present were:  Les Rotz, Brad Knorr, Shannon Erickson, Mark Sjostrom, Sue Bruggeman, Mary Williams, Dave Slotten, and Brian Evenson. Absent was John Waller. Staff present were: Tyler Ahlf, Ali Erickson, Megan Mayer, and Angela Aanesson. Others present were: Mark Anderson, Kim Embretson, Marnie Gugisberg, and Angie Urman. 


A motion was made by Les, seconded by Brad to approve the agenda. Motion carried. 


Rich introduced Kim Embretson, Board Facilitator, to lead the strategic planning meeting. He spoke of looking at a strategic plan as a big picture to meet the vision and mission of Pelican Valley Senior Living.  There was discussion on the benefits of PVSL.  Kim spoke about the life cycle of an organization and there was discussion about where PVSL is at on that life cycle within the different components of the organization. He explained a Board of Directors role depends on the stage of the organization’s life cycle.  Kim talked about the importance of a clear vision driven by the Board of Directors for staff to carry out. Strengths and opportunities of PVSL were discussed. Different potential opportunities were discussed in detail. 


Motion was made by Les, seconded by Mary to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m.

Ali Erickson, Recording Secretary

David Slotten, Secretary