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Loma Prieta Chapter News
In December, we held an in-person Holiday Soirée at a restaurant. Our meetings continue to be poorly attended, even with a virtual option. We will have our next meeting next week (virtual only) for planning for 2022.
- Director – Catherine Marlatt
- Immediate Past President – Alena Yeh
- President – Kelly Johnson
- President-Elect – Alana Hernandez
- Secretary – Leslie Chin
- State Council Representative – Diane St Denis
- Treasurer – Colleen Vega
Chapter Report to State Council
Our last meeting was a non-business meeting, We brought in dinner and then attended a cupcake decorating class. Seven members attended, one was a first time attendee, We each decorated and took home a dozen cupcakes. Our next meeting will be a business meeting. We are trying to find ways to bring in new members. I have interest by a member about being a first time delegate! She is unable to attend our meetings but is trying to find a way to get involved.
Loma Prieta is busy coordinating and finalizing the upcoming annual education event, Survival Skills for the ED Nurse, scheduled May 21, 2020 at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. More details coming soon! Chapter meetings are scheduled the third Thursday of the month.
Loma Prieta Chapter Report The Loma Prieta Chapter had a great meeting honoring Emergency Nurses on October 17, 2019. We had a catered meal and played ENA Jeopardy. We did have a business meeting and discussed the National Assembly and possible ways to increase participation by new members. A good time was had by all!! We won’t be meeting in November but will gather for our annual Holiday Party December 12, 2019. A great meal and a good time were had by all!
Happy Nurses Week to all! Our next meeting will be held on May 16, 2019 . It will be a Paint Night and over 60 people have registered! We had several students at our last meeting, our chapter president has been instrumental in achieving this record participation. Our next meeting will be held June 20, 2019. It will be a business meeting. We alternate a business meeting and a social event to generate more interest.
Loma Prieta meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. In May we will meet at Regional Medical Center of San Jose and offer a free CE for a presentation on Pediatrics. In June, we will have a business meeting while we “party in the gazebo” at a member’s home. Planning is underway for out 2019 educational event. A newsletter will be emailed out in 2 weeks.
We are planning the Loma Prieta Holiday Sorie for December 1, 2017. Kelly, the “Hostess with the Mostest”, is inviting us to her beautiful home. Our next regular meeting will be held on January 19, 2017. We will be focusing on plans for the upcoming year including encouraging new members and supporting exhisting members. Our elections were held in the fall and we elected a new board, with many “experienced” members.
Next meeting scheduled January 18, 2018. This meeting will focus on planning for the upcoming year. We are moving our Update to the winter in anticipation of encouraging an even larger attendance. For that reason, the next Update is planned for 2019. We plan to post a save the date with plenty of notice. Our last update was held on Emergency Nurses Day, October 12, 2017. We did have increased attendance, but even with a slate of truly excellent speakers, we are hoping to encourage even more participation. Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to all!
Respectfully submitted by Jan Ogar, RN
Loma Prieta Chapter is continuing to work to our goal of increasing membership at monthly meetings and at our Annual Update. We had a wonderful time at Paint Night in April! You can see a picture of our masterpieces on our Facebook site. We have reservations for over 30 at our upcoming meeting in May. The topic is Ultrasound Guided IV Placement. Dinner will be hosted and the discussion will be followed by an opportunity to practice. Our Annual Update will be held on October 12, 2017 from 08:00 AM– 4:00 PM. It will be a Journey through the Lifespan with topics on OB, Pediatrics, Street Drugs and Dementia. We look forward to seeing you there.
Loma Prieta Chapter Report New Loma Prieta Chapter President Alana Hernandez kicked of a great year in January with a planning meeting on January 19, 2017. This year we’ll be mixing it up with special educational events and social gatherings designed to gain the interest and attendance of both new and longtime members. On February 16th, we had our first recent journal club. The topic was Coronary Artery Dissection. Dinner was provided by the chapter. On March 16, 2017, there was a business meeting preceded by a no host dinner. On April 20th, we will be having a paint night at a local studio, for fun and networking. Our next meeting May 18, 2017 will be a lecture, demonstration and practice of video guided IV Access. This event is sponsored by BARD. Dinnner will be provided. Please note the Save the Date flyer in this issue for information on our annual update which will be held on October 12, 2017. This is an all-day conference with multiple educational topics. Please contact Alana Hernandez or I if you need more information or have questions. Jan Andrea (Ogar)
We had a Holiday Soiree and potluck was held December 1, 2016. In addition to fun and fellowship we enjoyed a “white elephant” gift exchange. A great time was had by all!
Our next meeting will be held January 19, 2017 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and will focus on planning meetings and events for the year. We are interested in recruiting new members and retaining our seasoned members.
We will be having our Annual Update in October which will focus on topics from pediatrics through geriatrics. A “save the date” flyer will be coming soon.