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Tri Chapter ENA Meeting

June 6, 2024

Charlies Restaurant
Windsor, CA

Special Guest presenters:
Deena Brecher— Triage
Dr. Anna Valdez— Racism in Triage

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Chapter Officers

  • President: Mindy Elayda
  • Secretary: Krystal Scott
  • Treasurer: Blossom Inuenwi
  • Chapter Rep: Frank Bartuska

Chapter Report to State Council

August 2023

Last meeting was a dinner meeting at Paragary’s restaurant in Sacramento on July 14, 2023 sponsored by BioXcel Therapeutics. A presentation on Igalmi, a sublingual medication to treat agitation in Bipolar I and II patients was given.

Mindy Elayda will continue as chapter President, Blossom Inuenwi as Treasurer and Queenie Robino as Secretary.

Planning to organize an Emerging Professional Committee with Queenie as the Lead. Newest emerging professional is Vadim Kinchak.

Sacramento Chapter members have been invited to a Meet and Greet at Cafeteria 15L by a Blood Culture System vendor on August 24th.

Many chapter members are excited to attend EN23 in San Diego.

Mindy serves as the Chair of the National ENA Wellness Committee. See the article in ENA Connection.

Mark Wandro is retiring as Chapter Representative and Frank Bartuska from Mercy San Juan Hospital will be taking on this role.

Respectfully Submitted,
Diane M Schertz, BS, RN, FAEN
Substitute Sacramento Chapter Representative

Archived Reports

May 2023

The last state meeting was in our city and we had a good turnout, Including 4 nursing students who came to check out ENA.

We sent an email to all members wishing them a Happy Nurses’ Month in May. Our next dinner meeting is still to be announced. We also advised our members to be sure and register for the National ENA Conference in San Diego in San Diego. We also posted the fliers announcing the San Francisco Traumacon on June 5 at SFGH and the So Cal Emergency Care Conference in San Diego on August 12 with links to register for both.

November 4, 2022
Mindy Elayda has been re-elected President for 2023.
Blossom Inuenwi has been elected to be Sec/Treas for 2023.
We had a good showing in Denver, with 5 delegates.
We have had great attendance all year long at chapter dinner meetings. We are planning a holiday party on 12/2 in Sacramento. Location TBA.
We are looking forward to getting more active members out to chapter events next year. We always love seeing faces in person all year long.

August 2022
Membership numbers are still growing.
Last chapter meeting in July was at Morton’s Steak House and we had a great turnout.
Next chapter dinner meeting is on October 13 for ED Nurses Week.
Our President, Mindy, is busy for September so there’s no meeting in Sept .
We may try a “Meet & Greet” in Lodi for the Lodi/Stockton folks on Sept 21.

March 2022
On May 11 we plan to have a Dinner sponsored by BrainScope, location TBA.
Our Next Chapter Hybrid Meeting will be June 1, sponsored by Kendrion Pharma. Location TBA.
We are letting our members know that ENA Denver early bird registration is online for virtual or in-person. Some of our members plan to be delegates & travel to Denver. Mindy is already booked at the Hyatt & plans to be a delegate.

January 2022

We had a very fun Holiday party dinner at Zinfandel restaurant in Sacramento on December 17. It was well-attended with over 20 members and friends present. Gifts were exchanged and we brought each other up to date on our lives. Our next chapter meeting has been moved to February 24 at the Siena restaurant in El Dorado Hills. Overall the chapter is doing well with 700+ members.

March 2020
We had all 3 of our board members attend SCLO in San Diego in January. We had a legislative review day and read hundreds of California bills for 2020 legislative day preparation. Sacramento not only hosts legislative day, but is home to both State Government affairs chairs. Most of the first part of the year was spent helping prepare for that. We have scheduled an all day symposium in June (now rescheduled to November) and have been working on planning for that.

January 2020
Hello everyone,January 2020 started off with our chapter meeting, we had a great turnout that included a couple of Sac State Nursing Students. I have a great connection with Sac State CSNA by engaging their participation on social media. We are looking forward to hosting Legislative Day on March 4th and the State Meeting.

Holiday Inn Express on 16th Street in Sacramento is an alternative to hotel lodging with free parking and close to the capitol. Enjoy the capitol city and take the opportunity to catch a Broadway show while you’re in town We have plans for an upcoming conference in late spring, stay tuned for more details!