Committee Information

The ENA Foundation is accepting applications for grants and scholarships as follows: ENA Foundation/Sigma Research Grant – now until March 30, 2020 Academic Scholarships – now until April 28, 2020 EN 20 Conference Scholarships – March 16, 2020 until April 13, 2020 Seed Research Grants ($500/project) – August 1,2020 until September 30, 2020 Please visit the ENA Foundation at www.ena.org. Thank you to Tobin Miller and AMR, Judy Scott and Diane Schertz for donation of today’s prizes for the Opportunity Drawing which raised $300 for the State Challenge.

Committee Report to State Council

ENA Fundraising Report
March 2024

The ENStrong Challenge began at Leadership Conference in January and runs until May 31st. New Jersey is in the lead with $65,540 donated and California is in 7th place with $5,272 donated. The goal this year is $500,000 and currently $189, 426 has been raised. There are new prize designations and incentives this year-notably for $20 or more donation between the 15th of March, April and May to the end of each month-March prize is Nurse Swag, April is EN24 registration and May is iPad and Apple watch. California is challenged to register 47 Team Members to raise money for the challenge which will count to our Team points. We added 22 participants today.

Requesting Chapters to increase their network of fundraisers and encourage donations by reaching out to fellow ENA members, family and friends and the community. In the last three years, Team California has raised $95,380. In that time, $80,500 in academic scholarships, $9,880 in conference scholarships and $5,000 in research support has been awarded to CA nurses.

Application period is open for Academic Scholarships until April 23rd and Conference Scholarships until April 12th.

Thanks to Superior and Sacramento Chapters, Kara Davis, Mindy Elayda, Judy Scott and Diane Schertz for prizes donated for today’s Opportunity Drawing prizes which raised $1300 for ENAF. YOU ALL ROCK-THANKS!!

Respectfully Submitted,
Diane M Schertz, BS, RN, FAEN

Archived Reports

ENAF Fundraiser Report
November 3, 2023

The Silent Auction held during the State Education Event raised $1570. The 911 Endowed Scholarship fund will receive $570 and $1000 will start our funding of the ENStrong Campaign which begins the end of January at the Leadership meeting in Tampa.
Thanks to the Inland Empire and Channel Islands Chapters, Tyler McCulloch, Janet Williams, Debbie Rogers, Louise Hummel, Patrice Christensen and Diane Schertz for today’s gifts for the Opportunity drawing which raised $800 for the ENStrong Campaign. Thanks to all participants for your generous support.

January will be a Zoom meeting and our fundraising efforts will be decided with the Board. Planning to conduct a “Diamond Dotz” crafting opportunity in Sacramento the afternoon/evening after Leg Day. Please notify Diane Schertz at dischertz@comcast.net if interested so kits can be available.

Respectfully Submitted,
Diane M Schertz, BS, RN, FAEN

ENA Foundation Fundraising Report
August 11, 2023

ENStrong raised $327,803 (77% of goal). New Jersey was in first place with $41,377. California was second with $30,547 (nearly double our pledge) edging out Texas with $29,444 donated. Thanks to all for our success and especially to the Cal ENA Board for forwarding our Judith Kelleher Endowment funds during the ENStrong Challenge.

ENA Foundation Research and Implementation Grants application period closes on August 28th. Also, EN23 Registration Scholarships of San Diego NSNA members applications close on September 5th. Check the ENA Foundation website for further information.

Planning a Silent Auction during our education event in November. Any chapter or individual who wishes to donate items should think about portability since there will be no shipping available-(Kind of “Cash and Carry”) Donor forms are available and need to be submitted to dischertz@comcast.net by October 15th. (Need approximately 12-15 items) We will be raising funds for the 911 Endowed Scholarship and our ENStrong fund raising.

Beginning in November, State Council Opportunity Drawing tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. This reflects usual donations and will help the mix of tickets. This will kick off our ENStrong Challenge fund raising,

We are exploring digital formats for donations in the future.

Thanks to San Francisco, East Bay and Loma Prieta Chapters, Judy Scott, Shelbie Rogers-Alvelais, Tobin Miller (Education Committee) and Diane Schertz for today’s donation of prizes for the Opportunity Drawing which raised $520 for the Judith Kelleher Endowment. Californian Judith Kelleher was co-founder of ENA and we celebrate her August 5th birthday dedicating our August State Council fundraising to her Endowment.

Respectfully Submitted,
Diane M Schertz, BS RN, FAEN
ENAF Fundraiser

May 2023

Submission of 2023 research grant applications begins July 10th and closes August 28th. This includes the ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International annual research grant up to $6000.

The ENStrong Challenge Campaign ends May 31st. As of this morning, $215,862 of $425,000 goal has been raised. New Jersey leads with $23,892 raised followed by Texas at $21,560. California’s place has been variable and is currently 16th with $4771. In points standing Kansas is 1st followed by Texas, New Jersy and California. Shelby Rogers-Alvelais is 4th in recruiting. With pending Chapter Challenges, pending Opportunity Drawing and Board submissions, California should reach approximately $20,000.

Thanks to Orange Coast and Greater LA Chapters and Louise Hummel, Judy Scott and Diane Schertz for today’s Opportunity drawing prizes. Thank you to everyone for your support in raising $875 today.

Respectfully Submitted,
Diane M Schertz, BS, RN, FAEN

March 2023

ENStrong Challenge began January 26th and ends May 31st with a goal to raise $425,000 for the ENA Foundation. Minnesota leads the challenge with $16,400 raised of the over $117,000 raised so far. Texas is in second place with California in 17th place. Points are awarded for Funds Raised, Recruiting, Social Media and Fundraising activities. In this category Texas leads and California is second.

Applications for Academic Scholarships opened March 1st and ends April 28th. Conference scholarship applications opened March 14th and ends April 18th. Research and implementation grants in the amount of $5,000 to $30,000 application period is July 10th to August 28th.

California is planning for a Silent Auction at the November education event. More information will be forthcoming. Chapters are also being asked to donate at least $1 per member for the ENStrong Challenge. Inland Empire kicked off a chapter challenge pledging $!.50 per member resulting in other chapters pledging more per member amounts. Results will be revealed at the State Council meeting in May.

Prizes for today’s Opportunity Drawing were donated by Superior and Sacramento Chapters, Kara Davis, Judy Scott, Mindy Elayda, Queenie Jill, Loreen Gutierrez, Julie Rossie and Diane Schertz. Your generosity is deeply appreciated (and apologies if anyone was inadvertently left off this list). We were able to raise $913 and a $100 pledge.

Respectfully submitted, Diane M Schertz, BS, RN, FAEN

August 2022

Chapter/Committee News:

1. The 2022 ENStrong final report is as follows:
a. A total of $311,00 was raised. (Texas #1 with $42, 321 and California #5 with $16,519)
b. California was #8 in the Team Challenge. Shelbie Rogers #1 and Orange Coast/Jillian Lee #3 in the Social Media Category and Diane Schertz #4 in Recruiting.

2. The “Recharge” Virtual Silent Auction will be held the month prior to Annual Meeting. California donated the Recharge YOUR Senses Package. Valued over $500 contains windchimes (hearing), virtual reality headset (sight), essential oil aroma diffuser (smell), Blue Diamond almonds (taste), Shiatsu massage chair pad (touch) and a book on Mindfulness.

3. The CalENA Board donated $5,000 to the Judith C. Kelleher Endowment.

4. There will be two fundraising efforts in November. The Education Day Opportunity Drawing will raise funds for the 911 Endowment. The State Council Opportunity Drawing will begin the 2023 ENStrong fundraising. (Reminder-Channel Islands, Kern County and Mid Valley Chapters assigned for prizes for SC)

5. Huge thanks to Lynn Visser for the donation of books which raised $73 and to San Francisco, East Bay and Loma Pieta chapters, Judy Scott, Louise Hummel, Shelbie Rogers, Patrice Christensen and Diane Schertz for today’s Opportunity Drawing Prizes which raised $480.

6. THANKS to all who participated today in raising a total for $553 for ENAF’s Judith C. Kelleher Endowment!!

May 2022
1. As of May 19,2022, ENStrong2022 has raised $244,190 of the $300,000 goal. Texas ENA leads with $37,978 donated. California ENA is in 6th place with $9,155 pending chapter donations. Reminder that the Board suggested that each chapter donate $2 per member. Chapters need to notify Treasurer Angela Musciello to transfer funds before May 31st. Orange Coast Chapter is currently tied for 1st place with 80 points for Social Media Postings.
2. The ENA Foundation will be sponsoring a Virtual Silent Auction which will begin in August and close during the Annual Meeting. The theme will be RECHARGE. California will participate with a donation. Request suggestions for a prize to fit this theme. Please forward to Diane Schertz at dischertz@comcast.net by 30 June,
3. August State Council Opportunity Drawing will raise funds for the Judith C. Kelleher Endowment.
4. In November we are considering doing a Silent Auction at the Education Event in Yosemite. The State Council Opportunity Drawing will raise funds for the 911 Endowment.
5.Today’s Opportunity Drawing at the State Council meeting raised $860 for the ENStrong2022 challenge. Thank you all for the awesome support and thanks to all for the numerous donation of prizes!!- LA Chapter, Laura Gutierrez, Orange Coast Chapter, Julie Rossie, David Samuelson, Judy Scott, Shelbie Rogers, Cal ENA Board, Diane Schertz and anyone else I may have missed. You are all so generous in your support of scholarships and research grants from the ENA Foundation programs.

March 2022

1. The Emergency Nurses Association Foundation (ENAF) is accepting applications for Academic Scholarships until April 29, 2022 and EN22 Annual Conference Scholarships until April 18, 2022.
2. The ENA/Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant submission closes March 28, 2022.
3. Submission for Seed Grants opens on September 12 and closes October 21, 2022.
4. The ENStrong Challenge kicked off at Leadership Orientation the end of January and ends May 31, 2022. State Councils, Chapters and individuals may join the Challenge by visiting ENAF or ENStrong @ ena.org. Donations will support scholarships, continuing education and research and may be made at: p2p.one cause.com/enstrong2022/team/california-state-council or visit ena.org and search find my team at ENStrong. The goal is $300,000 and $129,416 has been raised so far with Texas on top of the Leader Board having donated more than $36,000.
5. Thanks to the following for donation of gifts for today’s Opportunity Drawing: Kara Davis and Superior Chapter, Judy Scott, and Sacramento Chapter, Mindy Elayda, Krystal Scott, Blossom Inuenwi, Mary Gannon and Diane Schertz. We raised $575 for ENStrong. Much appreciation to today’s attendees for your support of the Foundation!

January 2022

1. ENStrong Campaign (State Challenge) will kick off at the State and Chapter Leadership Orientation in Charleston, SC at the end of January and runs through to May 31, 2022. California will pledge $10,000 but of course we want to raise as much money as possible in support of the Foundation. Last year we raised over $27,000. The online donation format will probably continue as it was used last year-more information to follow.

2. Thanks to Inland Empire Chapter and Diane Schertz for donation of prizes for today’s Opportunity Drawing which raised $295 for ENStrong.

3. Prize donation for the next State Council meeting will be the responsibility of the Sacramento and Superior Chapters.

March 2020

Committee reviewed suggested edits to draft Proclamation template. Debby Rogers will complete changes and develop a procedure on how to engage officials to initiate a Proclamation. These will be forwarded to chapters to use in their local jurisdictions. National ENA has renewed the Membership Challenge for 50,000 members for our 50th year. Various levels of rewards may be found on www.ena.org. California ENA currently has 4707 members with a goal to reach at least 5000 members by Annual Meeting in September. We encourage each chapter and their Fellows to donate memberships to use in recruiting new members. Diane Schertz will work with Janet Williams to determine how the Board wants to implement the 50th Grant Scholarship. One suggestion was that it be used to help mitigate expenses for one member to attend EN 2020. Chris Hewitt and Sarah Wells have investigated doing a 5K event in Monterey on Saturday May 16th following State Council. Working with officials in Monterey revealed the need for insurance. After discussion, the committee decides to make this a less formal event. Individuals interested in participating will meet in the hotel lobby on Friday May 15th at 0630 for a 3K walk prior to the Chapter Rep meeting. Committee continues discussion about possible CA 50th Anniversary merchandise to sale at Annual Meeting. East Bay and San Francisco Chapters have already committed to selling items for their chapters. This item remains open for further investigation. In interest of time, discussion on the November Gala was tabled. Also noted, there has been little response from New York concerning a joint event with California at Annual Meeting. National ENA 5oth Anniversary Video Challenge was presented at State and Chapter Leadership Orientation (SCLO). ENA members or groups may submit a less than three minute video showcasing ENA’s 50th Anniversary. Winning video will be shown during Opening Session in Las Vegas. Desiree Hadden (Palomar Medical Center in Escondido CA) has taken the lead on California’s submission which will highlight our 5 decades. She has arranged for a videographer on Sunday, May 3rd at 5 AM. Those wishing to participate should RSVP to her for further information: desireern1@gmail.com

January 2020
The Emergency Nurses Association Foundation’s 2020 State Challenge Campaign kicks off today and runs through May 31st with the theme ENSTRONGer. 2. Today’s prize donations are greatly appreciated from Orange Coast Chapter, San Diego Chapter, Julie Rossie and Diane Schertz. 3. Currently, $620 are available for the State Challenge and today’s opportunity drawing raised an additional $615. Thanks to all for your generous support.

50th Anniversary Celebration Committee – January 2020
1. Debby Rogers has written a draft Proclamation and requests editorial input from members. 2. State Council attendees received pens and ENA M&M “prescriptions”. Each chapter representative received a packet of pen for their chapters. Inscription on pens state “California ENA State Council celebrates ENA @ 50 and visionary founders Anita Dorr, RN and Judith Kelleher, RN”. 3. State and Chapter Leaders Orientation (SCLO) attendees will receive pens and ENA M&M “prescriptions” from Cal ENA and hand sanitizers from the San Diego Chapter. 4. Thanks to Desiree Hadden and the San Diego Chapter for the “70’s” History Display for the committee’s Decades Project. 5. Chapters are planning local 50th Anniversary celebrations. 6. Screening of “In Case of Emergency” film will be Friday at SCLO with the Premiere in New York during Nurses Week. Future plans for individual state showings are pending further coordination with Carolyn Jones Productions. 7. Diane Schertz donated Judith Kelleher/Anita Dorr Portraits to California ENA Board and each chapter to use at meetings and 50th Anniversary events.

ENA Foundation’s State Challenge

Check out the ENA Foundation’s State Challenge page at https://www.ena.org/foundation/fundraising/Pages/StateChallenge.aspx

Diane Schertz
Cal ENAFundraiser