President’s Message April 2018
Snow on April 2nd, then 70 degrees on April 3rd. What a crazy spring we have had so far.
Your chapter delegates went to sunny New Orleans to represent you and other perioperative nurses from around the world. It was a very exciting meeting with discussions of new technology, best perioperative practices, perioperative issues/concerns and motivational speakers to re-ignite our perioperative passion. I encourage each of you to attend our April meeting for a recap of what was discussed, voted on and other valuable information that impacts your perioperative profession.
Kay Ball, President-Elect and I attended the Chapter Leadership Workshop in New Orleans and have numerous ideas to re-energize our chapter. I encourage you to attend our April meeting to hear about the 2018 AORN Expo and the new and exciting incentives for new and current members as well as exploring the many benefits (including free CEs) for all AORN members.
It is with great sadness that I inform the membership of AORN of Central Ohio that we had no nominations for the offices of President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary. Therefore, there will be no elections this year. So what does that mean? Per our current Bylaws, we need to have a minimum of three chapter officers, President, Vice President or President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer to remain an active chapter of AORN. We currently have a President-Elect (Kay Ball), Treasurer (Paula Blue) and one Board member (myself as Past-President). We have a membership of over 200 members. Are you a potential chapter leader?
Please join us at our April meeting on Tuesday, April 10th to explore our options.
Jean Zahir has offered to become the new editor for our newsletter. Thank You Jean!!!
Jeanne LaFountain, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN of Central Ohio (#3603) Chapter President
SPEAKING OF VOTING…… March 2018
It is that time of year again to vote for your Chapter officers. The following positions will be open for nominations (March 1-19). See the attached nomination form and position responsibilities. The online election for officers will be held March 19 – April 9.
Central Ohio AORN Offices open for nomination/election:
Board of Directors (1)
Please consider getting involved with your professional organization. It is not much work when we all pull together as a team. We are looking for new energy and ideas. If you are unable to attend the March meeting, please send me an email with your willingness to serve and what position you would like to be on the ballot.
Jeanne LaFountain MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
Central Ohio AORN
Serving Central Ohio's periOperative Nurses