Except for our holiday party, all meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. Dinner (optional) is at 1700, education is from 1830-1930, and the business meeting is from 1930-2130.
Chapter Report to State Council
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.