AACN News—November 2003—Chapters

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Vol. 20 No. 11, NOVEMBER 2003

Chapter Recruitment Totals Help Boost Campaign to 1,814 New AACN Members

Florida's Volusia Flagler Chapter edged into the lead in AACN's Critical Links membership drive by recruiting nine new members during September. Its new total of 26 new members brings the total number recruited by individuals and chapters to 1,814 since the campaign began May 1.

The chapters recruiting the most new members and reporting the largest percentage increase when the campaign ends March 31 will each receive a $250 gift certificate toward the purchase of AACN resources. In addition, participating chapters are entered into a prize drawing each month for one complimentary NTI registration. The winner for September was the Old Salem Chapter.

Following are the recruitment totals for other chapters participating in the campaign:
� Smoky Hill Chapter (24), Greater Miami Area Chapter (23), Houston Gulf Coast Chapter (20), Atlanta Area Chapter (19), Triangle Chapter (18), Old Salem Chapter (16), First Coast Chapter (14), Greater East Texas Chapter (12), Greater Washington Area Chapter (12), Abilene Area Chapter (11), Chattanooga-Scenic City Chapter (11).
� Recruiting 10 members were the Greater Joliet Area Chapter, Ocean State Chapter, San Diego Area Chapter and Tennessee Valley Chapter.
� Recruiting nine members were the Capital Region Chapter and Greater Birmingham Chapter.
� Recruiting eight members were the Minot Roughrider Chapter, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter and Washtenaw County Chapter.
� Recruiting seven new members were the Central Arkansas Chapter and Mobile Bay Area Chapter.
� Recruiting six new members were the East Carolina Chapter, Gulf Coast Magnolia Chapter, Head of the Lakes Chapter, Lake Champlain Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Palm Beach County Chapter, Peninsula Chapter, Suburban Cook County Chapter and Western Connecticut Chapter.
� Recruiting five new members were the Broward County Chapter, Coastal Chapter, Greater Evansville Chapter, Mid-Cumberland Chapter and Siouxland Chapter.
� Recruiting four new members were the Brooklyn Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Hangzhou China Chapter, Metropolitan Orlando Chapter, North Central Florida Chapter and Northwest Georgia Chapter.
� Recruiting three new members were the Greater Austin Area Chapter, Heart of the Piedmont Chapter, Piedmont Carolinas Chapter, Southern Arizona Chapter and West Michigan Chapter.
� Recruiting two new members were the Central Ohio Chapter, Greater Reading Chapter, Greater Richmond Area Chapter, Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter, Houston Texas Chapter, Inland Empire Chapter, Northeast Indiana Chapter, Puget Sound Chapter, San Fernando Valley Chapter and Southern Maine Chapter.
� Recruiting one new member was the Capital District Chapter, Chattahoochee Valley Chapter, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Greater Akron Area Chapter, Greater Boston Chapter, Greater Portland Chapter, Greater Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter, Greater Wichita Area Chapter, Heartland Chapter, Lake Erie Chapter, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Montana Big Sky Chapter, Northwest Washington Evergreen Chapter, Pacific Crest Regional Chapter, Palmetto Chapter, San Francisco Chapter, Santa Barbara County Chapter, Southeast Michigan Chapter, Spokane Chapter, Three Rivers Chapter and Vermont Green Mountain Chapter.

New Chapters Chartered in 2 States

Welcome to AACN's newest chapters. The Delmarva Chapter in Maryland and the East Carolina Chapter in North Carolina have both received their charters.

The Delmarva Chapter officers are: President-Jocelyn Fiedler, RN, BSN, CCRN; President-elect-Katherine Green, RN, BSN, CCRN; Secretary-Susan Bledsoe, RN; and Treasurer-Teresa Niblett, RN, BS, BSN. Contact the chapter at P.O. Box 1384, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.

The East Carolina Chapter officers are: President-Eric Hudimac, RN, MSN; President-elect-Janis King, RN, ADN, CCRN; Secretary-Lauren Chadwick, RN, CCRN; and Treasurer-Sharlyn Williams, RN, ADN. Contact the chapter at P.O. Box 2052, Winterville, NC 28590.

What's on Tap

The South Bay Chapter in San Jose, Calif., is sponsoring an Eastern Caribbean Cruise Jan. 4 through 11. The speaker is Maureen Harvey. CE credits are available in connection with this program. For more information, contact Kay Burtress at (800) 347-6136; e-mail, kay@piotravel.com, or Liana Hain at (831) 251-2555; e-mail, lhain@pacbell.net.

The San Diego Chapter will continue its CCRN Review on Dec. 1 and 8. For more information, contact Patricia Graham at (619) 462-9366 or visit the chapter Web site at http://www.sdaacn.org.

The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present a program titled "Cardiovascular Bio-Markers: Pathophysiology and Clinical Role of the Diagnostic Tools" on Nov. 19 at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. For more information, contact Andrea M. Kline at (773) 975-8835; e-mail, akline@childrensmemorial.org.

The Greater Chicago Area Chapter will host its Holiday Potluck Dinner and Program on Dec. 9. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio at (847) 854-8358; e-mail, gcac_aacn@yahoo.com.

The Greater Evansville Chapter will present a program titled "Advanced Practice Nursing Experiences"on Jan. 15 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Burton at (800) 852-7279.

The Eastern Iowa Chapter, in partnership with the Eli Lilly Company, will present a program titled "Continuum of Practice: From Technological Considerations to End of Life"on Nov. 17 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact Michelle M. Jones, RN, MA, CCRN, at (319) 369-7801; e-mail, jonasmm@crstlukes.com.

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter will present a program titled "Modulating the Inflammatory Response"on Dec. 9 in Cincinnati. For more information, e-mail Angela Nienaber at angelanienaber@fuse.net.

The Greater Portland Chapter will cosponsor with the Oregon Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau the 30th annual Critical Care Symposium on Nov. 20 and 21. To register, contact Kathy Anderson at (503) 590-5788; e-mail, Kanderson.gpc@verison.net.

The Greater Reading Chapter will present a program titled "Who Let the Dogs Out: How to Deal With Difficult People"on Dec. 9. For more information, e-mail Bonnie Moore at moorebl@i.netcom.com.

The Greater Reading Chapter will present a program titled "LVAD"on Jan. 14. For more information, e-mail Karen Willard at karennursekaren@aol.com.

The Abilene Area Chapter will present a program titled "CCRN Review and New Concepts"on Dec. 15 and 16 at Hendrick Medical Center. For more information, contact Paulita Narag at (325) 670-2735; e-mail, :pnarag@hendrickhealth.org.

Is your chapter planning a program or special event? Submit your information online or e-mail, Mitzi.Inman@aacn.org.

Just One Regional Meeting Remains

The Region 18 fall meeting is scheduled for Nov. 22 at the Portland Airport Sheraton, Portland, Ore. The meeting offers members and prospective members in Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington the chance to network with colleagues and learn more about AACN and its chapters.

For more information, contact Region 18 Chapter Adviser Dianne Long, RNC, MN, at (800) 394-5995, ext. 8818; e-mail, Region18@aacn.org.

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