AACN News—February 2005—Chapters

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Vol. 22, No. 2, JANUARY 2005


Coastal Bend Chapter Leads Member Recruitment Campaign


The Coastal Bend Chapter of AACN has mounted a commanding lead in AACN’s Critical Links Member-Get-A-Member Campaign. Its total of 87 new members recruited since the campaign began May 1 is more than double that of the second-place Old Salem Chapter, whose total was 42.

They were among chapters whose recruitment efforts have contributed to the total of 2,978 new members in the campaign, which ends March 31.

Other top totals are the Greater Birmingham Chapter and the Greater St. Louis Chapter, both with 37 new members recruited; the Greater Washington Area Chapter, with 34; the Greater Miami Area Chapter, Chattanooga Scenic City Chapter and Brooklyn Chapter, all with 26; the Greater Raleigh Area Chapter, with 23; the Greater Reading Chapter, with 21; and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, with 20.

The Rewards
Chapters participating in the campaign are eligible for prizes that include one complimentary NTI registration to be drawn each month. In addition, the chapters with the largest increase in membership and with the largest percentage increase in members during the campaign will again receive $250 gift certificates toward the purchase of AACN products or services, as well as a recognition certificate.

The Greater Birmingham Chapter received the complimentary NTI registration in the monthly prize drawing for December.

Other Efforts
Other chapters that have recruited new members are:
Alameda Contra Costa Chapter, Albuquerque Chapter, Ancient City Chapter, Atlanta Area Chapter, Broward County Chapter, Carolina Dogwood Chapter, Central Indiana
Chapter, Central Iowa Chapter, Central Minnesota Area Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Central Savannah River Chapter, Charleston West Virginia Chapter, Charlestowne Chapter, Chattahoochee Valley Chapter, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Coastal Chapter, Cumberland Valley Chapter,

Dallas County Chapter, DelMarVa Chapter, Denver Chapter, East Central Illinois Chapter, Fairbanks NorthStar Chapter, First Coast Chapter, Greater Akron Area Chapter, Greater Austin Area Chapter, Greater Boston Chapter, Greater Chicago Area Chapter, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Greater East Texas Chapter, Greater Evansville Chapter, Greater Flint Area Chapter, Greater Fort Worth Area Chapter, Greater Joliet Area Chapter, Greater Long Beach Orange County Chapter, Greater Louisville Chapter, Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter, Greater New Orleans Chapter, Greater Phoenix Area Chapter, Greater Portland Chapter, Greater Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter, Greater Tampa Bay Chapter, Greater Toledo Area Chapter, Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter, Hangzhou China Chapter, Heart of Georgia Chapter, Heart of the Piedmont Chapter, Heartland Chapter, High Sierra Chapter, Hill City Chapter, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, Kaw Valley Area Chapter,

Merrimack Valley Chapter, Miami Beach Chapter, Minot Roughrider Chapter, Mobile Bay Area Chapter, Mohawk Valley Chapter, Montana Big Sky Chapter, New Jersey Capital Chapter, New York City Chapter, North Central Florida Chapter, North Central Pennsylvania Chapter, North Central Wisconsin Chapter, North Valley Chapter, Northeast Arizona Chapter, Northeast Indiana Chapter, Northeastern Michigan Chapter, Northern Colorado Chapter, Northern Illinois Chapter, Northwest Georgia Chapter, Northwest Washington Evergreen Chapter, Ocean State Chapter, Pacific Crest Regional Chapter, Palm Beach County Chapter, Palmetto Chapter, Paso Del Norte Chapter, Peninsula Chapter, Piedmont Carolinas Chapter, Riverbend Chapter, San Diego Area Chapter, San Fernando Valley Chapter, San Francisco Chapter, Siouxland Chapter, Smoky Mountain Chapter, South Central Connecticut Chapter, South Central Wisconsin Chapter, Southeast Michigan Chapter, Southern Arizona Chapter, Southern Colorado Chapter, Southern New Hampshire Chapter, Southern Shore Chapter, Spindletop Chapter, Spokane Chapter, Suffolk County Chapter, Suspension Bridge Chapter, Tidewater Chapter, Triangle Chapter, Vermont Green Mountain Chapter, Volusia Flagler Chapter, West Michigan Chapter, White River Chapter.

Welcome to the North Central Pennsylvania Chapter!


Welcome to the North Central Pennsylvania Chapter in the Bloomsburg, Pa., area. The chapter officers are:
President—Geri Ann Jones, RN, ADN, CCRN
President-elect—Deborah Erdman, RN, BS, BSN
Secretary—Barbara Spatzer, RN, ADN
Treasurer—Susan Artman, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN

Welcome to the Tri-County Chapter!


Welcome to the Tri-County Chapter of AACN, serving the Venice, Fla., area. Chapter officers are:
President—Kathy Kater, RN, MSN, CCRN, ARNP
President-elect—Vivian Cruz, RN, BS, BSN, PCCN
Secretary—Debra Rochester, RN, ADN
Treasurer—Cynthia Jacobs, RN, CCRN

What's on Tap


Connecticut
The South Central Connecticut Chapter will present a program titled “DVT: Current Clinical Considerations” on March 29 at the Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange. For more information, contact Carla Hannon at (203) 789-3220; e-mail channon@srhs.org.

Georgia
The Atlanta Area Chapter will present a program titled “Setting the Pace in Cardiovascular Nursing” on March 29 and 30 at Emory Conference Center.
For more information, contact Mary Zellinger at (404) 712-4661; e-mail, mary_zellinger@emoryhealthcare.org.

Illinois
The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present a program titled “Taking Charge of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia” on Feb. 16 at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. For more information, contact Charlene Cioe at (708) 352-1200, ext. 4939; e-mail, Charlene.Cioe@AHSS.org.

The Greater Chicago Area Chapter will present a program titled “Hepatic Failure” on March 8 at Resurrection Medical Center. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio at (847) 722-4354; e-mail, gcac_aacn@yahoo.com.

The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present its Midwest Conference March 13 through 16 in Arlington Heights. For more information, contact Jodi Gunther at (847) 526-5865; e-mail, jlg0618@aol.com.

Michigan
The West Michigan Chapter will present a program titled “Legal Issues in Critical Care” on Feb. 21 at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Grand Rapids. For more information, call (616) 752-7055; e-mail, wmc.info@aacn.org.

The West Michigan Chapter will present a program titled “Legal Issues in Critical Care” on Feb. 21 at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Grand Rapids. For more information, call (616) 752-7005; e-mail, wmc.info@aacn.org.

Missouri
The Greater St. Louis Chapter will present its 23rd annual symposium on March 10 and 11 at the St. Louis Convention Center. For more information, contact Karen Zahn at (314) 268-2700, ext.. 2940; e-mail, kkz@sbcglobal.net

New York
The Brooklyn Chapter will present a program titled “New Trends in Airway Management” on March 17. For more information, contact (718) 692-1512; e-mail,
desfra33@yahoo.com.

Tennessee
The Smoky Mountain Chapter will present its Critical Care Spring Conference and Workshop on March 11 at the Radisson Hotel, Knoxville. For more information,
contact Deb Moroney at (865) 977-4729; e-mail, deb@moroney.org.

Washington
The Mt. Rainier Chapter will present a CCRN Review Feb. 24 and 25 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma. For more information, contact Dianne Long at (206) 277-3651; e-mail, longsofwa@comcast.net.

The Northwest Washington Evergreen Chapter will present a program titled “Mechanical Ventilatory Support and Pulmonary Care” on March 9 at the Hawthorne Suites, Arlington.

Wisconsin
The South Central Wisconsin Chapter will present a CCRN Review Course on March 31 and April 1 at the Bishop O’Connor Center, Madison. For more information, contact Eunice Simmons at (608) 258-6790; e-mail, eunice_simmons@ssmhc.com.

Is your chapter planning a program or special event? Submit your information online at www.aacn.org.