President’s Message – December

Thank you to P/SL Medical Center for hosting the November Chapter meeting and to IMS for sponsoring the dinner and the speaker.  Thanks also to Rebecca Loptien for covering in my absence. 

This will be the first year that we are taking a two month winter break in the meeting schedule so just a reminder the next Chapter meeting will be February 9th at the new St. Anthony’s Central Hospital.   I will update this message as we get closer to the meeting with the call in information so check back in January.

Congratulations to the delegates selected for 2012 Congress.  Please remember to send your Congress registration information to Karin Underberg so that we can register everyone at the group rate.

We need Colorado themed donation items for the basket we will donate to the AORN Foundation Silent Auction held at Congress.  Please bring your items to the February meeting as the Foundation would like them turned in by mid-February. 

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of the Chicago AORN Chapter meetings in December.  I was looking forward to observing their meeting and seeing if there were any takeaways that I could learn from them.  What I came away with was that I am very thankful for our Chapter and for how we are a well oiled machine thanks to all the committee chairs and Board members who dedicate numerous volunteer hours to our organization.  Thank you to the Board members who take care of the business and finances of the organization as well as look towards the future of our Chapter; thank you to those involved with fundraising like the annual golf tournament to support our delegates; thank you to those that work on providing education for our Fall Workshop and monthly Chapter meetings and thanks to the members who attend the monthly meetings and other events.  We are a vibrant Chapter and we have a lot to be thankful for. 

I hope all of you enjoy the holidays and I look forward to seeing in you February! 

Happy Holidays!

Tammy Woolley