May President’s Message

Thank you to North Suburban Medical Center and Phil and Nancy for hosting the April meeting.  Great turnout!  Also thanks to Ansell for sponsoring the dinner and for sponsoring the speaker.

Election results of new officers and board members were announced.  Congratulations to Julie Mower (President-Elect); Julie Martin (Secretary); Board of Directors (Cathy Andrews, and Dee Claassen); and Nominating Committee (Amanda Brown, April Erbland, Jane Fulton-Junge). 

You should have received the May meeting postcard reminder about the DAORN 60th Anniversary dinner to be held at St. Joe’s.  Send your RSVP to Eileen Fraser by May 4th at  Price at the door is $10 and guest are welcome.  If you RSVP but fail to show up for the dinner, we will still need to collect the money from you to offset the cost of the meals reserved.  If you have suggestions for awards or would like to nominate members for this years Chapter awards, please contact Mary Jo Sterret ASAP so they can be recognized at the dinner on May 10th. 

Save the date for the Bill Lord Golf Tournament to be held June 4th at the Ranch Country Club.  Bring donations for the silent auction to the May meeting or contact Ellen Lord or Gerry Hopkins.  This is the Chapter’s major fund raiser of the year and proceeds go to support our delegates, allow members to take advantage of educational opportunities and help us provide nursing scholarships. 

This year has flown by and we have accomplished a lot.  Thanks so much to all the committee chairs, committee members,  and Board members for all yoursupport and countless hours of volunteerism.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as President.  We will have installation of incoming officers at the May meeting.  Rebecca Loptien will be the incoming President.  Rebecca is going to prepare a survey for the membership for the May meeting.  The Board will review survey responses at the summer meeting to assist in planning for the upcoming year.  The goal is to creatively meet members needs and the Board appreciates any constructive feedback that you would like to provide. 

Hope to see all of you at the May meeting. 

Tammy Woolley