May President’s Message

It is hard to believe that another year of DAORN draws to an end and it is time to install the new officers.


I want to personally thank the nominating committee for their VERY hard work.  It is a difficult task.  They did a marvelous job of presenting the list of what we needed, the qualifications and responsibilities of the positions open.  I applaud you for your professionalism in getting a slate of candidates.  Thank you to all that agreed to run.


Ellen Lord is busy planning and putting the finishing touches on the Annual Bill Lord Golf Tournament.  Peggy Camp is already hard at work for the workshop.  We are going it alone this year and focusing on topics more nursing oriented.


Save the date for these two events.


The golf tournament is June 3rd and the fall workshop is November 22nd.


A reminder to the delegates that attended congress this year; we need you to sign up to help with these two events.  Please e-mail your intent.  There is much to do behind the scenes even if you are unavailable the day of either event.  This is how we support our nursing scholarship and sending delegates to congress.


Our next meeting is May 9th at St. Anthony’s.  It is time to sign up for hosting the 2013-2014 meetings and sign up for participation on committees.  Our organization needs you.  Invite a co-worker to join you.


Your DAORN board and education chair, Peggy Camp, have spent time brainstorming new ways to approach our meetings to attract our other members.  We will have a survey for you to give us your input at the meeting in May.  We welcome all out of the box suggestions.


See you on the 9th of May.


Becky Loptien

DAORN President