President’s Message – September 2016

As our year begins in earnest with DAORN, I would like to encourage each of you to not lose sight of our goal when caring for the surgical patient. The upcoming theme for the 2017 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is titled The Power of You.  As I plan for our coming year I’d like to capitalize on the theme. You as a professional have the responsibility to continue your professional growth. You have the ability to participate in your professional organization. You have the responsibility to utilize Evidenced Based Practice in the delivery of patient care.

DAORN can help you to achieve the above mentioned responsibilities with our monthly meetings offering a variety of great educational presentations. We are always looking for volunteers to support our Fall Workshop and the Bill Lord Golf Tournament.  These activities support educational grants for our nurses as well as scholarships for student nurses. We will continue to offer opportunities to participate by hosting two meetings on a Saturday during the year.  As well you can call in to our meetings using Ready Talk.  The information is available on our website I would like to capitalize on last year’s sharing of Good Catches with a Clinical Hot Topic to discuss at each of our meetings.  I would encourage you to be a part of something bigger, which is DAORN.

We will be discussing proposed Bylaw Changes.  Here are the changes to be discussed:

Proposed changes to our bylaws will be discussed at our September Meeting. They are as follows:

Article VI-Section 1A The Nominating Committee consists of at least five(5) members each serving for a term of two(2) years.

Article VII-Section 2 B  Voting is by ballot. The date for both elections shall be announced.

Article VII-Section 3 B The Treasurer, Secretary, and two (2) of the Board of Directors shall be elected for a term of two(2) years and shall serve until their successors have assumed office. There will be a total of three(3) Board of Directors.

Article VII –Section 3 C The one(1) Board of Director shall be elected in the alternate year for a two(2) year term and shall serve until their successor has assumed office

Article VII-Section 4 A The President-elect immediately assumes office

Article VII-Section 4 B President-elect: A vacancy in the office of President-elect is filled (remainder of verbiage stays the same)

Voting by membership of these changes will be at our October Meeting.


See you September 8th at Lowery Surgery Center for our first Chapter Meeting. See for dinner and networking at 1730.


September’s Hot Topic to Discuss- Surgical Attire and the ACS Response


Save the Date:

Fall Workshop- Saturday November 19th – Details to Come


I look forward to a great year and I hope you will demonstrate The Power of You by becoming involved!


Lesia Hatlestad

President DAORN