President’s Message – April 2017

President’s Message for April 2017


As I am writing this message some of our members are returning from this year’s AORN Global Conference in Boston.  I hope the meeting met your expectations as far as education, work of the organization, meeting old and new friends and mostly having fun.


Our month is very busy for our chapter and I hope that all of you are ready to support are biggest fundraiser, the workshop!  As of this writing, our registration numbers remain extremely low.  Please talk up the workshop.  We need this to be well supported by you the membership!


I would like to encourage you to promote our Bill Lord Scholarship which will be presented during our annual golf tournament in June.  Are you attending school for an advance degree in nursing or do you know someone who is?  We are always excited to present these scholarships as this is one of our goals of our chapter.  All of the information and forms are on the DAORN


Speaking of the golf tournament…Gerry Hopkins is accepting items for the silent auction.  You are welcome to bring these items to the April meeting.  I am accepting goodies for the golfer gift bags as well.  Suggested items would be small snacks, lip balm, kleenix.


I look forward to seeing you at our April DAORN Meeting being held at Lutheran Hospital on Saturday April 15th.

Breakfast and Networking – 0800-0830

Education – 0830-0930

Business Meeting – 0945-1030


Upcoming Events:

DAORN Workshop – April 21 – Lowery Center- Registration Deadline April 14, 2017

Deadline for the Bill Lord Scholarship Applications – April 30

Bill Lord Golf Tournament – June 12



Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President