NPANA elections news and annual conference update
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Dear NPANA Members,
I hope that you are enjoying your summer, being able to get out and experience the warmth and sunshine. We have a sense of optimism as we look forward to gathering in person!
We recently had our board of directors meeting. We are planning to meet in person this fall in Billings, Montana. The fall conference is October 2-3. Lois Schick, one of the national speakers, will be featured. Ronda Dyer, the Region 1 director, will also be speaking. There are many local speakers that are planned. Further details will be available on the website. I am excited to gather with colleagues and friends. It has been a long time!
The other exciting news is our upcoming elections. The voting process will soon be sent to you. We have some amazing candidates. Their biographies will be featured on the correspondence. Lisa Spragins is the education coordinator candidate. She is a recent transfer from Georgia. We have 3 candidates for secretary: Tara Neumann from Spokane; Nina Every from Gig Harbor, Washington; and Tara Menon from West Linn, Oregon.
This year, there are still scholarships available to attend conferences, tuition scholarships and humanitarian scholarships. Please refer to the website for more details or print the application here: NPANA Scholarship Application 2021. We would also like to clarify that if you haven’t heard back in 1-2 weeks, please email us again. Also, members have expressed concern in the time commitment to volunteer with NPANA. There is the scholarship and research committees and helping with the newsletter, neither which requires tremendous amount of time. The willingness to serve form can be printed from here: NPANA Willingness to Serve Committees.
I am looking forward to seeing you this fall! We have so much to share and learn from each other. Also, on Friday evening before the conference, we will have a gathering. Further details to follow.
Happy summer! Remember to watch for the election information in your email.
Lori Erni, RN, CCRN, CPAN