May 1, 2011
Once again, the annual WARN all day conference was a huge success. The speakers presented information that we can all use in our daily practice, the location and the food was great, and the vendors had new products to share. The best part of the conference for me is the opportunity to see old friends and to make some new friends. I enjoyed seeing all of you. Thank you to the WARN board of directors for planning the event.
As I write this letter, nurse’s day is just around the corner. My hospital is planning several events for next week. Our theme this year centers around Children’s Hospital nurses in the local community, as well as the larger community in the states and around the world. Several nurses had the opportunity to video tape their experiences that will be presented at the Nurse’s Week program on Monday May 9th. I was asked to speak about my experience in Guatemala. One of the stories that I shared was about Ishmael—you will find that story here.
This is also a time of reflection and for giving thanks to all of you who give of yourselves each and every day. Thank you for all that you do at your facility, in your community locally and around the globe.
This is also the time of year that WARN holds its annual election. If you are interested in running for an office the application forms are on the web site. We are in need of a
president elect, a program co-chair and a nomination/membership chair. If you are interested in any of these roles, you can call me at 414-467-6971. Any of the other board members would also be able to answer your questions. Being on the board is a rewarding opportunity—please consider running for an office.
Our next conference is August 17th—Marshfield WI. Hope to see you there.