2011 The Closing of a Year

Dear Members,

This time of the year is the best time for reviewing where we have been and where we are going! My blog does not reflect the amount of activity of your Board, numerous volunteers, as well as staff at SmithBucklin. Some of our accomplishments include: Website platform move with added features such as printing an invoice on the spot (give us your feedback), Multiple successful Webinar features throughout the year, Offering of free "So You Want to Be an LNC" through out the year with 150+ participants each time-my thanks to Barb Boschert, Beth Zorn and Karen Huff-my co presenters, Partnership w/IAFN leading to a quarterly Webinar series through September of 2012, Increasing our visibility by attending the national Critical Care and Emergency Nurses conferences leading to growth in our prospect lists, Finalizing our position statement with TAANA on Criminalization of Human Errors as well as our current Salary Survey, which is underway. Any member of AALNC will be given access to the results of the salary survey free as a member benefit. Have you renewed your membership? We are continuing our partnership with DRI-the Voice of the Defense Bar through on going conference involvement. Our Bylaws have been updated and approved by you-our membership. As a Board we are crafting a Strategic Plan for the organization for the coming years. Our Forum to be held in San Antonio March 30-31, 2012 will not disappoint, thanks to Debbie Pritts and her committee. I stated in my President's speech at the Forum this past March that the focus for this year will be on the nuts and bolts of this organization. I think you will agree we have gone beyond that threshold with this partial list of accomplishments.  We as a Board take the responsibility you have bestowed upon us with respect and a critical eye to the future. I will keep you posted as we go forward into 2012. For your personal holiday celebrations to come this month, the Board and I wish you the best.

Sharon

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