Greetings! I am honored to be in the role as your new President of AALNC. We completed a fantastic Forum in Baltimore, showcasing the new footprint of our conference. For the first time we were sold out. Thank you Committee, headed by Mary Kay DeGeorge. We have received and reviewed the attendees surveys and they are being scrutinized for further advancement at our Forum for 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Our 2012 Committee is already at work with Debbie Pritts as our Chair. The Board continues to work hard to represent you. In recent weeks we have exhibited at NTI (Critical Care National Conference), in order to make contact with other individuals interested in our organization.Being a critical care nurse it was great to meet with so many dynamic nurses! Our webinars continue to be of interest to members and non members alike. Our social media presence is advancing to help all of you no matter where you live, be in touch. We continue to examine our budget to advance our mission of education with cost effectiveness and member coverage in mind. There will be guest bloggers this year to cover different topics of interest to you. So, let me hear from you with thoughts and ideas. Thank you for this opportunity.