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Dear Epsilon Mu Members,
Dear Epsilon Mu Members,
Congratulations! We are receiving the 2011 Chapter Key Award! The chapter will be receiving the key as a 2nd Time Recipient. How timely for our thirtieth anniversary! (An official congratulatory letter) from Karen Morin, President STTI, and Cathy Catrambone, Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair is attached.) CLICK HERE to listen to the Congratulatory Audio Podcast.
STTI announced that on the ten year anniversary of the presentation of the Chapter Key Award, Sigma Theta Tau International is awarding 82 Chapter Keys, the most since its creation in 1991. As the chapter’s representative, I will be accepting the award on stage at the Biennial Convention in Grapevine, Texas. Judges have provided feedback; these comments will be available for view shortly on the website.
Thank you to those of you able to vote in the latest elections! The results are in and the new executive board and officers are as follows: President: Teresa Torsney; President-Elect: Jean M. Fazio; Vice-President: Theresa Bucco, Secretary: Mary Brandt; Treasurer: Josie Marcantonio; Delegates: Mary Jane Baillie and Theresa Bucco; Counselor and Goverance Chair: Jane V. DeFazio, Counselor: Denise Gasalberti, Leadership Succession Committee: Lauren O’Hare (Chair), Margo Governo, Lisa DeSena, Marianne DiStefano; Publicity Chair and Newsletter Editor: Paula Davies Scimeca; Webmaster: Teresa Heithaus, Membership Involvement Committee Chair: Rosanne Murphy. Archivist: Marlene Streisinger. Thank you to all that volunteered to serve and much luck to you.
Congratulations New Graduates!
Continued success in your new paths and please remember STTI on your journey! We will always be here, there is a spot for you in our Chapter. Just contact us for advice or mentoring. When you are ready to take a more active role, or please consider serving when called.
Epsilon Mu had an executive board and general membership meeting. Skype was attempted, but not successful. We’ll try again next time. In the meantime, sign up for Skype and be ready for the next virtual meeting.
VIProfile: If you haven’t already, please submit your VIProfile by visiting; STTI’s website; at www.nursingsociety.org, click on Volunteer Connect; or visit; https://membership.nursingsociety.org.
Scholarship Awards: Undergraduate Scholarship goes to Lauren Pettinato; Julia Barchitta Memorial Graduate Scholarship goes to Eileen McPartlan; Dr. Annemarie Sortino Memorial Graduate Award to Sandra Nin.
Elections: By now you should have received the email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the election process information. If not, please call my cell; 917.330.8780. We will be using surveymonkey. The deadline to submit your ballot is June 5, 2011. Thank you to the candidates for their willingness to serve.
CPR for Wagner Students: Epsilon Mu is offering CPR for Wagner’s Students on Friday, Sept. 9 from 4pm – 8pm and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8am – 12 noon and 12 noon until 4pm. Volunteers are needed as instructors and helpers.
Visit Epsilon Mu’s website in The Circle, STTI’s new professional networking site! Log in athttp://thecircle.nursingsociety.org using your email address and 7-digit member number.
To volunteer or contact Epsilon Mu; email@example.com or 708.390.3478 or call my cell at 917.330.8780.
Have a great start to the summer!
Teresa Torsney, MS, RN-BC
Listen to the Epilson Mu “The Circle Welcome Message” featuring Teresa Torsney. MS, RN-BC, chapter president. Epsilon MU members are encouraged to network with members of Sigma Theta Tau International the Honor Societu of Nursing on the organization’s professional networking site, “The Cirlce.” For information on getting started in setting up your own personal account on this site CLICK HERE.
Epsilon Mu has awesome plans for 2010-2011. Next year is our 30th Anniversary we hope to apply for a Chapter Key Award.
Welcome to our newest members! Please consider participating in our Mentoring/Leadership Intern Program.
Thanks to our volunteers: Theresa Bucco, Mary Brandt, Kathy Francis and Edith Santiago-Villanueva for participating in CPR Class Fundraiser; Marlene Streisinger has diligently been compiling an updated Chapter History, Teresa Heithaus for keeping our website current; Mary Jane Baillie Jane DeFazio preparing for our Induction our executive board members faculty generously donated raffle basket for our fundraising.
The Chapter Key Award (http://www.nursingsociety.org/Awards/chapter/Pages/award_chp_key.aspx)honors is given to chapters who excel in chapter-related activities such as membership recruitment retention, publicity programming, professional leadership development, local, national international collaboration. Please share your participation in the following activities:
- leadership development programs,
- presented at professional nursing or interdisciplinary meetings, conferences or forums,
- provide a program or activity/project focused on increasing community awareness of nursing knowledge /or increasing community awareness of health promotion prevention of illness,
- dialogue with nurse leaders or professional associations outside your country to learn about differences in practice, education credentialing,
- service or philanthropy to non-profits groups,
- provide expertise or consultation to the community,
- have a relationship with nurses outside the country connected them with resources of STTI,
- develop a community of practice in the local healthcare community?
You are truly an asset to our Chapter. Please share your experiences for us to be eligible for the Chapter Key Award!
If you have any questions or wish to become involved as an executive board member or volunteer for one of our community projects, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.390.3478.
Visit www.nursingsociety.org/Membership to learn about your STTI membership.
Keep in Touch,