Northeast Region Officers – Search for Vice President and Secretary
Contact Alicia LePard at the email below if interested, no later than 03/01/2017
Meetings – Next Meeting 08/01/2017
The Northeast Wyoming Region meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month except June and December at 6:30pm Mountain.
Meetings are held virtually by accessing NEW Region WNA Monthly Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/246946267 using video and audio technology from the comfort of your home and office! Tablet or desktop accessible. SmartPhone app in your app store as well!
If you prefer to be with others, you are welcome to be physically present at 405 W. Boxelder Rd Suite B-8 Gillette, WY 82718. Please RSVP a space to firstname.lastname@example.org so the WELCOME mat is laid out and the lights are on!
If you’d rather phone in, please Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 246 946 267
Meeting News – July 2017
The July meeting of the NEW WNA convened at 1837h online and was attended by A. Le Pard, A. Raga, J. Vaughn-Rasp, G. Reed, S. Howard.
Presidents report was a quick overview of fall convention, membership status and fiances. Introduction to ANA Foundation Healthy Nurse, Health Nation http://www.healthynursehealthynation.org/
Elections are upon us – commencing July 15 thru July 30 for the position of President and Treasurer. Tobi Lyon Moore will send out ballots. Anne Raga agrees to vet the consent to serve from the nominees.
Membership engagement was discussed. A plan to create a forum for learning more about our professional opportunities as well as educational offerings is being developed. Equally, more opportunities to create scholarship funds is being explored using a virtual forum (bake sale, virtual run/walk event). We are asking for a professional commitment from each member in the Region to accomplish this, either as a resource or to find resources. Again, we are actively trying to find a forum that each member can spotlight nursing in a way of giving back to the community. Examples include BP checks during Nurses Week, Medication Reconciliation at the local Senior Center, donating a day at the local Food Bank or Soup Kitchen. The goal would be a coordinated group effort across the Region, but also to tally the individual work each of us does.
Meeting adjorned at 1905hours.
Meeting News – May 2017
No minutes recorded due to a lack of secretary. FEEL FREE TO SEND IN FOR THE POSITION, contact President using the above email link
Meeting News – April 2017
The April meeting of NEW WNA occurred via Zoom with an in-house attendance of Alicia LePard, Brenna Kirsch, online with Rose Rennell, Anne Raga, Dee Gilson and Josie LeMaster.
Rose reported that the refrigerator and plaque for the refrigerator was sent to Gillette College for the simulation lab.
The annual Nurses Fun Run will be held on the 9th of March (Tuesday) at Dalby Park in Gillette.
Fall WNA convention is slated in Laramie starting 09/21/2017 with Pam Cipriano in a Town Hall meeting on 9/20. This years them is Healthy Nurse Health Wyoming.
Request for nomination and scholarships are due 4/15/2017, send to email@example.com
Josie LeMaster has agreed to fill out a Consent to Serve for the position of Vice President. Position of secretary is still open.
Meeting News – March 2017
The March meeting of NEW WNA occurred via Zoom with an in-house attendance in Gillette of Sue Howard, Alicia LePard and guest Elizabeth Crawford, nursing student at Gillette College AND University of Wyoming BSN program. Rose Rennell attended via video link! Budget is stable and no changes are anticipated after the purchase of refrigerator and plaque for Gillette College’s Nursing Simulation Lab.
A Call to serve was sent to the members to fill the vacant positions of Vice President and Secretary after a lack of response posted on the Region page.
Sue Howard reported that the Governor has cut all funding for the Preventative Maintenance Organizations in the state. June 30, 2017 will show a close to tobacco cessation, alcohol cessation, suicide prevention programs funded by the state/federal grants.
A Monkey Survey is posted here and has been sent to membership to inquire to needs and wants of the 2017 Nurses Week event.
The Northeast Wyoming Region of the Wyoming Nurses Association hosts several scholarships annually. Deadline is April 1, 2017!
High school students interested in a healthcare career as a nurse are invited to apply through Campbell County High School, Wright High School, Newcastle High School, Crook County High School, Sheridan High School and Buffalo High School. One scholarship for a high school student for $500 is offered each year and is paid directly to the institution the recipient is attending.
College students already enrolled in a health career program are invited to apply for up to $500.
Meeting News – February 2017
The Feb. meeting of the NEW Region occurred via Zoom!. Attendees included Alicia LePard, Rose Rennell, Sue Howard, Gwen Reed and Brenna Kirsch. The group voted on and approved spending money to buy Gillette College Nursing Program a tissue samples refrigerator for their new Sim Lab. Sue Howard and Brenna Kirsch graciously agreed to function as a Scholarship Review committee for this year’s high school and nursing scholarships. Possibilities for the 2017 Nurses Week Awards night include Buffalo, Sheridan and Gillette.
Meeting News – January 2017
The last meeting of the NEW Region of WNA met online on 01/10/2017. Rose Rennell, treasurer and Alicia Le Pard, president were in attendance. The meeting was brief, and authorization was approved for sending a planter to Northeast Wyoming Community College’s new Nursing Simulation Center in Gillette for their Grand Opening on 01/11/2017.