Call for nominations for President of our Chapter
As those of you at our January meeting heard, I have been told by James Lawrence, President of the State UAPRN, that I can not serve as our Chapter President while serving as Secretary of CAPRN, since he believes this to be a conflict of interest. I have therefore chosen to stay with CAPRN, where I will strive to make a real difference to improve the poor conditions in Georgia for underserved patients, APRN students, and licensed APRNs. Many of you have already signed up for APRN Days at the capitol and read my posts on caprn.org. I hope to continue to bring you the information you need to know, and hope you will get involved in the decisions that shape our future.
I have asked my current officers, but none of them is currently able to take the on the role of President. We therefore held a call for nominations at our January meeting, and one person volunteered. To be fair to those not in attendance, I will now open nominations to all paid full members. I would encourage someone who has frequent access to pharmaceutical representatives, as we are fully dependent upon them to fund our meetings. This job can take as little or as much time as you are willing to put in to it, but arranging the monthly meetings is a minimum requirement.
If you have a nomination, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominees must be Georgia licensed APRNs and full members of our Chapter. Please include a brief biography (no more than 150 words) with your graduate degree(s) and year(s), previous experience in leadership, and current work situation. All nominations must be received by February 7th. Elections will occur between February 8th and February 10th, via a ballot that will be sent to all paid members. The new President will be announced at our next meeting February 11th. Sorry for the short notice, but we do not yet have a March meeting arranged. Please vote as soon as you get the ballot!
I have been honored to help revive this previously defunct Chapter over the last two and a half years, and enjoyed working with all of you. I hope that you enjoyed our meetings and postings, and that the webpage resources I have shared will continue to help APRNs for many years to come. You are a wonderful and talented group of providers.
All my best,
Julie Hannah, FNP-C