July 2012 Newsletter
To the great members of NTNP Metroplex West,
Happy Mid-Year! Wow, mid-July, already. Since I last wrote to the membership, The NTNP Metro West BOD has been very busy. Tami Ray is officially your new Treasurer, and Elizabeth Cisneros and Phyllis Moore are our new Special Events coordinators. We now have a new website and Facebook site! Please, check us out on http://ntnpmw.enpnetwork.com and “like” us at North Texas Nurse Practitioners Metro West on Facebook.
Kudos: Congratulations to Dr. Jan Zdanuk for being re-elected our TNP regional rep and Tami Ray for passing her boards. Welcome back Johnnie Ireland. Welcome new NP members: Laura Downey, AshleeLoewen, and student members’, Geri Jeong-Sook, Ashley Pittman,Daisy Segundo, Christopher Stern and Christy Stewart. Our prayers go out to Patti Plummer on the passing of her mother on July 5.
AANP Conference: Many of our members attended the fun filled AANP conference in Orlando last month. It was a busy, fully packed five days. We congratulate our new president, Angela K. Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP from Arizona. She has big plans for AANP. With the proposed plan to join the forces of the AANP and ACNP, the future of ANPs in the United States looks promising. We will have one very big voice, especially in Washington.
State-wide news: The TNP 24th Conference registration is open and is to be held in Austin this year. It will be at The Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, on September 6-9th. For your convenience, we have a link to the conference brochure and registration on our new website.
TNP: The TNP has announced a slight increase in the dues starting July 1. The last dues increase was in 2007. Five years later the board felt that it was necessary to increase dues for regular membership from $115 to $125, students from $55 to $60 and associate members from $100 to $110. Retired member rates will remain the same at $75. I am working with TNP to allow our members to pay for NTMP and TNP all at one time. That way there is a one-time payment for both memberships. Our dues will remain the same.
NTNP-MW: Our meeting is next Thursday, July 26, at 6:30pm at The Keg Steakhouse, (west Loop 820, exit at Bryant Irvin Rd). Please RSVP as soon as possible to Jack Montgomery 940-597-3130. We will have our “Bottle Drawing” again. This time it is champagne! This is a fun way for our chapter to raise money for TNP 2012 Advocacy Fund 100. Contributions will be used to help implement TNP's legislative agenda including advancing and protecting the profession. We will also be collecting for our “dollars for diapers” campaign. All funds collected for this project will go towards buying diapers for babies in need and will be distributed at Christmas. We need to start planning now for our Christmas project. Last year, we provided backpacks with an assortment of items for the children of homeless families at Presbyterian Night Shelter.
Plan on Aug 14th to be the date for our next meeting. It will be our DFW NTNP joint meeting. More information coming soon! Please read over the June meeting minutes prior to our next meeting.
If you have any news you want to share please send me an email through the website. If you are looking for preceptors or are willing to precept students, check our new website and also let me know.This is your association and I want to hear from you.
Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP
NTNP Metro West, president