Winter 2009 Update

by Admin on February 2, 2009

in President's Messages

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Dear PNEIG Member (and interested members to be):

Due to the unforeseen resignation of Laurie Clune as President for unexpected personal reasons in the Fall 2008, your interest group has been attempting to regroup and move forward. During the interim, I have resumed the position of Acting President/Chair. This letter is to bring you up to date thus far on our activities.

In December, a call went out to the membership for the position of President. As of this writing (March), no one has submitted their indication of interest. At our last Executive meeting held March 9/09 it was decided to hold our Annual Business Meeting next month in conjunction with the RNAO AGM. We missed the deadline for requesting our inclusion on the registration form nevertheless, we will hold our interest group’s Annual General Meeting Saturday, April 25th /09 from 0800hrs-1100hrs at Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Ave, Markham Ontario. Registration is still required. Please access the registration form HERE even if you only can attend on Saturday. At this time we will also hold nominations and elections for all executive positions. The complete list can be accessed HERE. Here is an overview of the role & responsibilities for each of the executive positions and with the Call for Nominations form. If you have an interest in any of the positions, please contact me at Marianne.Cochrane@dc-uoit.ca to discuss the possibilities that are available or for further information.

We are once again accepting submissions for our Newsletter. Anyone wishing to submit an article or write a column is most welcomed to do so. Please contact Janice Elliott, Newsletter Editor at jlelliott@fanshawec.ca for more details and timelines.

PNEIG continues to sponsor 2 scholarships at $1500.00 each and one for $5000 specifically for nursing research focusing on education Applications closed February 13th, 2009 for this year. Be sure to visit the RNFOO website for details and deadlines for further opportunities. It can be accessed through the following link:

If you have any further questions I welcome contact from you. I can be reached at marianne.cochrane@dc-uoit.ca.

I sincerely hope to see many of you in April at RNAO AGM being held again in Markham April 23-25th, 2009.

Respectfully yours,

Marianne Cochrane Acting President/Chair PNEIG.

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