Welcome to the Penns Wood Chapter
We would like to welcome you to our site. We are a small chapter of close to 100 members and received our charter in 1996. We are cerebrated our 15th year in 2011 as a Chapter. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we would love for you to join us at one of our meetings or become a member. Pat Frank RN, BSN Web Master
Penns Wood Chapter Events
Our Educational 15th Oncology Vendor Fair will be held on March 14th @ Radnor Hotel. More information to follow.
20 Members of Penns Wood Chapter are heading to Washington this week for our ONS Congress. Also Penns Wood along with PACON Chapter are receiving the Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" Community award for our work with the Navajo Nation project. Also one of the nurses from the reservation is coming to Congress on the airline ticket that goes with the award.
Navajo Project doing great -It was wonderful meeting Ruth who coordinates everything we send in Washington. School Supplies are being mailed out from 4 chapters -Penns Wood, PHiladelphia, Delaware Diamond and Bucks Mont. Thank you to all the members of these chapters for their support. Goal for Christmas is to send warm coats.
What happening with our Penns Wood Members
Congress Grants for 2013 from the Chapter were presented @ the March's meeting to Cathy Sargent, Susan Lorah, Pat Frank, Betty Tiger,Ro Tucci, Mary Lou Magnusson, Lynne Quinn. Joy Hepkins are President recieved the yearly President's Grant.
Pat Frank is on the Project Team for the Special Interest Groups for July's Leadership Wekend and also has been named to serve on the SIG Council for 2 years.
Our Awards Chair Pat Frank received a letter from Brian Theil Director, Membership & Component Relations Oncology Nursing Society stating that our Penns Wood Chapter along with PACON will receive the 2013 Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" Community Award @ opening ceremony of the Congress in Washington, DC on April 25th .
Rosemary Wiggins won the door prize @ the Educational Oncology Fair on March14th . It was a basket from Bed/Bath donated by Mary Cunningham from Biologics.
Posters are being presented @ Congress by Meghann Horst -Symptom Management, Joann Moore -Senior Oncology Program, Sue Zuk and Carolyn Matthias -Pharmacy process Improvement, Ro Tucci, Pat Frank, Peg Rummell-Navajio Nation Project
Sara Hollstein is lecturing on survivorship
Meghann Host and Cindy Maudin both received a National Congress Grant for 2013 -Great Job
Joann Moore from Paoli Memorial was nominated by Martha Kline to receive the Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellent. We were informed that she is one of the finalist.
Penns Wood Board (2011-2012)
Joy Hepkins - President, Martha Klines President-Elect, Rosemary Wiggins - Treasure, Ro Tuci - Secretary, Ann Marie Gipe - Nominating Chair, Sandy Lyon - Archives, Elizabeth Tiger - Legislative Chair, Joy Hepkins (newsletter) &Pat Frank (web site) Multimedia, Sue Lorah, Lynne Quinn, Sally Maday - Educational Chairs, Pat Frank &Anne Marie Gipe - Fund Raising Chairs, and Pat Frank - Award Chair
Thank you to all that voted in the chapter elections, please keep in mind al the benefits you get from your Chapter membership, such as monthly lectures and dinners with CEU, yearly Educational Fair, Grants given for both Connection and Congress, Newsletter, chance to have your certification or membership to both National ONS and the Chapter paid for. Remember we can not continue to offer all these things without members stepping up to the plate and become a member of a committees and running for office in 2013-2014. Ann Marie Gipe our nominating Chair had gone to Leadership weekend and they suggeted doing election via the webShe reported that this went well but 69 went out and only 36 returned for a 52% ratio.
Best of ONS would be held June 7, 2014 @ the Philadelphia Airport Hilton. It is the 10th Anniversary of this Conference.