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. Vendor Fair will run 5- 6:30PM follow by a dinner @  6:30PM.  Need information contact amgipe@comcast.net or patriciafrank1004@verizon.net

Navajo Project doing great -It was wonderful meeting Ruth who coordinates everything when we were @ Congress in Washington.  School Supplies were well received by the children  Thank you to all the members of Penns Wood, PACON, Bucks Mont and Delaware Diamond chapters for their support.  The month of November the chapters membes collected coats of multiple sizes and mailed them out before Christmas. Ruth said that the children wiil be kept nice and warm. -Penns Wood, PHiladelphia and Bucks Mont. Chapter members Thank you


Installation of the Board for 2014 will be istalled @ the January meeting  which is Thursday, 16th @ 6PM sponsored by Astellas Oncology @Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr dadline for reservations s Monday the 13th email susan_lorah@chs.net


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.

Congress Grants for 2014 will be given out @ March's Oncology Fair and Dinner

 Pat Frank was appointed by National ONS to serve 2 years on the SIG Council

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 .

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. Great Job



 Penns Wood Board (2014)   Martha Klines President, Kathleen Hurst --President Elect, Joy Hepkins- Immedicate Past President, Rosemary Wiggins - Treasure, Ro Tuci - Secretary, Ann Marie Gipe - Nominating Chair, Marianne Casale -Membership, Sandy Lyon - Archives, Elizabeth Tiger - Legislative Chair, Joy Hepkins (newsletter) &Pat Frank (web site) Multimedia, Sue Lorah, Lynne Quinn - Educational Chairs, Pat Frank &Anne Marie Gipe - Fund Raising Chairs, 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 has done a great job. This is our second yesr doing election via the web.  She reported that with the change in membership 200 ballots went out but only 50 were returned.


Best of ONS would be held June 7, 2014 @ the Philadelphia Airport Hilton.  It is the 10th Anniversary of this Conference  We have 2 members serving o the planing committee Joy Hepkins and Pat Frank continues to serve as treasurer for the event