Jennifer AndersonJennifer Anderson

January 2017


I want to thank the membership for allowing me the honor of serving your society. I am looking forward to a very productive tenure! I would also like to thank the outgoing board members for their service and dedication to the society - Colleen Spiller, Director of Communications and Martha Davidson, President. Colleen we will miss you! Martha will continue to serve as a non-voting member of the board as Past President in 2017. I want to welcome our newest board members – Laura Shafer, President Elect and Glenda Brunette, Director of Communications. We are looking forward to working with you!

The board will be meeting this month in Knoxville to plan our activities for 2017. The biggest topic on the agenda is the next SER of the WOCN Society Conference in Knoxville, TN September 28-30. The theme for this year is CHOOSE TO SHINE...CHANGE THE WORLD! WOC NURSES - LEADING THE WAY! Anne Rogers, Conference Chair and her committees are hard at work obtaining the high caliber speakers you have grown accustomed to hearing at conference.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my past service to the society as Director of Communications, President-Elect and Conference Co-chair. I have learned new skills, earned points for PGP and made friendships that will last a lifetime! I want to encourage all of our members to consider volunteering for service. We will have the following positions available for the mid-year election with service beginning 2018 - Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Conference Planning, Director of Special Projects and 6 Nominations Committee Member Positions. The criteria to run for office: 1. Must be an active member of SER of the WOCN Society for one year immediately prior to election. 2. A dedicated commitment to serve your fellow SER of the WOCN Society colleagues. If service as a board member seems like a big first-step, we have other opportunities to serve open up throughout the year like state reporters, state conference committees and volunteering at conference to name a few. Feel free to contact myself or Terry Barton, Nominations Committee Chair with any questions!

I would also like to thank our society’s event planner, Angela Howell; association manager and webmaster, Bernie Haberer and the rest of the board members for their dedication and service. I appreciate all of the things you do behind the scenes to keep our region running and succeeding. I also am grateful for all of our members who have selected Southeast Region as their “home” region in the WOCN® Society when obtaining your membership. Part of your membership dues are allocated to our region to assist with keeping your conference fees low.

Here’s to an AWESOME 2017!

Warm regards,
Jennifer Anderson


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