Message from our President ~
We all have wonderful stories to tell about Sweet Home Birmingham, Alabama. As I quoted during the business meeting, " A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn" Well, the Alabama WOC planning group helped the SER make that turn under the outstanding program development by Sharon McCarthy, Director of Conference Planning and Misty Edwards, Conference Chair. We had over 130 attendees and the phenomenal presenters gave us a story to tell along this journey. Although I did not win one of many wonderful, uniquely designed door prizes, Cynthia Cunningham, presented her door prize gift basket to me which warmed my heart.
We are finalizing the conference evaluations and getting ready to “Bouncing Back" August 24-26, Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC. The NC WOC members should contact Susan Dunzweiller, 2023 Conference Chair, for volunteer opportunities with the conference. Being a part of conference planning is a great networking opportunity and gives you a chance to earn PGP points.
It has been an honor to work with Sharon McCarthy who was reappointed as Director of Conference Planning January 2022 thru 2023. She has decided to take on the role as social media coordinator while completing a one year term as Director of Conference Planning. Beginning January 2023, Angela Graham has been appointed to complete the 2022 - 2023 term as Director of Conference Planning.
I do not want to end this message without recognizing the devastation Ian left in the southeast, especially Florida and South Carolina. Our prayers are with all that were affected & hope that recovery is rapid.
Cynceré Neal, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWCN
President SER WOCN® Society