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ARNBC Update July 17, 2013

New Responsibilities for the Association
At our AGM on June 26th, 2013, we were very pleased to have Barb Crook and Cynthia Johansen from the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) join us to share the good news that CRNBC and ARNBC will be working together to gradually transfer services to ARNBC that no longer fit with the College’s “protection of the public” mandate. Please visit www.arnbc.ca/images/pdfs/news-arnbc/ARNBC-Take-on-Important-Services-for-Nurses.pdf to learn more, and continue to share your thoughts and ideas on what the future should hold for your Association.

New Board Members for the Association
We were thrilled with the commitment to the board member nominations and voting process that B.C. nurses participated in throughout May and June.  As a result we have a fabulous new Board of Directors who are eager to jump in and take on new responsibilities and roles. Please join us in congratulating new Board Members Pam Burton, Tania Dick and Maylene Fong, and welcoming back long-time Board Member Paddy Rodney. We know the Association is in good hands with these additions, and we look forward to an amazing year under the guidance of our new President, Julie Fraser. (To view profiles of all Board Members, please click here). Our thanks to all candidates who ran in this year’s election.

AGM Feedback
We had record attendance at our AGM, via online presence and in person at the Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital. Many thanks to those of you who attended, or have subsequently taken a moment to view the webcast. Your feedback on the post-AGM survey has been extremely helpful and we will use your comments and thoughts in the planning of our future AGMs and other events.

Blog Submissions Sought
Summer is here and you may be thinking about a burning issue that you’d like to write about for our blog. We would love to hear from you. Check out our blog submission guidelines (www.arnbc.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ARNBC-Blog-Submission-Guidelines.pdf ),and don’t be shy if you’re a new blogger – we’re happy to work with you to develop your blogpost. Check out this dynamic way for nurses’ voices to be heard.

Engagement Opportunities
As we move into this new chapter for the Association it is important to hear from you. The Network Leads program and social media are important ways to learn more about new developments and participate in building your Association.