Hello, everyone. As I write this message, it is sleeting and freezing rain. It is the perfect weather to curl up in front of a fireplace or snuggle under a blanket and read a good book.
Procrastination is defined as “the act or habit of putting off or delaying something that requires immediate attention.” Most of us have done it at least once in our lifetime. Put off writing that final essay or paper for school, cramming for a test that is less than 12 hours away, filling out that application for a new job after the posting is actually down, knowing that the leaking pipe will go from a tiny intermittent drip to a broken/water all over the place flood situation are all examples of procrastination.
I am writing to ask you, our members, to submit your feedback regarding the candidates for national office. It is due by February 28th, 2017. Simply sign on to the ASPAN website, go to the home page, and look to the left of the page under “ASPAN Highlights” for the 2017-2018 Candidate Profiles Feedback Form. Click on that heading and you will be able to (vote) for your favorite candidates.
Did you know that several of our CBSPAN members held or do currently hold an office or position at the national level? We’ve had 3 National Presidents— Myrna Mamaril 1999-2000, Dina Krenzischek 2004-2005, Chris Price 2011-2012, Diane Swintek is currently the Director for Clinical Practice, Nikki Price and Margaret Farr-Young are members of the Nominating Committee this year, and Vicki Yfantis is the President–elect for ABPANC (our nursing certification board). There are members who are on several SWT’s and committees for ASPAN and liaison appointments.
Currently, there are some of our members who are running for an office or position at the national level. I am not suggesting that you vote for certain candidates, however, our component relies on your submitted feedback for Representative Assembly at National Conference and the total number of our CBSPAN members who submit feedback annually assists us when completing the application for Gold Leaf Award.
Please consider submitting your feedback for candidates this year. It helps our professional organization and our component. Stay warm and safe.
Chris Skinner, MSN, RN, CAPA
CBSPAN President, 2015-2017