It is hard to believe that summer is over and it is now fall! Classes have now resumed and the Board of the Beta Xi chapter have been busy preparing for what I anticipate will be an exciting year ahead for its members.
I would like to first thank those who have served as board members over the past year particularly Sarah Travers as Vice President, Melanie Chichester- Research and Awards Committee chair, Lindsey Hertsenberg- Leadership Succession chair, and Jen Saylor- President. I appreciate the commitment that each of you have demonstrated and thank to Jen’s leadership, we will be receiving our ninth key award at Biennium in October! This is no small feat and requires the participation of many individuals to achieve this highly coveted honor.
As I move into the role of president, I would like to welcome those who will be joining me in leadership. Ann-Marie Baker (Vice President), Donna Mower (Treasurer), Tim Eden (Research and Awards Committee chair) and Christine Renzulli (Leadership Succession chair). Pat Welsh and Katie Haigh will serve on the Research and Awards committee, Joanne Creasy Thomas and Jackie Fabricatore will serve on Leadership Succession and Lindsey Hertsenberg and Jess Madiraca will serve on Governance.
We have four great student interns and you will be reading more about them later in this newsletter. Welcome to Rachel Bloom, Angela Nolan, Christiana Taylor and Katherine Butler. I just love their enthusiasm and appreciate what each of them has to bring to the chapter.
Our faculty counselors Kathy Schell and Diane Rudolphi are busy preparing for the fall induction which will take place November 13th at the Courtyard Marriott. This is an important and exciting event where we welcome new members into the chapter. We hope that you will be able to join us. Membership Appreciation is just around the corner and will be held at the Deer Park Tavern on October 3rd. Given the recent hurricanes that have affected our southern states, we are asking that people bring items such as disposable diapers, hand sanitizer and powdered baby formula to donate to the relief efforts.
The 31st Annual Tri-State Consortium Brunch will be held October 8th at the Embassy Suites near the Philadelphia Airport. Applications are now available on our Beta Xi page on the STTI website. This is always a great time to network with other nurses, make new friends and gain new knowledge. The speakers this year will be sharing STTI’s work with the United Nations. If that isn’t enough to entice you, the food is quite tasty as well!