As president of this prestigious nursing organization, I am honored to present the accomplishment of our organization.
We had the highest representation during the 40th PNAA Ruby National Convention is Atlanta Georgia where over 40 PNANJ members were in attendance. Frank Bernard Bobadilla was a PNAA MSN scholarship recipient, the PNAA Nurse Administration of the Year was awarded to Grace Vickerie, and Tess Damito, PNAA Secretary and
PNANJ member won the Rookie of the Year Award. PNANJ won a trophy from PNAAF 5K challenge as the chapter with the most money solicited. In trying to attain our goal of a 15% increase in membership, PNANJ provided incentives to members who can recruit 5 members or more which is one way of giving back to our members.
Our 10 subchapters worked collaboratively to ensure that our educational and community outreach services trickle down to our members and other nursing colleagues. Northern, Central and Southern Educational days were all successful.
Our Scholarship and Nurse Excellence Gala had over 150 attendees held at Pines Manor in September where 4 scholarships, 5 nursing excellence awards, and presidential awards were given, including the top membership recruiters where Alice Fereno won highest recruiter.
South Carolina was the host chapter of the Easter, Regional Convention where PNAA President, Madelyn Yu and Mae Guzman, PNAA Education Chair, were speakers. Our PNANJ President-Elect, Jackie Baras, was the endnote speaker. I was pleasantly surprised to have won an award as
"Outstanding Leader Advocate for Financial Engagement".
With the holidays upon us. PANJ continued our advocacy with community outreach services of 10 subchapters by way of feeding the homeless programs, health fairs, giving gifts to the needy families, and Christmas Caroling only to name a few.
To be able to sustain the expenses of these projects, our subchapters held fundraising activities during the holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas, with the continued support of PNANJ members and friends. PNANJ participated in the First Pasko sa Legacy" on December 21, 2019, attended by PNA members, families and friends from NJ. NY. NE, PA and Metro DC members, families and friends.
The Global Summit and the 12th International Conference in January 2020 will be attended by over twenty five PNANJ members. PANJ provided $500.00 in monetary donations to the Umigan Medical Mission, and Middlesex County Subchapter gave monetary contributions to the Gawad Kalinga Project. PNANJ Bergen Passaic Subchapter, in collaboration with PNANJE, is holding a fundraising event on January 3, 2020 at Bamboo Grill in Bergenfield, NJ for the flood victims of Pamplona, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.
PNANJ is ready to embrace 2020 as we prepare for our 20202022 PNANJ officers, and bylaws for ratification. at our Annual Convention on April 25. 2020 at Pines Manor.
SHINE PNANJ SHINE