AORN SA NEWS

GIVING BACK: AORN SA FEEDS THE BRIDGE PEOPLE 2019

Members Tom Stringer, Sarah Orozzo, Jessica
Zenteno, Andrea Pruitt, Aileen Palomero, and Vanessa Lewis help serve food at Under the Bridge day with other volunteers.

AORN SA & ELF LOUISE 2019

AORN SA's annual Elf Louise event took place Sunday December 1, 2019.  AORN SA members wrapped Christmas presents for children.  This event is an example of the acts of community service AORN SA is involved in.

TCORN GOES TO AUSTIN, TX 

TCORN members lobbied the Texas legislature for smoke evacuation in operation rooms.  One member was interviewed about the harm of smoke in operating rooms.

AORN CITY OF SAN ANTONIO & TEXAS GOVENOR PROCLAMATION

AORN GOVERNANCE NOMINATING COMITTEE

AORN SA member David L. Taylor , MSN, RN, CNOR has joined the National AORN Governance committee.  The member responsibilities of the Nominating Committee are to solicit and receive nominations for potential candidates for all elected positions, prepare and present a slate of candidates to serve for all elected positions, and support members throughout their candidacy.

The Nominating Committee consists of five members. Three members are elected in the even numbered years and two in the odd numbered years, each serving for a term of two years. The immediate past President will automatically become a non-voting member of the committee for a term of one year following the term of office as President.

 

Chair

Heidi L. Nanavati, MSN, CRNP, CNOR

Members:

Laura Gayton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Jamie Ridout, MBA, MSN, RN, CASC, NEA-BC, CNOR

Leilani A. Salimone, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNOR

David L. Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR

 

Advisor

Stephanie S. Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

MEALS FOR HAVEN FOR HOPE 2019

Betsy Vane  and  two high schools in Northside Independent School District,  with their Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) formed groups of 60 kids to make 636 meals for Haven for Hope.  They  made sandwiches,  gathered bags of chips,  and included tangerines in these meals.  This took place at Bar Louie's at La Cantera . This will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month.  Shelters, and other groups will pick up lunches from Bar Louie.

POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE WALK 2019

Betsy Vane and her Health Careers High School HOSA students and teachers volunteered  at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Walk held at O. P. Schnabel Park Saturday, September 14th. They helped with food vendors, the children's penny dash, handing out water bottles on the route, and even helped with providing water for dogs at the event. 

MEMORIAL DAY 2019

In an effort by AORN member Elizabeth "Betsy" Vane, on Saturday, 08 June 2019, five students from Health Careers high school in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) volunteered to help organize graveside flags used for Memorial Day at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

They rolled the flags into groups of ten, for four hours, and organized  5,020 flags that can be used for other events.  The crate that was organized by the group held 9,500 flags by the end of the day.

 

POPCORN BOOTH

AORN Members Herb Wiley and Carol Ann, Past AORN Chapter President, set up a popcorn booth to raise money for AORN,

AORN Spring Mixer 2019

AORN Governor Proclamation 

AORN Governor Proclamation 

AORN HOLIDAY MIXER 2018

On December 10, 2018 AORN SA hosted their annual Holiday Mixer at The Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

 

GIVING BACK: AORN SA FEEDS THE BRIDGE PEOPLE 2018

AORN SA members understand that giving back to the community  is important.  Every year our members gather to prepare food to feed those in need and to also spread awareness about the need to give back to our San Antonio community.  

 

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AORN SA PARTICIPATES IN ELF LOUISE

AORN SA's annual Elf Louise event took place Sunday December 9, 2018.  This year our team wrapped 102 gifts and made 20 families very happy.  This event is an example of the acts of community service AORN SA is involved in.

 

AORN SA ADDS $5,000 TO THEIR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

"In January, AORN of San Antonio successfully executed its 2nd Annual Symposium, bringing substantial financial support to a chapter risen from the ashes. Like many, this chapter has experienced the typical ebb and flow of participation and funding. Then, member David Taylor came up with a great idea.

    The plan was to mimic AORN’s annual conference on a smaller, local scale – complete with an exhibit hall, contact hours, and keynote speakers. In January 2016, the chapter hosted its first large-scale event, investing money and countless hours of volunteer time in planning and logistics. The first symposium brought in an impressive $60,000. With these funds, the chapter refreshed its previously diminished chapter scholarship fund, gave a generous donation to the AORN Foundation, and was able to help chapter delegates attend AORN’s annual conference.

     In 2017, this tremendous event brought in almost $100,000, with 240 nurses in attendance and 54 vendors on the floor. After discussion with the chapter’s Board, the chapter decided to use $25,000 of this money to fund an Endowed Scholarship through the AORN Foundation. Longtime supporters of the Foundation’s annual Chapter Appeal and Silent Auction, AORN of San Antonio will now have a scholarship set up in the chapter’s name to help nurses pursue their educational dreams. The chapter plans to continue these symposiums and grow this endowment to make a bigger impact on the students they will support.

David Taylor’s advice to other chapters that want to have a greater influence? If you feel passionate about an idea, push forward and be willing take risks. Get your fellow members involved and invested to build a strong support system that can help make your fundraisers successful. David’s passion for this event and his ability to sell his idea led to one of the most successful chapter fundraisers in AORN’s history. Your chapter is capable of doing the same."

 

GIVING BACK: AORN SA FEEDS THE BRIDGE PEOPLE 2018

AORN SA members understand that giving back to the community  is important.  Every year our members gather to prepare food to feed those in need and to also spread awareness about the need to give back to our San Antonio community.  

INDIVUDAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

AORN SA members like to lead by example. We engage in community service in any way we can.  On September 24 and 25 our President David Taylor volunteered to remove an old shed at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, Texas.  

AORN SA SPRING MIXER

Twice a year in lieu of a formal meeting, AORN SA invites all members and OR nurses who want to learn more about our organization in a less formal venue. This mixer was also held to celebrate the nurses who recently received their certification, CNOR. The AORN SA 2018 Fiesta Medal made its debut at the mixer.

AORN SA & TNA DISTRICT 8 :

STUDENT TRANSITION TO

PROFESSIONAL NURSING PROGRAM

In 2018 AORN SA was invited to the TNA District 8: Student Transition to Professional Nursing program event.  At this event soon to be graduate nurses met with professional organizations who are available to assist them as they transition from students to  graduate nurses. Speakers give their words of wisdom to attendees. Attendees also heard from 3 nurses who spoke of their experience during their first 2 years as nurses.

GIVING BACK 2018: AORN SA GETS

TOGETHER TO FEED THE BRIDGE PEOPLE.

AORN SA members understand that giving back to the community is important.  Every year our members gather to prepare food to feed those in need and also spread awareness about community service in San Antonio.

 

We encourage local and nurses to keep those in need in mind and that through service we can provide for those in our community that need our service.

AORN SA PARTICIPATES IN ELF LOUISE

AORN SA's annual Elf Louise event took place Sunday December 3, 2017.  The event headed by Christalia Starks, wrapped Christmas presents for the children.  This event is an example of the acts of community service AORN SA is involved in.

AORN SA BOARD MEMBERS HOST

THANK YOU DINNER

BEFORE 2017 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM.

AORN SA hosts a "Thank you" dinner before the 2017 Annual Symposium to show their gratitude to all the speakers and participants that contributed to the organization of the event.

GIVING BACK: AORN SA FEEDS

THE BRIDGE PEOPLE 2017

AORN SA members understand that giving back to the community  is important.  Every year our members gather to prepare food to feed those in need and to also spread awareness about the need to give back to our San Antonio community.  

BRIDGE PEOPLE 2018