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The New Year is upon us and the ORNAA Annual General Meeting, which occurred in October, is already a distant memory. For those of you who were able to attend the AGM, you are aware that the amended bylaws were accepted by the membership. I extend a thank-you to all of you who were present and participated in this vote and also to those members who were not able to attend, but who took the time to fill in their Proxy forms, ensuring they too had a vote on this Special Resolution. I am happy to report that just prior to Christmas, the ORNAA Executive received notice that the amended bylaws have been approved and filed by Corporate Registry, thus finalizing the process of updating our bylaws. This was a long and at times challenging process, but we are confident that these updated bylaws will help align us with ORNAC and the many changes taking place at the national level.
Those who attended the AGM also had the privilege of listening to Vivian Watson, AORN Ombudsman, as she presented on the topic of Personal and Professional Growth - Risk the Journey. I had many members tell me how much they enjoyed her presentation and how they felt Vivian was speaking directly to them. Vivian shared both personal and professional stories and in doing so, she enlightened us, inspired us and shared a glimpse of her enduring passion for perioperative nursing. A few of us were able to have lunch with Vivian following the AGM - what an honour and inspiration this was for all of us. Vivian asked for us to share her presentation with other Alberta Perioperative Nurses, and as such you can download the presentation by clicking here (PDF, 2.34MB). With the ratification of our bylaws and Vivian's amazing presentation, I think it is appropriate to say that our first video-conferenced AGM was a success!
I hope that with the beginning of this New Year, you have had some time to rest and rejuvenate and share with family and friends. Best wishes for 2014!
Lucia Pfeuti RN, BN, CPN(C)