Welcome to ORNAA

Welcome to the ORNAA website! My name is Randi Galenzoski and I am ORNAA's 23rd President for the 2019-2021 term. For those who do not yet know me, I am a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, practicing in the Operating Room and PACU. I live in Medicine Hat with my husband, Mark, our soon-to-be four-year-old daughter, Thea, and our standard poodle, Stella.

Please join me on Saturday, October 3, 2020 for ORNAA's Annual General Meeting from 0900-1200. The ORNAA executive felt it was important to include educational content within this event as the 35th Biennial Provincial ORNAA Conference was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19. There will be two sessions following the AGM. You can view the event virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your own home. Please look for a poster at your site or on the ORNAA website (coming soon) for more information.

ORNAA is one of ten provincial councils participating within ORNAC. On September 8, 2020, the ORNAC board approved a rolling membership process for members. If you join/renew on Month X, Date Y, 2020, your membership will be good until Month X, Date Y, 2021. Each member will have an individual expiry date, and an automatic email reminder will be sent as the expiry nears. There will no longer be an "organizational" membership expiry date (as was previously December 31st). It is imperative that you ensure your email address is correct as this will be where your email reminder will be sent. Registration fees for ORNAC members are $65 and ORNAC Associate categories range from $55-$80. To learn more about ORNAC, please visit www.ornac.ca. Please consider membership if you have never joined before. For current members, please continue to support the organization by renewing every year. Please be aware of the district in which you belong when you register so that your local association receives educational funding.

Perioperative Nurses Week is November 8-14, 2020. ORNAC's theme is "Under the Light of Nightingale, From Humble Beginnings our Best Shine Through". ORNAC is pleased to recognize the dedication and importance of Perioperative Registered Nurses and nursing associates. Perioperative Nurses' Week offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by perioperative Registered Nurses every day across Canada. I encourage you to think about what this statement means to you. Celebrate yourself and your colleagues this November!

I am beyond excited to represent Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories to the best of my ability and I want your suggestions and feedback. Please email me anytime at or reach out to your local district representatives. Whether you want to become involved at a district level, an executive level, or behind the scenes, let's work together to make ORNAA the leader in perioperative practice!

Randi Galenzoski BA BScN RN CPN(C) PANC(C)
ORNAA President
ORNAC AB Director

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