Hello MAOHN members & friends,
There was wind beneath our wings last spring when on May 16, 2017 when more than 45 occupational and environmental health professionals gathered for an all-day Professional Development Conference followed by more than 65 retirees and past/present members who gathered to celebrate our chapter's 50th Anniversary! For those of you who could join us for one, or both events, I think you will agree it was a wonderful time!
Here are some of my highlights:
- The historical timeline and information gathered past presidents, members and archived documentation orchestrated a wonderful presentation during our 50th Anniversary Gala! It was great to reminisce on all the accomplishments that we have shared together as a profession and as an organization. Efforts to share, retain and enhance this history are being discussed. Stay tuned!
- Significant Bylaw changes were made and eligible members voted on three major changes that will help guide our business affairs in the coming years. These included a transition to a change in board composition, increasing from a one to two-year president while another director was added with the president-elect position eliminated. The Board will still comprise seven members and a transition plan will be discussed this summer.
- MAOHN provided leadership awards and scholarships to some very deserving and qualified recipients. Check our Awards webpage which will soon have recipient details and be encouraged to apply yourself next year!
- AAOHN recognized the Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses for both the Best Short Activity (MSP Airport, CDC Quarantine Center Tour, 2015) and Best All Day CEU Conference (Professional Development Conference, 2015). Special congratulations to the Professional Development/Program Committee!
As we close the chapter on another successful year, the board and its' committees will begin the next program year with fresh ideas.
I look forward to serving you next year. Have a happy and safe summer!