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BOD Committee Members:

• President: Joyce Moss, BSN, RN, MN, CWS
• V.P.: Judy Harwood, BS, RN, PHN, CWOCN
• Secretary: Kathy Jo Musgraves, BSN, CWOCN
• Treasurer: Donna Rositani, BSN, CWOCN
• Education Coordinator: Elisabeth Harvey, RN, MSN, CWOCN
• Membership Coordinator: Marilee Katz RN CWOCN
• Public Relations Coordinator: Deborah Zaricor RN CWOCN
• Communications Coordinator: Julie Lindfors, RN, CWCCN
• Parliamentarian: Cathy Melter RN MSN CWOCN
• Ways & Means: Marie Ward, RN, MSN CWOCN
• Government Affairs: Marilyn Magoffin, RN, CWOCN, FNP
• Historian: Cecelia Arthur, RN, CWOCN
• Scholarship: Candice Miller RN CWOCN

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Well, it has been an eventful four years as president of PCR – with your help PCR has grown and we now have 465 members. PCR remains a financially sound organization in spite of the many economic changes over the past few years. PCR has provided me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally – it has been a joy to work with you. I will continue to support PCR but in a different manner.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES FOR A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Joyce Moss, President
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STATE OF PCR
. Welcome to our new officers
• Cheryl Barthlomew, President
• Daphne Weiland, Education
• Teresa Renteria, Secretary
• Jennifer Reynolds, Communications
The new officers bring much energy and new ideas into PCR

A huge thank you to our outgoing board members. Joyce Moss, Elisabeth Harvey, Kathy Jo Musgraves and Julie Lindfors for all the hard work and dedication to PCR. You will be greatly missed.

• The Scholarship Chair has been filled by Candice Miller and the Parliamentarian has been filled by Cathy Melter. We would like to welcome you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. A big thank you to Fran for all of your hard work as Parliamentarian

• Thanks to your commitment PCR continues to grow and remains a financially sound organization.

The Nurse in Washington Internship starts March 13-15, 2011 – funds are available for those interested in becoming politically active

The NIWI scholarship is now open and we are accepting applications. If you are interested in going to Washington DC in March please click on this link www.pcr.org/govnment.html#scholarshiptoniwi and fill out the application and send it to Judy Harwood at judyh03@sbcglobal.net

Nominations are now open for awards!

If you would like to nominate a fellow PCR member please fill out the application which you can obtain by clicking on this www.pcr.org/awards.html download, fill out the application and email it to deborahzaricor@yahoo.com if you have any questions you can reach Deborah at 213-248-6191. Nominations need to be in by December 31, 2010. The awards will be presented at the February conference.

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What you learn in Las Vegas,
Don’t Keep it in Las Vegas:
Spread the Word
Annual Conference 2011

February, 11-13, 2011
Paris/Bally Hotel • Las Vegas, NV

Time to register! Early bird registration ends December 31st. For more information and to register go to:
www.pcr.org/conference

UPCOMING EVENTS

Youth rally will be at SDSU in San Diego from July 11-16. PCR has a scholarship for anyone who would like to be a counselor or you can volunteer and pay your on way. For more information you can go to their web site at www.rally4youth.org . You can also obtain information at info@rally4youth.org and ehiltabidel@charter.net

NEWS FROM OUR LOCAL AFFILIATES AND MEMBERS…

On March 4 2011, Katherine Jetter will be riding in a cross country bicycle tour raising funds for Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Foundation Scholarship Fund. To learn more or to pledge funds go to www.wocnfoundation.org

Cheryl Barthlomew was featured Career Profile San Jose Mercury News as well as some others in the Bay Area. If you would like to see the article you can click on this link www.mercurynews.com/career-profiles

logoEast Bay Support Group…

The East Bay support group meets 4 times a year at Katy’s Kreek Restaurant in Walnut Creek. Our meetings are held in February, May August and November. Anyone is welcome to attend. We share interesting cases, review new products and network. Contact Marie Ward @ mbwclaire@aol.com for more information.

Inland Empire Support Group…

The Inland Empire Group meets at Kaiser Fontana in the Palm Court building every other month on the third Thursday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00. You can contact me Phyllis McGinnis at (909)427-3288 or Charlotte Lisco (909)427-7890. Submitted by Phyllis McGinnis

L.A. Support Group…

The Los Angeles group meets every other month on the 3rd Thursday of the month with July being dark. We meet at UCLA Medical Center and Linda Roof RN CWOCN puts the meeting together. We meet for rolls, fruit and coffee @ 7:30 AM. Each meeting we have a rep from a different company discussing their newest products for information contact Linda Roof at lroof@mednet.ucla.edu

Reno Support Group…

For those who are not aware of our area we provide networking via emails between meeting, since we are so spread out with members attending from Lake Tahoe area and Truckee in California and out to the rural areas up to 100+ miles. It was quite a challenge for some to attend luncheon meetings and often even evening meeting during winter snow storms.

Therefore the support group changed to all dinner meeting on the odd months of the year. All meetings are held at the Artisan’s conference center adjacent to Renown RMC on the third Thursday of the month. We are very grateful for the tremendous support from our vendors for our meetings and the sign ups for sponsor filled up in a week. We are sorry we were not being able to accommodate all who wish to sponsor our meetings at this time.

The support group is gearing up for the national UOAA conference next August under the guidance of Marilee Katz (coordinator between UOAA and WOCN) and will be volunteering for the two day stoma workshop.

All nurses and PutÕs with interest in the specialty are welcome to our meeting. If you are in our area on the third Thursday of the month call and come for dinner.

Orange County Support Group…

The Orange County Support Group is in the process of being reorganized. If you would like any further information regarding the next meeting please contact Fran Boogey at ETFran@aol.com

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