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New York City Chapter News Newsletter Date Volume 1, Number 1 NYC 2006 Chapter Board It’s a…Newsletter! President-Mary Schoen Welcome to the first edition of the New York City Chapter Newsletter, 2006! The purpose of this letter is President-elect-Mary Pilossoph to enhance communication with membership, provide Treasurer-Lisa Caltieri general information about the chapter and to offer a Secretary-Maryellen O’Sullivan place for membership to facilitate networking and Program Committee Chair-Nancy communication among all members and to provide easy Houlihan access to chapter resources and ONS national Membership Committee Chair-Geri resources. Mary Schumann and Ann Culkin, board members, have spear-headed this project and look to Boyle membership to contribute ideas, information, and raise Nominating Committee-Denise O’Dea reader’s awareness of the events and issues in the Gabrielle Arauz organization. Delia Baquiran Elizabeth Bilotti You can expect to see some changes in the format of Deborah Braccia the newsletter as it begins to evolve and grow. Please Kristin Cawley contact Mary at Schumann@mskcc.org, or Ann at Ann Culkin firstname.lastname@example.org for newsletter submissions. Dominique DePalma Vivian Gaits Anna Giallo-Uvino A Brief History of the New York City Sarah Jones Colleen Lyons-immediate past-President Chapter Elizabeth Rodriquez The New York City Chapter of ONS German Rodriguez began in 1984 with the “seeds” of Carol Mary Schumann Sheridan, Anita Nirenberg, Helen Andrea Vinet McCarthy, Fran Necci, Randi Moskowitz, ONS Board Contactemail@example.com Kathy Dietz, and many others. The first We encourage your participation in submission for meeting was at Sloan House, housing the newsletter. We are looking to spotlight an for Memorial Sloan-Kettering nursing oncology nurse or nurses for a featured article for future newsletters. Please take a moment to staff, in a conference room. The compose your thoughts and ideas. If you need program was “Care of the Patient with assistance, please call on Mary or Ann. Also a Hickman Catheter.” This chapter has please refer to the Chapters Virtual Community earned a reputation of excellence since Resource page for guidance. Get involved with the it’s inception in 1984. chapter! There are many subcommittees seeking The New York City Chapter was the members, REACH program, High school mentoring program, Newsletter contributors, officers. 42nd chapter established with ONS. A New Look for ONS Today we boast a membership of 177 For those of you who were not able oncology nurses! The chapter to attend this years congress, ONS celebrates the six core values of the unveiled their new logo. The new Oncology Nursing Society, INTEGRITY, logo depicts a polar area diagram, or INNOVATION, STEWARDSHIP, “coxcomb.” Florence Nightingale ADVOCACY, EXCELLENCE, AND used polar area diagrams in the INCLUSIVENESS. Members represent a 1850s to report statistics proving variety of professional roles, practice that fresh water and fruit along with settings, industry, and subspecialty sanitary methods reduced the practice areas. Please meet your past presidents, who mortality rate in soldiers. The team have lead this chapter into the 21st chose this symbol to reflect ONS’s century, with eye’s wide open to the connectivity, inclusiveness, and evolving roll of the oncology nurse. community through the use of the New York City Chapter Presidents pieces coming together in the Carol A. Sheridan 1984-1986 center. The symbol also represents a Cely Wilfinger 1987 stylized depiction of the light or Randi Moskowitz 1988 flame from Nightingale’s lamp. In Fran Necci 1989 essence, the new logo connects the Helen McCarthy 1990-1991 past, present, and future of Cynthia Knauer 1992-1993 evidence-based nursing practice, a Mary McGovern 1994 hallmark of ONS. Susan Derby 1995-1996 Margaret C. Baker 1997 Maureen Major 1998-1999 Future Programs Virginia R. Ranitovic 2000 November 15, 2006 - “Dance as a Judith S. Levy Battalgia 2001 Metaphor for Quality of Life in Ann Culkin 2002-2003 Cancer Survivors” Dominique Depalma 2004 Lois Almadrones, RN Speaker Colleen M. Lyons 2005 Mary Schoen 2006 January 2007 - TBA In 2005, a twenty year celebration of the chapter was celebrated at the Beekman Hotel with a proclamation from the Office of the Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. It proudly hangs today in the ONS National Office in Pittsburgh, PA outside the room named for Carol Sheridan, the chapter’s first president. This chapter is a vibrant chapter whose members have made contributions to ONS nationally and internationally. Your commitment to care has never wilted since the seeds were planted. You are educated, you are educators. You are caregivers and care takers, you are authors and students, you are researchers and developers, you are unique!
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