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Update- July 2, 2014 for chapter leaders:

Please send a copy of the Chapter Activity Report to the Section Chair as well as one to the Secretary/Treasurer. You can find Kristi's address and email on the activity report. File is listed below to download.

Update-May 3, 2013

Robin Underwood, the section education coordinator has created documents to support your own printing of Continuing Education certificates, please see section below and documents at the bottom.

 

Education: offering CEs is easy, just a little leg work!

  • Select an event/meeting/conference in which you plan on offering CEs.
  • Make sure that you have the correct language on the registration flyer before you send it that reflects what the BRN requirement is. (See BRN regulations attachment below)
  • Collect the resume or CV for each of your presenters.
  • Have measureable objectives listed on your evaluations for each presenter. Each attendee must complete an evaluation if receiving CEs
  • Arrange to have the CE certificates from Robin sent prior to event. Her email is robinlunderwood@sbcglobal.net. She has half page CEs that have a carbon copy.
  • NEW!!!! Robin has developed an excel spreadsheet, a CE certificate mail-merge document, and a fillable CE certificate form so that you can print your own certificates for your meetings. She has also created directions on how to do it. And on top of that will be offering technical support if you run in to any troubles. (See attached documents below, you will need the chapter meeting spreadsheet, instructions, and the mail merge document)
  • Complete with each person attending and give them the original copy.
  • The following paperwork is sent to Robin within 4 weeks of the event:
    • Meeting report form (See attached file below-California Section Education Report)
    • Original sign in sheet
    • Original program flyer with objectives
    • Evaluations of the program
    • Speaker CVs
    • and the carbon copy (yellow copy) of the CE

 

Email and Webpage:

We are trying to get the message that everyone should start checking the webpage for all communication in our section. Please encourage your members to access the state page as well as the chapter page for you. Please try and keep this updated by sending me announcements, flyers for meetings, etc.

As leaders, you also have access to the section leader page (check your profile) which has a member roster that you can retrieve for the whole state or just particular zip codes or counties. Use this list to target your local members. It has all contact information listed.

 

Brainstormed ideas for growing chapter:

    • By offering a free state registration fee  to a chapter member
    • Hosting a meeting with a speaker and offer CEs
    • Provide simulation training and partner with a local hospital

It was also suggested to start a Yahoo group for all leaders to be able to network and share ideas and be the house for files. You all should have been invited by now and there is some interesting discussion about having our next conference as a cruise to Mexico.

 

Meeting information:

Chapters are not allowed to have a bank account, therefore there is only one account which is managed by the State Secretary/Treasurer.

If you collect money at your local chapter meetings, you must send all money to the Section Secretary/Treasurer, Candy Timoney at candace.timoney@comcast.net  Fill out the bank deposit form and send in with your money. (See attached file below)

If you have any expenses, you can pay out of pocket and get reimbursed through the state account. Send in original receipts along with the Check Request Form (see attached file below)

If there is a large expense, such as a restaurant bill for a large group, you can request an estimate from the restaurant in advance and submit to Candy and she can issue a check in advance to you to pay. You would then pay the extra or get a final bill from the restaurant if we overpaid, so Candy can get overage back.

You will also need to have a section education report completed and forward along to the appropriate people listed at the top of the form. (See attached form-Chapter Activity Report Form)

 

 

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