To the Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Nurses: 

In accordance with the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN).  Our Mission is to promotVirginia Association of Rehabilitation Nursese and advance professional rehabilitation nursing practice:

VARN Updates

The annual business meeting was held in Richmond on June 17th. The newly elected officers and board member for 2016 to 2018 are as follows:

President: Lori Aylor
Vice President: Sandy Eyler
  Secretary: Tracy Meyer
  Treasurer: Susan Wolf
  Past President: Vickie Howsare
  Prior past President: Liz Hunt
  Membership Director: Brenda French

Board Members:
Western region: Susan Wirt
Central region: Jennifer Bandas
Tidewater region: Cindy Gordon Wilson
Associate Member: Shannon Woods

The board elected to donate $1500 to the Rehab Nursing Foundation of ARN, noting no donations were provided for 2014 or 2015.

ARN Annual Educational Conference is scheduled for September 28th-October 1st in Philadelphia. The conference link is available at http://www.rehabnurse.org/education/2016REACHConference/ARN-2016-Conference-Intro.html

$500 scholarship recipients for 2016 ARN Annual Educational Conference have been awarded to: Ken Messick, Jennifer Bandas, Susan Wirt, Karen Saunders and Brenda French. We look forward to seeing our VARN members in Philadelphia this fall. We will plan a VARN meeting/social while in Philadelphia. Look for details as we get closer to the event.

SAVE THE DATE: VARN will be hosting a conference on November 11, 2016. The focus will be on nursing leadership, professionalism, mentoring and ethics presentation. Jennifer Bandas, Brenda French and Tracey Meyer will be working to provide this presentation which will be in Richmond, Va. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

We look forward to hearing from VARN members and encourage you to become more involved with your chapter. Consider nominating an organization for a donation, running for an office, joining us at a Board meeting or hosting a conference. VARN is here to assist and support all our rehab nurses in Virginia to promote and advance professional rehabilitation nursing practice. Our next meeting is planned via conference call on August 19th at 1:00. All are invited. Contact Lori at lls9g@virginia.edu if you would like to join the call.

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