On Monday April 13th, the LPNABC held the annual AGM. We were delighted to have keynote speaker Dan Levitt, MSc.,CHE. with us. Dan is an Adjunct Professor in Gerontology teaching Long Term Care Administration at Simon Fraser University. Dan shared with us his work and passion for the residents of Tabor Village in Abbotsford. We all enjoyed his inspirational presentation.
Following Dan’s appearance, we moved forward with our AGM. This included the election of Daina Dumont to the 2nd Vice position and Anita Dickson for her second term as treasurer. We also announced the winners of the LPNABC Education Bursary of $250 each to the following: Min He & Barinder Gill, both students and full members Melissa Austin & Rowena Dacanay. This award is drawn from the general membership of the LPNABC. The hope is that this award will assist the winner is gaining additional education in their profession.
It was also announced at our AGM that the LPNABC is now a proud member of the BC Care Providers Association. BCCPA is the leading industry association representing private and non-profit care providers. The LPNABC welcomes the opportunities this association provides for connecting with LPNs in these sectors.
Comings and goings of the LPNABC include the follow –
Meeting with ARNBC Board for future collaborative opportunities
Meeting with the Ministry of Health Staff regarding LPN Utilization
Meeting with MoH regarding Professional Associations Policy Paper Discussions
PN articulation meeting with the PN Nursing Schools of BC
Meeting with BCNU
Nursing Week events at the BC Legislature
BC Care Providers Conference
Meeting with the Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie
Partnership Alliance with Change Day BC Make your pledge today!
As you can see, the LPNABC is continually working for LPNs in BC. We are all volunteers, all working LPNs. You have a choice to support your association with your membership; $30/yr is minimal when you consider the work we do on your behalf. It is our hope you will see value in the work we do and support the association with membership.
Health Talks April 20th Working to their full scope: Exploring changing work relationships
between RNs and LPNs using Institutional Ethnography
Our 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held Monday April 13, 2015 at 1300 hr/1:00 PM at
Business Centre Solutions at Lake City
#501 – 3292 Production Way
Located near sky train station, bus loop and good parking
Seating is limited. LPNABC Members can sign up on a first come first serve basis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speaker, Dan Levitt
Draft AGM Agenda – 2015
Draft Minutes of AGM 2014-4-28
Call for nominations is now open for Treasurer
Click here for nomination sheets and once complete, save and email to email@example.com with “Nomination” in the subject matter
We are also accepting resolutions from members to be brought forward at the AGM. Please submit your resolution by March 21st, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Resolution” in the subject and be prepared to speak to it at the AGM
Last year the LPNABC was happy to reinstate the Education Awards. Each year 10% of the membership dues are put into a restricted fund that is protected. This fund is earmarked for member education. This year we will again award four (4) $250 awards from the general LPNABC membership at our AGM.
The LPNABC is excited to be partnering in Change Day BC, October 15, 2015 and extending a challenge to all of our members to commit to making a change or trying something new to indicate their commitment to changing care for the better. Spread the word at your worksite, child’s day care, anywhere you can make a change. Some of the previous pledges include things like:
Spending a day in a hospital bed to better understand the patient experience.
Introducing oneself by name to patients, residents or clients – a relatively little thing that can positively affect a patient’s experience (and resulted in the global movement #hellomynameis)
It’s as easy as recording your pledge online at changedaybc.ca and acting on that pledge. Pledges can be big or small. They can be related to any topic of your choice. They are voluntary and a personal commitment to changing care for the better. Even seemingly small pledges can have a positive effect. When combined with all of the other pledges, we can create a tremendous wave of improvement that ripples throughout our organization and system.
So now the question is… what will you pledge? Join the campaign at www.ChangeDayBC.ca. 1 Day. 5000 Pledges. Unlimited Possibilities.
Change Day BC is online at www.ChangeDayBC.ca, Instagram as ChangeDayBC and Twitter with the account @ChangeDayBC and hashtag #ChangeDayBC.
CHANGE DAY BC INFO
On the CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, February 1, 2015, Maureen McGrath interviewed LPNABC Treasurer, Anita Dickson, LPN, and Secretary Brenda Childs, LPN, about the utilization of LPNs in BC. We certainly appreciate the opportunity to speak about our profession. LPNs speaking about LPNs and helping to educate the public about who we are and what we do. Check out the interview. Our thank you to Maureen McGrath of CKNW for this opportunity.
LPNABC Video – LPNABC & CKNW