There were only one or two of you that I heard back from throughout the entire state regarding the state-wide community service day. To clarify, last Saturday, October 5, 2013, a few members answered my invitation to participate in the Healthfest that was devoted to the healthcare needs of our veterans and their families in Georgia. I had put out a call for assistance several weeks ago and followed up with a half-page advertisement of the project in the recently released state-wide newsletter.
UAPRN had a strong presence despite the low umbers of UAPRN volunteers who turned out for the event. I will be submitting a brief article about the wonderful time we had in our next newsletter. However, let me reiterate again, this invitation went out to all UAPRN members throughout the state through a personl invitation from me.
This upcoming Saturday, October 12, 2013 was the other date reserved for our state-wide service day in which each chapter was asked to come up with their own service project and let me know about the chapter's planned event for that day. At this writing, I have not heard back from any UAPRN chapter in my request for feedback. Honestly, this is discouraging and disappointing to me as great efforts and time were invested in setting up the project last Saturday and encouraging chapter involvement.
I want UAPRN to be more than just an organization that meets for free dinner lectures sponsored by pharmaceutical representatives. I want it to be an organization that shows other professional groups around the state and nation that we are a group of APRNs that genuinely believe in and are invested in helping improve the healthcare of our Georgia citizens.
As always, I welcome your feedback on this and other matters.