With the 2016 business meeting now behind us, many have hailed it as a huge success. Several new faces were present as were many of our "regulars". A huge thank you to all the students that came out and showed support for the organization! Without your participation we could never foster new leadership.
Speaking of...new leadership have officially taken office and they are fast at work transitioning all the old information over to the new hands. We have many exciting things in store for RIANA in 2017 starting with our Annual Political meet and greet on January 11th from 5-8PM at the Marriott on Orms St in Providence. Please mark you calendars as Laura Turini has planned an outstanding event!! Our local officials love to spend time with their CRNA constituents, so come on out of January hibernation and have a few libations with your congressmen before they get too bogged down in session.
In my humble opinion, the biggest triumph of this years business meeting was the amount of folks that signed up to volunteer on our committees! We are in the process of piecing together a great new public relations committee and will be reaching out to those of you that signed up very soon. Anesthesia is stressful, so why don't we occasionally have some fun events with our colleagues in the name of a great cause?? We need ideas, and I am certain you all are chock full of brilliant ones!!
Brian Girard APRN, CRNA, MS