Imprint 2021 January - Page 8


A World Of Opportunity

Kyle Loose Vice President and Chair , Membership Committee vicepresident @ nsnainc . org
Happy New Year everyone ! I hope you are as excited as I am in saying goodbye to 2020 and starting 2021 off positive and healthy . I would like to thank you all for sticking with NSNA through the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 and we hope that you will stick with us through this year and the many that are to follow , as we are here for all our members , past and present students !
Project InTouch There is one group that deserves some extra recognition and a special thank you for their passion and dedication for getting students involved and connected to NSNA . Thank you Project InTouch ( PIT ) Recruiters , you all are amazing . Membership forms for the 2020-2021 contest must be received by February 10 , 2021 , to be counted toward PIT recognition . There are many PIT prizes available to our PIT recruiters . To learn more about NSNA ’ s exciting , members-reaching-members incentive plan , visit www . nsna . org / project-intouch . html . Being a PIT recruiter is a great opportunity and sets you apart from the rest of the crowd . Happy recruiting !
Recognition If you didn ’ t know , there are numerous awards that NSNA gives out to celebrate all the work that membership puts in at the school and state level . Make sure to visit the NSNA awards website at www . nsnaawards . weebly . com and apply for the awards that NSNA offers . The deadline for the Weingarten Leader of Leaders award nominations is February 10 , 2021 . This award is sponsored by Michael S . and Carol Toussie Weingarten , and is presented to an outstanding dean , faculty advisor , or state consultant who demonstrates distinguished
support and service to nursing students . The deadline for the following program awards is March 15 , 2021 : Core Values , Ethics and Governance , Health Policy and Advocacy , Population and Global Health , Empowering Resolutions , Breakthrough to Nursing , Image of Nursing , Disaster Preparedness , International Photo Contest , State Convention Planning , Newsletter , Website , Social Media , Ambassador , and the Robert V . Piemonte Financial Excellence award . For more information visit www . nsnaawards . weebly . com .
Deadline for Constituency Make sure that you visit the convention website to get the most up-to-date information about the 2021 House of Delegates . All school and state chapters must apply for constituency status every year . To qualify , school chapters must have a minimum of 10 members on the NSNA roster ; state chapters must have a minimum of two constituent schools . These requirements must be met by the cutoff date of February 10 , 2021 . The Official NSNA Constituency Application Status must be completed and submitted online annually prior to the Annual Convention .
Annual Convention I hope all of you are as excited as I am for the 69 th Annual Convention which will be held virtually for the safety of all our members . For more information , visit www . nsnaconvention . org . All of us at NSNA are sad to not have an in-person convention to meet our members , but your safety is our top priority . At least you can stream our conference from the comfort of your own home and all our sessions will be recorded so you won ’ t miss a thing ! I cannot wait to see each and every one of you in April !
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