Dear Sigma Beta Beta Houston Chapter members,
At last! A long awaited Spring season – and 2021 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife! Thanks to the World Health Organization for extending recognition for one more year. I hope and pray you and your family are staying healthy and have been able to get the Covid vaccine, or soon will.
Our SIGMA chapter continues to ‘embrace change’ and infuse joy into the corner of the world where we live. This has been the 2019-2021 STTI President Dr. Ric Ricciardi’s presidential theme and our Chapter has embraced JOY right along with him.
I want to share with you some of the you that was recently shared with our Beta Beta Chapter by some of our members. One week ago I received a letter from Sigma with the exciting news that six of our Beta Beta members had made donations of $100 or larger to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing in the year 2020. These donations help to support nurses around the world through grants and Sigma programs. These six members will be recognized along with other’s donations at the November 2021 49th Biennial Convention; however, I also wanted to take this opportunity to personally recognize them in my Chapter President’s update. Congratulations and thank you to the following Sigma members for investing in the future of nursing as 100th SIGMA Anniversary donors to the Foundation:
Patrick Albert Palmieri
Here are upcoming Highlights coming to watch for over the next few months:
10th Annual Nurses’ Week Commemoration: Historical and Current Perspectives on Global Nursing -
April 23rd, Friday, 8AM – 12:30PM (ZOOM)
Sigma Beta Beta Induction of new members via Zoom – April 30th (ZOOM)
Sigma Beta Beta Member’s Zoom mtg – June 22nd, Tuesday 7:30PM. Also, please remember
that all members are welcome to attend monthly Beta Beta leadership meetings if you are
interested. Just let me know and I’ll send you the meeting date/time/zoom link.
Sigma Beta Beta Book Club monthly Zoom mtg – see fliers on website for zoom link and
dates/times. Join us!!
Fall Sigma Beta Beta Founder’s Day Event via Zoom TBA
Online 2021-2022 Chapter leadership elections will be held probably in May. We are currently
developing the slate of officers (elected and appointed). (if you would like to explore
various leadership positions and what might be a fit for you, please contact us! My email
can be found below. We are always looking for new potential leaders for our Sigma Chapter).
Chapter participation in Elnita McClain Baby Shower – watch for fliers
None of these above accomplishments are possible without our fabulous Beta Beta Houston leadership team and the support of you, our Chapter members. Y’all are amazing!
Feel free to contact me for any questions or additional information: email@example.com
Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN
Beta Beta Houston President