Dear Sigma Beta Beta Houston Chapter members,
What an exciting time to be a nurse – 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the 2019-2021 President of the Sigma Beta Beta Houston Chapter, I would like to update you with our Chapter news since I last wrote in Fall, 2019.
Recent wonderful news is that Beta Beta Houston was presented our 8th Key Award at the November 2019 45th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC. What an honor and a privilege which was only possible through the hard work of all our amazing leadership team and members. We are now already diligently working on the 2019-2021 key award application, giving earnest consideration to the recommendations from the 8th award feedback, so we can do even better in 2021. What a fabulous 45th Biennial Convention with excellent speakers and at least two awesome presentations by Beta Beta members who were able to attend (Sheranda Fesler & Patrick Palmieri). I apologize if I’m missing other Beta Beta members who presented (email me and I’ll add you to my next letter).
You may be wondering, what does the year 2020 hold for Beta Beta members, along with other SIGMA members and nurses in the Houston area. Let me mention just a few of the motivational events at a variety of dates/times and locations which hopefully will draw you in to become a frequent flier with Beta Beta - Houston:
March 5th, 2020 Dr. Barbara Dossey – International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative, Global Health
5-7PM “Nursing and the Sustainable Development Goals: From Nightingale to Now”
(location: TWU College of Nursing, 6700 Fannin, Houston, TX)
register by email to: TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu
April 24th, 2020 Beta Beta Chapter Induction Ceremony
5:30 – 7:15PM (location: 2nd floor, TWU College of Nursing, 6700 Fannin, Houston, TX)
If you think you qualify for induction, let us know and we’ll work on getting
you processed before the April induction.
May 7th, 2020 Kara Dixon Viuc – Operation Nightingale: Army Nurses in the Vietnam War
1:00-3:00PM (Location: TWU College of Nursing, 6700 Fannin, Houston, TX)
October 2nd, 2020 Founders Day Forum Keynote: Dr. Ric Ricciardi, 2019-2021 STTI President
8-12:30PM (location: TWU College of Nursing campus)
2020 Spring Beta Beta business meetings: All members welcome; RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18th, 2020 5:00-7:00PM Room 3134 TWU campus
March 17th, 2020 5:00-7:00PM Room 3134 TWU campus
April 21st, 2020 5:00-7:00PM Room 3134 TWU campus
Beta Beta - Houston ‘Nursing Book Club’: March 23rd, 5:30PM at Prego’s 2520 Amherst
Book of the Month: Gulp (stories about your GI tract) by Mary Roach
This is an awesome book club started by Adrian Melissinos, part of our leadership team.
This is just a ‘taste’ (did you catch the connection to our book club reading for March??? J ) of the many activities of our very active Beta Beta Chapter – Houston. Come and check us out!
Please consider being an active member of this great Chapter!
Contact me for additional information: email@example.com
Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN
Beta Beta Houston President