Message from the President of AFLPN:
"I would like to encourage all LPNs to get involved in your professional organization,
so that we can keep representatives on the Board of Nursing to ensure our issues
are addressed and we have input in decisions that are made about our practice."
Illinois members, please take the time to review the most recent changes to the NFLPN Bylaws from our October 2012 Annual Business meetings in which changes to state association dues payments took place. Bylaws are posted on our website on the About NFLPN page.
The breakdown: NO state association should be receiving membership dues directly. ALL annual membership dues should be paid in full to NFLPN upon new or renewed membership. No quarterly dues payments or partial payments accepted. This directly affects the Illinois membership who have their membership dues paid through unions or employers to the Illinois LPN Association and we just want to make sure all of our membership is aware of this change.
If your membership dues are employer paid or sponsored, please have your employer contact the national office for future payment processing arrangements.
The Louisiana Federation of LPNs held our 66th annual convention on March 28, 2014, in Alexandria LA. The theme was Breathe Easy and the 94 attendees learned much from the lectures by guest speakers. Students and instructors from three PN programs attended: Central LA Technical Community College—Alexandria, Louisiana; Louisiana Technical College (Shelby Jackson Campus) in Ferriday LA; River Parishes Community College in LaPlace LA; four instructors from Fletcher Technical Community College of Houma LA. Certificates of Merit were awarded to eight LFLPN member PN students who are maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average during their studies. They are Sheron Buckner, Christine Murray Crystal Cross, Derrah Taylor, Hillary Good, Medina Norris and Wendy DeVille.
The next event of the LA Federation of LPNs will be a workshop on November 14, 2014, in Lafayette LA. It will have components for graduate LPNs as well as students who have yet to take their NCLEX-PN exam. More information is available on the web site www.lafederationlpn.org
The NC state association is presently working on planning of their next meeting. Please stay tuned for upcoming meeting date and location so you can attend and be involved in your state level association. Members wishing to be more involved are much needed to help further the support of the local association.
The Ohio Federation of LPNs is in need of members willing to volunteer their time to support the state level association. If you would like to be involved, please contact Gladys Ray, the state level president, at email@example.com or 937-668-5611.
The South Carolina LPN Association is in need of members to volunteer in leadership roles to build back the local representation of LPNs and address their needs in SC. If you are a LPN in SC, let our home office know you are interested in volunterring your time and efforts. Email our office at NFLPN@caphill.com.
At Large members are NFLPN members that reside in states without a state level association. We receive many inquiries about developing state level associations under NFLPN but rarely find a group of LPNs that are able to follow through with the task of beginning a chapter.
Several LPNs/LVNs have expressed interest in their states and need members in those states to step forward and volunteeer in leadership positions and take part in meetings. Please contact the following individuals if you are interested in getting involved:
We need volunteers to bring a group together, establish board members, and create the state chapter bylaws and charter. Additionally, volunteers are needed to support and lift up the organization and recruit new members as well as provide support to existing members.
If you are that special volunteer, please contact us at NFLPN@caphill.com; we will guide you through the procedures of establishing your state association.
We work hard to support LPN/LVNs across the nation but our association is only as strong and as our membership and our collective efforts!
Betty Christian * Individual Member Representative
6228 N 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141