Holiday Party December Reminder
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Please join Zeta Mu Chapter for our annual holiday fundraiser. In lieu of paying for registration, we are asking attendees to support The Flying Samaritans with a direct donation or by purchasing a ($1 dollar) raffle ticket at the event. So please bring cash or your check book. The party will include food, fun, and beverages. Click on this link for directions and to RSVP with number of guest attending by December 2, 2015.

Message from the President

Greetings to all Zeta Mu at Large members.

As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2015, I want to let you know what our chapter has been doing this fall.

We started off our fiscal year welcoming our 3 students interns. Kristi Westphaln is a PhD student at USD. She has jumped in to help Mary Ellen Dellefield, our VP for Programs with planning the spring joint chapter program. Kaitlyn Smith is a BSN student at PLNU and is working with Kris Lambert, our VP for Community Service. And Megan Arriola, also a BSN student at PLNU, is working with Brenda Miller, our secretary. We are happy to have these students taking an active role in our chapter activities!

At each meeting, we begin with a presentation from one of our members. In September, Sherry Shoemaker spoke about work from her dissertation research concerning integrative clinics using acupuncture to achieve positive outcomes. In October, Mary Ellen Dellefield spoke about her work concerning making pressure ulcer prevention a patient safety goal. These presentations highlight the admirable work our members are doing to study and promote advances in nursing and health care practices.

In September, we served dinner to members of our armed forces and their families at the USO in downtown San Diego.

In October, we gathered at the Liberty Station park to walk “Out of Darkness” to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Our team raised $1,160 for the foundation!

In November, five members attended the STTI Biennial Convention in Las Vegas and represented the chapter in the House of Delegates.

Now the holidays are upon us. This week, we give thanks for all that we have, the family and friends who are dear to us and the opportunities we have to care for those in need of a nurse. Thank you for all you do every day in service to others.

Finally, we hope you will join us for a holiday party on Saturday December 12. This is our time to celebrate while we raise funds to support the Flying Samaritans clinic in Baja CA. Please open the evite and let us know if you and a guest can come celebrate with your STTI friends.

Sending my very best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

Wendy Hansbrough

Zeta Mu Member Spotlight

Our board members are not only active Zeta Mu members but they are also active in their community.

Dr. Ann Mayo has most recently been active in our chapter as Counselor for USD. Each year the counselors invite qualified candidates to join STTI, and put on our induction ceremonies. Currently, Dr. Mayo is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, is a full professor in the Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science at University of San Diego.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Mayo and many other board members as well