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Hello! Our new board members are greatly energized about their positions. We have some big shoes to fulfill; but our new board feels that with working as a team, we together, can achieve more.

First of all we would like to give the annual report from the 2005-2006 Board.

* October 2005 -- Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC. We had an increase in student number participation and were able to post a profit in our books.

* November 2005 -- All but one member of the SNA-SC Executive Board attended the NSNA Mid-Year Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Fundraising was successful and covered our Mid-Year expenditures. The SNA-SC participated in the Palmetto Health Festival of Trees. We donated a tree decorated in nursing motif which was sold with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Palmetto Health's Children's Hospital.

* January 2006 -- we updated our BTN book with new projects and recruitment ideas. These books were presented throughout our state to nursing schools and high schools interested in both recruitment and retention of candidates for nursing and health care professions.

* February 2006 -- Leadership Conference, we had record breaking numbers in attendance. We had a gain in student member participation from a normal average of 100 students to over 250 in attendance. Our Leadership Conference posted a profitable margin. Vendor participation increased as well.

* March 2006 -- Capitol Day, we had our first successful Capitol Day. We were able to fill a limited registration of 100 people. Nursing students toured our statehouse in two groups of 50 and observed debate on a bill that pertained to the health care field. We are hoping to continue in this success with an Annual Capitol Day event.

* April 2006 -- we held a statewide BP check on April 15 "Deadline for Texas." We chose this date to emphasize the importance of stress reduction. Our entire executive board attended the national convention in Baltimore, MD except for on due to illness. We had two members seek offices and win. Jordan Stoner won the COSP Chair and Emily Ann Raynor as Secretary/Treasure for 2006-2007. Our states very own past COSP chair and President Brooke Huggins was the honored recipient of the Isabelle Hampton Robb Award. We had a great time!

* May-October -- Focus on Convention! We utilized a new venue in Charleston, SC. Our theme "Nursing Through the Decades!" allowed for a multi-faceted environment. We held a 50's sock hop, which was enjoyed by all. Students participated in a Bone Marrow Drive with emphasis on minority donation. Penny Wars was a huge success with over $3000.00 raised in two days. The funds were split between our board and the winning nursing school South Carolina State.

The new 2006-2007 Board Members: We are already off to a busy year. Here is what the new board is doing.

* October 2006 -- The new 2006-2007 board members were elected during the SNASC State Convention. We had a smooth transition.

* November 2006 -- All of the SNA-SC Executive Board Members attended the MidYear conference in Atlanta, Georgia. SNA-SC participated in the Katrina fundraiser which was hosted by NSNA. SNA-SC donated $200.00, in which Katrina Victims (that are nursing students) benefited all proceeds. Penny Wars as well as T-Shirt sales was a success. Our President Jessica Simpkins attended the SCNA Annual meeting in Columbia, SC.

* December 2006 -- Community Health "Christmas Project" we hoping will be prosperous. The project involves all local chapters' to donate books to neighboring Headstart and Gleam programs. Pictures will be taken with Santa and local SNA members with the books they donated.

* January 2007 -- COSR meeting on the 6th.

* February 2007 -- We will be having a Leadership Conference. Please contact our 2nd VP for address. It was a huge success! We had over 280 in attendance.

* March 2007 -- Will are hosting Capitol Day in, Columbia, South Carolina. Please contact Maighdlin our Legislator for address.

* October 11-13 We will be holding our 56th Annual Convention in Charleston, SC. All new elected Executive Board Members will be required to stay on the 14th for transition.

* Upcoming Events: BTN Minority Scholarship, Can Good Drive, POP Tab Collection for Ronald McDonald House. Considering a Voter Registration Drive.

We would like to recognize Award Winners from 2006 SNA-SC State Convention.

* Penny Wars -- South Carolina State University

* Spirit Luncheon Chant -- Lander University

* Spirit Luncheon Table -- Trident Technical College

* T-Shirt Award -- York Technical College

* President's Award of Excellence -- Edith Hardin

* Outstanding Advisor -- Kim Blenn, BSN, MN

* Who's Who Award -- Jennie de Leon Bourque

* Scholarship for SNA-SC -- Nicole M. Hutch, Helen Le

* Greatest School Chapter COSR -- Piedmont Technical College

* 2006 Financial Excellence Award -- Piedmont Technical College

* Top Dollar Award -- Piedmont Technical College

* Most Pre-slated Candidates -- Piedmont Technical College

* Most Outstanding Website -- USC Upstate

* BTN Points Award -- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Tech

* Community Health Project -- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

* Community Participant -- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

* Community Participant -- Clemson University

* BTN Project Award -- Midland Technical College

* Most Creative BTN Project -- University of South Carolina, Columbia

* NSNA Precious Metal Award -- Piedmont Technical College

We would like to recognize the following winners from or Leadership Conference:

Leadership Award: Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Penny Wars: York Technical College

Big Heart Award: Piedmont Technical College

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Title Annotation:Student Nurses' Association of South Carolina
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Date:Apr 1, 2007
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