Fredericksburg Region VCNP meeting minutes 6/13/24

Dr Ashte Collins, nephrologist and Associate Professor of GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences presented a comprehensive talk on CKD and it’s link with CAD, CHF, and early mortality. Farxiga and Lokelma from Astra Zeneca were presented with time for discussion and questions.

There was a state board meeting. The focus this year is on increasing membership, becoming more financially stable as an organization and NP student engagement. Our local NP student Sophia was selected as our Student Ambassador to the VCNP.

7/18/24 is our next meeting- location TBD

Our next philanthropy suggestion was to support the Night of 1,000 pies again which benefits Empowerhouse, a local shelter and advocacy center for women and children who are domestic violence victims. This year it will be at the Silkmill downtown! Volunteer pie makers are needed. tiffany suggested a $600.00 donation- Flower Power level which also gives us 4 tickets. It is $125.00 for a single ticket. Timmye approved the motion and Kelly seconded.

On 5/9/24 at Six Bears and a Goat, Michele Trampe, founder and executive director of the Central Virginia Justice Initiative gave a talk on the Signs of Human Trafficking. She also encouraged us to get more involved in political leadership through the website: Healing A $150.00 honorarium for the speaker towards her organization was suggested, Tiffany seconded.

PR- Nicole stated this is the 50th anniversary of the VCNP. We should have a celebration of sorts to gather and celebrate all of the accomplishments of our members over the years and the VCNP in Virginia!

Legislative conference in September was suggested. Local legislators will need to be contacted. Rachel will reach out to Ashley to see if she can organize this and to discuss what aspects of the planning and implementing of the event that other people can help her handle.

Submitted 6/14/24 JPSF

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