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Wisconsin Capitol Chapter 2016 elections

Hello ONS Wisconsin Capitol Chapter members! It's time to vote in the 2016 board elections. On this year's ballot we have the position of president elect up for a vote as well as a referendum item proposing that active chapter board members can be reimbursed from chapter funds for their membership dues.
The link to the ballot is here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_daK7rKjvQ8uioKN
The ballot will be open from now until midnight on December 2
Everyone who votes can enter a raffle to win a $50 Target gift card.
We also want to remind everyone that every chapter officer and committee member is a volunteer from among the membership of the chapter. If you are interested in becoming involved in any way, we welcome fresh faces and new ideas, so please contact us at wisconsin.capitol.ons@gmail.com to learn more.
Thank you all for your support of ONS and your local chapter!
Catie Cherwin, PhD, RN
Wisconsin Capitol Chapter President

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Need to get in contact with the ONS Wisconsin Capitol Chapter?

Email us at: wisconsin.capitol.ons@gmail.com

Mail us at:

ONS Wisconsin Capitol Chapter

C/O Kendra O'Connell

600 Highland Ave

Mail code 2464

Madison, WI 53792

Wisconsin Capitol Chapter

Welcome to the Wisconsin Capitol Chapter!

Message from the President:

The Wisconsin Capitol Chapter is focused on providing educational and networking opportunities for Dane County and the surrounding areas.  Some of our annual events include a Spring Kickoff, educational and professional development opportunities, and sponsored trips to ONS Congress. 


Membership in your local ONS chapter is included as part of your membership in the National ONS Chapter. By participating in the Wisconsin Capitol Chapter you can benefit from:

Networking & Social Events

Professional Practice Advancement Events

Educational Opportunities that Provide CEUs

Discounts on Professional Certification


It is also my pleasure to announce that as of this year, all nursing students (working towards a BSN) get their membership and the Cancer Basics course for free! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop their skills and help advance the profession of oncology nursing.

If you have interest in participating in the Wisconsin Capitol Chapter, whether as a board member or as a volunteer to help with an event, then we want you! We are always looking for new and creative ways to benefit oncology nurses, so if you have suggestions, please let us know.  

Please contact me with any questions, interest or suggestions at Wisconsin.capitol.ons@gmail.com

Thank you! 

Catherine Cherwin

The Chapter invites you to browse our site and participate in our events and other offerings. 

You can also visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ONSWisconsinCapitolChapter or by clicking the large icon below.



Wisconsin Capitol Chapter Announcements
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Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem is a student-run organization that provides a week-long camp each summer for children of parents who have (or have had) cancer. This experience:

(1) provides kids with a chance to be kids and

(2) allows college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills for long term social impact.

Kesem (n.): magic; the ability to change a life; an agent of growth; the unique power that tranforms kids into Camp Kesem Campers

Please visit www.campkesem.org (national site) or http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.5197939/k.36DB/Camp_Kesem_University_of_Wisconsin.htm (local site)

One A Week Club

The Oncology Nursing Society One-A-Week Club began in March 2010. We donated 45 units of blood in the remainder of 2010 and 60 units during our first full year in 2011. As the name suggests, the goal is for group members and their friends, family and co-workers to collect one donation/week or 52 donations/year. The donations don't have to be made every week and of course more than 52 donations are highly encouraged! Last year the club also sponsored a week at the Red Cross in February to encourage donations. As Oncology Nurses we know the need for blood products is great! Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days and platelets just 5 days so the need is constant!

To schedule an appointment today go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. On the day of your donation sign in in the One-A-Week Binder, located near the refreshments, with the number provided for our group.

One-A-Week Club is seeking a Coordinator. Average time commitment is 1 hour/week. Please contact Stephanie Lovell @ SLovell@uwhealth.org if interested. Thank you!