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What Do PACs and the Boy Who Cried Wolf Have in Common?

By on May 2, 2014 in Making an imPACt | 5 comments

Most of us are familiar with the story of the boy who cried wolf.  Just in case you aren’t, here’s how it goes.  A shepherd boy repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock.  Then when an actual wolf really shows up, no one responds to his cry for help because they’ve been conditioned to the false alarm.  The boy is left alone to fend for himself and his flock. What, you may ask, does this have to do with TANA? Similar to the villagers in the story, CRNAs and SRNAs are frequently asked to respond to requests for contributions to PAC, so those entities can protect their practice and investment.  However, for various reasons (all which are valid concerns), the majority of TANA members are not contributing to PAC. As a result, when the “wolf” (in this case the threat to our livelihood) comes along, PAC has limited resources to help protect and defend your practice. To put it plainly, TANA-PAC needs your help to be able to meet our goal of raising $5,000 by July 1, 2014.  With $1530 currently raised, we’re only about ¼ of the way to meeting this goal.  What we’re asking from each member is a $50 monthly contribution, which adds up to $600 per year.  You can set up your monthly or one-time donation by visiting www.tncrna.com and clicking on the “Donate Now” banner. Your career is one of your most valuable assets, and your contributions are very much like premium payments on an insurance policy to protect it from the effects of a potentially devastating loss. The wolf is on the prowl, and he can and will show up to threaten the CRNA flock.  Help us make sure the proper resources are in place to help the PAC ward him off.  Thank you, David Klappholz CRNA TANA-PAC...