Join us at Miller’s Grocery to benefit TANA-PAC

By on Sep 4, 2013 in Announcements, Making an imPACt, TANA Annual Meeting | 1 comment

  You can make an imPACt by joining fellow TANA members for a fun-filled evening to benefit TANA-PAC on Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m.! Join us at the famous Miller’s Grocery in Christiana, TN for dinner, drinks (beer, and wine will be provided), live music, and the biggest desserts in the south! It’s just a 10-minute drive from our convention hotel, or you can ride the bus to and from the event (provided by TANA). All participants will get a memorabilia t-shirt as a thank you for helping us make an imPACt. So, don’t wait any longer, REGISTER TODAY! We can only take the first 50 people to sign up! To register for the TANA-PAC Miller’s Grocery night of fun, sign up when you register for the annual meeting. Or, if you live in the area and aren’t planning to attend the meeting, you can just join us for the PAC event even if not attending the meeting! History: Miller’s Grocery was in continuous operation as a country store for over 75 years in the once bustling whistle-stop community of Christiana, TN that included a 3-story hotel, a bank, a telephone office and some 15 other businesses. In 1995, the building was restored as an antique filled, country cafe featuring home-style Southern cooking and award winning “from scratch” desserts. The name “Miller’s Grocery” remains in memory of long-time proprietor Mr. Stanley Miller and as a tribute to a by-gone era.                     ...

Are you making an imPACt?

By on Sep 3, 2013 in Making an imPACt | 0 comments

We have begun setting the wheels in motion that will move TANA forward, navigating our profession through the uncharted future that is today’s healthcare. TANA is making an imPACt, so let’s all be a part of it. Have you ever thought what paying your AANA dues does for you? Do you know where your money goes? As paying members of the AANA, a portion of your dues are divided among the national and respective state organizations. Additionally, you get access to the AANA website, as well as receiving issues of the AANA Journal and Bulletin. NONE of your annual dues goes to your national or state PACs. It is very likely that most of you don’t realize that by paying your national dues, you are supporting your state association. So, the number of active CRNAs in a state has a significant bearing on the budget of the respective state association. In essence ,the more CRNAs in a state than the larger the operating budget. This is a fairly simple concept to grasp. Digging a little deeper, ask yourself ,”where does PAC money come from”? PAC’s are formed to support the political interest of organizations. PAC’s cannot be funded by organizational dues. PAC’s can only be funded by donations from the organizations members. NONE of the annual dues that you pay go toward TANA-PAC.  TANA-PAC is solely supported by members who donate to it. Take a minute to process this … in order for TANA to remain strong, it is essentially only protected by the members who contribute to TANA-PAC. Are you prepared to contribute? Any amount is appreciated. If you give $30 per month, or a dollar a day, you will be making a huge imPACt in the protection of your profession....

We’re Not On The List … Yet!

By on Aug 22, 2013 in Making an imPACt | 0 comments

TANA Members, I am encouraged by the response we are receiving to our new TANA PAC campaign. We are making significant progress in our effort to improve TANA and TANA PAC’s communication with our members. PAC dollars are investments in the defense and protection of our profession and your future The significance of contributing to your professions PAC is pushed by every organization:  Doctors, Lawyers, Hospitals, Dentists, Accountants, Petroleum Companies, etc.  The 2013 Legislative Session ended a few months ago, but PACs are reloading for the 2014 Legislative Sessions. Take a minute to read the following section of an article* published in The Tennessee Journal, “Some PACs already have stockpiles for 2014 legislative elections”. Pay specific attention to the chart on page three which ranks the top PACs in the states and how much cash they have on hand. Do you see anything that jumps out at you?  Look at the number of healthcare related PACs that are on the list! This is astonishing to me, and I encourage you to take notice. I encourage you to give to PAC and ask you to motivate your colleagues to do the same. Our goal is to make the list next year. We need ALL of you to be successful. Any amount of giving will make a difference. You can register to be a PAC member by going to the 
TANA website homepage at www.tncrna.com. Thanks, David Klappholz CRNA- TANA PAC-Chair   *Used by permission of The Tennessee...