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Chicago Metro SUNA Annual Spring Conference
March 24, 2018

at the Hyatt in Lisle

Chicago Metro SUNA has supported the womens shelter in the past and we would like to continue this tradition for this Christmas. Kay Colella has graciously volunteered her time to deliver goods for us. If you have any small items like gloves, soaps, deoderant, toiletries...that you would like to donate please ship them to Kay by December 10th.

Colella Kay
1222 Coolidge Avenue
Wheaton IL 60189

If you would like to donate money to support this you may do this directly on there site at:

Be sure to put Chicago Metro SUNA in the Gift memo.

Chicago Metro SUNA Board

Chicago Metro Chapter 


 “Non-Pharma Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder”
   Speaker: Sarah Adelstein, MD

            Location:   Rush Oak Park Hospital 
                                520 South Maple Ave, Oak Park, IL 
                                Centennial Room
            Date:   January 24, 2018  6:30- 8pm  Lecture from 7-8pm
                        No fee and Dinner included                                                         
Learner must attend at least 80% of entire activity, sign the attendance record and submit the evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of participation credit for this activity. 1.0 CH has been applied for.
 This activity has been submitted to American Nephrology Nurses' Association for approval to award contact hours. American Nephrology Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Please register so we can have an accurate count for food


Join our Board!

TWO positions are available: President-elect and Secretary. 
Have you ever thought of joining the Chicago Metro board?
  • Board meetings take place online from the comfort of your home! (about 6 meetings per year)
  • Board members are eligible for a yearly scholarship to attend the national SUNA meeting.
  •  All Chicago Metro SUNA meetings are free for board members to attend.  
Eligibility for office shall be dependent upon active membership in SUNA national for one year preceding nomination, with the exception of members-at-large, who may be new active members.

Terms of office
The President-Elect is elected every year for a one-year term.  In one year, the President-Elect’s term is expired and s/he assumes the office of President.  In one more year, at the start of the next calendar year, the President’s term is expired and s/he assumes the office of Immediate Past President for a term of one year.

The Secretary is elected every other year (even years) for a two year term.

Duties and responsibilities
The President:
1.    Be responsible to the Board of Directors and with approval of the Board of Directors coordinates the activities of the CMCSUNA.
2.    Preside at all chapter meetings, business meetings, and meetings of the Board of Directors.
3.    Represent CMCSUNA at meetings of other organizations or designate an alternate.
4.    Appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the Board of Directors.
5.    Appoint special committees.
6.    Be a member, ex-officio, of all committees, or designate an alternate to serve in the President’s place.
7.    Terminate committee appointments when committees are non-functioning or when a special committee project has been completed.
The President-elect:
1.     Have all the duties and responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors.
2.    Perform the duties of the President in the absence of/or incapacity of the President.
3.    Perform such other duties as may be delegated by the President.
The Immediate Past President:
1.    Have all the duties and responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors.
2.    Perform the duties of the President in the absence of/or incapacity of the President and President-elect.
3.    Provide and preserve all correspondence and reports and records in a permanent file.

The Secretary:
1.    Maintain a record of the proceedings of all business meetings of the Board of Directors.
2.    Duplicate and distribute minutes to the Board of Directors.
3.    Provide and preserve all correspondence and reports and records in a permanent file.

To be considered for one of these positions email your CV/Resume to

Elections will take place in February, newly elected board members start their term on March 25, 2018.

Opportunity for Your Voice to Be Heard
As a nurse, you’re the main healthcare professional involved in teaching intermittent catheterization and providing support. An IRB-approved U.S. cross sectional research survey is being conducted on the variety of nursing approaches adopted around intermittent catheterization (IC). We invite you to take 15 to 20 minutes to complete the anonymous survey and provide your valuable feedback!

>Complete the survey here.

Sponsored by Hollister Incorporated

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Our Chicago Metro SUNA Board of Directors

Left to Right: Vic Senese-President | Andrea Strong-President-Elect | Grace Jones Past-President | Olive Adriano-Treasurer | Mary Meskel-Secretary | Katy Bortel-Eductional Director