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Regional Meetings in September to Learn About MNA 5-Year Plan/Dues Increase

Annual MNA Business Meeting
October 7, 2004, 2:00 p.m.
Hyatt Harborside Logan Airport, Boston
Attendance is free and all members in good standing are eligible to vote
(Please bring proper I.D.)

Regional Meetings in September to Learn About MNA 5-Year Plan/Dues Increase
Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 7 Where Debate and Vote Will be Held

View the objectives of the 5-year plan

As part of a five-year plan to position the organization to dramatically improve the scope and quality of its service to members, as well as to provide the power to confront the ongoing challenges of the health care industry, the MNA Board of Directors has cast an overwhelming vote in favor of a dues increase—the first increase in dues in 10 years.

"If the MNA is going to continue to provide the voice, protection and power that its members have come to depend on, and if we are going to expand and improve our services and support for nursing in this contentious, anti-nurse health care environment, then we must provide the organization with the resources needed to fulfill its mission," said Karen Higgins, RN, President of the MNA. "The dues increase we are recommending is based on a careful evaluation of the needs of our members, a comparison of dues structures for similar organizations across the state and the nation, and, most importantly, it is based on a carefully constructed five-year plan of action that our membership has helped develop based on their needs."

To learn more, attend a regional meeting in your area
In preparation for this important vote, the Board of Directors will be participating in meetings in each of the five MNA Regions to meet with members, present the five-year plan and answer any related questions. Below is a listing of the dates and times for each meeting.

September 9, 2004, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.…………………….. Region 4, North Shore
Angelica’s Restaurant, 49 South Main Street, Middleton, MA, 978.750.4900

September 13, 2004, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m………………….. Region 1, Western Mass.
Region 1 Office, 243 King Street, Northampton, MA, 413.584.4607

September 14, 2004, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m…… Region 3, South Shore/Cape & Islands
Region 3 Office, 449 Route 130, Sandwich, MA, 508.888.5774

September 20, 2004, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m……………………Region 5, Greater Boston
MNA, 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, 781.821.4625

September 23, 2004, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m ……………………Region 2, Central Mass.
Region 2 Office, 193 West Boylston St., Suite E, W Boylston, MA, 508.835.5898