AORN of San Diego County

President’s Message for July 2016 (Summer) Posting
Greetings San Diego Chapter.

This is my first message as your new President for the upcoming 2016-2017 year. I want to thank the 2015-2016 board for all of their contributions. It was a great year filled with many achievements. I have learned a lot from each and every one of you. This will definitely help me in fulfilling the President’s role for this upcoming year.

Thank you to all of the chapter members who took the time to come to the monthly meetings, who have helped with meeting set ups and membership outreach, and who have volunteered with our community outreach events. We could not have done this without your continued support.
Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 board. I look forward to working with the newly elected and returning board members, the chapter as a whole, and the “new” members that will join our AORN family. 
Have a great summer and see you in September.

Marisa Chavez, MSN, RN, CNOR
San Diego AORN Chapter
President 2016-2017

Summer Events

Summer 2016 is finally upon us.

The 2015-2016 year has ultimately come to an end. It was a great and busy year filled with many community outreach events, exciting educational presentations, food, and fun, and numerous opportunities for networking. The chapter also saw an increase in membership.  

The San Diego chapter will be taking a hiatus for the months of July and August.
We wish everyone a wonderful and safe summer.

We will see you back and refreshed on September 22 for the chapter meeting at AMN Healthcare. Same time and place. We have an exciting year planned. We look forward to seeing you there.

Community Outreach Events for August 2016:

August 13, Saturday, Ladle Project, Senior Food Distribution, from 7:30am-10:30am.

Interested volunteers must email Randy Blattler at to participate.

Please see the Community Outreach tab for more information.


June 4 AORN Chapter Volunteers Serve Feeding America San Diego

Chapter Volunteers


Volunteers sorted more than 16,000 pounds of apples, yams, avocados, tomatoes, and onions.



Feeding America Volunteers


June 11 Ladle Project Senior Food Distribution

June Ladle Project



Packaging food for low income seniors
and needy veterans in the downtown area.