On October 15, 2019 close to 200 members of District 1199 joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SEIU District 1199 New England. Members wore hats from “the old days” to help recognize the union’s history. To start the day, 1199NE Secretary Treasurer Suzanne Clark facilitated a panel discussion, including current President Rob Baril, retired President David Pickus, and several 1199 members discussing the past, present, and future of the union. This was followed by a panel discussion led by Training Fund College and Career Counselor Susan Oliver, including members who have used the Training Fund over the years.
This year’s conference workshops were:
Congratulations to the 1199 Training Fund Class of 2019! On Tuesday, June 18, close to 200 family, friends, and union leaders gathered to celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduates. In 2018-2019, 59 1199 members earned High School Diplomas, Certificates, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees. Programs of study included:
1199 nurses from throughout Connecticut attended the Training Fund’s 7th Annual Nursing Conference on November 14, 2018. When asked why she attended, one nurse said “Knowledge is Power! I acquire new ideas every time I attend!”
The keynote speaker was Carolyn DeRocco, Vice President of Programs and Education, Alzheimer’s Association-CT Chapter. Other workshops included: Changing Our Beliefs about Drugs and Alcohol, Mindy Bowens; Head to Toe Assessment, Anna Go; Wound Care in the Age of Antibiotic Stewardship, Catherine Milne.
Comments from evaluations included the following:
Why did you decide to attend the conference?
Did the conference meet your expectations? Why or why not?
What were two things that you learned today that you will be able to use at your job or share with your co-workers?
DID THE CONFERENCE MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS? “MORE THAN I COULD EVER IMAGINE! I LEARNED A LOT. I GOT TO INTERACT WITH CO-WORKERS, AND MEET NEW PEOPLE FROM 1199. AWESOME!!” Over 200 1199 nursing home and homecare members from throughout Connecticut at the 1199 Training Fund’s 16th annual conference. The keynote speaker, Kyrie Carpenter, gave a wonderful presentation called “Culture Change Starts with the Heart” and members spent the day choosing from the following workshops: