Great 100 President's Letter October 2015

Carla Tweddale RN

What an incredible 27th Gala we just celebrated in Raleigh a little over a week ago! It was a fabulous evening and so nice to get to meet so many of our 2015 Great 100 recipients, Scholarship winners, distinguished guests, family members and friends of those in attendance. The Gala Committee worked for months to make the night so memorable for all those in attendance. The Convention Center was so beautifully decorated, the festivities for the night were inspiring and the dancing made the night that much more enchanting! We hope each of you enjoyed the evening as much as those of us on the Great 100 Board of Directors. We hope you felt like the center of attention!

In a little over a week the Board of Directors will meet for our annual Board Retreat to prepare for the upcoming year, set goals, look at our strategic plan, and implement new ideas. It is hard to believe in just a few short months the 2016 Nominations will be open and a new year will begin. Who do you know that stands out to you as a peer, who stands out to your patients and their family members, who stands out at your facility as an outstanding nurse and caregiver? Who are those you know who are truly incredible nurses? They shouldn't go unnoticed! They should be a 2016 Great 100 Nurse and recognized in October of 2016!

The Great 100 Board of Directors is sponsoring a Great 100 Workshop to help get our 2016 nominations underway! This is a great opportunity for those who might have thought about nominating someone in the past and haven't, or have nominated someone and their nominee wasn't selected for this prestigious award. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to write a nomination for a Great 100 Nurse and receive mentoring tips. This is a chance to become skilled at writing a Great 100 Nomination by those who have had nominations selected in the past. The workshop will take place:

January 14, 2016 from 9AM-1PM

Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Cost $15 per person to cover cost of lunch/room (you do not have to be a nurse to attend or nominate)

Registration Form Available Online at

Contact Jan Teal ( or Carrie Edgison ( with any questions.

We hope to see you on January 14th!

Carla J. Tweddale, RN
President of the Board
Great 100, Inc.