ACORN QLD recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the existence or effectiveness of the Association and/or Perioperative Nursing during their long standing membership. ACORN QLD acknowledges this through awarding the status of Life Member of the organisation. Notification and awarding of the Life Membership shall take place at the State Conference Awards Dinner.
Perioperative nurses who have demonstrated consistent membership over a period of 15 years and who have been supportive of perioperative nursing in a variety of ways may be eligible for Life Membership.
- Evidence of substantive service to perioperative nursing
- Be a full financial member of ACORN QLD for at least 15 years consecutively
- Currently working in perioperative nursing or
- Retired from the perioperative nursing workforce
Nominations must be received at least 12 weeks prior to the Conference Date. Committee members or other members of ACORN QLD (must be a full financial member) complete the nomination recommending an individual perioperative nurse become a life-member. Within the recommendation an explanation of no more than 600 words is provided to support the recommendation. The committee will review the recommendation in accordance with the life membership criteria and vote whether they consider the person is an appropriate person for life membership. Once the committee approves the nomination a certificate is awarded.
Our Life Members
- Linley Bates
- Brigid Gillespie
- Judith Hewett
- Lynette Hill
- Eleanor Irwin - deceased 2015
- Joy Jensen
- Jo-Ann McNaughton
- Ruth Melville
- Heather Moon
- Cheryl O'Brien
- Narelle Sommerfeld
- Wenda Young - deceased 2018