While you’re trying to keep warm & dry, enjoy reading the Winter 2011 issue of our Newsletter, the first from our new editors, Aileen McCrillis and Sarah Jewell. This issue begins with a message from the Chapter Chair, Claire Joseph. Tim Roberts provides a thorough recap of the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, Changing Currents, and Christina Rivera updates us on policy and MLA activities in the ‘Advocacy’ column. Make sure you check out the updates from the NN/LM MAR and Continuing Education Committee. In ‘Reader to Reader’, Sarah Jewell reviews several non-fiction titles relevant to medicine. The editors are happy to welcome a new contributor, Karen Erani, who shares important tips for public speaking, and Robin Wright highlights accomplishments by Chapter members in the Kudos column.