Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Happy Holidays to you all. I hope you enjoy your time with friends and loved ones. May the snow be kind and your families and friends be healthy for the next year which I am sure will bring great love, joy and peace to us all.
For those who are due to recertify this year, the recertification period will begin November 1st, and we will be sending out an email reminder with instructions on recertifying. As in the past, if you have all your CE’s on file in the database you will be able to recertify online by logging into the website and going to your member profile. You will only be able to log into the site if your membership is active. So, if your membership has expired and you want to recertify at the member rate make sure to renew your membership by the end of October. For those who have to submit CE’s with your recertification the preferred method will be to upload your documents online. By choosing this method you will also be able to pay online as well. Also note starting this year, we will not be accepting recertification applications via fax. Once again, we’ll be sending out the recertification reminder the beginning of November. It will have the detailed instructions for submitting your recertification information. This information will also be listed on the ASATT website. There will be no membership renewals or joins during the months of November or December, so make sure if your membership has expired to renew by the end of October.
We already have a good head start on meetings for next year, so if you are contemplating having a meeting at your Hospital. Please let me know so we can tentatively put you on the calendar. We will not need a permanent date, just an estimate will be great. You can always have a half day, a full day or 2 days for a Regional Meeting. When you host a meeting, you are providing much needed CEU’s for your fellow Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists. If you would like to host a meeting or learn how, send me an email or call me. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings as well. We want to make you happy with the meetings.
If you have always wanted to be more active with ASATT, here is your chance, We are always looking for members to help out on committees. It is a great way to get involved and learn the ropes so to speak, then if you want to become part of the Board of Directors, you can do just that.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director