Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Great News!! We have a date for the meeting that is being planned in Danvers, Mass. It will be held on Saturday November 3rd at Massachusetts General North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Right now it will be good for at least 6 CEU’s; the Brochure will be available next week. I will have it put onto the website. Now, more exciting news: We have the potential for another meeting that may be set up in correlation with the PGA in New York City. The date will be December 8th, if all goes well. If you have never been to New York City at Christmas time, this is your opportunity to do just that and make it a family event.
Then we also have the meeting that is being planned as we speak in New Jersey at Valley Hospital. This meeting will be in September, but we do not have a definitive date yet, however I will keep you all informed the progress as it becomes available to me. 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 I am writing this report, I am packing my suit cases and getting excited to attend our 29th Annual Educational Conference will be August 23rd – 25th. It will be held in Las Vegas, NV at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It is never too late to register for the meeting. Registrations can be done by clicking this link on our website https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/index.php There are plenty of other ways to earn even more CEU’s.
As the Chairperson of the Logo Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have some new and exciting merchandise for sale. At our meeting in Las Vegas we will have a presentation board that we are going to have samples for everyone to vote on to see which products that you would purchase. We know that membership has been asking for more items, so we are going to do just that. We will soon have hoodies, baseball caps and so much more!! Keep checking the store page! We will be trying something new this year. We are taking the pin design and putting it on a T-shirt to make a commemorative item. There will only be a select few of these T-shirts, so make sure you get to the registration early to get your logo items. If we can get an idea of how many you would like, please email me with numbers. Here is the picture of the design that will be on the T-shirt, a picture of our new Stainless Steel Travel Mug and the black picture is other T-shirt that will be available.
We have a couple of changes to the ASATT membership.
- We are adding the option for a 2 year membership at the cost of $150.00 saving you $20 over the two year period. You will still have the option for the one year membership at $85 if you choose.
- Beginning this year we will not accept renewals or joins during the months of November and December, so make sure you renew you membership during the renewal process.
Shortly we’ll be sending out the renewal notices to current ASATT members. Membership runs for August 1st to July 31st, so if your Membership has lapsed to receive the most for your membership dollar join again after August 1st.
Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director