Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I know the next month will be busy with getting ready for these holidays. These holidays can make you go crazy and can be very exhausting but in the end think of all the memories you’ve made with family and friends.
What’s been happening in our Region:
I have been busy networking to get meetings set-up, so we can earn our CE’s. One of our meetings that will be held in Region 2 will be at the University of Michigan. The dates will be May 31 and June 1 2019. We are trying something fun with a meet and greet on Friday May 31 with speakers and on Saturday June 1 with more speakers. Thanks to Michelle and her team for getting this conference in order. More details will post shortly to the ASATT website.
I would also like to start a group for the Technicians and Technologist to get together every three months to have a lunch/dinner so we can hear how things are done at their hospitals.
Lastly if you’re interested in holding a regional meeting please contact me, it has great perks and you can earn Free CE's!!! It takes a lot of work but it’s worth it!! I would like set a goal of having FOUR Regional meetings a year for our Technicians and Technologist remember we all need CE’s so let’s work together as a team with promoting our profession!!
When I’m at meetings I hear members wanting to get more involved with our organization, one opportunity is volunteering to join a committee. You as a member can bring new ideas to help promote/change to better our profession and remember we are the voice of our organization and want it to grow and prosper!
I’m looking forward to our 2019 Annual Meeting that will be held in October in Orlando Florida. This can be a great opportunity to attend a conference and turn it into a family vacation at the same time. I would love to see more of us Technicians and Technologist to speak at our Annual Meetings remember you can earn additional CE’s for your presentation.
Remember if you’re up for recertification make sure you don’t come up short for CE’s. That’s one of the perks being a member of the ASATT, any regional or annual meeting you attend to earn your CE’s automatically get uploaded to your account. Lastly be thinking about our Regional Education Awards. If there is someone you think should be nominated for this award please bring it to my attention.
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director