Just wanted to drop a line and let you know what has been going on!
2020 Anesthesia Tech WEEK
The ASATT Anesthesia Tech WEEK, yeah that’s right, WEEK poster contest is still active! Get your creative juices flowing and enter to win. The prize for the winner, voted on by you members, will be a two year membership to ASATT. What a deal! Saves you some cash-ola. Anything helps!
I understand that there have been complaints about timeliness of responses to member emails. The Board has agreed to respond to your emails within a 24-48 hour window. If your email is not being answered within that time frame, feel free to email the President, me, and I will respond to you as soon as possible. But I emphasize, your first contact should be to your regional director.
Please keep in mind that your Board representatives work two jobs and sometimes three and volunteer their spare time away from their families to fulfill their obligation to ASATT. We do this gladly, but want you to understand that an immediate response is not always possible.
If you would like to schedule a phone conversation with the President to discuss ideas, concerns or complaints, please feel free to email me and I will reach out to schedule a time with you.
ASATT National Annual Educational Conference Update
We’ve been working on some cool “out-of-box” activities for the annual national ASATT Educational Conference!
Our friends at Rahr and Sons Brewery in Ft. Worth have a lovely mid-week tasting every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All ASATT attendees who show up with their conference badge will be eligible to receive a gift from our friends at Rahr and Sons Brewery! So come on out, have some fun and get a memory of Ft. Worth!! https://rahrbrewing.com/
I’m also working on a little community service. No, it’s not court mandated. A way we can all give back at the National Conference.
The American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) will be having the first ever ASATT Cares community fundraiser. This project is intended to raise money for local charities that will have a positive impact in our local communities during our national Educational Conference.
The charities that have been selected are the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Humane Society of North Texas, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Women’s Center. 100% of proceeds will go to these charities.
I am working with local businesses hoping to have gift baskets for a raffle at the Ft. Worth annual national Educational Conference. There you can purchase raffle tickets, $1 apiece, and put into the bucket of the basket you desire. It all goes to help local charities, 100%. I wouldn’t do it any other way.
My hope is that we can continue this into the future national Conferences and Regional Meetings as well.
Let’s do this and help people!
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.