Sue Christian Cer.A.T.T.
Greetings Region 3!
It’s been a long, strange trip navigating through the pandemic. As we continue to navigate our way and vaccines become available, my wish for this new year is that everyone will get vaccinated so that we can get one step closer to moving to a more normal environment. I contemplated long and hard about whether or not to get vaccinated. I will tell you that the first shot was minor with no symptoms other than a sore arm. The second shot was slightly different. After about 6 hours of having received the shot, I developed fatigue, a headache and chills. But the next day all symptoms had subsided and I felt fine. Realizing that not everyone will react the same way, I would encourage you to discuss the pro’s and con’s with your family physician as well as your immediate family.
As we continue on in our virtual world, I am seeking speakers for a virtual Region 3 meeting. If you know someone that is interested in speaking, please have them email me.
Our annual meeting is still slated for being held in-person in Fort Worth, Texas, BUT that is subject to change based on the pandemic. The dates are September 23-25th, 2021, so stay tuned to the website for further information.
As we enter the New Year, we can anticipate new changes to move the profession forward. Changes to membership will be occurring, as will changes to the recertification process. Speaking of recertification, please do not procrastinate and wait until the last minute to earn your CE’s. Each and everyone of us have two years to earn or respective CE’s. Failure to comply with the requirements will ultimately come with a penalty. Individuals who need to maintain their certification-this is especially directed to you….just because ASATT grants a 30 day extension, we have no power to override your employers requirement of meeting the 12/31/2021 deadline. Since there are major holidays with in that period, be prepared. Also keep in mind that submitting a hard copy by mail results in a SIGNIFICANT delay in being reviewed. And last note on the recertification process-fees paid are non-refundable.
Sue Christian, B.S., Cer.A.T.T.
Region 3 Director