Delbert Macanas, Sr., Cer.A.T.T.
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Howzit Region 7!!!

Mele Kalikimaka & Hau’oli Maka Hiki Hou!!!

I want wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! 2022 was not a very good year for me, although I had some great highlights… My grandson was born in February and my youngest son got married in September.  But, there were some negatives that made 2022 not great so let’s put 2022 into our review mirror and look forward to a good 2023.  I’m hoping the new year WILL bring me prosperity and good will.  I would like to wish the same to all of you in the ASATT Ohana.

"Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us."
~ David Cameron ~

It seems that every year when I write this end of the year website update, many of you across the country are experiencing some sort of frightful weather.  I hope that you & your family are staying safe and doing okay.  Many of you are experiencing cold temperatures and snow, please stay warm and be safe on the roads. 

But most of all, the holidays are times to make lasting memories with your family and friends.  Don’t forget to take as many pictures as you so that you can reflect back on these memories (everyone has a smart phone with a camera).  This is the first “normal” holiday season since the big Covid debacle.  I’m really looking forward to spending time with my family and friends.     

 “Life brings us tears, smiles, and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever.”
~ Unknown ~

Region 7 helped coordinate the final ASATT webinar for 2022 and it was a huge success with >425 attendees.  Everyone has gotten used to webinars where you sit at home to earn CE’s toward recertification.  But, I still miss attending a meeting at a venue and talking to friends, peers, and vendors.  I miss the face to face interaction and most of all meeting new people.  Does anyone else miss the old fashioned Regional Educational Meetings?  If anyone misses these meetings please contact your Regional Director to voice your opinion on these "live” meetings.  The ASATT Board of Directors need to know if the live meetings will be supported. I know that there are a number of vendors willing to sponsor a live meeting. 

I wish to all of you in the ASATT Ohana… Prosperity, Success, and Good Health in 2023!!!





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