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Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.

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Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.

Hello Region 1,

We had our first meeting of the year on May 18th at NYU Langone, thank you Alvin Mangubat and Angel Martinez for hosting another meeting for Region 1.  We had 53 attendees and 12 Vendors, food and CEU’s.

Then we had the next meeting on June 1st at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. Thank you Dodie Krambeck and Shelly Lancia for hosting the meeting in Pittsfield, Mass.  We had 21 attendees and 4 vendors. One of the Doctors even made us some homemade cookies, which were beyond amazing.

Both meetings had outstanding lectures given and lots of fun. Out of both meetings I have had the interest of attendees hosting Regional Meetings, however they are all tentatively for next year.  I would love to have 3 more meetings on the calendar for this year.  Region 1 covers a lot of territory, which in turn means that the more meetings we have the better chances of all the Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians in Region 1 attending these meetings to obtain there CEU’s. If you are contemplating having a meeting at your Hospital, please let me know if that is something that strikes an interest with you. We do not need a permanent date, just an estimate would be helpful. You can have a half day, a full day, or 2 days for a Regional Meeting, the choice will be yours. If you would like more details on how to host a meeting, send me an email or call me. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all our meetings.

It is important for ASATT to know what you would like to hear for lectures. If you recommend a certain lecture, we will try with all of our might to make it happen.  Please email me the topics that you would like to have presented at both the Regional and Annual meetings Our goal is to make everyone happy with the lectures at the meetings. Even if you had a meeting last year, you are more than welcome to host one again this year. We can always change it around a little bit to fit your schedule or even the hospital’s needs. For more details, send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAVE THE DATES: Please join us at the Annual Educational Conference, it will be our 30th Anniversary in Orlando the Dates are October 22nd- 24th, 2019 and it will be held at the Wyndham on International Drive, Orlando, Florida.  This year we are having lectures and meeting times in the middle of the week so you can enjoy your time in the parks with your family in Orlando on the weekend before and/or after the meeting. This is a great time of year to be in Florida.  

If you have always wanted to be more active with ASATT, here is your chance, we are always looking for members to help on the committees. It is a great way to get involved and learn the roles, then if you want to become part of the Board of Directors, you can do just that. ASATT always encourages members to be on the BOD. This year is the year for the Region 1 Director to be up for Election or re-election. I would be glad to do it again if no one else wants to run, however we always welcome New faces to the BOD.

 

Call for ASATT Board of Directors

Due June 15th

Please accept this notice as our official call for the nominations of the Board and Executive Directors 2019-2020 terms.  Every year we ask our members to nominate someone they believe can help ASATT further grow as an organization. Please take a minute to think about those around you. Are they motivated? Have they been active in ASATT? Have they wanted to be? Does this person want to see the profession grow and mature? Do they participate in furthering education for anesthesia technicians and technologists?  Are they sincere in advancing the society for the benefit of the entire profession?

The Regional Directors hold office for a period of two years. Up for election this cycle are the positions of Regional Director in Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7. Those nominated must reside in the Region for which they are nominated. The Executive Board position available this election cycle is President-Elect. The position of President-Elect is a three-year term. Those nominated for President-Elect must have served on the Board of Directors prior to the nomination. In order for the nomination to be accepted, you must have prior approval from those you nominate.

The ASATT Board of Director positions require and individual to dedicate the necessary time to fulfill obligations needed for the success of the organization. Please read the Position Descriptions for each position, and then if you have someone in mind complete the Nomination Form.

Regional Education Awards

Regional Directors are soliciting their members to nominate someone in their region that has genuinely contributed to promoting and furthering the profession of anesthesia technology, has this person:

  • Helped you or a group of technicians and technologist gain valuable knowledge in the field of anesthesia technology?
  • Volunteered their time to provide quality lectures for continuing education credits?
  • Worked to improve the anesthesia technology profession?

ASATT would like to pay tribute to those individuals who are not required or paid to advance the education of technicians and technologists, but whose sincere interest promotes education in our specialty.  If you were able to associate a name to any of those questions, show your appreciation by taking a few minutes of your time to complete and submit the

Regional Education Awards Form.

I encourage every member to consider who in your region has exemplified this award. All nominations will go directly to the Regional Directors for review. If more than one person, facility, or company is nominated in a region, the Regional Director will ultimately choose the recipient.

Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Alex LLanas. Nominations for Regional Education Awards must be received no later than July 1, 2019.

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there, enjoy your special day as I am sure hoping that the weather will cooperate. 

 

6/19


Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.

Region 1 Director

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