Happy New Year!
I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce the 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Committee chairs.
President: Katrina Fryar, MT
Vice-President: Jean Palmer, RMA
Secretary: Celia McDonald, RMA
Treasurer: TJ Weatherly, MT
Chairman of the Board: David Finch, MT
Past President: Taffy Durfee, MT
Awards Committee Chair: Taffy Durfee, MT
Bylaws Committee Chair: Michelle Jenkins, MT
Continuing Education Chair: Alfonso Clemmings, MT
Convention Committee Chair and Publicity Committee Chair: Michelle Hege, MT
Legislative Committee Chair: Linda Raven, RMA
Membership Chair and Audit Chair: Kimberley Derschuck, RMA
I am very excited to be part of such a great group of people working to help our membership. Thank you to our past president Taffy Durfee for all that she has done!
The Spring TxSSAMT Conference will be hosted by Ron White on April 28-29, 2017 at the Courtyard Fort Worth at Alliance Town Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The hotel room rate is $119 per night plus tax for a king or double bed. Be sure to mention the block code, TxSSAMT Convention, for the discounted rate. The deadline is March 28, 2017. We have setup online registration. Please check the website for more information! If you are interested in being a delegate to the National Convention, we will have a signup sheet available.
The 79th Educational Program and National Meeting will be held in Kansas City, Missouri on July 9-13, 2017 at The Intercontinental Hotel at the Plaza. The hotel room rate is $129 per night plus tax. The Early Bird Registration is $225 for the full week if the registration is received by May 1, 2017. The preliminary schedule has been posted on the National website.
For continuing education credits, don’t forget to fill out the free CEU article questions in the journals and send them in.
Our state is in need of a new pin!! So, we are offering a pin design competition! A TxSSAMT member can design a state pin and email their work to me, Katrina Fryar. The designs will be voted on by the board and the winner is awarded a lifetime of free conference registrations. The winner will be announced at the Fall 2017 Conference. So, have fun and let the imaginations flourish!! Can’t wait to see what you think represents our great state!
We would love to see you at one of the conferences!
Kat Fryar, MT