Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
This year is going to be a year to remember, so far, we have one Meeting in April (place to be announced soon), one on June 1st at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. and one in Brooklyn NY at some point this summer. Thank you Dodie Krambeck and Shelly Lancia for offering to host the meeting in Pittsfield, Mass. I am setting a goal for Region 1 to have at least 5 Meetings, of course more are better. I only need 2 more meetings on the calendar for this year. Please help me obtain this goal. 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 so we can tentatively put you on the calendar. We will not need a permanent date, just an estimate would be very 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.
I would appreciate it if you know what you would like to hear for lectures. Please email me the topics that you would like to have presented at this year’s Regional and Annual meeting as well. We want to make everyone happy with the meetings. Even if you had a meeting last year, you are more than welcome to host one again this year. I have already had 4 Sales Representatives inquiring about dates for our Regional Meeting’s. We can change it around a little bit. I will always leave a little wiggle room. Do not forget, that I do a majority of the work, and yes, the paper work included. All you will have to do is to pick a date, get a place (preferably free), same as the speakers. 1-hour lecture time means 1 CEU (50 minutes of Lecture time and 10 minutes for Questions and Answers). Again, hopefully the lecturers will donate their time as well. Figure out who you would like to have cater the food, whether its pizza, sandwiches or whatever you prefer. The menu of choice is up to the host/ hostess.
Speaking of CEU’s the Sensor will be back and up for you to enjoy in the Spring. The Sensor was on a hiatus, but it will be back real soon. Another great way to get CEU’s.
As you may or may not remember March 31st is Anesthesia Tech Day. We are asking for your ideas on the Anesthesia Tech Day poster. If this sounds like something that you would like to submit an idea for our Anesthesia Day Tech Poster, to please submit your art work or ideas to ASATT Headquarters. If your hospital has a celebration in honor of the Anesthesia Technicians and/or Technologists, please remember to take pictures so we can post them on the web Report for April. Also, there are numerous items that you can purchase from the ASATT website under the storefront. If you want something and would like to drop hints for your boss and or co-workers, you can always print the Logo Wear order form off and leave it laying in your lounge, lunch room or better yet, your work room, with a sticky note stating when Anesthesia Tech day is. This is just a suggestion. Sharn Anesthesia puts out the Anesthesia Tech Day Posters, so if you want one: make sure you reach out to the Sharn Rep designated to your area of the country. If you do not know who it is, call them and they can connect you to the correct person.
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. The registration for the National Meeting began on January 31st. Keep your eyes open so you can get in on the early bird rates. The sooner the better, this meeting will be high in attendance, due to the area that we will be in.
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 ropes so to speak, 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.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director