Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Happy Spring Everyone, I hope you all get a chance to enjoy it. Below is the only picture that I received from Region 1’s celebrations of Anesthesia Tech Day. It is not too late if you have pictures from your celebration, please send me any pictures that you may have.
Ray Casabal was kind enough to send this picture from their celebration for the Anesthesia Tech’s of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in NY, New York, they are (L - R) Evelyn Pegollo, Sherween Villeto, Manases (Manny) Lozano, Cer. A.T., and Raymond Casabal, Cer. A.T., Manager Anesthesia Support Services. I hope your hospitals were kind enough to commend you on your hardwork.
We are having a meeting on May 18th at NYU Langone, Thank you Alvin Mangubat and Angel Martinez for hosting this meeting. Then we have the next meeting on June 1st at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. 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. We still have 3 more meetings to go to fulfill my expectations for this year for Regional Meetings. If you want more information on how to hold one, please email me. I can give you all of the details on an email, or you can send me your name and phone number and I can call if that is easier for you.
I only need 3 more meetings on the calendar for this year. The other meeting that was being planned for April, will not happen, however you can still 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 Regional meetings and the National Meeting as well.
I would appreciate it if you know what you would like to hear for lectures, just send me a quick email so I can make sure that someone in our Regional meetings will cover it. 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. 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.
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