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Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.

AR-CO-KS-LA-MS-NE-OK-TX

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Ahhhhhh spring. Or as we call it in Texas, early summer. The winter duldrums are a thing of the past. The trees are full and green, the flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. With that the annual competition with the neighbors starts. If your front yard starts to look shabby, oh you will hear about it. Fer sure!

Coaching

Just like our neighbors coach us to have the best yard; we can do that in our profession. All of us experienced techs have a duty to train our new techs. And we all want these techs to be on an exceptional level. It’s good for us. It’s good for them. It’s good for the patient. It’s good for our profession.

One thing we all need to do is to get them involved with our profession. Get them to go to an official ASATT regional meeting. Don’t have one? Email me, lets do it! It is easier for me to travel to you than vice versa. I will do it. No problem.

BBQ and Street Corn

Some of my favorite things about the warmer months. Grilling is fine. Grilling is good. But taking a big ol’ chunk of beef or pork, rubbing it down with your own spice blend, slow smoking with wood and sharing it with friends and family. Priceless. And making street corn! I take a dozen ears of sweet corn, plop it on the grill, cut it off and mix it with magic. Mmmm mmm mmm!

Getting Hungry?

As food nourishes our bodies, knowledge nourishes our minds. With nourishment we are able to perform at a higher level. With nourishment we can excel and be the best we can be.

We can provide professional nourishment for our peers. Learn something new to be the best tech you can be. Coach your coworkers to become the best they can be. We are all responsible for each other.

Encourage each other to learn more. Let’s have a regional meeting at your hospital. Let’s eat from the buffet of knowledge and raise our professional game.

What’s happening?

We had another successful ASATT regional meeting May 5 in San Antonio!

Great speakers, great friends and great food. Breakfast tacos and then fajita chicken tacos and chicken flautas for lunch. Lots of happy bellies.

A big “Thank You” to Jason Menchey and Raul Esquivel for coordinating a great meeting! And there will be another in December! San Antonio in December is truly a beautiful sight. The Riverwalk is festive and fantastic!

Upcoming official ASATT Regional meetings coming up…

June 30 at Texas Health Ft. Worth

UTSW in Dallas

San Antonio in December

And the one at your hospital is waiting for you. Let’s do it!

Vegas! Vegas! Vegas!

The National Educational Conference is coming soon! Vegas has something for everybody. Be sure to register early to get the best deals!

Educational Award

The time is getting close to nominate your coworker for the Regional Education Award. Think about someone who encourages other to excel and learn.

Baseball

Nothing says summer more than minor league baseball, to me. A nice relaxing evening watching “America’s Pastime”. Go out and support you local minor league teams!

These teams show teamwork, discipline and professionalism. Something you can share with coworkers. Have a night out with your team. Bond and grow. Have some fun.

So I’m getting hungry after all this. Email me for any questions about anything.

God Bless

5/18

Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.

Region 5 Director