Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
April Showers bring May Flowers and we all know we need that breath of fresh air with a bright new outlook on life brought into our lives at this point in our lives. I want you all to know that I have been keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in our lives. I am sure we are all right in the middle of all this dismay and terrible nightmare at times. I keep thinking it is like something you see in a movie; this cannot be real life……. But it sure is and here we are right smack dab in the middle of it all. If you are at all anything like me, loosing sleep, trying to think of different ways to get around ways of doing things differently and getting away with it. We are all busy trying to get everything done and still do our regular jobs at the same time.
Anyways, my point being…. ASATT and the BOD is trying to find the best way for you to get your CE’s so sit tight we are trying to figure out how to do Webinars as Regional Meetings, the safe, price effective and better yet having it be effective for you all at the same time. We all want this to work. and how that will work. Do we do it for Regions? Or do we do it for Subjects? You get the ideas…. Please let me know what your thoughts are and let me know what topics you would like to hear at a conference or Webinar type meeting? Would you like to see someone do a hands-on experiment? I am learning as you are reading this how to do the Webinars, Zoom Meetings, whatever you call them, this is all new to me. I do not want to overwhelm myself or anyone else so I think we should start out with 2 or 3 hours at a time. I will let you all know when the first one will be. Keep your eyes on Region 1 News and I will have Alex or someone from the home office contact you to let you know when the first one will be. We are still working out all the details such as costs, how to sign on, maximum per speaker, etc. Keep checking very exciting news.
I absolutely LOVE the new website. A BIG Kudos to all of those that had their hands in the changes made on the new Website. They did an amazing job. Much easier to use which I love, I just cannot rave enough about it, However, right on the front they have and ASATT Discussion forum about Corona virus (COVID 19) that you can join in on for questions and topics. With all of this new stuff you will start to see new Logo wear, keep watching for all kinds of new products on the store front.
ASATT has so much new stuff headed to you real soon. We have a new Logo coming along with the newly redesigned website so you will be seeing A LOT, A lot, A lot of NEW changes as far as ASATT goes So exciting to be part of the changes and to have you all be part of this. Greg Farmer is our new President is planning our meeting for this year which is going to be in Fort Worth, Texas the information is below. Start planning now. You will not want to miss it. A lot of nice information when you type in “Fort Worth Visitors information” into the Search bar. You will not want to miss on Fort Worth and all the fun things that you can plan to do and don’t forget there are other towns close to that vicinity that have a lot of other activities as well.
AND DO NOT FORGET TO start planning on our NATIONAL MEETING
September 10th, 11th& 12th, 2020 at the Hilton, Fort Worth, TX
This is going to be one of the most exciting, amazing and exhilarating meetings that you are not going to want to miss. When I tell you that, you had better believe me, this meeting is going to blow you away. You don’t have to be just a football fan, they have the Dallas Cowboys Stadium which is not too far away and if you are a NASCAR fan too, they have the Texas Speedway that is within driving distance from the hotel as well. Start planning for this vacation of vacations now, there is so much to do in the area, and the list goes on and on. As time gets closer, I will fill you in on some of the excitement that will happen.
Well you all have been asking for it for quite some time now and we are bringing it back THE SENSOR is coming back by popular demand Really SOON!!!! The Sensor will be going through some updates and rebranding, so it will look different, but it will be your premier resource for information on ASATT and the industry. The Science and Technology Article will also be coming back and yes, the quizzes will be attached to each article as well which can be taken to earn continuing education credits. Keep an eye out for more updates on the Sensor, as well as how you can get involved and contribute.
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director