A monthly e-newsletter for chapter officials October 2013
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Complete These Important Chapter Activities
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Regional Services Contacts
Desmond J. Ryan, FACHE, CAE
Associate Director
Phone: (312) 424-9325
Email: dryan@ache.org

Gerard J. Berish, CAE
Serves District 1 and 5
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9323
Email: gberish@ache.org

Jennifer L. Connelly, CAE
Serves District 3 and 6
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9328
Email: jconnelly@ache.org

Terra L. Levin, FACHE, CAE
Serves District 2 and 4
Regional Director
Phone: (312) 424-9329
Email: tlevin@ache.org

Thom D. Freyer, FACHE, CAE
Senior Vice President
Phone: (312) 424-9320
Email: tfreyer@ache.org
Complete These Important Chapter Activities

1. Update Your Chapter’s Event Information

All chapters are expected to submit reports about their events as part of the criteria to maintain chapter status. These reports are important to fully chartered chapters because the information is used to calculate the indexed attendee hours a chapter provides each year—one of four areas in which a chapter can be recognized as part of the Chapter Management and Awards Program. The reported data are used to gauge the value delivered to healthcare executives by your chapter and all chapters. You may view the events reported by your chapter to date. To enter any events that have been held but not reported, access the Event Report Tool located in the Chapter Service Center menu under Chapter Education for Members.

It can't be emphasized too much how important it is to report your events as they occur. Chapters that try to report all their events at the end of the year typically overlook eligible events.

2. Keep Your Chapter’s File With ACHE Current

In November, chapter presidents will receive via mail a copy of the 2013 Chapter Self-Assessment. This annual self-assessment confirms that chapters have met the current chapter criteria. ACHE also gains an understanding of what chapters provide annually to chapter members and whether any changes have been made to the chapter board, bylaws or multiyear plan.

3. Provide Valuable Feedback to ACHE

The Chapter Services Assessment will be mailed to chapter presidents in October. The short, three-question assessment provides the opportunity for chapters to evaluate the customer service that ACHE’s Division of Regional Services provides. Mail your completed assessment in the postage-paid return envelope directly to ACHE President and CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. All responses will be kept confidential.

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