Reflecting back on my Winter Newsletter comments, I am
encouraged by the amount of engagement demonstrated by our Chapter members in
2015. Our chapter is only as strong as our membership participation, which has
been great this year.
Our Spring Education event on April 30-May 1 was well
attended with executives from throughout the state. Thanks to Patricia
Sanders-Hall, Susan Cunningham and the members of the Education Committee for
their effort in making the event a success. Participants received excellent
information and the social aspect of the event offered nice networking
Thanks also to everyone who participated in our Membership
Survey soliciting volunteers for our chapter. Many of you stepped up to offer your time as mentors, committee members
and to speak at our events. We will take you up on your offer to help in the
For those members that seek advancement to fellow in the next year, I encourage you to take
advantage of the upcoming Webinar series
to help prepare you to take the Board of Governor’s Exam. This is the
fourth consecutive year for this program, and over 25 Kansas Chapter members
have participated. If you are eligible for advancement, you should have
received an email announcement, or contact Susan Cunningham or I for more
information. If you complete the course, KAHCE
will reimburse you the $250 cost of your advancement application fee.
Our committees are busy working on 2015 objectives,
including: upgrading the KAHCE website, planning an after hours networking
event in Overland Park at the new Prairie Fire Museum of Natural History, and
our Fall Educational Event in Wichita. Our Student Committee is also developing
an event targeting students and early careerists at the Wichita meeting.
One last request, please encourage any colleagues or
co-workers that are not members of ACHE to consider joining. We continue to
need to support the growth of our organization. Also, our Nominating Committee
will soon meet to consider a slate of officers and board nominees for 2016. If
you are interested in serving, please let me know.
Thanks and have a great spring and summer.