I hope that each and every one of you had a great holiday season and that 2017 is off to a great start. We had another wonderful year as an organization and I hope that we continue our success for the upcoming year. As stated previously, we again achieved Diamond status, for the seventh year in a row and hope to make it eight years in 2017.
We do have a few positions on the Board that need to be filled. Specifally, we are still searching for someone to fill the President-Elect position. For me, this position has given me an opportunity to network more than I ever imagined, and be a leader amongst my fellow peers. I would strongly encourage you to contact me if you have even the slightest desire to be president of this prestigious chapter. Additionally, we will have positions opening for 2018 in Treasurer, Secretary, and some committee chairs.
This year we have decided to start a bit later and will have our first meeting on Friday, March 3rd at the Sheraton on the lakefront in Columbia. We will have our following meeting in early June. We will send out information on a place and time in the very near future. As a reminder, this year AHRMM will be held at the end of July in our Nation’s capital, so we will be seen as the host Chapter. I hope to see a large MASHMM attendance, as for most of us we will not have to worry about flight expenses. MASHMM plans to host a reception on one of the evenings for our members and guests.
On behalf of the Board we look forward to serving you in the New Year. We have a few exciting surprises planned and hope that you will enjoy the speakers, venues and camaraderie that comes with being a MASHMM member. And as always, if you have any ideas, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact me or any other member of the Board.