Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants.

ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

EXECUTIVE MEMO

January 11, 2020

"DIVE IN AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS"

Wow, where has the time flown? It has been a rough 2019 for many of our members.   My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.   2020 is here and now it's time to Rumble!!!

 

FEBRUARY MEETING IN BLOOMINGTON IS CANCELLED.   CONFERENCE PLANNING IS IN FULL SWING.   BECKY WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH COMMITTEE CHAIRS.

 

Conference for April 24-26, 2020 is in high gear with our conference chair, Becky Cruse.   Speakers are in place.   Committee chairs please contact Becky with your

updates.  THE RADISSON IS NOW A HOLIDAY INN. The name has changed but they are honoring all our arrangements. The phone number is still the same.

 

Each chapter is required to place an ad in the program book and donate gift cards or raffle gifts.   This is not new but has been lacking in past years.   Conference is a state wide event, not a local chapter event. Chapters please promote this event on a chapter level.   I know chapters have money, help your active members with the registration fee if possible. Send an email or mailing to your chapter to promote this event.   Keep in contact with your members. Members are contacting the AAMA regarding lack of communication from chapters and lack of events.   Reach out to your members for ideas. Members contact your chapter leaders with ideas, meeting location hints and speakers.  

 

On a sad note, our VP Amber due to personal reasons had to resign from her position of Vice President. I am currently working with AAMA on that matter.

 

Anyone interested and qualified to run for an office must submit the completed consent to serve form. It is available on our website.   You can email it to me or fax it to me at 708-216-4125 c/o of Donna Radzun.   This must be done before March 1st. March 5th is my knee replacement surgery and I will be off from work until mid June 2020.

 

I am still collecting the toiletries for the homeless shelters.   Please bring items to our events.

 

ISMA is a very strong organization with members that are committed.   We will survive and thrive.   We are MEMBER STRONG!!!!!!

 

We need ideas and members to fulfill these ideas.   Come bring a friend. Enjoy the weekend away.  

 

Contact me via text 708 687 3265 or email donnabella4121@yahoo.com. Put ISMA in the subject line.

 

I hope 2020 will be a new beginning for ISMA and it's chapters.

 

Donna Radzun, CMA(AAMA)

ISMA PRESIDENT 2018- 2020