ILLINOIS 
SOCIETY of 
MEDICAL 
ASSISTANTS

Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants.

                                                                                  Executive Memo June 2015
                                                    “Let’s bind together and explore the next chapter of our ISMA”


Hello everyone,


I hope this finds everyone well and getting ready for summer!  I am ready for a vacation!!!
Rockford Chapter hosted our annual conference this year in Rochelle, IL.  It was a great time for all with several CEU’s to be obtained. Our state society collected money for the tornado victims and donated it to Samaritan’s Purse.  Everyone was very generous for this cause.  Thank you!  If you missed this one check out our upcoming events and attend. Fellowship with other CMA’s and receive CEU’s that you need every 5 years to recertify!!!

If you need information or want to know about upcoming events check out our new website for the Illinois Society of Medical assistants at http://www.ilsocmedasst.org.  It has an awesome new look! Thank you Kelly and Dan.


I received a memorandum from Charlene Couch regarding a trustee resignation; I am announcing that Loxie Kistler, CMA (AAMA), EdD, RN, has found it necessary to resign from the position of Trustee, effective immediately. We recently received the memorandum from Nina Watson, CMA (AAMA) CPC, Chair, AAMA Nominating Committee about trustees.  AAMA is looking for qualified nominees for 2015-2016 Officers and Trustees.  There are five elective offices open for the 2015-2016 year and three trustee positions (two-year positions). There will be an additional trustee opening now due to the resignation. There is a list of AAMA Officer Qualifications to see if you qualify.  If anyone is interested please let me know and we can submit your name or let me know if you need a copy of the qualification requirements.  


Texas Society has been sending several emails about their upcoming conference stating that if you want to get away this summer come and join them for some fun and education.  Below is the information that they sent.


"Share the Rainbow" Southwest Regional  Educational and Leadership Conference July 17-19, 2015 South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center 2500 South Shore Blvd League City, TX  77573 800-442-5005 Reservations can be made by calling the hotel.  Please make sure you use Group Code TSMA2015 (in promotional/coupon box) Discount Hotel Rooms will be available  Single with Full Breakfast Buffet   $119.00/plus tax.  Double with Full Breakfast Buffet   $134.00/plus tax Registration is now open by clicking here For those flying from out of state, the closest airport is Houston Hobby.  Education will start Friday July 17th at 2pm and end on July 19th at noon!!!  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


If you are interested in running for an ISMA Officer position or serving on a committee please contact:  Becky Cruse at crusereb@yahoo.com.  She needs to get her slate together for the April conference, please consider signing up. We always welcome volunteers!!! 


NO August symposium this year. It will be held in November in Southern Illinois.  Southern Illinois Regional Medical Assistants agreed to host symposium November 6 - 8, 2015 at the Drury Inn & Suites O'Fallon, IL, 1118 Central Park Dr, O'Fallon, Illinois 62269  


CONTINUE TO SEND DONNA THE COKE CODES.  IF YOU CAN'T READ THE NUMBER ON A CAP HOLD IT UP TO A LIGHT OR USE A LITTLE FLASH LIGHT AND SHINE IT THROUGH THE BACK, INSTANT NUMBERS. You can email the numbers to Donna Radzun, CMA (AAMA).  Every little bit counts and is used for raffle items.  donnabella4121@yahoo.com.  


ISMA IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
November 6 – 8, 2015 Symposium O’Fallon, IL
2015 AAMA Conference - In September 2015, hundreds of medical assistants from across the country will arrive in Portland, Oregon for the AAMA 59th Annual Conference.


Medical Assistants Recognition Week: October 19-23, 2015 Medical Assistants Recognition Day: October 21, 2015 

ISMA 60TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE -DIAMOND JUBILEE CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTS THE CROWN JEWELS OF HEALTHCARE. APRIL 22-23, 2016  BELVEDERE BANQUET AND CONFERENCE CENTER ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL  


Sharon Strutzenberg, MA, CMA (AAMA)

ISMA President 2014-2016

815-997-4366

815-636-1460 fax