Editorial / Éditorial
As we get ready for the holiday season, this part of the year always seems hectic. With family and work commitments, deadlines, and planning for next year, we often get very busy. With that in mind, I want to take a moment to say a special thank you to all the members of CRPA who volunteer for extra duties.
As a member of the CRPA Board of Directors, I am honoured and humbled to work with the dedicated and enthusiastic group that the members have elected. The board members sacrifice time in their busy schedules to help steer the organization and pay close attention to operational details while managing the many committees that support CRPA’s strategic goals. Then there is a small army of volunteers who serve on the committees!
There are four main committees:
- Professional Development
- Internal Affairs
- External Affairs
Each committee is chaired by a director and many have their own subcommittees. These committees vary in size and activity. The committees and subcommittees offer unique opportunities for members to contribute to the organization while strengthening their knowledge or improving special skills.
Members often bring unique knowledge, expertise, or interests that help lighten the committee workload or provide a new perspective. A good example is our Translation Committee, which translates all official CRPA documents into both official languages. Their work requires a number of volunteers to ensure reasonable turnaround times and high-quality translations.
Many of our committee members are former CRPA board members, but others are newer to the organization. Serving on one of the committees is a great way to help support CRPA while building a network of professional colleagues in the radiation protection world. One example is the local organizing committees for the annual CRPA conference. Having a successful conference is no small undertaking, and each year we are fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers to provide the attention to detail required.
We have a broad range of committees that require a diverse group of volunteers—Recruitment, Professional Development, Communications (particularly web support), the Bulletin . . . There are committees of all types. So, thank you to all the volunteers who serve on our committees and subcommittees!
If you are interested in participating on a committee, or would like more information, please contact one of your CRPA board members, a committee chair, or the CRPA Secretariat.
Have a great holiday season and prosperous 2019!