President’s Message / Message du président
Dear CRPA Bulletin readers:
Six months ago I was lamenting the drastic change in weather—seemingly going directly from winter to summer. I’m not sure about the rest of the country, but fall on the prairies was cool (if not cold) and we seem to have gone straight from air conditioning to heating.
The CRPA Board of Directors had a face-to-face meeting in early November in Ottawa, which included a tour of the 2019 conference site, a conversation with the 2019 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chair, and a session with the national Conference Committee chair. Board members found the informal hotel tour and the briefing with the LOC chair very helpful with regard to thinking about the 2019 conference. Going forward, we plan to make a habit of hosting a board meeting in the upcoming-conference city ahead of the conference.
Folks volunteering on the board and with CRPA committees are doing a lot of work; please consider getting involved with a committee or submitting a nomination when the call for nominations comes out.
While visions of sugarplums may not be dancing in your head quite yet, I hope renewing your CRPA membership is a current consideration. If you work for one of our corporate members, or are part of a corporate member organization, you may be able to get a discount on your CRPA dues. A list of current corporate members is available on our website and on the Bulletin website. Not-for-profit corporate members, including Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) are listed separately on the website.
I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season. There will be lots going on in 2019, so stay tuned!