(This is from Anne Marie Hummel, Associate Executive Director, AARC Advocacy and Governmental Affairs.)
Just wanted to get you pumped up ahead of time to start sending in messages to the Hill on Monday, August 19, for our 3-day blast to gain additional co-sponsors for H..R. 2508. An article will be coming out in NEWS NOW in a couple of hours that goes into more detail so please take a few minutes to read it. We want to get our members ready now so first thing Monday when the links go live everyone will be ready and know the drill. Don’t forget you can TEXT BREATHE to 52886 from your cellphone as demonstrated at our Joint BOD/HOD meeting if you are on vacation – so no excuses!!
Your goal — 100% participation. We’ve been very close in the past but not quite there – so let’s make it happen this time around.
Although we want to send as many messages as possible within the 3-day blast, the campaign will run the remainder of the summer until we get word that the House and Senate have introduced the new CONNECT Act at which time we’ll start another campaign to gain co-sponsors for CONNECT.
As mentioned at Summer Forum, for the Senate, we are targeting 14 Senators in 13 states who have a lot of influence and who we believe support including provisions of the BREATHE Act into the new CONNECT package, since we’ve been informed the Senate prefers this approach rather than a standalone companion bill to H.R. 2508. So keep in mind, if you are not in one of the 13 states (the article will tell you which ones they are) you won’t see a message to the Senate when you input your information into our TAKE ACTION page. We’ll also have a new map on our website that will start keeping track of the number of advocates and messages for this Summer Grassroots Campaign.
One more thing. If your representative is already a co-sponsor, we need you to send a message anyway, because when you enter your information into the system, it will know that your representative is on the co-sponsor list and it will generate a “THANK YOU” message for you to send rather than an “ASK”. Isn’t all this new technology grand??
So come Monday – what’s your task for the day??? TAKE ACTION to gain co-sponsors for H.R. 2508.
Greetings from the SCSRC Executive Committee and Board of Directors,
The elections process for the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (SCSRC) Executive Officers and Board of Directors positions is now open. Please take time to navigate to the voting area at https://scsrcadmin.simplyvoting.com/. You must be an active AARC member at the time that the ballot opens to be eligible to vote. Your support and opinion are crucial to form a collective body of individuals to support and promote our practice and profession in the state of South Carolina. The future and direction of our profession relies on your input and support.
Please vote and show your support for Respiratory Care in South Carolina and create an evolving and vibrant future.
Important: Please note that the SCSRC elections process is not related to AARC processes; if you need assistance with casting your vote, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We respectfully ask that you not reach out to the AARC with questions related to this ballot or voting procedures.
Below is the list of candidates. Please navigate to https://scsrcadmin.simplyvoting.com/ and enter your AARC ID for both your voting ID and password to find details on your candidates and to cast your ballot.
–Tarisha Latimer BS, RRT-NPS, RCP
–Venessa Dixon, MPH, RRT, RCP
–Ashley Crabtree, BS, RRT
–Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, RCP
–William Hope, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RCP
Coastal Junior Director
— Mandy De Vries, BSRT, RRT, RCP
–Janice Quinn, BS, RRT, CPFT, AE-C
Midlands Junior Director
— Patricia G. Daso, RRT, RCP
–Valentina “Tina” Archer, BGS, CRT, RCP
Pee Dee Junior Director
— Allan Dunphy, II, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RCP
Piedmont Junior Director
–Megan Shell, RRT-NPS, RCP
–Janet Carter, BSRT, RRT, RCP
The SCSRC Board and Scholarship Committee are excited to announce this year’s recipients of Awards and Scholarships. Thank you to all who applied this year, as we recognize your commitment to the profession and your education. Awards will be formally given to the recipients at the annual business meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 at the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where we hope you will join us in congratulating the following award recipients: (more…)
Newberry College recently conferred degrees upon its inaugural class of graduates in the Respiratory Therapy online degree-completion program.
Nine students became the first to earn their bachelor’s degrees in the degree-completion program that was launched in January 2018. The graduates received their degrees at the College’s spring commencement, held May 4 at Eleazer Arena on the Newberry campus.
“This first class of Respiratory Therapy graduates are well-equipped to excel in this fast-growing, critical field,” said Dr. Jerry Alewine, chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. “We are so proud of what they have accomplished in earning their baccalaureate degree and pleased to be able to offer a program that allows working professionals to complete their degree and still manage the demands of work, home and family.”
The SCSRC is excited to announce that Columbia College has been selected as one of BestColleges.com’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy programs for 2019! Way to Go!
The SCSRC is accepting nominations for 2019 Practitioners of the Year in Education, Clinical, and Leadership. We are also seeking to recognize one Department of the Year. The SCSRC would like to award three (3) scholarships to Entry-Level students in a Respiratory Care program within the state of South Carolina. Lastly, we are excited to award two (2) Trish Blakely Higher Education scholarships this year.