Happy New Year CAHN Members!
First let me start this message with some sad/happy news. The sad news is that one of your southern representatives, who has served this association for many years, reluctantly resigned her post in January.
The good news is Pam Curry, having put in her years of service to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has retired and moved on to bigger and better things. Though the executive board will miss Pam and all she has done for us over the years we wish her well in her new endeavors in building her lake front home in Tennessee.
I am also pleased to welcome Rosemary Herrera (Torrance PD) to the Southern Region board to fill the last several months of Pam's tenure. I am happy to see some new members becoming involved in the regions, it is good to have some new blood on the regional boards as most of us serving now have been around for a while and will not be around forever.
Thanks to all who have stepped forward to run for open positions.
Your Conference Committee is hard at work for this year's ATC in Monterey. I know budgets are tight this year and it becomes a challenge to attend, but we are exploring options to help in the future to offset funding so we can keep this valuable training resource moving forward. You may register for the conference now and also book your room if you find the funding, so don't wait for the last minute, let's get yourself registered.
There are new voting procedures that were announced at the regional trainings and should be posted in this newsletter. Please read them carefully and elect a representative from your team to place your vote. We are trying this on-line to allow all members to vote via an electoral process and not just at a regional training or ATC you may or may not be able to attend.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail an executive board member and we will be happy to answer your questions.
The regional trainings seem to be going well. I am happy to see teams stepping forward to provide incident debriefs and talk about what went well and what didn't go so well. It is a great learning tool for us all.
If you have an incident to debrief or an idea for training, please contact your regional reps so they can assist you or help to bring the desired training to your regions and maybe ultimately to the rest of the membership.
As always, this is your association, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail anyone on the executive board with your ideas or concerns.
See everyone in Monterey in May.