President's Message - May 2019
Spring has finally arrived in Virginia! I am looking forward to warmer temperatures and a lot less rain this year.
As you know our fall conference (Weston Virginia Beach Town Center Oct 9-11th) is fast approaching and your Board of Directors is working diligently on finalizing the details of the event. Our education co-chairs are currently reviewing and narrowing down the available speakers for the conference so if you, our members and sponsors, have any final suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me as soon as possible. A special thanks to Albin Hwang for finalizing our annual charity golf tournament. This year it will be held at Sleepy Hole Golf club. Also kudos must go to Chris Lawson and his hard work on completing our application for the AHRMM Chapter Recognition program. We are hopeful we will be able to once again obtain Silver recognition.
As a side note, I was recently asked of a prospective new member “so what are the objectives of VAHRMM?” As your president I was able to recite verbatim (surprising at my age) our bylaws:
A. Bring about close cooperation among healthcare resource and materials managers in order to promote efficiency in healthcare, procurement, and distribution systems.
B. Cooperate with healthcare and allied associations to enhance processes and procedures related to purchasing and materials management.
C. Encourage and assist members to develop their professional knowledge and thereby increase their effectiveness within purchasing and materials management.
D. Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of information relative to the members of the association.
E. Promote the healthcare materials management profession and recognition of members’ needs within the association.
F. Uphold the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) code of ethics
Speaking of AHRMM, a reminder AHRMM (our parent organization) will be holding their Conference & Exhibition, July 28-31, 2019, in San Diego, CA. Registration is currently open.
Thank you again for your support of VAHRMM and Happy Spring!
Planning is underway for our 36th Annual Fall Conference scheduled for October 9th - 11th, 2019.
Stay tuned for 2019 conference updates and registration information.
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