Happy New Year! 

Isn’t is curious how the groundhog sees his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter, yet the only winter weather we’ve seen has consisted of occasional temperatures in the teens and too few snow flurries to count?  Most of us are ready for spring to begin—a time of renewal and growth. 

This year, OSHA is focusing its efforts on growth not only in the number of members, but also in resources for our membership.  We realize that our membership is spread out across the state and that although we have networking opportunities, we don’t often have the opportunity to learn from others doing the same work in other areas of our state.  We will be rolling out several new ideas this year including online continuing education offerings!  

Have you taken a look at our website since its revision?  As you’ll notice, it is easy to navigate and is being updated frequently to include the most current and relevant information including the Save-the-Date for our annual conference, October 12th-13th, at the Reed Center in Midwest City.  In the coming months, you’ll see communication boards posted on the website and developed for various areas within our field.  Let us know if you have a specific topic you’d like to see or if you might be interested in facilitating one of these boards.

“Your obligation is that of active participation.  You should not act as knowledge-absorbing sponges, but as whetstones on which we can all sharpen our wits.”  -Edsger W. Dijkstra

Let’s work together, learn from one another, and nurture this organization to its potential. Please let us hear from you!



Lindsay M. Hanna, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

President, OSHA