Well, it didn't take long for summer to creep up on us! The days have grown long and hot, and the sounds of summer are all around us.
Great news from OSHA! Have you explored our newly redesigned website? The new site is fresh, easy to navigate and is more functional than ever. There are a few things to highlight. In the member only section, you have access to a searchable directory and a members-only job board. You can also post a job position, as well. Just think of the additional exposure, all for free! You can easily join the association and/or register for the convention all through the convenience of the website. If you haven't spent a few minutes surfing through it, you should check it out.
While you are there, you should go ahead and register for the annual conference scheduled for September 15-16 at the Reed Center in Midwest City. The schedule is shaping up to be fantastic. Kudos to Lendy Duncan and her committee for planning such an already outstanding line up!
FYI: The OSHA Executive Council has a position open for the chair of Publicity and Public Relations. If anyone has a desire to serve your state association by filling this position, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of serving the association, I am recycling this from a previous newsletter a number of years ago, but it still rings true to this day.
Is Anybody Out There?
This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody would do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody asked Anybody. -Author Unknown
There is much work to be shared in our association. Would you consider lending your time? There are many ways. Perhaps you could help contribute content for the new website. Perhaps you could volunteer on a committee. Perhaps you can join an advocacy effort at the local, state or federal level. We have our eye on several legislative issues, both in audiology and speech-language pathology. Contact any Executive Committee member to help.
Many hands make light work, as the saying goes. We have a place for you!
Please let me hear your thoughts. Happy Summer!
Suzanne H. Kimball, AuD