President Diane Gillis and President-elect Kathy Lehmann represented Chapter 191 of UMB at the 2013-15 Biennial Conference held in Las Vegas in November 2015. They attended many classes on academic and clinical issues as well as many specific to chapter business. They were pleased to be able to confirm the good health of our chapter and returned with many tips and ideas to move our chapter forward into the 2015-17 biennium. Theta Alpha was awarded it’s first Chapter Key and Award of Excellence under Diane’s expert leadership. We are now challenged to shift our focus to STTI’s President Cathy Catrambone’s Call to Action. Our focus for 2015-17 is to be on INFLUENCE – through Advocacy, Policy, Philanthropy, and Lifelong Learning. While our work supports a number of these initiatives, we are developing activities to address each of them. This is especially important as we plan to apply for our 2nd Chapter Key and Award for Excellence in the coming fall semester. A primary goal is to increase overall membership and more fully incorporate student participation within the executive board. This recruitment activity will necessitate development of our image and mission through refining our image, strengthening our home page, and expanding into social media.
Please explore their Power Point report to the Theta Alpha Executive Board, posted on slide share through this link
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