to the TSRT 2016 Spring/Summer Tex-Rays!
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Board Chair Report- Tiffani Walker
The HUB of our organization is our active committees and appointments. Take a glance at what your organization committees are doing this summer:
ASRT House of Delegate Meeting – TSRT Board Members will be attending this meeting in June.
Annual Meeting - TSRT 2017 is already being planned by the Annual Meeting Committee. We will be heading back to Tarrant County College for the 85th Annual Meeting and Symposium. The theme for the meeting is “The Value of a Radiologic Technologist: Understanding
and Communicating Your Worth”.
Budget & Bylaws - A complete review of the Budget and Bylaws are taking place over the summer. ASRT will be assisting with this review.
Educational Alliance/Student Affairs – Our educators are busy preparing to host our students
at TSRT 2017. The Student Format will be a little different for our Annual Meeting. Be on the look out for changes!
Legislation – This group is always busy. They
are working on issues at both the National and State level. ASRT has issued two
statements in the past two months regarding the technologist involvement in their profession.
TSRT has a ONE Voice Campaign going for state issues. We need all technologists
to join and show their support! Grass-roots Advocacy is important.
Nominating Committee – Do you know someone who would make a great officer at the State level? Get ready to submit their name into the committee so that the Chair can contact them
about serving. The Call for Nominations is just around the corner.
ODM Committee – What attracts you to TSRT? Why
do you stay a member? Is there value in your membership? These are all questions that the ODM Committee is exploring. How
can the organization better serve you? How can TSRT develop new inspiring changes
in the organization? How can we market the value of your membership to attract
all 28,000+ technologists in Texas?
from the President – Brian Rich
you for allowing me this privilege to be your President and to serve you and our profession.
TSRT Board of Directors is committed to work hard and continue to make positive changes to our organization. We have a lot of work to do within our organization. We need
to grow membership. We need to involve the tens of thousands of technologist
in Texas. We need to stay committed to legislative efforts at both the State
and National levels. We need to ensure good stewardship of our budget and funds
provided by our members.
needs everyone to become involved. We, as a board, need to find out why membership
has dropped and design a solid plan, working in conjunction with current members and the ODM committee members, to reach out
and offer technologists real commitment to them and our profession. Our challenge
is to restore the membership to where it once was and to offer our society a reason to become members. With the help of each of you, I know we can do this. We can
do this by promoting TSRT to our co-workers and friends. We can do this by coming
up with strong promotions for new and renewing members. We encourage your input
and feedback. We need to restore professional engagement on the local level.
takes all of us to create value in our profession. We all have to be involved. We have to be the best professionals we can be to promote our society; to set the
example for up and coming technologists. We have a tough job to set the bar and
grow the TSRT to heights it once was before; stronger and better. (portions of TSRT 2016 Incoming Presidential Address)
Elect Report – Jesse Pennington
March 11th and 12th the TSRT completed the 84th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium at the beautiful Tarrant County College in Fort
Worth, TX. The facilities were fantastic. I hope everyone took advantage of the CE and had an opportunity to network with
some old friends and make a few new friends as well. The newly elected TSRT Board Members included: Tiffani Walker, Board
Chair; Brian Rich, President; Jesse Pennington, President Elect; and Hazel Bourne, Vice President. This year’s annual
meeting was wonderful success and I want to thank everyone involved. In particular, I want to thank the TSRT Board Members
and our Executive Office Manager, Lisa Ganus.
There are a number of issues and concerns on the minds of the TSRT membership, licensure remains
at the top of the list. The change in the licensure has been stressful for anyone attempting to complete the process in recent
months. I want to thank Brian Rich for his continued efforts and hard work to provide us with the latest updates for the Medical
Radiologic Technologist licensure process with the Texas Medical Board. The TSRT will continue to monitor the licensing process
and provide updates as news becomes available.
In addition to licensure, the Radiologist Assistant (RA) Bill Endorsement is also on the minds
of many radiographers this spring. TSRT are pleased to offer our strong support for H.R. 4614, The Medicare Access to Radiology
Care Act of 2016. The RA is an advanced-level radiographer who assists; but,
does not replace the radiologist. Today, 30 states license or otherwise recognize RAs. This bipartisan legislation was introduced
by representatives: Pete Olson (R-TX), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Michael Doyle (D-PA) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). I urge every TSRT
member to take a moment and contact our representatives in support of the H.R. 4614.
Just as a reminder, The 2016 ASRT Educational Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, June 23
in Las Vegas. The Educational Symposium is a one-day educational conference for medical imaging technologists, radiation therapy
professionals, and students. Computed tomography, general interest, management, education, and women’s imaging are popular
CE credits offered during the conference.
The 2016 Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting follow the Symposium on Friday, June
24th-Sunday, June 26th. I encourage TSRT members to attend the ASRT Educational Symposium
Attendance and House of Delegates Meeting and to take advantage of the opportunity to hear the latest information on ASRT
Bylaws, position statements and practice standards affecting our profession. The Texas Delegates for 2016 Annual Governance
and House of Delegates Meeting are Tiffani Walker and Jesse Pennington.
Jesse Pennington, M.S.A.H. R.T., (R)(CT)(ARRT)
2016-2017 TSRT President Elect
President Report – Hazel Bourne
Rules are being reviewed for Student Events to be held at TSRT 2017.
Be on the lookout for posting of Competition Rules and Applications on the TSRT website later this summer. If you have any recommendation regarding these events, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Office Report – Lisa Ganus
TSRT has issued 2420 membership identification numbers to licensed medical radiologic technologist
in Texas. Of this number, 1825 are currently expired. Therefore, TSRT has 595 active members. (5.1.2016)
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