Message from the Incoming President

Dwayne Aalseth

Dwayne Aalseth

As this year ends, so does our current administration. Come January 1, your newly elected officers will take over. As President of the new administration I would like to thank Keith Edmonds and his past board for their two years of hard work and dedication. We face many new challenges in the next two years, but cannot forget the current ones we face. We as an association will continue to support Keith in the feats that he was unable to accomplish during his term.

We have several new and exciting things planned this year, and as members I hope you take advantage of them and get more involved. I encourage you to attend the board meetings to give us your feedback and ideas. The bi-monthly Board meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each odd month (January 10th, May 8th, July 10th, September 11th and November 13th) at the Freeway Medical Building Section of EMS in Little Rock Arkansas at 9 am. Our two annual meetings will be at Spring Fling, March 10, and Conference, August 3, with times to be announced.

We will be bringing Spring Fling to Southeast Arkansas for the first time ever. It will be held at The University of Arkansas Monticello on March 9 and 10. We will have a host of excellent in and out of State speakers. The Holiday Inn Express has blocked off the whole hotel for the AEMTA, with free hot breakfast for guests of the hotel. There will also be a meet and greet social room and vendor area. So book your rooms now, at 870-460-0100.

With the economy affecting everyone, we are looking at ways to cut cost to our members, vendors, and sponsors. If any vendor or sponsor pays for conference by March 1, they will be complemented a booth at Spring Fling. The conference planning committee is working hard on getting conference registration below $100, and cheaper room rates for attendees.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season and a great New Year. Look for more surprises throughout the year as your AEMTA works for you. Until next month, be safe and don’t eat too much.

Dwayne Aalseth

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