We hope your 2018 year is going well. Now is the time of year the Board is working on speakers and sponsors for our Annual Spring Symposium. This will be our 43rd year and our first time having it in Western Michigan. Grand Rapids is a lovely venue and we hope sonographers in Metro Detroit will make the 2 ½ hour trip to experience a day of sonography education and enjoy all that Grand Rapids has to offer.
2018 is also a year to select a new Executive Board. Call for Nominations have been sent out, and some individuals have expressed interest in becoming involved. We are looking forward to getting new ideas and a fresh approach for keeping up with the professional essentials of Michigan Sonographers.
The current and future Board want to encourage our members to send us suggestions to help improve the flow of information within our organization. Recently, one of our members suggested it was time to conduct a Sonography compensation and market survey. We have been crafting the questions for the survey and expect to send this to our members in a few weeks.
Other organizations and facilities have started to look to the Michigan Sonographers Society as a resource to advertise their educational events and job opportunities. We do not charge for advertising appropriate information to our members. Please make sure your place of employment knows that the MSS can help advertise job opportunities. If you are involved in any study groups or other educational activities, please let us know so we can help get the word out.
Remember, this is YOUR professional organization and the Board is here to serve your needs. Never hesitate to contact us with your ideas, comments, or suggestions. We love to hear from you!
Liz Lawrence, RDMS, RDCS, RVT