“Need is the mother of invention.” I have a good friend who is completing his training to become a nuclear engineer. Engineers focus on the pressing need in coming up with a solution. In TxTRA we want to set our compass according to the pressing needs identified by our membership.
We want to put into place a mechanism that allows dialogue with every member. Our Past President, Vicki Holmes made a great suggestion on how to network statewide within Texas. Her excellent idea is to personalize it by connecting every person to a region in order to learn the common denominators.
Because we want each member to be represented and heard by TxTRA, each region will listen personally to every member and relate their concerns to the TxTRA board. The new goal is for the board to be more responsive to the TxTRA membership. It’s going to take some time and effort for this goal to become reality.
We will be dividing up the state by regions. For the sake of consistency, we are utilizing the TCR Regions Map below. We are asking that each region identify 2 to 3 members who would like to coordinate and represent their region. Each region will be independent and responsible for coordinating their networking activities and assisting with identifying their member’s needs, such as mentoring and educational needs. Each region will have a contact on the board. We will be assigning a Board of Trustee to each region.
If you are interested in assisting with the coordination of your region, please contact Susana Perez, President-Elect, Vicki Holmes, Past President or myself.
During registration for this year’s TxTRA Annual Educational Conference you will be asked to identify your region. We will identify your region on your name tag and we hope this will help you network with other members during the conference and afterwards.
The TxTRA board is very excited to be on this new journey to discover what is most important to each member.
Cynthia Jeffrey (Carlisle), RHIT, CTR