Dear HSHA members,
As 2013 comes to a close, I thought it would be a good time reflect on the year and share my thoughts about HSHA. Being an organization that is run solely by volunteers, I am constantly reminded of the selfless generosity of those that help to make our organization a viable one. I frequently receive phone calls, texts, and/or e-mails regarding HSHA issues, after working hours, late into the night and on weekends. These messages are never complaints, rather they frequently start off with “what if…”, “what do you think about…”, or “oh no…”. In other words, they are collaborative opportunities to problem solve challenges with the end result of trying to make things better for our organization. The professional dedication of your board, committee chairs and volunteers is impressive beyond words. They truly represent the spirit of this season, now, and throughout the year. These volunteers give so generously of themselves ensuring that your organization continues to be all that it is intended to be – a professional organization dedicated to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. So to them I extend a heartfelt mahalo, words cannot express my deep appreciation for all that you have done and will continue to do. And to our members … As we journey into 2014, we will continue to strive toward our goals of bringing you quality educational events that span across the diverse needs of our membership, and pledge to increase public awareness of communication disorders throughout our community. Have a joyous holiday season and may 2014 be filled with peace, love and happiness.