Dear HSHA members,
Aloha from Kauai!
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Julie Yatogo. I am originally from Oahu and moved to Kauai in 1983. I graduated, got married, and moved to Kauai all in one weekend. It was a very exciting time! I joined the Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association that same year and have been an active member ever since.
Everyone always wants to know how or why I am still active with the Association. Well, Dorothy Craven once told me that as a professional, it is important to support our association because of what it provides us. Keep in mind those were probably not her exact words. Our association saved our license in the past and provides us with CEUs, keeps us informed with bills introduced/going through the legislature, educates the public about what we do, provides opportunities to network with other members, and supports our profession if/when problems arise. Without volunteers, HSHA would not exist!
I challenge each and everyone one of you to volunteer! Our HSHA calendar is located online at www.hsha.org. Whether it is for a single event or to be on a committee…… DO IT!
VOLUNTEERING MAKES ME FEEL GOOD! This is why I do it.