Aloha HSHA Members!!
First, I would like to thank everyone who volunteered this past year, whether you were a board member, assisted at a HSHA event, submitted pictures taken at HSHA events, or helped behind the scenes. We could not have accomplished what we did without each and every one of you!
Next, I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to serve a second term. This past year has gone by much too quickly. This second term will allow me to solidify long term projects that I have started. One such project was to strengthen HSHA’s organizational structure. We have established a HSHA email account which adds one more avenue for members to contact HSHA. Currently, any board member can be reached through:
- Facebook – Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Mail – PO Box 235888, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96823-3516
- Website – www.hsha.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email – email@example.com
The board has agreed to use Google Drive as our central location to maintain all documents. This will improve our ability to locate past documents and to preserve all documents for seven years as required by ASHA.
My second long term goal is to work with the Board in establishing a five year plan. This year is the perfect year for HSHA to focus on this since our executive board is fully staffed.
Last, HSHA NEEDS YOU! We, the board members, are here for you. Please feel free to contact anyone on the board to express your interests, ideas, concerns, or to just talk story. Even though we are the communication experts, we are not perfect. If you are not able to connect with us in one of the above ways, please try a second time or different way. Don’t give up!
Julie Yatogo, M.S., CCC-SLP