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President's Message - Upcoming Programs

    March 10, 2017

    We are pleased to announce our March 30th Lunch & Learn Program.  Kayla Van Winkle, Service Line Director for Occupational Medicine at Confluence Health, will share her expertise in developing and managing an effective drug testing program.  This is a topic that ranks high on our member interest list so we’re excited to bring this to you as our first event of 2017.  I look forward to seeing you then!


    DATE:                                  Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    TOPIC:                                Creating Highly Effective Drug Testing Programs

    SPEAKER:                           Kayla Van Winkle, Service Line Director, Occupational Medicine

    LOCATION:                        Confluence Technology Center (CTC)

    TIME:                                  Noon – 1:30 P.M.

    LUNCH PROVIDED:          RR Café is Catering – Yummm!

    COST:                                  $20 AVHRA Members

                                                 $25 Non Members/Guests



    Our 2017 chapter event calendar is taking shape.  We hope to lock in all dates by the next newsletter in April so you can get these important dates on your calendar.  To date, the event schedule is as follows:


    Thursday, March 30th – Lunch & Learn (Noon – 1:30 P.M.) – Creating Highly Effective Drug Testing Programs

    Thursday, May 18th – Lunch & Learn (Noon – 1:30 P.M.) – Topic TBD

    June – 6th, 7th OR 8th (Date TBD) – Leadership Summit (8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.)

    August – Date TBD – Evening Membership Appreciation Event (5:30 – 8:00 P.M.)

    September – Nash Leadership Series

    Thursday, October 19th – Lunch & Learn (Noon – 1:30 P.M.) - Topic TBD

    Thursday, December 7th – Employment Law Summit (8:00 A.M. - Noon)


    Another exciting area we are exploring is offering satellite programming and/or mirror Lunch & Learn events out of Big Bend Community College and Ellensburg locations to include out of town membership in our Lunch & Learn programs.  More information to follow on this.


    I am honored to be working with such an incredible Board and we are very excited about what we are planning to bring to you this year.  A special thank you to members who responded to our recent Programs Survey to help guide program planning for this year. 


    If you are interested in serving on the Board or a committee now or in 2018, please touch base with me and we can discuss options.  Also, feel free to send me an email or find me or any Board member at events and ask about responsibilities and time commitments (very manageable even within our busy lives).  We are a dedicated group with great respect for our membership and we are always looking for members interested in the opportunity to positively influence a flourishing organization and make a mark to help shape our future success.  The opportunities are endless for career development, fun, networking, colleague support and fulfillment in volunteerism.


    Best wishes,

    Kari Page, SCP-SHRM, SPHR

    AVHRA President

    Director of Human Resources, City of Wenatchee