Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants.
February 2017 Executive Memo 

Winter has definitely arrived.   Hope everyone is staying warm and safe driving in this weather.   

August 20, 2016, Illinois Society Business Meeting and Symposium was held at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island, IL.    Educational session was held on Saturday with five excellent and informative speakers, 6.5 CEUs.   Always looking for Educational Topics and Speakers.   Please contact me if you know of anyone that would be interested.      

We are all Caring and Compassionate about our profession, so please get involved.   We offer FREE Educational Sessions several times throughout the year.   Check out our Illinois website www.ilsocmedasst.org,  Facebook Page and American Association of Medical Assistants national Website www.aama-ntl.org 

Five Illinois Delegates represented Illinois Society at the American Association of Medical Assistants National Conference in Reston, Virginia, September 2016.    

AAMA celebrated its 60th Anniversary this past year and produced a video detailing the major milestones in the association history.  View at AAMA You Tube.     

Please continue to save Coke products codes from cases and caps.  You can email Donna Radzun, CMA (AAMA), the numbers to donnabella4121@yahoo.com or can bring them to the February Meeting.  Everyone’s help collecting these add up for raffle items.  Donna also would like any travel size toiletries as she makes up packages and takes to shelters.   She has made up over 200 individual bags from your donations.   Thank you all very much. 

If your chapter is hosting an event-please contact Sharon Strutzenberg, CMA (AAMA)-Website Chair at sks492@comcast.net , so she can arrange to get it posted on the Illinois Society Website. 

SAVE THE DATES 
February 17-18, 2017     ISMA Winter Meeting- Comfort Suites, Normal IL please note this is a different Hotel with continental breakfast.  
CEU session Saturday 10:00-11:30,                                             Business Meeting @ noon at Center for Health
Bloomington Radiology, Normal, IL. 

April 20-22, 2017               ISMA Conference at
                     Hilton Gardens Inn & Conference Center, O’Fallon IL         

September 22-23,2017     ISMA Business Meeting and Symposium at
                          Belvedere and Country Inn & Suites in Elk Grove, IL
 
October 6-9, 2017              AAMA National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio 
  
September 14-17, 2018       AAMA National Conference in
                                        Salt Lake City, Utah 

Look forward to seeing everyone in February.   Please keep your fellow members in your thoughts and prayers as many are struggling with illnesses, loss of loved ones or caring for a family member with health issues.   

“LEAVE A LITTLE SPARKLE WHERE EVER YOU GO”  
“MEDICAL ASSISTANTS HEARTS SHINE AND SPARKLE LIKE DIAMONDS” 

Becky Cruse CMA (AAMA)
ISMA President 2016-2018         
3806  Jean Street, East Molina, IL 61244
T: 309-792-0707    C: 309-738-9871                          crusereb@yahoo.com