Welcome to the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants.
October 2016 Executive Memo 

Hope you are enjoying the nice weather and beautiful fall leaves. I really enjoy this time of year. 

August 20, 2016, Illinois Society Business Meeting and Symposium was held at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island, IL. Illinois Society was asked to do a Memorial Service for Elvera Fischer at the AAMA National Conference in September. Mary Frances Burton, BA, CHA and Betty Kronemeyer CMA (AAMA) will do the presentation. Bylaws were passed out. If you did not receive one please contact Kelly Charland, CMA (AAMA). 

Thank you Kelly for a great job updating the Bylaws. Policy Manual has several changes and that will be sent out soon. Always looking for Educational Topics and Speakers. Please contact myself if you know of anyone that would be interested. Symposium Education topics were very informative. 

AAMA National Conference was held in Reston, Virginia. September 2016,” Charting the Course”. Fourteen Illinois Society Members attended. Illinois Society received award for Membership Recruitment. Great News! 

AAMA National Officers are: President- Julie Flaatten, CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT 
Vice President Lisa Lee, CMA (AAMA) 
Secretary/Treasurer- Susan Hawes, MBA, RHIT, CMA(AAMA), CMPE 
Speaker of the House- Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA) CPC 
Vice Speaker of the House-Karen Minchella, PhD, CMA (AAMA) 

Please continue to save Coke products codes from cases and caps. You can email Donna Radzun 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-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 prior to Business Meeting. 

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 Country Inn & Suites in Elk Grove, IL 

October 6-9, 2017 AAMA National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio 

Look forward to seeing everyone in February. Please keep your fellow members in your thoughts and prayers as many are struggling with illnesses or caring for a family members with health issues. Please “LEAVE A LITTLE SPARKLE WHERE EVER YOU GO” 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please check out our website. www.ilsocmedasst.org 

“MEDICAL ASSISTANTS HEARTS SHINE AND SPARKLE LIKE DIAMONDS” 

Becky Cruse CMA (AAMA) 
ISMA President 2016-2018 
3806 Jean Street East Moline, IL 61244 
309-792-0707 
cell 309-738-9871