Message from the President
Over the course of my nursing careerI have belonged to many professional organizations, however, I have never found an organization as passionate, professional, and caring as HSACCC. I have never met a group of nurses who are more nurturing to new members or more generous in the sharing of information for the benefit of all members and all community college students.
I joined HSACCC in 2006-07 when I was new to college health. Since then, I have been in awe of our leaders, so much so, that for the longest time I felt wholly unqualified to serve the organization in any leadership capacity. I share thisto encourage anyone who may at times feel the same, to actually consider getting more involved. The more involved I became, the more I learned and benefitted from the organization. The more I learned, the more I realized that each of us hasunique skills, abilities and strengths that can benefit HSACCC – even me. In fact, leaders with different skills, abilities and strengths areessentialin maintaining a well-rounded, balanced organization. We will not always agree with each other, but we all will becomemore knowledgeable and make better decisions when we are aware of,and open to, differentpoints of view.
HSACCC continues to provide me with the information, perspective, and support I need to be a competent, effective, safe and ever-improvingcollege health professional. I am honored to be able to give back to the organization in service as President.I have little worryabout my ability to servebecause I know, in this organization, I have available to me the support, wisdom, expertise and advice of many of our members and each one of those leaders (current and past) of whom I remain in awe. We all work together to improve student success by furthering our mission to support and foster student access to quality health services programs within the California Community Colleges.
Become more involved in HSACCC. Attend your region meetings; ask your Region Representative how you can help with region activities; agree to serve as your Region Representative; complete the HSACCC Annual Survey; sign up for the ListServ; attend your area (northern or southern) meetings; ask your Area Representative how you can assist with any area activities;attend the HSACCC Annual Conference; ask how you can help with conference activities; consider serving on a committee; and/or consider running for an Executive Board position.
I bet you will be amazed at the benefits. Try it – you’ll see!