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News Letter Winter 2022

By February 8, 2022NewsLetters

Hope you all had a happy 2022 new year!
Here at OCRA we wish you all 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of
fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck, and 31536000 seconds of
-Newsletter Editor, Shannon Kearbey
The President’s Message
2022! Happy New Year to all. I couldn’t help thinking back to when I was a
teenager and thinking how in the year 2000, I would be 35 years old. I never thought
about my age with any other year than 2000. Now here we are in 2022 and I found
myself thinking about this year marking my 35th year in the cancer registry field. My,
how time flies. 2022 begins my second consecutive term as your president.
As Covid continues to impact the lives of all of us on this great, big planet
earth, OCRA continues to feel its impact manifested by less volunteerism and the lack
of a regional meeting for the third year. The Executive Committee (EC) will be
discussing the possibility of offering an in-person state meeting in late summer at no
cost to members. NCRA’s hybrid meetings (in-person/virtual) will be hard to compete
with if this becomes the norm. If you have any ideas for continuing education, please
let us know, we would certainly love to hear from you.
In this newsletter we continue our member spotlights. You may recall from our
last newsletter spotlighted individuals were invited to sit in on our December EC
Meeting. The purpose was to take the ‘terror’ out of running for a position on the EC.
Two of those five members attended our meeting and provided feedback from their
experience. Be sure to read their entries in the spotlight section of this newsletter.
Some of the EC goals for 2022 include continued efforts to attain interested nominees
and volunteers for 2023. This would give the Education Committee something to work
on, a continued development with a new website platform that would create more
functionality with some of the membership tasks, as well as the month to month
budgetary and by laws requirements. Just remember, WE are OCRA. Please consider
volunteering for an elected office or other committee in 2023. We need you. OCRA
needs you. Those of us who have served will always be here and happy to help you
through any position you would like to test drive. Shelley Lindsey, CTR, OCRA
President 2022