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Winter 2019 Newsletter

By January 12, 2020April 6th, 2021NewsLetters

Presidents Message
Dear OCRA members,
As my tenure as OCRA President nears an end, I leave with excitement and hope. This past
year has indeed been a wonderful experience. I was blessed to lead an organization with
guidance from some truly exceptional people. I learned from the many experiences of
others and gained new knowledge. I now understand what it takes for an organization be
successful. John F. Kennedy once said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone
should try”. While this is true, I learned that it takes everyone working together
intentionally to accomplish the mission, constantly strive to achieve new goals, and prepare
for the future.

The tremendous support I received from our members was inspiring.
We can all be proud of what we accomplished this year. We had an awesome Fall
Workshop with loads of educational opportunities, a blast from the past (Richard and
assistants), and a few laughs (Little Bunny Foo Foo). We established a new member
committee that will not only benefit new OCRA members, but will also reach out to aspiring
CTR’s and provide support essential for not only their success but the success of the cancer
registry field. We increased our financial strength to secure our future as an organization. I
alone cannot take credit for these accomplishments. It was because of the trust and
support of all of you that we can look back and applaud these efforts.

I am very excited about the future of OCRA. I’m convinced that the incoming board will
bring new ideas and keep our organization going strong into the future. I want to thank
each of you for sharing your personal stories which gave me both inspiration and
motivation. I want to thank everyone who volunteered to help on the board and the many
committees. You showed me what it takes to be a member of a great team and a great

Thank you!
Ron Lamie, CTR
2019 OCRA President