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I am both honoured and excited to serve as the CRPA President for the next year. While I have only been a member of the association for seven years (a short time compared to some!) in that time I’ve found it to be a great organization full of friendly and welcoming people who are always willing to help. The relationships and networking opportunities CRPA provides are unmatched, in my opinion, and I’ve certainly benefited from this over the years. Having served on the Board of Directors for the past three years, I can honestly say that I am very optimistic about the future of our Association. We are well-positioned as a non-profit organization, our membership numbers are strong, and our collaborations with other groups and attendance at events are helping to raise our profile both at home and internationally. If you work in the field of radiation protection and have yet to become a CRPA member, there has never been a better time to join our Association. Take a look around our site to see what other benefits membership can provide.
What will next year bring? When I ran for the position of President I had a few specific projects in mind that I wanted to achieve. Many of them relate directly to our strategic plan, while others will help tighten up other aspects of Association business. These projects are:
- Develop a Strategic Communication Plan
- Move the CRPA Bulletin to an Electronic Magazine Format
- Develop a Member Onboarding program
- Update the CRPA Operations Manual
- Create a template for an Annual Membership Report
- Expand our budget to include multi-year financial planning
The coming year will be a busy one – as they all are, really! But with the help of our hardworking and dedicated members, I have no doubt that it will also be a productive one. If you have any suggestions for items that we can address or would like to help out in any way, no matter how small, I’d love to hear from you. We have a lot to be proud of, and I appreciate the opportunity to lead CRPA for next year and to help contribute to the growth of the Association for years to come.