The mission of RISHA is to support the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology through advocacy, public awareness, and professional development on behalf of its members and the individual they serve.
I hope you all had a nice summer and are happily setting into your fall schedules. RISHA is getting back into the swing of things and I have exciting news to share!
Keleigh Sabourin, who currently works for the North Kingstown School Department and serves as RISHA co-chair of the schools committee has been chosen as the Rhode Island SLP of the Year! Keleigh will be recognized along with other RI public School Educators during the RI Celebration of Educator Excellence at the Providence WaterFire on September 24, 2016 from 4-7:30pm in downtown Providence, at Memorial Park. Congrats Keleigh!
The RISHA Membership drive will be starting soon. We are happy to announce that we have decided not to raise the yearly membership rates! At this time, you can print and mail the membership form from the website. On-line registration will be coming soon.
The next School Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday September 29 from 4:15pm-6:00pm at Panera Bread in East Greenwich (near Showcase Cinemas). All members are welcome.
Speakers wanted! RISHA is always looking for local speakers to share their ideas with the RISHA Membership. If you or someone you know would like to speak at one of our events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are planning the fall continuing education event so please stay tuned.
The Conference Committee is looking for a new venue for the RISHA Annual Conference. It has become cost prohibitive to continue our Conference at the Crowne Plaza. Please let us know if you have any ideas for the 2017 Conference. The search is on!
There are always opportunities to volunteer with RISHA. Please consider helping our state organization by volunteering your time and talent. We are always looking for new ideas to strengthen and grow RISHA.
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at upcoming RISHA events!