RISHA CURRENT NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS to Ellen Moore for being selected as the RISHA SLP of the year for 2014!!!! Ellen has been a valuable assest to the RISHA organization. She is currently employed in the Warwick Public Schools and will be honored by RIDE at the annual teacher of the year celebration in September 2014. Ellen was honored by RISHA at the luncheon on March 29, 2014.
Congratulations to Courtney Needham for being selected as RISHA’s 2014 scholarship winner by the RISHA Scholarship Committee. Courtney is a graduate student at Worcester State College. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at URI. Courtney and her mother attended the RISHA annual luncheon at the Crowne Plaza on March 29, 2014.
Congratulations to Dora Arsenault for being honored for her hard work and dedication as the RISHA Office Manager. Dora is a retired school-based SLP who has served as the office manager for RISHA for the past several years. It is because of Dora that RISHA continues to function!!!
Thank you to all who attended the annual conference day on March 29, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza. Thank you to the Conference Committee (Dora Arsenault, Ellen Connery, and Alan Gravell), the speakers (Rachel Arntson, Deana Dufficy, Barbara Hecht, Mary Jane Johnson, Leslie Mahler, Faith Paradis and Michelle Tristani), the vendors (CBS Therapy, Talk It Rock It, RI Relay, Maple Leaf Center, RI Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, RISHA), the student volunteers from URI Paige and Stefanie, RISHA volunteers and room monitors. The conference committee is still compiling all of the final financial figures, reviews and suggestions. This year’s conference had the lowest attendence to date. RISHA has reserved the date of March 28, 2015 for the 2015 annual conference at the Crowne Plaza. We need volunteers to serve on the Conference Committee. Please contact Dora Arsenault if interested in helping out.
WE NEED YOU!
Please consider volunteering to serve on a committee or run for office. Please contact Dora Arsenault or Ellen Connery for more information! Please consider presenting to the membership for CEUs. You may earn CEUs for presenting. We need individuals to present in 2014– a 2 hour, 2.5 hr. or 3 hr. presentation. RISHA will arrange a location and take care of registration. Please volunteer to share your knowledge with your colleagues in RISHA! Please contact Dora Arsenault if interested.
RISHA UPCOMING MEETINGS and NEWS
PLEASE JOIN RISHA AT THE RI STATE HOUSE TO CELEBRATE BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH ON WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2014 FROM 2-4 PM.
WE have tables available for a display or just come and join colleagues from across the state! Please plan to attend! RSVP to Ellen Connery at Ellenconnery@verizon.net.
THE RISHA SCHOOLS COMMITTEE WILL MEET FOR THE FINAL TIME THIS SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND
Schools Committee- All meetings are held at the North Kingstown Town Library, 100 Boone St. In the meeting room (main floor)
- Tues. 5/13 – 4:15-6 PM
Please come and join your school-based colleagues to discuss issues impacting their work in RI Schools.
as soon as possible.