Letter from the President
Presidential Address from the desk of Kyle Green
As we wrap up the spring quarter, there is much to discuss and be positive about. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone that was involved with our 87th annual meeting in Austin this last April. It was a very successful meeting that accommodated 24 vendors and donors, 400 techs and students, and a ton of food and CEU opportunities over the 3 days. A special thank you to Austin Community College for allowing us to hold the meeting at their facility. Without them, the meeting doesn’t happen at the Capital so we appreciate everything they did for the TSRT and its members. We are all very happy with the way it turned out, and can’t wait for the 88th annual meeting that we are tentatively planning to hold in San Antonio!
The legislative circuit has been very busy over the course of the spring quarter, as well, and the board voted to hire a lobbyist, Adam Burkland, in January. This was done for a couple of reasons, but mainly to keep us informed when we couldnt have a member present, and to reiterate our concerns on legislation that directly affects the field of radiologic technology. Adam has done a phenomenal job of keeping us up to speed on what the Texas Medical Board has been up to and what is going on with the Sunset Advisory Board. This has allowed us to keep an open dialogue with Adam and kept us relevant in congressional occurrences that directly affect our field.
On July 13, 2019 we will be holding our summer board meeting. My main objective for this meeting will be to discuss a plan to incorporate student scholarships. This has been something that we have discussed for awhile now, but we haven’t had a lot of success with implementation. I look forward to working with the board and nailing this one down before the beginning of the new school year. Thank you all again for everything that you do for your society and your profession. I look forward to continuing my service with you all and I ask that you never hesitate to ask if you need anything from us at all. Stay Rad ladies and gentlemen!
Kyle Green, President
Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc.