Region Director: Clare Thornton
Director 2015 Annual Report
To begin my first year as Region I Director, I attended all of the Board of Directors meetings at the 2014 NSH Annual Symposium in Austin, TX. I also attended the First Time Attendees reception, the Region I meeting, the keynote lecture and Culling Memorial lecture, and the HOD. I have been present at all the NSH BOD teleconferences, minus one (due to work obligations). I have submitted updates to NSH In Action. I attended the Region I annual meeting held in July 2015 in Manchester, NH. In preparation for this meeting, I assisted the VT/NH Society for Histotechnology by organizing the vendor exhibit. At the meeting, I moderated several workshops and also spoke at lunch (to make announcements and to give away prizes). I was available at the registration desk for anyone with any questions about NSH and Region I. All state societies in Region I are functional.
On-going, I am attending the 2015 NSH Annual Symposium in Washington DC, where I will be present and active at all the BOD meetings. I will keep the state presidents in my region informed of changes, educational, and scholarship opportunities being provided by NSH. I am the NSH liaison for the IHC Committee. I will also continue to remind and encourage the members in my region to keep active their NSH membership.
In the next year as Region I Director, my goals are to increase NSH membership within Region I. I will be present and active at all BOD teleconferences and meetings. I will also assist the ME and VT/NH state societies in considering joining the societies to make a tri-state society.