Greetings members, I would
like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that your holidays were full of
joy and happiness as you celebrated with your loved ones.
I also want to thank everyone who
participated in the CAHN elections. Each
vote submitted was beneficial to each of the participating candidates and we
all appreciate you taking the time to vote.
Your CAHN Board met mid-January and has already
begun the preparations for the next conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange
County (Garden Grove). I can assure you;
Tim Hunter (Conference Chair), has been hard at work in search of quality
presentations to bring to you. We didn’t
take too much time off since the conclusion of the last conference in La Quinta,
which by the way turned out to be a great event. Everyone on the board is eager to bring you a
good conference and we are working hard at doing our part.
I personally read your comments submitted
during and at the conclusion of the last conference and appreciate you taking
the time to provide your personal comments.
We will attempt to accommodate as best as we can. However, for now rest assure we are hard at
work for you.
As expected, the movement that came with
the recent elections brought some adjustments / appointments. In the Northern Region, Douglas Richardson –
Director, was appointed as the Vice President.
Returning to our board is past President - Matthew Thomas. Matt was appointed as the Northern Region
Director. In the Southern Region, Stuart
Scott was appointed as the Region Treasurer.
I would like to thank all for volunteering their time as they have been
appointed in their respective assignments for the remainder of the year.
During our January meeting we made several much-needed
improvements to our bylaws and policies.
In addition, training was a big topic and I requested both Region Directors
to make sure they made the effort to provide training to all the corners of
their perspective regions. We represent
all of you and we should bring the training as close as possible to you and not
have you continually make the long trek to us.
We strive to provide you the best service
we can and hope we are meeting our goal.
Should any member have any training suggestions or ideas, please feel
free to reach out to any one of us and share your thoughts. We welcome the input.
Lastly, evil continues to lurk in the
shadows. I urge you to be safe and look
out for each other as you go out to protect the citizens in your communities. In addition, I ask you to keep our fallen
brothers / sisters as well as their families in your prayers. Unfortunately, we lose far too many each year
as we try to keep the public safe from the evil that roams the streets.
See you soon and Thank You for What You Do!