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- 2018 Summer Cathode -

Presidential Address

This year has flown by and I can’t believe it’s almost over. Our board has been working so hard this year and I cannot thank Ashleigh, Danielle, Kacee, Courtney, Angela, Carolyn, and Teri enough. I also want to thank our Ways and Means Committee, Laurel, Kaycee, and Caitlin, for their efforts in getting ready for conference. I really appreciate all your time and hard work!

We have had such a busy year. Our Education Committee has completely revamped the student bowl and I cannot wait to see it in action at the conference. Another project they took on was updating the rules for our Bruce E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Mickey Patch Scholarship, scientific paper competition, and scientific exhibit competition. Our Bylaws Committee has been busy reviewing the Finance Policy and the updated rules and forms for scholarships and competitions. They’ve also been submitted changes including adding a Volunteer Conference Chair position, donation letters, and vendor forms. Our Finance Committee has been working hard to get our accounts consolidated to one bank and to a bank that is accessible throughout our state. We’ve also been working throughout the year to get any and all documents in electronic format. It’s been a productive year to say the least.  

Ashleigh and I represented Wyoming as delegates at the 2018 ASRT House of Delegate Meeting this June. Angela Raybuck attended as our alternate delegate. The meeting was held in Las Vegas, NV. Three main topics were discussed throughout the meeting. Last year, a motion to investigate combined dues was made. This would mean the ASRT and state affiliate dues would be one lump payment—if you are a member of one affiliate, you are a member of both affiliates. The ASRT sent out a survey to see what members would prefer and the results were presented at the Meeting. The results showed that members were not in favor of combining dues for a number of reasons and as a result, the ASRT is not going to pursue this agenda. Requiring a Bachelor’s degree as entry level for radiologic technologists was discussed again this year. It was stated that this requirement does not include shutting down associate level programs. How this requirement is going to be achieved is still under review at this point and no changes have been made as of yet. Lastly, the ASRT made an exciting announcement regarding changes to the Affiliate Financial Assistance Program (AFAP). As of August 1, 2018, the ASRT will be providing insurance for all state affiliates.  State affiliates no longer have to purchase their own insurance and provide proof to the ASRT. The ASRT is also adding a $1million boost for 3 years to the AFAP fund and increasing the amount of assistance from $4,000 to $5,000 a year. The last change the ASRT is making to this program, is that an alternate delegate is no longer required to be in compliance for the AFAP. Only 26 states qualified this last year for this program (so good job Wyoming on getting that assistance!) and the hope is that these changes will allow for more affiliates to receive assistance to help them succeed. These changes are huge for smaller state affiliates like us and will help us so much!

At this meeting, we had two students selected to attend the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program. Kaycee Hurless and Caitlin Boe attended the leadership education and were able to sit on the floor with the affiliate delegates during the HOD meetings. Way to go and thank you for making us proud!
I look forward to seeing you all in just a few short weeks for the conference in Cheyenne. Ashleigh has been working diligently all year on this conference and I am excited to see it all come together.

I want to thank you all for allowing me to serve as your president for the last year. It has been an honor and such a great opportunity. In the midst of learning my duties and working through this year, I’ve met new people and built stronger relationships with others. The WSRT has become more than just an affiliate, it’s family. I encourage all of you to get involved at some point in some way and find out for yourselves just how rewarding it is to be able to network and stay involved with all these amazing professionals throughout our state and nation. You not only get to meet incredible people but you get to be a voice for our profession, keeping informed and fighting for our patients’ best interest!


Thank you again for your support and this great opportunity! See you in September! Its going to be fun!
 

Kayci Robinson B.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(BD)
WSRT President 


WSRT 2018 Annual Conference Update:

Registration is live on our website! We are trying to go full digital but if you would like to request a paper registration, please let us know! https://wsrt.org/2018-annual-conference/​


September 14th and 15th
Laramie County Community College
     Clay Pathfinder Building
     ANB Band Leadership Center
     1400 E. College Dr.
     Cheyenne, WY 82007
 
Accommodations:
Tru by Hilton
     Room block rate $99
Complimentary breakfast included
     423 West Fox Farm
     Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82007
     307-222-3600
http://tru3.hilton.com/en/hotels/wyoming/tru-by-hilton-cheyenne-CYSNDRU/index.html
 
14 CEs for ASRT approval, up-to-date schedule available on the 2018 Conference tab at https://wsrt.org/2018-annual-conference/ 
 
We have confirmed our menu as:
 
Friday September 14:
   Breakfast- Classic continental
   Lunch-Fiesta buffet including a fajita bar
   Snacks will also be provided
Saturday September 15:
   Breakfast- Yogurt parfaits, bagels and fruit
   Lunch-Baked potato bar
   Banquet dinner- BBQ chicken, Apple glazed pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans
 
Other items:
 
Friday September 14th we have reserved a space at the Accomplice Beer Company located in the Depot, 115 W. 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY following the Student Bowl Competition. This is an informal way for us to mingle, catch up, and meet new technologists. On behalf of the WSRT Board, we hope to see you there!
 
This year the reception and banquet will be a 1980’s theme, so please plan accordingly with your best, most RAD attire!


 

President-Elect News

 

Just a reminder that election ballots must be returned by August 15th! Check the WSRT website for updated bios, we have a lot of great nominees to choose from! 

Kacee Hansen R.T. (R)
WSRT President-Elect

 

Education for Students
 
The WSRT would like to congratulate all the 2018 graduates! 
 

Casper Grads

Karlee Adams
Brittany Barenz
Amy Bergstrom
Rachel Cunningham
Kylee Dawson
Erin DeVault
Chelbe Gariffa
Fallyn Griffin
Mandy Harris
Dakota Jeffs
Brooke LaBore-Kimsey
Kolby Kuhlman
Michael Nantt
Erica O’Dell
Taryn Postma
Sarah Scott
Cinthya Servin
Kiffany Skrukrud
Nichole Stockwell- Vance
Emmy Voigt -Moen

 

 

LCCC Grads

Linzee Nicolle Adamson
Chelsea Lynn Austin
Caitlin R Boe
Alyssa Corrine Curry
Carina Pearl Easton
Randall Forester
Kira Danae Gallagher
Cassidy Paige Lynn
Lacy Mae May 
Robert H Randall
Heather R Sanchez
Parid Shkoza
Samantha Jo Starkey
Matthew Wesley Whittaker
Tracy D Wroten


 
The Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners (Board) would like to remind you that as licensed professionals, it is your responsibility to know when your license expires and the requirements for renewal of that license. The Board sends renewal notices no later than thirty (30) days prior to the license expiration date, so it is important that you update the Board office with your correct contact information. 

FAILURE TO RECEIVE NOTICE FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE FROM THE BOARD DOES NOT EXCUSE A LICENSEE FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR RENEWAL!

For information on renewal and other licensing requirements, questions, comments or to find Board contact information, please visit our website at  http://plboards.state.wy.us/radiology/index.asp.

Look for additional information about the WBRTE in future Cathode issues. At this time the WBRTE is working at setting up online renews with updating the rules and regulations being the current task. Stay tuned for more info on this!

Your WSRT 2017/18 Board of Directors


Teri Bedwell: WBRTE // Courtney Keahey: Secretary // Angela Raybuck: Treasurer //
Ashleigh Ralls: Past President // Kayci Robinson: President // Danielle Opp: President-Elect // Kacee Hansen: Vice President // Carolyn Spranger: Cathode Editor
Encourage your fellow members to subscribe to the e-Cathode so they can receive any future updates, a paper cathode will no longer be printed.

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