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Welcome to the 2020 AR-AER Conference

“Building a Stronger Vision in 20/20”

The 2019-2020 AR-AER Board of Directors would like to welcome each of you to the 2020 conference!  We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer this virtual conference and grow as a community together!

Don’t miss our social time for an hour at the conclusion of each day’s programming.  We will be leaving the Zoom open as an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.

We are thrilled to be offering door prizes to AER members who are in attendance at our conference.  You must be logged into Zoom to claim your prize.  We would like to thank APH and NanoPac for their generous contributions!

Thank you so much for attending the conference this year.  It is truly an honor serving alongside the rest of you in this great profession!  We are thankful you decided to join us on this new virtual journey.

See you next year!
Whitney Musick
AR-AER President

Continuing Education and Professional Development Reminder

ACVREP, CRC and ADE Sanctioned

Attendees planning to receive ACVREP, CRC, or ADE continuing education credit must attend sessions in their entirety. We will be monitoring attendance logs closely, so please stay logged in with Zoom as your active window to receive credit.

New Board Members Needed

The Arkansas chapter is truly grateful to the individuals who volunteer their time to oversee the operations of AR-AER and to conduct the business of our chapter. Each year five board members rotate off the board, and qualified leaders are needed to fill their vacated positions. A treasurer and secretary must also be elected annually, and a President-Elect must be elected every other year. The 2020 board elections will be held during the first half of the annual business meeting on Thursday, September 17th via a Google Form.  The web link to the ballot will be dispersed during the Zoom meeting.  If you are a voting member, you will receive a code prior to the event through email to enter on your ballot. Nominations to be added to the slate will be accepted from the floor. All agencies are encouraged to nominate employees who are AER members to ensure that the Board represents our entire field. For more details, speak to the nominations committee chair, LaTasha Mays, or any other AR-AER board member. We will vote on:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 5 at-large board members (2-year terms)

Congratulations to the following
2019 AR-AER award recipients:

J. Max Woolly Award: Not awarded
Joyce Ogburn Award: Gary Wright
Bill Tomlin Scholarship: Jordan Smith
Tom Phifer Award: Not awarded
APH Wall of Legends/AR-AER Hall of Fame: Jo Ellen Croft
Arkansas Distinguished Advocate (Business): Not awarded
Arkansas Distinguished Advocate (Individual): Mindy Simonson, Daryl Manes

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