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ASRT Leaders Connection: Governance, Government Relations, Affiliate Update
Fall 2016 Leaders Connection Introduction
Welcome to the Leaders Connection. Do you ever feel either the hours in the days are shorter or the number of days in the month have decreased? Well, you are not alone. Timelines are established to keep the productivity of our organization moving forward as well as to meet all the specified business deadlines. We are fortunate to have the dedicated staff of the ASRT to manage the timelines and reminders of due dates. As we celebrate this year’s National Radiology Technology Week®, take time to include and thank all of the individuals who make our profession a success. This issue is full of valuable information and reflects the dedicated work of our professional volunteers.

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Legislative Review
There are countless ways to be “at the table” with regard to promoting the R.T. profession. Read about one way to serve your profession.
The Committee on R.T. Advocacy reviews nominations submitted by ASRT members to honor an individual and an affiliate society as recipients of the ASRT Award for Advocacy. 2016 was an exceptional year for advocacy efforts. Learn a little about the recipients.
2017 promises to be a very active year for legislative and regulatory issues affecting the radiologic technology profession. Learn about some of the issues R.T.s are predicted to face.
The final chapter of the ASRT Advocacy Guidebook is now available! In Chapter 3: Activating and Assessing an Advocacy Campaign, you’ll discover ways to use your legislative committee and influence lawmakers.
Nominations are now open for the individual and affiliate 2017 ASRT Award for Advocacy. Submit your nomination before Dec. 1.
Volunteer now. Submit a volunteer form to be considered as a Committee on R.T. Advocacy leader. The ASRT is currently seeking volunteers for the following regions:

Region 7: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina

Region 8: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Region 9: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

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Affiliate Connection
The affiliate compliance process just got a little easier.
Your Professional Involvement Bolsters Your Scholarship Application. The ASRT Foundation offers professional and entry-level scholarships. Involvement in professional societies, like your state affiliate, makes your application more competitive. Submit your application today!

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Delegate Update
ASRT Speaker and Vice Speaker Update.
Preparing for Your Role as a Board Member.
Public comments are being accepted for revisions to the ASRT Practice Standards and Advisory Opinion Statements. Review the proposed revisions from the 2017 Practice Standards Council and provide feedback now through December 11.
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R.T. Touch to Holiday Decorating
Add a little R.T. touch to your decorating with a specially designed ASRT Foundation holiday ornament. The unique design will show your pride in the profession and is sure to be a bright spot in your décor. Donate 100 dollars or more to the Foundation before Dec. 9 to receive yours in time for the holidays.
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ASRT volunteer positions are now open. Volunteering is one of the best ways you can give back to your profession while sharing your expertise and knowledge with others. Take a moment to view which positions are currently open and apply today.
Research Is the Key To Advancing Our Profession. Marilyn Sackett is passionate about advancing and strengthening the profession through research. Read how she is helping empower R.T.s to conduct research and why she encourages others to follow her lead.
Does Your Research Need Funding? The first step in applying for an ASRT Foundation research grant of up to $10,000 is to submit a letter of intent. Letters of intent for spring research grants are due by Jan. 25. Learn more about submitting your letter.
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Join Your Colleagues in the Monthly Donor Club
Make a bigger difference in the R.T. community by joining other dedicated donors in the ASRT Foundation Monthly Donor Club. Club members empower students and professionals to keep the profession strong while moving it forward. As a monthly donor, you will have a large impact on the community all year long.

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