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Message from the
P.O. Box 7505
Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
Fax (866) 760-6873
September 11, 2019
While it has been a rewarding experience, this will be my last message to you as President. Central
Chapter Vice-President, Justin Dwyer will be the incoming President starting at the AEC in November.
I have had a good run and have met a lot of very good people. I have been able to travel to places
that I might not have ever gone if it weren't for being President. I feel that membership will be in
good hands with Justin and that he has good ideas as to the future of IEHA.
The South Chapter conference information and registration is up on the website. It will be September
16-17 at the Pavilion in Marion. The Annual Education Conference is November 4-5 at Starved Rock
Lodge. Thanks for filling out the poll we had sent earlier regarding class preference. It makes running
these type of events easier.
Reminder; as part of our giving back to the community, this year's initiative will be volunteering to be
on a bone marrow donation registry. You will see an email coming to your inbox regarding "Be the
Match". In short, they are a bone marrow donation program to help people with various blood cancers
such as leukemia and lymphoma. A simple swab of your inner cheek and you volunteer to be in the
registry and help to save someone's life.
We have open positions on the Board if you are interested. If you want to shadow one of us and learn
the position before becoming a member that's fine too. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you that are contemplating being on the Board, keep in mind that I had no training for
this. I just said that I would try my best. You can do it also!
Lastly, thank you to all of you that have helped me in this position. From comments from membership
saying what is good or bad to my Board members that have stepped up to fill spots. I am forever
grateful for this opportunity. For one last time…
David Banaszynski, LEHP, CP-FS