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Message from the
IEHA President
P.O. Box 7505
Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
Fax (866) 760-6873
September 11, 2019
Greetings Members!

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 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…

Take care.

David Banaszynski, LEHP, CP-FS