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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be President of the California Blood Bank Society. It will be a great year! I am honored to be volunteering for CBBS and proud of the outstanding seminars and annual meetings we present each year. We could not do it without our committee members so a special thanks to all the chairs and committee volunteers who make it all possible! And my thanks to the Board, our Central Office manager and our Webmaster for leading our organization healthy into a new year. In the fall of 2013, you can expect an outstanding regional seminar prepared by the Clinical Laboratory Scientists group. In the spring of 2014, you can look forward to the regional seminar prepared by the Nursing, Apheresis and Donor Recruitment professionals. Finally, the CBBS Annual Meeting will be at the magnificent Hyatt Regency Resort Spa and Casino in Lake Tahoe beginning Wednesday, April 30, 2014 until Saturday, May 3, 2014. Lake Tahoe – breathtakingly beautiful! It’s worth the visit!
This year’s meeting will be full of educational opportunities, with cutting edge presentations by industry leaders and the networking of colleagues that you can only get with a live event. This spring, you can join us at one of our favorite locations in Lake Tahoe and Northern California. The Hyatt Regency Resort Spa and Casino is renowned for world class elegance and western charm. And of course, a very cool lake! CBBS is proud to offer our members the opportunity to experience its’ pleasures while attending this exceptional educational event. Watch the website for the schedule of activities and presentations. Then make your reservations and sign up to attend. We need you there, in person, to make this meeting a success. Your participation is essential.
Then, once you have signed up, encourage a colleague to come with you. You can promise that they will not be disappointed, but rather amazed. You can be confident that you will be doing both them and CBBS a favor. Our organization relies on the attendance by members and non-members alike to continue to attract the exhibitors and speakers that make it a premier annual meeting. We need your help to do it. We believe our educational events are an exceptional value. I am more confident than ever that this year’s Annual Meeting will live up to that billing based on early reports from the planning committees. Our goal is to leave every attendee anxious to attend again to learn more.
So join us at the Hyatt Regency in Lake Tahoe, and bring a friend. And with the outdoor opportunities around the lake, bring your family too! This one is an opportunity you, and they, will not want to miss.
See you at the lake!
All the best,
President, CBBS, 2013-2014
Vice President Manufacturing and Donor Management
American Red Cross