This week, a call for committee volunteer members was issued to ABC members for our fiscal years 2018 and 2019. ABC committee volunteers are the backbone of ABC and represent the best and brightest from throughout the industry. The altruistic spirit of these volunteers pushes the needle forward in work that spans all segments of the blood center. Simply put, we couldn’t do it without you.
With current committees and subcommittees sun-setting at the end of ABC’s fiscal year 2017 this March, now is the time to express your interest in serving on one of our many committees. Service on committees provides a multitude of unique opportunities for the individual, the blood centers, and our association: including, participating in ABC’s decision-making and policy-forming processes, identifying emerging issues, providing feedback and guidance, planning meetings, workshops and forums, and, of course, furthering your own professional development.
New this year is the America’s Blood Centers Professional Institute (API) Leadership & Meetings Committee that will focus solely on planning the annual and summer meeting Blood Center Leadership Forums. This committee will also recommend topics and speakers for specialty workshops, webinars, and other means of member education. In addition, the following committees are currently accepting nominations: API Member Employee Training & Development, Audit, Communications& Donor Management, Finance, Government Affairs Committee, Human Resources, Information Technology, Membership, Quality and its subcommittees, Scientific, Medical and Technical (SMT) and its subcommittees, and the Technical/Lab Directors committee.
The nomination form, and a full list of committee charters and charges can be found here. Nominations are due by Tuesday, February 7. We hope you will help ABC, and your blood center, achieve excellence and apply today.
Katherine Fry; Chief Administrative Officer