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  • Friday, January 08, 2016 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MSRT is going National!


    2 of our executive board members are running for Chapter delegate positions for ASRT Chapters respectively in their primary fields. Jessica Nachreiner- mammography and Deanna Koebele- MRI.


    Clink on the link below to read their mission statements and make sure to VOTE. Let's help Minnesota make a voice and be heard. 



    http://www.asrt.org/main/about-asrt/asrt-governance/election/asrt-election-delegate-candidate-profiles/-in-tags/tags/magnetic-resonance


  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in learning more about radiation safety? Watch the eye opening video on the link below. Interesting information that should be a reminder to all of us on how we need to be advocates for our profession. Just another reason to get involved with your state society and keep our voices being heard to ensure our working environments are as safe as possible. GET INVOLVED TODAY!


    lhttp://orsif.org/



    https://rpop.iaea.org/RPOP/RPoP/Content/InformationFor/HealthProfessionals/5_InterventionalCardiology/index.htm#.VnjLrkboJdo.mailto

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you go to RSNA 2015 in Chicago this year? If so, let us know what you thought. Our technology changes so rapidly sometimes its hard to keep up! 

    check out the link to this years event!


    http://www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx

  • Monday, October 19, 2015 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MSRT executive board with hold the first meeting of our new term on Nov 6th 2015 at 6:30pm. If you have any questions, comments or concerns that you would like to bring to the attention of the current MSRT board, please reach out to any board member prior to this meeting. We are excited and looking forward to representing the MSRT this next year. There are great things

    The meeting will be held at:


    8421 University Ave NE

    Spring Lake Park MN


    Thought for the week: 

     “Will your involvement with others be successful?” (John C. Maxwell)


  • Friday, October 09, 2015 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you interested in learning more about State licensure for Rad Techs?

    The SDSRT and NDSRT has extended an invitation to our  MSRT members to join their meeting on Friday October 23rd in Fargo ND.  with the SDSRT and NDSRT, and invited us to attend as well.  

    GET ACTIVE!...

    Gain knowledge and get involved with what this process is, and what it might entail for our State, 

    Friday October 23rd, from 11-2 at Grazies Italian Grill Fargo,  Multi band Tower, 2000 44th St. S. #102 Fargo ND. 


    We will have a reserved space at Grazies.  We will not be charged a fee, however we are required to eat lunch. Average meals are around $9.  The website lists the menu;   www. graziesfargo.com


  • Monday, September 28, 2015 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    WSRT Annual Conference

    Join the Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists at its 83rd Annual Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2015, at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    Register online or print a mail-in registration form. Register in advance by Sept. 24. A $10 fee will be charged for on-site registration.

    Visit our website for additional conference information including:

    • Schedule of Events
    • Conference Courses
    • Hotel Reservations

    Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists | www.wsrt.net

    Ron Marker, MS, R.T.(R), WSRT President | ron.marker@wfhc.org

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  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From ASRT website:

    The Affiliate Financial Assistance Program will launch in October 2014. Affiliates that are in good standing with the ASRT are eligible. ASRT will provide each eligible affiliate society with whichever is greater: either a $2,000 lump-sum payment per year or $1 for every ASRT member who resides in the city or state the affiliate represents. Under this plan, every affiliate that meets program criteria is eligible to receive at least $2,000.

     

    Email from Hollie Gonzales- ASRT Affiliate Services Associate:

     

    Today there 3964 or 66% of all ARRT registered RTs in Minnesota that are members of ASRT. For the Affiliate Financial Assistance Program, the MSRT is eligible to receive $1 for every ASRT member in your state as of the due date of compliance (September 30). Please keep in mind that this ASRT number I provided could be more or less on September  30, 2015.

     

     

    Let us know if you have any questions!!

     

    Jill Lucas, BAH, RT(R)(M) 

    MSRT Treasurer 

     

     

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 3:23 PM | Anonymous member

    We received a few questions from membership during the business meetings at the annual conference.  The following is information we'd like to provide back to membership on the status of these questions:

    1) Can MSRT/ASRT provide a bundled package for membership?

    The bundled package would have to involve the ASRT/MSRT/AND ARRT as this is a bundle of our certification AND professional societies.  MSRT can continue with this suggestion, as it is a great idea.  We urge members to contact those organizations as well with their input.  ASRT original feedback was that if it was just bundled with ASRT and state society, it could actually be detrimental to ASRT as their membership is more expensive and current state society members wouldn’t renew if they had to pay an ASRT membership as well.  Without the requirement from the certifying group (the ARRT), it could potentially harm both ASRT and MSRT membership.


    2) Can we advertise our conference with the neighboring state societies?

    Unfortunately we did not take advantage of spreading the word to neighboring state societies for this last year.  It was published on our Facebook page numerous times, and many of the neighboring state presidents get the Facebook feed.  We will ensure that this information is shared for next year’s conference.


    3) Can we change our fiscal year?

    • On July 26, 2012 discussion took place at an MSRT board meeting.  The following is the discussion from the Treasurer’s Report at that meeting, we will put this on the Nov 6th board meeting agenda for discussion:

    Treasurer’s Report

    Sonya reported that Glen McClusky sent the letter this last week to Mickelson Wealth Management to see if we can gain access to our investments with Options Express(approx $53,000) and will update Sonya on response.

    Sonya discussed changed the fiscal to calendar year with Karen our MSRT accountant. If we change our fiscal year from August through July to January through December, we will have to change our accounting system (will cost approximately $5,000).


    Our Treasurer, Jill Lucas, is currently having conversations on the correct costs as this would just involve the cost of a new accounting software & filing short year taxes.


  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For information and to apply for the ASRT Student Leadership go to:

     http://www.asrt.org/events-and-conferences/student-leadership-development-program

     

    Additional criteria required by the MSRT:

     

    MSRT Board has approved the following changes for students that will be applying for the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program 2016.

    • 1.    Applicants must be a current MARS member.

    • 2.    Program director must be a MSRT member.

    • 3.    Program must be accredited by the JRCERT

    • 4.    Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a brief synopsis of their experience at the MSRT annual conference.  If unable to attend, a brief written synopsis could be shared.

    • 5.    As a part of the ASRT essay, please include a brief answer to the following question:  How have you been active in MSRT and how do you plan to participate in the MSRT in the future?

    ASRT will forward applications to the MSRT representative, applicant criteria will be verified and judging will be done anonymously by 3 judges appointed by the MSRT president.

    If you have any questions please contact us at: awards@mnsrt.com


  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 7:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    THANK YOU! 
    Thank you to all who attended the 77th Annual Meeting and Fall Conference this last weekend in St Cloud MN. I hope you found it to be educational and informative. We had some GREAT presenters and a magical entertainer! If you were not able to join us this year, make sure you save the date for next year! Our magician will be with us again for more entertainment, laughs and education. The 78th MSRT conference will be held in Red Wing MN at Treasure Island Resort, Sept 30th/Oct 1st 2016.
    Special thanks to JoAnn Swiggum for her years of service on the executive board, and planning this years conference. Thank you to the conference planning committee for all the time, energy and effort it takes to organize this conference.  I look forward to working with current board members and  the newly elected members and committee chairs. 

    Please reach out to any of the board members if you have any questions, comments, concerns or if there is anything you would like to see us work on or improve. We welcome any and all feedback from our MSRT members.

    It is truly an honor,
    Deanna Koebele, President


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