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In 2012, NAEMT Stands Ready for the Future

Jan 03, 2012

I am pleased to share with you that 2011 was another very good year for our association. Our successes include:
  • A more than six percent growth in membership;
  • Six new benefits added to our individual membership package;
  • 47,979* EMS practitioners trained through our AMLS, EPC, EMS Safety, PHTLS and TCCC courses;
  • and our second successful EMS on the Hill Day, hosted by NAEMT.
Beyond these tangible indicators of success, we all can take pride in how our association has matured into an organization that is operated with transparency, integrity and stewardship.

Our annual candidacy and election process is one of the most democratic and open processes used by associations. The results of our annual voting were announced within a few days of the close of voting, and a certified tally of the votes from our independent voting contractor was posted on our web site.

Each year, we publish and distribute NAEMT’s annual report containing the highlights of our activities and our association’s year-end financial reports certified by our independent auditor. The 2011 NAEMT Annual Report will be sent to all members this spring. Prudent use of our association’s funds has allowed us to invest in many important projects such as EMS on the Hill Day, our new EMS Safety Course, and additional member benefits.

The official minutes of our Board meetings are posted in the Member Resources section of our web site so that members can see the action that their Board is taking on their behalf, and major actions taken by our Board are posted almost immediately on our web site home page. Our Board members now receive training each year to ensure that NAEMT is operating using best practices in association leadership.

Our Board met last August in Las Vegas in conjunction with EMS World Expo to discuss how we can build upon these successes to strengthen and enhance our association and EMS in the future. As part of this process, the board reviewed the results of a survey sent to all active members to learn your thoughts and feelings about the future direction of NAEMT.

Based on the responses you provided to this survey, a new strategic plan was developed for 2012 through 2014. This plan will set the direction of our organization over the next three years and will serve as a guide to how we invest and utilize our time, energy and resources. All of the programs and activities we undertake will support the achievement of our mission, vision and goals.

NAEMT has come a long way since our beginning in 1975. There certainly have been some rough patches along the way and I am sure that we will encounter new challenges as we move forward. But, our organization is now positioned to capitalize on all of our past experiences and the work of many members who have come before us.

We are ready to address the key challenges that impact EMS. We are ready for the future. I look forward to working with you this year to achieve our goals.

 

Sincerely,

Connie Meyer

President



* As of 11-30-2011