Nena Harrington croppedAloha members,

Your Board has been very busy!  It is my pleasure to update you on the latest highlights.

The CPI Committee has worked hard to reschedule the presentation entitled “Supporting Behavior Change:  Key Strategies for Dietitians” by Dr. Aukahi Austin Seabury.  (This session was cancelled at the last minute at our recent Spring Conference due to unforeseen circumstances.)  It was broadcast as a LIVE Webinar on July 9th.   If you were unable to attend the LIVE Webinar, a recording of the presentation is available for up to 30 days for viewing.  An email was sent to those who registered for the Spring Conference with the details on how to register and participate.  The Board is in discussion about the possibility of providing more Continuing Education opportunities via Webinar in the future.

Ruby Hayasaka and the Public Policy Committee will be offering a Public Policy Seminar on October 21 at 10:00 am at Castle Medical Center.   We are working on getting some exciting speakers and hope to offer an opportunity for 4 CEUs.   Check the HAND website for more details in the near future.

As the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) embarks on its 100th anniversary in 2017, the organization looks to its Second Century to chart a new vision for the future.  AND is looking to engage the affiliates as part of the Second Century initiative throughout this 2 year process.  A first step in the engagement plan is the appointment of a Second Century Liaison. Click here for Position Description. This position is primarily the point person for receiving communication and resources from AND which are then shared with our members.  Anyone interested in volunteering for this position, please contact me at nenaleeh@gmail.com.

Our committees are gearing up for the new fiscal year by establishing meeting locations, dates and times.  The meeting information is available in the new Members-only area (see next paragraph).  Please feel free to attend any or all of the meetings.  We appreciate your ideas and kokua!  Our next Board meeting will be held at Castle Medical Center on August 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Andrea Corwin and the Website Committee, with feedback from you, the members, have been working hard on improving our website.  We are happy to announce the new Members-only area!   When you select the For Members tab on the top left of the website, you get a landing page about membership, from which you can link to the password-protected area.   We have shifted some of the information previously accessible to all into this area. This page will allow us to share sensitive information meant only for our members. Please check your email for the password.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of the Board and Committee Members!

Nena Harrington, RDN, LD
President, HAND 2016-2017