Board Elections & Association Changes
I would ask that you take the time to read this communication in its entirety, as we are making some drastic changes to RMHN for 2022.
I want to remind you that the mission of RMHN is to provide quality negotiator training to the membership. With that being said we have made the decision to cancel December 14th training. We have worked hard over the last couple of months to try to schedule training, however we’ve run into several obstacles:
We continually ask for ideas from the membership, but do not receive any input
Colorado is trending high for COVID right now and instructors are leery to come here
We were only able to find about 4 hours of training for December.
With the challenges of providing quality training in 2021, short staffing at almost every agency and the ever-changing dynamic of COVID, the board has made the following decisions for 2022:
Cancel all four quarterly trainings
We will host 2 -40 hours classes (date and location to be determined)
We will have 2- one day scenario-based trainings (date and location to be determined)
One- or two-day local seminar – most likely in September
Elections will be held in December of 2021, and all of the board positions; President, Vice President, Secretary, Training Coordinator and Information Coordinator are up for election. If you are interested in any of the positions, please let us know as soon as possible and I will send you a copy of the bylaws so you can see what the responsibilities of each position are. Please submit a short bio to Kevin Marples at info@RMHN.net by Monday, December 6th. We will then open voting online to current RMHN members on December 13th and close the voting on December 20th.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve had as President is finding people who want to sit on this board and who are as passionate as I am about this organization. I get it, we all work 40+ hours at our day jobs and this is just another added responsibility. I struggle with the thought that this organization may have run its course, although I hope not. This is a large part of the discussion I came to the current board with - how we move forward and not waste anyone’s time. I would ask that if you are considering putting in for the board to make sure you are dedicated, and yes at times willing to put in a few extra hours after the normal work day. After a new board is seated, they can meet in January and will get the final dates out to you for 2022 training.
With that being said, I know the hard work you all are doing. I know you are short staffed and up against profession changing legislation, but I SEE YOU! Thank you for staying the course when many in our profession have chosen to leave (and I don’t fault them one bit.) When it gets tough, remember why you started; when everything around us is changing those reasons don’t change. I am humbled to work with all of you each and every day!
Take care of yourselves, your families and each other. ~Cheri