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April Message from the President...


Graduate credit, Awards Banquet, and Social Time...oh my!!!! While we may not be traversing through a dark forest like Dorothy, I certainly hope you are all making arrangements to travel to Spearfish-the Emerald City of SDCA! I am so excited. Conference Chair and Past President June Reilly and the West River Chapter have been working hard to create an educational and entertaining conference experience for our members. Every day I receive updates on the plans as they progress, and I must say, conference attendees are in for a real treat!

Graduate Credit will be offered through USF for the cost of $45. To earn 1 graduate CEU, you must attend 15 continuing education hours-the whole SDCA conference as well as a preconference. Please fill out the graduate credit registration form at our conference registration table or feel free to register on-line in advance. You can go directly to http://reach.usiouxfalls.edu and search for “SDCA” and a listing of the recently approved South Dakota Counseling Association workshops will be displayed. The registration deadline is May 5th. Payment must be made by credit or debit card when registering online.

The Awards Banquet will also be centered on the movies theme! I encourage you to dress up in yourbest “Hollywood” outfit! Come as your favorite movie character or celebrity! I know my dress will have lots of glitz and glam and I encourage you do to the same. We will also have a Photo Booth area set up with fun movie props so that you can take memorable snap shots with your friends! Do you own some fun movie props? Bring them along! The more the merrier! We will also be having our traditional Graduate Student Auction.

Social time is something near and dear to our hearts when we get to conference. Rest assured, we have several social options planned for Thursday night. In addition, we have scheduled time for networking and the Awards Banquet should be one for the record books! Plan on enjoying yourself!

As always, the SDCA Board of Directors is here to serve you, our members. Please do not hesitate to contact me or another member of the board if you have any questions or concerns sdca.counseling@gmail.com

Rebecca Christiansen
2013-2014 SDCA President