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January Message from the President...

lo SDCA Members. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! There is a lot instore for you in the coming months from SDCA. Conference registration is now open. The current early bird rate will is $185 for professional members, but will increase to $225 after February 1, 2016. So don’t wait, register TODAY!!! This year’s conference will feature two Keynote Speakers, Dr. Bradley Erford (former ACA President, author, and Professor of Counseling), and Julia Cook (teacher, counselor, and author).

There are also some professional development opportunities coming up soon. Please see the Mark Your Calendars section below. SDCA is in the process of planning for the Day on The Hill event. Day on the Hill will take place on Feb. 5, 2016. This day is an opportunity for counselors to come together in support of our profession and to share what we do with legislators. I want to encourage you to attend. The time at the capital concludes around noon and is followed by a luncheon with Attorney General Marty Jackley who will speak on the topic of Human Trafficking in South Dakota. An e-mail was sent with the agenda last week, and members can RSVP to sdca.counseling@gmail.com. by January 15, 2016.

Recently ACA has asked SD to actively get involved in National Medicare legislation. This legislation would provide counselors the ability to bill Medicare. SDCA is currently waiting for a phone conference with ACA, as to how we can actively help. I will update you when more information is available.

Nominations are now open for the SDCA Awards. We have great counselors in South Dakota, but we often forget to recognize each other. Consider coworkers and colleagues you think are deserving of an SDCA award. Nominate someone today HERE

Mark Your Calendars:
Jan. 31: Early Bird Conference Deadline - Register Today
Feb. 5: Day on the Hill Event- Pierre, SD – SAVE THE DATE
Feb. 5: Day on the Hill Event- Pierre, SD - SAVE THE DATE
March 1: SDCA Award Nominations Deadline - More Info
March 1: SDSCA Award Nominations Deadline – More Info
March 19: Ethics Workshop- West River - More info can be found at the running head of the homepage

Stacy Solsaa
SDCA President 2015-2016