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March Message from the President...


Greetings from snowy Aberdeen! A lot has changed for SDCA over the past year, including our new and improved website. We are slowly making changes as we go, so please be patient. It continues to be a work in progress. I would encourage you to contact SDCA if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can make this website work better for you, our members.

Now is also the time of year to take a few moments to nominate worthy colleagues for an SDCA Award. SDCA has prided itself on taking the time to recognize those valuable professionals who work hard to provide services to members of our community. However, that recognition cannot be done without each of you. The nominations for these awards must come from our members. I know that getting letters of nomination and recommendation seem like a hassle, but remember the outcome, the award winners get a chance to be honored at our annual SDCA banquet.

Have you made plans to join us in beautiful Spearfish in May? If not, please take the time to get registered today! We will be at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. The West River Chapter and Conference Committee have been working hard to create an educational and entertaining conference experience for our members. This is the time of year to renew old friendships, reinvigorate that passion for helping, and to earn those much needed CEUs. Please visit the conference link to get registered today!

Also, take some time and think about becoming a volunteer member of the board. It is a great way to learn the way our organization is run, plus you get the chance to work with some amazing people! There are several different committees and volunteer positions available, each with a different time commitment. All of these positions, including the president, are volunteer, which is why it is nice to have a variety of individuals from across the state to step into these roles. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to email me at sdca.counseling@gmail.com

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.

Rebecca Christiansen
2013-2014 SDCA President