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March Message from the President...


Happy March! We are one month away from the SDCA conference! If you haven’t registered, I would encourage you to do so! The programming is fantastic and the conference committee is working hard to ensure a good time is had by all. Please visit our website at www.sdcounseling.org to see our complete conference schedule.

Nominations for the 2015-2016 President Elect of SDCA are open. We are looking for our next leaders. SDCA can only continue to move forward if each of us are willing to play a part. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the leadership of our organization and to also provide representation of SD on a national level. This experience is one you will never forget, the people you meet and the experience is simply priceless. I encourage you to throw your hat in the ring! Email sdca.counseling@gmail.com for more information on the job duties, responsibilities, and perks of these roles.

Congratulations to our Ethics Chair, Erin Stolsmark! Erin has published her first ethics article in ACA’s Counseling Today publication. If you are an ACA member, I encourage you to take the time to read her article. It can be found at http://www.counseling.org/Publications/CT_Flip-Book/0315/ SDCA is so proud of Erin and her accomplishments!

I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to the members of the SDCA Board of Directors. They have been working hard for you this year. Our By-Laws are currently being updated, our voice is being heard in Pierre, and South Dakota is being well represented at the national level via publications. Everyone on the board is a volunteer, who gives their time for the counselors of South Dakota, and have a pretty good time doing it!!! If you are interested in serving on the SDCA Board next year, please email President Elect Stacy Solsaa at stacysolsaa@gmail.com

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Have a wonderful month!

Rebecca Christiansen
2013-2015 SDCA President