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November Message from the President...


Hello SDCA Members, we need your help and participation to make our profession stronger. The Call for Programs for the 2016 SDCA Spring Conference was October 30th. I believe that we are still in need of program submissions for the conference. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 15th, so send your proposals in today!!! You have amazing things to share with others!! Visit www.sdcounseling.org and click on the call for programs running in the header.

I am also excited to say that SDCA is in need of several SDCA members to sit on some of our working committees this year. The time commitment is small for these committees, we ask that you attend a couple phone/web-conference calls. There is the possibility of more involvement from there but that would be if you choose to volunteer to help in another way. The committees that need input for projects are The Government Relations Committee, The Professional Development Committee, The Advocacy Committee and the Membership Committee. SDCA members who are interested in getting involved on one of these committees, can e-mail me at sdca.counseling@gmail.com.

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. We are currently looking for ideas for our noon luncheon speaker as well. Please share any suggestions with me, and they will be passed along to our Government Relations Chair.

Over the past year SDCA has rewritten our Executive Director (ED) job description and placed more responsibilities on our Board of Directors. We are now ready to begin the hiring process for a new ED. Please visit our classified ad page for additional information.

Mark Your Calendars:
Nov. 13: Ready Set Go (for you female students)
Nov. 12 & 13: SDSU Distinguished Lecture Series
Nov. 13 & 14: Counselor Connections Workshop
Nov. 15th: Deadline to submit Conference Proposals
Dec. 1: Deadline for Executive Director Applications
Feb. 5: Day on the Hill Event- Pierre, SD – SAVE THE DATE

Stacy Solsaa
SDCA President 2015-2016
sdca.counseling@gmail.com