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LIVE at ATSS’ 2010 Conference: Day 2

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It’s the start of day two here in Toronto at ATSS’ 2010 conference. During this morning’s announcements, ATSS President Kent Laidlaw acknowledged several dedicated people for their tireless commitment to not only this year’s conference, but for fulfilling the ongoing mission of the organization.

After a few preliminary announcements, Kent wanted to honor a few individuals from the Mental Health Association of New Jersey (MHANJ). MHANJ has been contracted to manage ATSS, and has dedicated so much time and effort into managing the day-to-day operations of the orgainzation in general, as well as the 2010 conference. Renee Burawski, Lauren De Poto and Bob Kley were all presented plaques in a symbol of appreciation.

ATSS also recognized Ron Mellish for his efforts in organizing regional ATSS meetings here in Canada. The regional meetings are so important, explained Laidlaw. They’re what keep our outreach going and our membership growing.

Finally, Kent wanted to present a special gift to a person who has really helped to steer this year’s conference. Linda Hood, a self-proclaimed chocoholic, was presented with a 10-pound chocolate bar from a confectioner here in Canada.

It’s without the efforts of people like the ones who were honored this morning that events like this year’s conference would not be possible. Job well done.

Coming Up…

Lieutenant Colonel Stephane Grenier will be today’s keynote speaker. LCol Grenier will be delivering his presentation “Giving Purpose to Lived Experiences by Having Consumers Become Part of the Solution” from 1:00-2:00 this afternoon.


Written by traumalines

October 1, 2010 at 10:17 am

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