Hello everyone- I know it has been awhile since you have heard from us but we wanted to get our first meeting of the year completed so we can give you a full update. We have several items to update on so please be patient with this potentially long blog post.
First item up is that our Spring Conference Committee is still looking for some volunteers for presenting at our Spring Conference. The date for Call of Presentations has been extended to February 20th, AKA Flash Day! If you would like to present a class to the attendees go to this link and fill out the form.
2nd item is that the Committee has come up with a theme for the conference of “Heart Beat of Public Safety”. The team is working on the official shirt design and hope to share it soon. You will love it!
Our Keynote speaker will be from the Kelsey Smith Foundation. We are happy to have them come and share Kelsey’s story and help us maybe learn something from it. It will be an honor to have her parents attend our conference.
3rd item is the Telecommunicator, Director, Supervisor and Team of the Year awards. If you have someone in your department that deserves this recognition please send in a nomination for them. You can find out more information and the forms here.
4th item is a new recognition that has been developed called the Kansas APCO Years of Service Recognition Award. If you have an employee, co-worker, or recently retired with 30 years or more of service as a Telecommunicator…this is for you! We would like all nominees to be available to attend the Spring Conference Banquet on April 2nd, 2019. This will be at the Kansas Start Casino. The banquet ticket for the nominee will be paid for by the chapter. The nominee will also receive a plaque from the board and do a small speech for each nominee. Full information and the form is located at the above link. We hope that we get many nominations to honor. Each nominee will also be recognized on this website after the conference with a picture of them and their plaque.
5th and final item is a notification of our Fall Conference. The Kansas Fall Conference will be held October 7th-9th, 2019 at the Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta.
Thank you for sticking it out through this long update. We are hoping to see some nominations coming in for all awards and recognition as well as some volunteers for instructors at our conference. Don’t forget about FLASH DAY coming up on February 20th. You can find all conference information here.