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Welcome to another change, my fellow hygienists. This time, it’s one we expect at this time of the year...Fall! We have so many wonderful things to be thankful for and look forward to. Apple cider and donuts, crisp days, leaf piles and for many of us, House of Delegates (HOD). This year marks our first virtual HOD. Although we had planned to be in our own back yard this year, we are rolling with the changes. As much as we would’ve liked our yearly bonding time with our friends state-wide, we’ll still get to see their faces on our computers. It will be a learning curve for many of our members and for other components as we move forward into our new year. Our education committee has been hard at work, not only finding interesting and qualified speakers, but also in moving our CE’s to a virtual format. We will be using Zoom meetings and pairing it with CE Zoom for the administrative portion. Once we started reviewing everything that we once did by hand, it only made sense to automate this function. Our new Fundraising Chair has also been hard at work putting together some great opportunities for us to bring in much needed funds in a fun way! She’ll be unveiling her plans in our first members meeting on September 23,2020. Our social footprint has grown from a website, to Facebook and Twitter, and now includes Instagram. If you’re on social media, please click on it and like our pages to receive up to the minute information on things that are important to our jobs, our profession and our lives. In addition, I would like to take a moment and say thank you to all of members who work hard on our daily, weekly and monthly chores that keep our component the strongest in Michigan. We wouldn’t exist without the commitment you share. I strongly encourage new members to sit in, see what we do, and drag a friend in with you. Not too many years ago, that’s what I did as a student. If someone would have told me in 2013 that I’d be GDDHA President in 2020, I’d have laughed my bottom off. For now, we will concentrate on doing what we can and helping each other where and when possible. Please take time for you and the things that you need to do to keep yourself and your families happy, healthy and safe. Sandy
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