Spring Leadership Conference
First, we thank you for your survey responses and all of the work you are doing for your students!
After reviewing the survey results and our continued conversations with KU MED, KSDE, monitoring the Governor’s statements, and CDC guidelines, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s 2020 Kansas HOSA Spring Leadership Conference.
We value your students’ efforts that they put into their HOSA Chapters so we do not make this decision lightly. But with all of the recent events combined, we feel we would only add additional stress to you and your students if we proceeded with a “Virtual” conference. Please thank your students for their work on healthcare skills and projects as they prepared for the conference! We know that what they learned this year will be carried with them in their future endeavors!
As we stated in the Survey, we will be reimbursing all registration fees that have been paid except for the Advisor Polos and Advisor Fleece. These were ordered and shipped to us prior to recent events. We were able to cancel the T-shirt order so those monies will be reimbursed as well.
Regarding the State Officer Candidates and Election, we will be working with the Candidates on creating a video of their Election Speeches. We will be sending the video link to you along with the ballot. Each Advisor can send the video link to their students and have conversations regarding who their Chapter votes for. You will return your completed ballot to Kelli, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 1st.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your comments, assistance and support for Kansas HOSA through this very challenging time period. Do not hesitate to ask us questions, you can reach Seth at 620-249-0748, or Kelli at 626-823-8590 and we look forward to working with you all in the Fall of 2020!
Please take care, stay safe and healthy!
Kansas HOSA State Advisor