IE-CAMFT needs your assistance to help recruit new chapter members in our region!
As the IE-CAMFT membership chair, I periodically receive a list of new CAMFT members in our region from State CAMFT. I need your assistance to reach out to these individuals in a Special Project. Unfortunately, there are too many professionals in our region that are missing out on the great benefits of chapter membership like our monthly CE presentations, professional networking, discounted ad-space, and social events. You can be the difference our chapter needs!
If you agree to this Special Project, you will receive a list of potential new members for that month and be expected to:
Connect with potential recruits via phone, email, video teleconference, or in-person meetings
Gauge the interest levels of potential recruits in joining our chapter
Advertise the benefits of chapter membership
Direct potential recruits to the IE-CAMFT website
This Special Project might be right for you if:
You are social and enjoy interacting with new people
You would like to increase your professional network
You want to see our chapter membership grow
You would like to serve the IE-CAMFT board, but do not have the time or energy for a full-term board position
You are interested in serving in a full-term board position in the future, but want to learn more before fully committing
Special Projects for the IE-CAMFT Board of Directors operate on a 30-day assignment rotation. If you agree to participate, you will be responsible to help IE-CAMFT for a period of 30 days (or more if you choose). IE-CAMFT will waive the membership fee for individuals who participate in any form of Special Projects for an aggregate period of 120 days (6 months) or more in a given calendar year.
If you want to be assigned to this or any other Special Project, please contact us via email at email@example.com using the subject line “[Your Name] Seeking IE-CAMFT Special Project Assignment”
We all have a personal story.And, at times we may be asked, directly or indirectly, to share a little of that story. It's amusing to watch old friends, relatives or spouses glaze over as one launches into a saga they've heard dozens of times before, even with slight variations. Even those diagnosed with dementia will share their story given the opportunity.
I am many things in my story;a loving and supportive spouse, a helpful therapist, and most recently, part of a professional organization, Inland Empire chapter of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists ( IE-CAMFT). Within each of those roles exists an opportunity to show my true self to people I meet, and maybe even more importantly, to see myself in the eyes of others. At times I have discovered that being a partner, caregiver, or member of IE-CAMFT, is a challenge to the truth of my story. For example: I like to think of myself as having a higher level of purpose, so when I'm seen as such a person it is a good day for me.
Massachusetts General Hospital's magazine, Mind, Mood & Memory (February '23 issue), describes a higher level of purpose as being comorbid with healthy cognition, better mental health, and increased quality of life. For me, being part of IE-CAMFT supports the part of my story where I am a man of higher purpose; and being part of IE-CAMFT's board has at times reminded me of that goal.
My fondest wish is for my story to be more truth than fiction. As a human being I need my personal story to be validated by myself and others; if I were no longer able to find truth in my own story my disturbance would be very great indeed.
Would you like to share your story with IE-CAMFT?You can do so by participating in the CEU opportunities offered by our chapter; by taking in the ON DEMAND presentations; joining monthly board meetings, or by putting your name up for nomination to the board of directors.
I love being part of IE-CAMFT. It makes me feel that I'm part of a bigger picture, and that keeps me hopeful!
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Thank You for Renewing
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