Hello and Welcome to the Florida State Assembly of the AST Webpage!! We look forward to helping you in any way we can. This is a wonderful time to be a Surgical Technologist in the State of Florida. There are so many opportunities for growth now as we have surgical technologists moving into positions managing central supply, becoming surgical first assistants, lead surgical technologists, and finding your niche in the operating room specialty of your choice. Keeping current and keeping your continuing education credits up is important and there are ways to keep it done with the costs down. See our web page regarding maintaining your CE credits.
We in AST are over 36,000 strong nationally for membership. Join us and be a part of our Florida Association as either a member or an associate. Many member benefits. Go to this Link to find out more: http://www.ast.org/Mem...fits/Discounts/
I would like to update you on the work of the Florida State Assembly Board and Officers.
- 1. The 46th AST National Conference has been completed. Our delegation served to ensure that the bylaws have not changed as of this date and provided information to the National Officers and Board of Directors regarding the Florida membership concerns that have been reported to us. These include:
- Upcoming educational events include August 15, 2015 in Palm Beach and then November 3, 2015 in Clearwater/Tampa area. We look forward to seeing you there.
- Business meeting will be August 15, 2015 with a meet and greet the night before. If you are interested in running for office, you need to submit a request to run for office so your credentials can be approved by 7 PM on August 14, 2015. Elections will include President, Vice President, Treasurer and two Board of Directors positions.
Finally, if you ever have any questions, just ask one of our board members or officers. Rumors abound…don’t listen to them…ask or come to meetings and stay informed of the real news.
Libby McNaron, Florida State Assembly President
Libby(Mary) McNaron, CST, CSFA, RN, CNOR, MSN, MSHRM, FAST
Elected Terms: August 2011 – August 2015
Please feel free to call or look me up any time that I can be of assistance to you. firstname.lastname@example.org,
850-873-3551 or 850-773-8350.