RSES International President's Letter

UMRA 2010
Annual 55th Education Conference

On behalf of RSES International, Irma and myself, welcome to Omaha. It is with pride that I represent RSES International as the third president to come from your region!

RSES is about OPPORTUNITY:

Opportunity - to learn and seek continuing education
Opportunity - to get reacquainted with old friends and make new
Opportunity - to network and hold meaningful conversations with our peers

O On-line education
P Participation in advanced and lifelong learning through membership
P Professionalism advanced through RSES
O Open minds and clear objectives formulated through lifelong learning advanced through RSES
R Review and repetition, it always comes back to the basics advanced through RSES
T Testing and certification, pass or fail, we always learn from the exams we participate in
U Understanding through knowledge and continued education
N NATE - another great advancement in our career paths through certification
I Ingrained and intuitive lifelong learning becomes habitual
T Training and skills enhanced through participation and membership
Y You, what, when and how you choose will be your ultimate success

The city of Omaha has a lot to offer as well, so we hope you get a chance to spend some time exploring all that the city has to offer.

Enjoy the conference, and don't forget to thank our hosts for all their hard work. Lastly, if you enjoyed the conference, be sure to go home and tell others what a wonderful opportunity our UMRA association has to offer. Take it upon yourself to persuade others from your chapter to attend next year's conference, and don't forget about the Annual Conference in Tucson this fall.

Thank you all for attending this year's 55th UMRA Conference.

Bruce Kamperschroer, CM
International RSES President