May 2018

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WOA Board

Joe Maycock- President
Nate Edwards- President-Elect
Chris Jons-Treasurer
Jonathan Hartley-Secretary
Jeremy Nett- Director
Sam Hoffman-Director
Brandi Bilyeu- Past President

Happy Birthday!


Wayne Hudson- 1
Dave Eldred- 2
Melissa Younger- 6
Ben Kister- 11
Shelly Cadman- 23
Nik Tolman- 29
Ken Morse- 30

Remember- if you're birthday is not showing up here you need to update your member profile!

WOA Social Media

 As part of the communications effort for the WOA we have started social media!  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter!  You can follow with your personal account as well as your practice account.  Share and re-tweet to help us raise the awareness of the WOA and what OD's do in WY.  We will be highlighting your practices and what you do for your patients and communities.  

FACEBOOK:  The Wyoming Optometric Association (note- it has to have THE in the title when you look for it)

TWITTER:  WyoEyes@EyesWyo


NROC is fast approaching!  Please come and support the change and the WOA.

We have some exciting changes for this year and I hope you can make plans to attend to help us make it a success.  

The WOA General Membership Meeting will be Thursday during lunch.

The conference will be held in Cody this year and features speakers Joe Deloach, Steven Ferrucci, Randall Thomas, and Ron Melton.  Our agenda is different- please note the changes!

Wednesday, July 18
    1:00-3:00 PM  Joe Deloach, OD
    3:30-5:30 PM  Joe Deloach, OD
    6:00-9:00 PM  Welcome Party- ice cream floats and casual fare

Thursday, July 19
    8:00-12:00 PM    Steven Farrucci, OD
    12:00-2:00 PM    Lunch WOA Membership Meeting
    2:00-4:00 PM      Steven Ferrucci, OD
    4:30-7:00 PM      Exhibit Hall
    8:00PM               Cody Rodeo 

Friday, July 20
    7:00-9:00 AM      Randall Thomas
    9:00-11:00 AM    Exhibit Hall
    11:00-12:00 PM   Randall Thomas

Saturday, July 21
    8:00-12:00 PM    Melton & Thomas

Here is the link to the website- register before June 1st for Early Bird Registration.  See hotel room block information on the hotels page.  Book now!


In an effort to help you to prepare for the scope battle this year the WOA Board is bringing in Northeastern State University to do an Advanced Procedures Course.  The ability to say to legislators that we have a large number of WY OD's who are trained and certified to do the procedures that you are asking for is crucial.  This is an investment by the WOA and will be supported, in part, by the legislative readiness fund and monies the WOA has designated for this year's legislative efforts.

Here are a few preliminary details for you to make plans.

The course will be held in Casper on October 4-7, 2018.

The cost will be $1250.  If you are a WOA Member the cost will be $750.

The agenda will be as follows:
    Thursday- 1:00pm-9:00pm
    Friday- 7:00am-6:00pm
    Saturday- 7:00am-8:00pm
    Sunday- 7:00am-12:00pm

We are going to open this course to registration for WOA Members June 1st.  We are limited to 50 OD's and will open it up to surrounding states who have expressed an interest in participating on July 31st.  We would like to fill at least 35-40 spots with WOA Members.

Watch for more details to come.


Member Directory

Please log in to your profile on our website and update it.  I am getting ready to print the 2018 Member Directory.  You can update your pictures and your address.  Please make sure it is correct as this is what will be printed.  Your practice information is what is used for the doctor locator feature for the public.  Your personal information- birthday, etc. is only viewable by other members.
WOA Newsletter - May 2018