Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501
Ohio HOSA's Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue

State Leadership Conference Announcement

Additional Hotel in Housing Block

Upcoming Event Dates

Membership Certificates

STEM Premier Required Uploads for SLC

National HOSA, Inc.
Board New Initiatives

Huff Elected as Chair-Elect

Previous  News Items

 Fundraiser - RightResponse

Ohio HOSA Administrator Supporter Nominations

Competitive Event Helpers Needed

National Pediatric Cancer
Many of us are experiencing extreme weather conditions on this frigid Tuesday and many schools are either closed or delayed.

As you prepare for the week please take a few moments and review this seeks newsletter. New and exciting initiatives are forthcoming from National HOSA! See the details below. As a reminder, items with a blue banner are new or updated from the previous newsletter.

Special thanks and appreciation to Bob Bundy - Clay High School and Jill Heintz - Penta Career Center for participating in the National Competitive Events Committee meeting recently held in Dallas, TX.

In the meantime -- keep warm and safe.

 Jim Scott, State Advisor

January 16, 2019
State Leadership Conference Registration Opened

January 26, 2019
Northeast Region Competitive Events at Pioneer CTC

January 30, 2019 - Extended Due to School Closings
State/National Officer Applications Due

January 31, 2019
Ohio HOSA Administrator Supporter Award Applications Due

February 1, 2019
Northwest Region Competitive Events at University of Toledo

February 2, 2019
Mideast Region Competitive Events at Canton South HS

February 8, 2019
Southwest Region Competitive Events - Part One - D. Russel Lee
See Letter posted to Ohio HOSA Website for Details

February 8, 2019
Southwest Region Competitive Events - Round 2 - D. Russel Lee

February 14, 2019
Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
State Leadership Conference Details
The upcoming State Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 9-10, 2019 at the Columbus Convention Center. Details have been sent to all advisors via email and are posted to the Ohio HOSA Website. Details include: A tentative agenda, Competitive Events Times, Housing Block, Food Options and more. Registration closes March 1st.
An additional hotel - Fairfield by Marriott Columbus OSU has been added to the room block. Details will be posted later today in an updated link on the website.
HOSA Personalized Membership Certificates
We are excited to provide HOSA chapters and Members with the ability to personalize and download membership and chapter certificates. HOSA also provides a chapter with easy access to the HOSA 100 Club and HOSA 100% Affiliation Certificates.
Membership will be able to enter their name with the chapter charter number and then download a certificate with their name on it. We are hopeful that the certificate is valuable for their graduation portfolios or the memory books.
You may wish to have a local officer create membership certificates for each member that can be included in graduation portfolios. To access the link simply go to www.hosa.org and click on the word "Join" on the Banner and then on the link, "Membership Certificate".
STEM Premier Upload - SLC
STEM Premier uploading is required for all competitors advancing to the State Leadership Conference competitions in the following areas. Note: Several of these are new additions to this year's listing. The deadline to upload your materials is March 1, 2019.

Consult the specifics within the respective competitive event guidelines for how to access STEM Premier, create a profile and upload the items. The following competitive events require an upload.
  • Clinical Specialty
  • Community Awareness
  • Health Career Photography
  • Health Education
  • HOSA Happenings
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking
  • Life Support Skills
  • Medical Innovation - Existing and Original
  • MRC Partnership
  • Personal Care
  • Speaking Skills
National HOSA, Inc. Board Report
Serving as the Eastern Region State Advisor on the National HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors, I recently attended my first meeting held in Dallas. The Board approved many new initiatives that I believe will add value to the HOSA experience for students, teachers, and state associations.

"The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors approved the most expansive and forward-thinking plan of work in the 43-year history of HOSA-Future Health Professionals," explained Executive Director, Jim Koeninger. Among the motions approved included:
  • HOSA TALL--Online training for new advisors at the local level. The two-year local advisor development program will be launched in 2019-2020. A Learning Management System (LMS) will be used to deliver this initial online training for the future.

  • Standards of Excellence for HOSA Chartered Associations--approved the annual process for Chartered Associations to submit standards documentation to the review task force that will award "Gold, Silver, or Bronze Standards of Excellence" plaques at the State Advisors Management (SAM) Conference in September. Gold Standards of Excellence Associations will receive additional recognition on the HOSA website. HOSA is evolving into a standards-based organization. 

  • Senior Director for Advancement -- Kimberly Spivey, was employed to lead an advancement program for HOSA-Future Health Professionals seeking funding from private foundations and corporations to support projects and events. Year one goal is $500,000.

  • Capital Campaign and Building Fund -- approved to be formed and directed to seek funding from the Alumni Division. The purpose of the Building Fund is to purchase or build a headquarters for the International Center for HOSA-Future Health Professionals. The intent is to schedule the opening of the new headquarters in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary during the 2026 International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. 

More details and several other enhancements for this school year and for 2019-2020 will be announced shortly.
Huff Elected to Serve as Chair-Elect
Chair-Elect of the HOSA, Inc. Board is Jason Huff, MSN, RN, FNKR, Vice President of Transplant Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Jason began his HOSA career in 1992 as a local HOSA member before serving as the Indiana HOSA President (1993-1995) and Secondary Member-At-Large on HOSA's National Executive Council (1994-1995). Jason has remained an active HOSA alumnus at the national level as well as providing leadership to Indiana and Ohio HOSA.

Congratulations Jason on your election! We are proud of you and your accomplishment!
Need Money?
Check out the RightResponse Fundraiser
Reminder if your chapter is looking for ways to raise funds and at the same time provide a product that can save lives, RightResponse offers a First Aid Kit with an incentive program that can do both. Click the below link to be go to the site on the Ohio HOSA website for details.
Note: RightResponse also makes a donation to Ohio HOSA for the purpose of providing a scholarship for an Ohio HOSA member.

Ohio HOSA Administrator Supporter Award
The Ohio HOSA Association is proud to announce the Second Annual Ohio HOSA Administrator Award program. One administrator from each of the six Ohio HOSA regions will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference.

Nominations must be made by local HOSA chapter advisors at the middle school, high school, or post-secondary (college/university) level.

Nominations can be submitted by the general public, current or former students, parents, fellow educators, school administrators and community members.

Nominations are due January 31, 2019.
Competitive Event Helpers Needed
We are all familiar with the phrase, "All Hands on Deck!" In order to conduct quality experiences we need every advisor to help with conducting our regional and state competitive events. Your expertise and assistance along with that of industry representatives will allow us to provide those positive experiences.

Please download the below form, complete it and email the form to Jim Scott. We will then copy the form and give the appropriate forms to the respective Region Captain for potential use as they plan and prepare for the regional competition. No teacher will be asked or allowed to judge their own student(s). If you know of others who would be willing to assist, please copy the form and email it to Ohiohosa.14@gmail.com.
National Pediatric Cancer Project
The delegates at the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX voted to embrace the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) as the official HOSA initiative. This partnership is for the next two school years.

The below website will be the main source for all involvement with the NPCF as well as where HOSA members and advisors can go to download marketing materials, educational Power points, and videos. Keep checking back as they will continually be adding new resources!

In terms of fundraising, please forward this information to your local Ohio c hapter leaders. T he ‘Leaders Guide’ sign up as well as the ‘Individual Guide’ document can be accessed by clicking on the below words, "Leaders" and "Individuals" and the below website. We will be covering this topic in greater details at the Fall Leadership Conference.

Send an email to Jim Scott to sign up another teacher or your administrators that may benefit from this weekly newsletter.
Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501