As Joan Zamora is in hospital, Teresa has asked me to write a message for this newsletter. We are obviously thinking of Joan and his family at this time.
I must draw your attention to two very important topics:
EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly: You will see the article below that Hennie Epping, Peter Helmhout, Henk van Rees & Leo De Raeve have written about the forthcoming EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly, which we would encourage you to attend. We hope that you will register, if you haven’t already done so, and we look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam. It will be so good to be able to meet up face-to-face again.
Could YOU be the next EURO-CIU secretary? We will elect a new Secretary for EURO-CIU at the General Assembly to join our small team looking after the interests of EURO-CIU. To apply, you must be a member of one of EURO-CIU’s member associations for your country, and your application must be supported by your home association. We anticipate that the successful candidate will serve a three-year term to 2025. As Secretary, you have the opportunity to gain an international perspective, advocate for cochlear implants and help to steer EURO-CIU along its path. The job description and application form are available from our Second Vice President, Beatrice Cusmai, and you can e-mail her at email@example.com . All EURO-CIU board members are voluntary and unpaid. Your duties would include taking meeting minutes, co-operating with host countries of our events, maintaining member databases, and developing our internal/external communications. The line-up of the board will be significantly refreshed next year, so this promises to be an exciting and rewarding time for the new Secretary who will provide continuity between this board and the next. Applications should be returned to Beatrice by Monday 31 October. If you would like any further information, please contact either me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beatrice.
I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer, and I look forward to seeing many of you in Rotterdam.
First Vice President