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Welcome to the Spring 2019 OLCA Newsletter!

In this issue:
  • Conference Recap
  • Membership Process Updates
  • Office Openings
  • Upcoming Meetings

We hope this finds you enjoying the turn of another season. After a record attendance at our annual conference we are looking ahead to more 2019 plans. First, we are excited to launch a seasonal newsletter to keep you updated on OLCA happenings. Please share, stay engaged, get involved to help us improve awareness of, insurance coverage for and access to lactation care.

We have some office openings that might interest you! Not sure how involved you want to be? Come to our June 8th meeting to see your board in action and find out if serving is a good fit for you. 

Are you on social media? Like and follow us on facebook here. Please chime in with ideas and feedback anytime. We want to hear from you!

Your work is important and we want to recognize you as well. Let your regional representatives know what good things are happening in your area. Together we are making a difference for new families throughout Ohio! Thanks for your membership and interest in OLCA.

Happy Spring!
The OLCA Board
Thanks to all who helped with and attended the 27th Annual Breastfest Conference, and congratulations to all scholarship and grant recipients! It was enriching to have such an experienced panel of speakers from around the country and state. We especially appreciate continued collaboration building with the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio AAP,  WIC, Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and many others. We hope you learned a lot and felt empowered to continue the amazing work you do everyday! Be on the lookout for March 2020 dates and plan to join us next year for what is sure to be another energizing lineup of topics and speakers.
We have a new membership process! New member year is now April 1st-March 31st. Anyone can join at anytime, but will need to renew by March 31st each year. Need to join or renew? Did you happen to complete a contact form at some point but not purchase a membership? Go here. Membership is open to all. Benefits include free education at our September and November meetings, access to a networking database and an option to be listed in the IBCLC directory. Please note that we are in the process of confirming memberships with our new renewal system, and will soon be sending members access to the members only section on the website.
Want to get more involved with OLCA? We have office openings! Representative openings include: Northeast, Northwest and Central. Executive Board openings include: Secretary and Treasurer. Learn more and apply here by April 30th, 2019. It is a fun way to get to know your colleagues and be a part of the outreach and advocacy needed to grow lactation care and collaboration within the greater healthcare team. You are made for this!
Looking ahead to 2019 meetings. Join us Saturday, June 8th, 2019, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, for a member meeting. Update your calendar with our next member and education meetings on Saturday, September 7, 2019, and Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. Meetings are a great chance to network, share what is happening with your colleagues from all over the state, and earn educational hours (did we mention this is free for members!?) to add to your knowledge base!
Ohio Lactation Consultant Association Mission: 

To be the voice of Ohio Lactation Consultants in their efforts to transform society into a breastfeeding culture. To empower, support, and educate our membership enabling them to be articulate agents for change. 

-We want to hear from you! Engage and connect to move our mission forward-

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