Association of Surgical Technologists

Minnesota State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists
Minnesota

Welcome to the Minnesota State Assembly of The Association of Surgical Technologists Website.  

 Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.

Since 1969 the Association of Surgical Technologists has sought to bring together surgical technologists and other healthcare professionals and organizations to promote quality patient care by developing educational programs, promoting professional standards and credentials, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, monitoring the changing healthcare environment, and fostering other opportunities for the personal and professional growth of all surgical technologists and surgical assistants. 

 Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide surgical technologists the opportunity to grow through continuing education, legislation, and marketing. By networking with other health care professionals, we will ultimately contribute to the care of our surgical patients.  


Minnesota
ATTENTION:  LOCATION AND CONTACT CHANGE!!  SAME DATE!

   Saturday, March 12, 2016
Anoka, MN — Minnesota State Assembly 2016 Spring Meeting
 
Location: Anoka Technical College
              1355 Highway 10 NW
              Anoka, MN 55303
              www.anokatech.edu
 
Event: 2016 Spring Workshop  -  6 or 7 CE(s), pending approval by AST.

Registration / 2016 Spring Workshop Brochure: CLICK HERE
  
Contacts: Melissa Stolp, CST
              19414 Eaton Street NW
              Elk River, MN  55330
              763-229-2321
              halfpint71mel@aol.com
 
Elections will be held for 6 Delegates & 6 Alternate Delegates to go to the AST National Surgical Technologists Conference in San Diego, California from May 31- June 4, 2016. Read the MN State Assembly Delegate Policy Agreement below then download and complete the Delegate Agreement application form.

MN State Assembly Delegate Policy Agreement:  CLICK HERE

MN State Assembly Delegate Agreement application form:  CLICK HERE

Once you have completed the application form you can email or mail it to:

Naydeen Pollak
MN State Assembly President
7633 Blaisdell Ave. So.
Richfield, MN  55423
 
There will be applications at the Spring Workshop registration table to complete if you didn't get a chance to do it prior to the day of the Workshop.          

Minnesota
Saturday, September 17, 2016

St. Cloud, MN — Minnesota State Assembly 2016 Fall Workshop & Business Meeting
 
Location: St. Cloud Hospital
              1406 6th Ave North
              St. Cloud, MN 56303
             
Event: 2016 Fall Workshop  -  6 or 7 CE(s), pending approval by AST.

Contacts: Lori Groinus, CST
              6945 County Road 44
              South Haven, MN  55382
              1-320-290-8022
              lori.groinus@rasmussen.edu
 

*During the Business Meeting Elections will be held for:

President: 1-year term; 2016 - 2017 (odd-numbered years)  (Due to NO one ran Fall 2015)

Vice President: 1-year term; 2016 - 2017 (odd-numbered years)   (Due to NO one ran Fall 2015)

Secretary: 2-year term; 2015 - 2017 (even-numbered years)

Director: 2 places, 2-year term; 2015 - 2017 (odd-numbered years)

 
OFFICER POSITION:  Candidates interested in an officer position shall have been an active AST member for one year immediately preceding nomination. If elected, the member must maintain active status with AST. 

DIRECTOR POSITION:  Candidates interested in a Director position shall have been a member for one year immediately preceding nomination. If elected, the member must maintain active status with AST. (Could have been a student member as long certified at the time of nominations.)

If you are interested in serving in any of these offices, please contact with any questions.  Candidates that are interested must be an active AST member for one year immediately preceding nomination.  If elected, the member must maintain active status with AST.   If you are interested in how our profession is being shaped within the state of Minnesota please consider becoming part of our MN State Assembly Board.  Commitment entails 4-6 meetings a year, or as needed for workshops to be put together.

Once you have completed the application form you can email or mail it to:

Naydeen Pollak
MN State Assembly President
7633 Blaisdell Ave. So.
Richfield, MN  55423
 
There will be applications at the Spring Workshop registration table to complete if you didn't get a chance to do it prior to the day of the Workshop.