Raising the level of knowledge and performance for Cancer Registrars through continuing education

The Executive Officers have been hard at work since the Regional meeting in October!

Jan 01, 2016

  1. A new VCRA/Virginia Hospital Directory is now available. If your contact information has changed or if you no longer wish to be included in the directory, please e-mail Mandy Feagan, VCRA Secretary at, mef7c@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu. A revised directory will be provided by the end of January.
  2. Effective January 1, 2016, the VCRA membership fee has slightly increased to $30.00. Make checks payable to VCRA. Remit payment to:
  3. Virginia Cancer Registrars Association
    Attention: April S. Bowles, Treasurer
    P.O. Box 66, New Canton, VA 23123

  4. In order to ensure our organization runs smoothly, efficiently, and gives benefits to our paying members, we have completely overhauled the bylaws to better work for YOU! Every effort was taken to ensure the new bylaws are clear, concise, and streamlined. Our new bylaws become effective January 1, 2016. We encourage each of you to read them thoroughly.

The following is a bullet list of some key changes:

  • Two classes of membership with two membership fees
  • Certification Exam Award
  • Discounts at participating businesses

(NOTE: The discounts are currently being requested from possible vendors. Members will be notified as they become available.)

  • Dues Increase
  • Waived membership fee for 1 year for new CTRs
  • New late fees
  • New membership reinstatement fees

Additional changes were made to the Executive Committee/Executive Board:

  • Executive Committee/Executive Board removed and changed to Executive Officers
  • Removal of Past President
  • Addition of Committee Coordinator
  • Two year term for ALL Executive Officers
  • NEW Website Committee and NEW Education Committee
  • Added a State Liaison

Miscellaneous Items:

  • New Code of Conduct for all VCRA meetings
  • New Organizational Chart
  • Discounted registration fees for Committee Chairpersons and committee members

Thank you for allowing us to work hard for each of you. Our mission is to have an organization that is both professional and worthwhile for all members. We encourage you to let us know if you have interest in serving on any of our new Committees in 2016!