Purpose: Interest meeting held at the VCA Convention for new and interested members

Board members present: Monica Band (President 2016-2017), Micheal T. Trexler (President Elect 2017-2018), and Tim Sosin (President Elect 2018-2019)

Items of Discussion:

-How can people get involved now? 

Join a committee on our executive board!

Share membership information with colleagues and counseling students in Virginia via email, listservs, and fliers in your office.

Share with VA-SERVIC what service, advocacy, research, and other activities related to our mission, so that we can highlight your hard work!

-What would people like to see happen in the future for VA-ASERVIC?

Hosting a mini conference or workshop focusing on clinical skills and spiritual competencies, collaborating with other divisions to host a cultural event or training, demonstrating role plays at workshops on how to incorporate ethical and competent spiritual/religious

-What is VA-ASERVIC currently working on?

-VA-ASERVIC recently debuted itself as the newest edition to VCA’s divisions at the VCA Convention in November 2016. We attended and hosted a social event to meet members and potential members. We continue to work on membership recruitment and recently held elections for a new executive board for 2017-2018!