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Note from the CCDS Coordinator: Happy birthday, ACDIS!

Penny

CCDS Coordinator Penny Richards

by Penny Richards

ACDIS and I are both celebrating our birthday this week. ACDIS is turning 10. I turned 10 a long time ago.

In 2007 (the year of ACDIS’ “birth”):

  • Apple launched the iPhone
  • Bob Barker appeared for the last time as host of “The Price is Right”
  • “Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix” debuted in theaters
  • Helen Mirren won the Oscar for best actress for “The Queen”
  • The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to take the World Series

In the year of my birth:

  • A new home sold for $9,550 and gas cost 20 cents a gallon
  • Jonas Salk gave himself and his family the first-ever polio vaccine
  • Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest
  • Chevrolet built the first Corvette
  • “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with Marilyn Monroe debuted in theaters

(Go ahead, Google to learn my age.)

Since ACDIS can’t tell you what she wants for her birthday (yes, I think of ACDIS as a “she”), I’m going to tell you want I want for my birthday. Here goes, in no particular order:

  • A CEU tracker so our CCDS holders can log their continuing education activities online
  • For my local Cumberland Farms to never run out of fresh decaf iced coffee
  • For everyone who fills out a CCDS application by hand to used black ink
  • For Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream to taste just as amazing as always AND be a healthy dessert option
  • To never again have to tell someone that their CCDS expired because they didn’t recertify on time

There are exciting changes coming to CCDS processes in 2018, including that wished-for tracker. I can’t wait to tell you all the details—you’re going to like what we’re doing to make it easier for you to manage your certification.

ACDIS and I want you to enjoy a virtual cupcake in honor of our birthdays. We can almost hear you singing to us!

P.S. I really want a mint ‘53 Corvette.

Editor’s note: Richards is the CCDS Coordinator for ACDIS. Contact her at prichards@acdis.com.

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