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By Debra A. Lopez, CRA, FAHRA

July 2010–Hope your July Fourth was full of fun, family, and appreciation for our great country!

I spent mine with friends and family in a small town that had its own little parade, firehouse breakfast, family activities—including a rubber ducky race down a river—and some great fireworks over Lake Tahoe (at least I heard they were great, as I spent my time during them holed up in the living room with my very nervous dog, television up full blast, trying to reassure him that things were just fine).

I have created a little crossword puzzle for you. It is not too difficult, and if you have any questions regarding the answers, all you need to do is look at our current and perhaps some older Link newsletters, as well as the AHRA website. Several of the answers can be found in the section of our website specific to the annual meeting! I hope you have already visited that section and have either signed up to attend our meeting in Washington DC or are planning to! It is being held at a great venue and will enable you to earn a ton of CEUs, see some new products, and talk to vendors in a relaxed setting. Most importantly, however, you will be able to visit with old friends, meet new friends, and build upon your network of colleagues. The Annual Meeting Design Team has put together a wonderful program. I really do hope to see you there!

Click here to download and print the crossword puzzle.

Click here to see the answers to the crossword puzzle.

Now meet this month’s featured AHRA staff member, Emily Ryan.

Emily Ryan

AHRA Department:  Membership Coordinator

Hometown:  Grafton, MA

Family:  I am the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl, Sophia, who will be turning one in July (where does the time go?). Together we share a laughter-filled home with my fiancé, Jerry, and our little Rat Terrier, Homer.  My mother is one of seven children and therefore I have grown up with many cousins.  My mom and my younger brother (by one year and six days – almost Irish twins) live in sunny St. Cloud, FL.

Interests:  Drawing, writing, reading, cooking, eating, swimming, walking, spending time with my family, teaching my daughter and watching her grow, supporting local agriculture, Boston sports, jazz, shopping, and animals.

Deb Lopez, CRA, FAHRA is President of the 2009-2010 AHRA Board of Directors.  She lives in San Jose, CA and can be reached at debannlopez@pacbell.net.

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