From Jorge Fernandez, 2012-13 Lone Star Chapter Membership Chair

Note: The chapter president doesn't have to do all the work. Letting other members of the leadership team take the lead in projects like this can build a stronger team. Membership chairs are a natural for this communication because an effective membership chair must be able to expound on the chapter's service to members.

ALERT! Please look for the upcoming HMFA Member Satisfaction Survey

Dear Valued HFMA Lone Star Member,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Annually National HFMA conducts a "Member Satisfaction Survey." On or around October 29th, many of you will receive the 2012 "Chapter Membership Satisfaction Survey" from HFMA, requesting your feedback. The results are reported back to the Chapter enabling Chapter leaders to celebrate and share positive things that you tell us and address and satisfy specific areas for improvement within the Chapter.

As Membership Chair of the HFMA Lone Star Chapter, I can assure you chapter leaders including the Board, President, Officers and Committee Chairs take the results very seriously.

As a result of your previous feedback, there have been numerous enhancements. Please allow me to highlight some of the advances we’ve made, with your support:

  • Programs
    • 4-star venue and speakers for our Summer, Winter and Spring two-day Institutes (LCCC & Ballpark)
    • Established successful Regional Outreach education events—Central Texas, East Texas and West Texas
    • Offering timely monthly webinars at no cost
  • Social
    • Family friendly functions (Ballpark, Picnic)
    • More Happy Hours and networking events
  • Sponsorship
    • More opportunities for sponsorship booths
    • Maintained 2011-12 sponsorship fees
  • Social Media
    • Established LinkedIn site

I trust this information is useful to you in understanding the efforts being made by your HFMA-Lone Star Chapter President (Phillip McCollough) and leadership to continue to enhance the value of being a Chapter Member. I encourage you to complete the forthcoming Survey.

With your feedback, we will continue to look for better ways to serve you and to strive to improve your experience with HFMA as well as prepare you for the future healthcare environment.

In the interim, we invite you to visit our website often to view upcoming events:

As a reminder, there are additional opportunities for membership participation in the chapter committees and leadership.

To all the Members of the HFMA-Lone Star Chapter, from Sponsors to Vendors to Provider Members and others, on behalf of the Membership Committee, we thank you very much!

We look forward to your continued membership and participation,


Jorge Fernandez

HFMA Lone Star Chapter Membership Chair

P.S. Please feel free to contact me anytime at xxx-xxx-xxxx

Publication Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013