In this issue: cohort 4 graduates; new ceu course; amazon smile and more
Sticking Together, July 2020
Happy Graduation to Cohort 4!
From Jamie: Cohort 4, aka The Lucky Chickens, my friends, are a phenomenal group of folks who, in each their own unique and beautiful ways, will be wonderful punks! I am so honored to have spent the past three years with you all and so look forward to sharing the journey forward! Cheers!
As for me, I have passed one board exam, and am actively studying for the next! I plan to settle in my home state of Vermont in autumn. My friend Travis (of OPEN Community Acupuncture) and I applied for and were granted 501(c)3 status and plan to continue forward with Travis' current clinic and open a second clinic as well.
I asked Jamie “Why Lucky Chickens?” Lucky Chickens is what one of our teachers says when he scores big at the thrift store ~ such as: not only finding your perfect pair of jeans when your current pants are ripped yet finding a $20 bill in the pocket of those perfect jeans which pays for the jeans and there is even cash leftover!
From Zelda: On July 5th, which would have been our graduation ceremony day, the six Portland-based Cohort 4 students got together with some instructors and close friends to celebrate. While no hugs were given, smiles, laughter, tears and words of love were shared. It was so warming to get to see classmates and POCA Tech staff who we said bye to in early March after our last in-person module, without knowing it would be our last time to gather together as a Cohort. We missed the 4 other classmates who couldn't join us from Mass, Utah, Maine and Washington. But everyone was there in spirit!
Zelda is taking the boards.
POCA Tech and Amazon
Are you using Amazon more than you used to? Did you know that Amazon will give POCA Tech a small percentage of each purchase? In fact they send us over $1000/year. Here's how to sign up and make your purchases:
Amazon has two non-profit donation programs. Smile! earns POCA Tech 0.5% of purchases and the Amazon Affiliate program earns POCA Tech a small variable percentage on purchases. It’s lovely when Amazon deposits appear in POCA Tech’s checking account. We’re all building this school together.
Do you shop on Amazon and have an Amazon account? Go here to set one up www.amazon.com or here to add POCA Technical Institute as your non-profit beneficiary.
Is there a special way to place my orders? Yes – you must place your order by entering the Amazon.com Smile! Program from the button on the front page of the POCA Tech website or the Amazon site (Amazon will ask you if you meant to purchase thru Smile instead of just thru Amazon). In this way POCA Tech to receives our maximum possible contribution from Amazon.Need any assistance - email Carmen at [email protected]
Acupuncture Detox CEU
There is another course on the POCA CEU website - Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist Laws. This course was put together by Elizabeth Ropp.
This course can be taken by anyone and does not require POCA membership to access course materials.
There is a discussion in both the Forums and on POCA's Facebook page about Medicare coverage for acupuncture and what this might mean for POCA clinics (in particular) and CA clinics in general.
In this blog post, the author lists concrete ways that the profession can move towards creating a country where diversity is honored, health equity is a given and all people are included in our acupuncture schools and offices.
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