Member E-Bulletins and Voter Voice: Vital OPA Member Benefits
Kathy Wotruba, Director of Membership and Information Services
The OPA Member Bulletin and Voter Voice are E-Bulletin alert systems that are sent directly to our members' e-mail addresses. OPA depends on email as a fast, efficient means of communication. With the legislative hurdles we are currently facing, it is sometimes the ONLY WAY to reach you quickly enough for you to act on an issue that could drastically impact our profession! Right now we are only able to reach two thirds of our members via our Member Bulletin email alert systems. These E-bulletin systems are an important part of your member benefits, but if we don't have your email address on file, you are missing out on this vital service.
The response to the OPA Member Bulletins has been very positive and we hope you will find this method of instant communication to be an important benefit. If you have been receiving your Member Bulletins, we have your current address. But if you have not been receiving these valuable member messages, it's because we don't currently have a valid e-mail address for you or because you need to change your SPAM software to accept mail from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the "Modify My Account" link under "My Profile" on the OPA Members Only page to update your email address and other contact information online. Be sure to keep us informed of any changes to your e-address so we can continue to keep you posted about the most current pharmacy news.
Information about crucial legislation and about upcoming live educational programming opportunities has been relayed to the membership via this format. The messages often contain vital legislative information that is too time-sensitive to send via regular mail. The messages also provide direct links that enable you to contact your legislators immediately. Other messages informing you of upcoming live continuing education programming opportunities contain convenient links that enable you to view program descriptions or to register for programming securely on-line.
With so many critical pharmacy issues at the forefront of state and federal legislation, the ability to inform you instantly is huge, and these bulletins make it simple for you to become involved in the political process. There is often less than a 24-hour notice about a critical vote, and this resource enables you to interact with your legislators immediately while these important pharmacy issues are still pending!