The GSRT was first organized in 1950 – 62 years ago and has stood the test of time due to the strength of its overall mission: to advance the recognition of our profession and to be an advocate for technologists, to ensure that high standards of education and training are maintained, and to elevate the quality of patient care. This mission is in direct alignment with that of the ASRT. With a strong mission in place, it becomes the work of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to formulate and implement a plan to obtain the society’s goals. To be effective, this plan must be communicated to members and non-members of the Society and, through creating buy-in, a cohesive and effective organization can be developed. The GSRT, like any other professional organization, is just a thing - it gets life from people who will give to it. While we hold true to our mission, we must be willing to embrace change and evolve with the times. I’m currently reading a book called “Dare Greatly” and, in it, there is a quote that asks, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” Where would the GSRT be if we were not afraid of change, of rocking the boats of doctors in the state, of standing up for the society amongst our peers who do not see the purpose, of picking up the phone to report an office using unqualified people to operate a c-arm or x-ray equipment? We would still exist, perhaps more respected for standing up for what is right and united towards a common goal. A couple of months ago, my niece got a job as a receptionist at a new pain clinic in Augusta. She’s had some college and worked in the family owned assisted living center, so that qualifies her to operate a c-arm, right? She took the six hour course – so, that’s enough, right? What about the LPN in the urgent care center who just chooses “chest PA” to perform x-rays on anyone from a child to 300 pounds, who’s lead apron lies in a heap on the generator and has no lead markers in the building – that’s okay, right?