Last August, POCA was born and its first members signed on. By October, members of the Top Circle (now Board of Directors) and Membership Circle met during the Manchester, NH Canference to hammer out long-term goals for POCA. You can read them here, in our Mighty CA Wiki: POCA Five- and Ten-Year Goals
Now, a year in, I am floored to look back and see just how much we’ve done. Let’s share a few highlights!
We launched our Clinic Success program
We re-organized our forums to ease member participation in projects and developed a variety of Wikis just for POCA projects
We got press! POCA members published articles in the UK’s Journal of Chinese Medicine; the California Journal of Oriental Medicine; were interviewed on radio and video programs; and got many mentions in national media
We started tracking our social capital
We launched our microloan program, the first of its kind
And finally, we are ready to build the affordable community acupuncture school the world has been waiting for: POCATech is live
Everyone, this has all happened in Year One. Year Two starts September 4th; join the General Circle at our inaugural OPEN meeting on Friday, September 7th at 3pm PDT (details will be posted in this thread). If you want to be involved in the next year’s projects, let us know! It is absolutely amazing what we can accomplish together!