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Significant Events

Significant Events in NCSRC History

1965  A group of salesmen from Bennett, Inc and from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc offered financial sponsorship for a group of Inhalation Therapists from North and South Carolina to meet. This group had two meetings, in Winston-Salem, NC and Charlotte, NC. Shortly thereafter, and stemming from these meetings, the NC/SC Society of Inhalation Therapy was formed.
1968  NC and SC split into two individual societies. Houston Anderson served as the first president of the North Carolina Society of the American Association for Inhalation Therapy.
  The North Carolina Society of the American Association for Inhalation Therapy became a Chartered Affiliate of the American Association for Inhalation Therapy.


Known Charter Members:
Houston Anderson Herb Grubbs Joe Nations
Harold Bass Edith Helms Connie Paladenech
Von Baker Jerry Hines Johnny Robbins
Bill Brown Buddy Holt Tom Roddy
Hal Brown Harvey Jacobs Ava Saylor
Joyce Crowe James Johnson Roy Taylor
Bob Darrenkamp Maxine Lentz David Gurley
Fern Fuller Don McNeal  


1970’s During this decade, the Society sponsored or endorsed two annual seminars, the “Symposium by the Sea” in the fall in the eastern part of the state, and the “Breath of Spring” in the spring in the western part of the state.
1980 The first Sputum Bowl competition was held at that year’s Symposium by the Sea.
1986 March 14th – At its BOD Meeting, the NCSRC BOD voted in favor of the pursuit of legal credentialing of respiratory therapists in NC.
1987 The Symposium by the Sea was moved for a few years to Myrtle Beach, SC, but the BOD passed a motion to permanently move it back to NC, where it has been held ever since.
1991 Three regions for the NCSRC were defined, and the regionalization concept began.
  Vendor Representative position was concieved as an advisory role in the NSCRC governance.
  North Carolina won the National Sputum Bowl Competition
1992 North CarolinaSputum Bowl Team won the International Sputum Bowl Competition
1996 The NCSRC hired an Executive Secretary.
  The NCSRC first developed its Internet Web Site.
1999 The Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) was initiated in NC as a part of the AARC’s plan for advocacy.
  After the initial lecture, attendees to the Symposium by the Sea were evacated from Atlantic Beach due to the approach of Hurricaine Floyd.
2000 The NC Legislature passed the Respiratory Care Practice Act.
2001 Requested the North Carolina Respiratory Care Educators (NCARE) to be the administrator of the NCSRC funded student scholarship program.
2002 October 1st – Licensure of Respiratory Care Practitioners in NC became effective.
2003 The NCSRC BOD voted to rotate the annual meeting to all geographical areas of the state.
2004 The NCSRC wins the AARC Summit Award, recognizing it as the Chartered Affiliate of the Year.
  The Annual Symposium was held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Attendees were treated to heavy flooding in area and water outages associated with the remnant of a hurricane passing through the area.
2005 NCSRC Vendor Hall officially designated as the Shelton “Boogie” Dixon Memorial Vendor Hall.
2007 The NCSRC wins the AARC Summit Award, recognizing it as the Chartered Affiliate of the Year.
2009 The NCSRC funded student scholarships were designated as the Jim Whitley Memorial Scholarship Program.
  The NCSRC initiated the Respiratory Therapy Student Mentoring Program.
2010 The Annual Symposium was held in Wilmington, NC. Attendees were treated to record rainfall leading to local area flooding.
2011  The NCSRC BOD voted to name one of the lectures at the NCSRC Annual Meeting in honor of Rick Sells for his long and devoted lifetime contribution to the NCSRC.
  The NCSRC Bylaws and Standing Rules were revised to enable a two year term for the officer positions of President and Treasurer.