From the President’s desk:
Can you believe it? Fall is almost here. I find myself asking, "Where the heck did Summer go?" With the end of summer comes a change in weather, schedules, and a fresh start for all the kids going back to school. Speaking of changes, we have several changes and openings on our MAPA Board this September.
It is with heartfelt thanks that we say goodbye to our Vice President-Katie Rinehimer, Secretary-Laura Thompson, Education Chair-Nancy Schwartz and Membership Chair-Kathy Clarke. These women have contributed immensely to our MAPA organization and I thank them from the bottom of my heart! I remember attending MAPA meetings and being caught up in their energy and enthusiasm.
Katie has volunteered to take over the Education Chair from Nancy so we will still have her working with our MAPA Board. That being said, we still have the other positions open!
Now is the chance for you to jump in and try a position. We will vote for: Vice President, and Secretary. We are also looking for a Membership Volunteer. You don’t have to be an expert, just willing to learn and have fun along the way. The job descriptions are located on our website under the tab, Board Member Duties, so please take a look. If you have any questions, departing board members are willing to speak with you.
I hope to see a lot of you at our upcoming seminar on Tuesday, September 27th. Don’t forget the venue has changed to Presbyterian Homes & Services out near the shores of Lake Minnetonka. We are excited to bring back speaker, Julie Reginek. She will speak on changes in the Activity Profession and about Activity Intervention Techniques. Also, mark your calendars for our MNSWAP Conference (Oct. 12-14) in lovely St. Cloud. Hope to see all of you soon!
Renee McHugh, ADC