Dear Fellow WADA Members,
I hope that your 2017-18 school year ended on a positive note and that it was a great year for you, your coaches and your student-athletes. It is difficult to believe that we are beginning summer vacation, but rest-assured, your WADA Board is working hard on preparations for what we hope will be another outstanding conference.
Planning continues for the November 10-13, 2018 WADA Conference at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. Guest speakers, mini-sessions, vendors, award banquets with special recognition, and opportunities to network and connect, or reconnect, with fellow Athletic Directors from around the state will all be part of this year’s conference. Look for information in early fall on how to register.
As a reminder, it is not too late to register for classes at the 2018 WADA Summer Leadership Institute and golf outing in the Wisconsin Dells. LTI classes will be held on Tuesday, July 10, the CAA Exam will be administered on Wednesday, July 11 at 9:00 AM and the WADA Annual Golf Outing will take place following at 12:30 at Trappers Turn. On Thursday, July 12 additional LTI classes will be offered. More information on the WADA Summer Leadership Institute and golf outing can be found on the WADA website at http://www.gowada.org/.
This year we have also been working on the 2019-23 WADA strategic plan. Members had an opportunity to discuss the plan at their 2018 spring caucus and give input. The WADA Board will give final approval at their July meeting and then it will move to the November Conference annual meeting for final membership approval. You can see a draft of the new strategic plan on the WADA website. As we look to begin implementation of the plan following the November Conference, please let your WADA Executive Board or your District Representative know if you are interested in helping in any area. We encourage you to get involved!
As always, I am honored to serve as President of WADA and to serve each and every member in this fine organization. Have a safe and relaxing summer!
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA
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