March 20, 2019
Dear Fellow WADA members:
Spring is here! Per the calendar at least… Hope everyone is thawing out, drying up, and we will have a less stressful spring to get our kids chances to compete this year. We just finished up our Spring WADA Board meeting and look forward to Spring caucuses and the annual meeting so I wanted to share and preview a few things.
Caucus items: Please engage in discussions to help all of us communicate to our communities, coaches, principals, district leadership and school boards regarding upcoming annual meeting constitutional amendments regarding code of conduct, transfer rule changes, and other items that pique your interest so that all are informed about the impact of these votes before the annual meeting.
Annual meeting: Take this time as a chance to improve yourself by networking, taking LTI courses, spending some time with colleagues.
WADA involvement: Looking forward to the implementation of the strategic plan, changes to our November conference, and a few other projects. If you want to get connected, reach out to your district rep or myself and we will find a great fit for you to support and get involved in our initiatives.
I also had the opportunity to be interviewed during the state basketball tournament and the message I delivered was to thank all of you for the difficult work you are doing, the impact you have on your communities, and hopefully what WADA can do to make your life one where it is easy to pursue your passions. Here is the clip and thank you for giving me these opportunities to share and pursue my passion.
Jeremy Schlitz, CAA