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Executive Committee/Foundation Meeting - January 6, 2017 -Macon Marriott Courtyard

Executive Board Meeting – January 7, 2017 – Macon Marriott Courtyard

SNAP Training Dates
February 20, 2017 – Gainesville – Lanier Charter Career Academy at the Oaks

February 23, 2017 – Macon- Central Georgia Technical College

February 24, 2017 – Valdosta - Wiregrass Technical College

 

Georgia Legislative Advocacy Conference - February 7-8, 2017 – Georgia Department of Education West Tower and State Capital - Atlanta, GA

The STRONG ROOTS that Georgia has planted as pioneers in school nutrition legislation need to be nurtured to continue our STRONG FUTURE.   Lobbying for school nutrition is MORE important than ever!  So join us as we prepare for the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session where we will let our collective voice be heard. We will plan our strategies and make connections with our legislators at the gold dome. Registration information will be available soon.
 

GSNA 2017 Annual Conference – April 20th -22nd – Jekyll Island, GA - “A Peach to the Beach”
“Learning Today and Leading Tomorrow”

Jekyll Island here we come! All of the Georgia Grown “Learn Today and Lead Tomorrow” of school nutrition will be back on the beautiful island of Jekyll for our year end celebration of school nutrition. Your 2017 Annual Conference experience of “Learning Today and Leading Tomorrow” will give you the chance to make NEW connections, GAIN knowledge and CELEBRATE school nutrition.

So pack your beach bag and join us as we honor our roots and look to the future of Georgia school nutrition. 2017 Conference registration information will be available in the coming weeks. The hotel link for reservations for the 2017 conference on Jekyll Island is open. You can search the available hotel’s rates, amenities and location on the island. To receive the GSNA rates use this link to complete your hotel reservation(s).


 

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Message from the President

 #StrongRootsStrongFuture

Well it is that time of year where we spend time with friends and family!  I hope this season brings you joy and happiness.  This is also the time of year where we reflect on what was and the New Year!  As we continue to grow our trees I hope that we always find pride in the job that we do each day.  The children of Georgia depend on us to be on our game every day. 

I know sometimes we are down and out but remember the new day brings hope.  I am always amazed at what we all can accomplish as a team.  I work for the best business and association out there.  I have been traveling and seeing all the great things you are doing and how you are branching out to succeed.  I am filled with pride that our school nutrition family tree extends limbs of help and hope throughout the community. Everyone doesn’t have friends and family to ask for help and it is wonderful that our school nutrition family looks out for those that are in any kind of need.  The donations and charities we adopt not just during this time of year but ALL year shows the genuine heart that we have for humanity!  You don’t see that much with all that is in the news. 

I still love my job and this great state that I have the privilege of being a part of in my life.  I want everyone to use this time off (that we count down) in order to refuel your body, soul and mind.  I am trying to be better at being in the moment.  I feel I miss a lot because I am always looking at what I have to do next and not focused on the now.  The world is a big place that consumes us, but only if we let it.

I heard someone say, “don’t let anyone steal your power.”  I thought about that and power is exactly what we need to take back in our work and personal life.  Your day can only be derailed if you let it.
I love each of you with all my heart.  Our members keep me going without them even knowing it.  The fellowship we have during meetings and training sessions just recharges me for what I want to accomplish in my year.  The year sure does fly by and I know we all understand that.  I wanted to send you words that have been on my mind and I hope that this article brings you that light you may need to continue the New Year with the power to reach your goals.  I want you to know that you are appreciated for all your hard work!!


GSNA President 2016-2017

 


GSNA Office Holiday Schedule

The GSNA office will be closed December 23rd – January 2nd.   We will open for the New Year on Tuesday, January 3rd.

 
2017 NAC ART CONTEST
"Strong Roots, Strong Future:  Georgia Grown"

The 2017 NAC Art contests for grades K-12 theme and deadlines are as follows:
Entries must have the theme "Strong Roots, Strong Future:  Georgia Grown" and show Georgia grown fruits and vegetables that have helped Georgia's students continue to be strong and smart.
DEADLINES:
January 18, 2017:  Local entries should be sent to your local president or NAC Chair no later than this date to facilitate sending your winners to the district competition.
February 15, 2017:  3 winning Local entries to District President for District judging (Contact your district president for information. The District deadline date can be changed at the discretion of the District President.)
March 15, 2017:  District winners due to state for judging. Click here for NAC Art Contest forms.

 
GSNA 2017 Election Slate- Voting Information

The GSNA  Election Ballot will have the following candidates for officers:
President-elect:
Nicole James, Butts County
Jeri Wiseman, Cobb County          

Secretary:
April Cox, Forsyth County
Donna Hendley, Coffee County

School Level Chair:
N
ancy Bourke, Gwinnett County
Dawn Garrett-Martin, Forsyth County

GSNA officer voting will be done ONLINE only. Voting will be open January 1 – February 1, 2017.

All eligible voting members will receive an email with their member ID and a link to the GSNA election site before the end of December to access the ballot. ONLY school nutrition members are eligible to vote in the GSNA election.

You will need to enter your Georgia Member ID to begin the voting process. If you do not get an email message you can also refer to the address label of the Winter issue of Georgia Gems.

 
 
School Nutrition Association
2017 Annual National Conference
July 9 – 12, 2017
 Atlanta, GA Georgia
World Congress Center

Volunteer and get 1/2 Price Registration!
Click here for more information on how to participate.
 

 


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