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NAMA leader's message. (National NAMA News).

Member value. If you read these leader messages every month you've heard several of the Executive Committee members mention it. Member value is a priority for the leaders of this organization. But what about leader value?

The role of the Chapter Services committee is to reinforce that value and assist in the development and growth of the organization. This year's Chapter Services Committee, headed by Ann ANN, Scotch law. Half a year's stipend over and above what is owing for the incumbency due to a minister's relict, or child, or next of kin, after his decease. Wishaw. Also, an abbreviation of annus, year; also of annates. In the old law French writers, ann or rather an, signifies a year.  McDonald, has four focuses.

1. Redesign re·de·sign  
tr.v. re·de·signed, re·de·sign·ing, re·de·signs
To make a revision in the appearance or function of.

 the leader training workshops and schedule them to provide timely, accessible training to chapter leaders. This includes an expanded Chapter President's Workshop (held every year at the Agri-Marketing Conference) and regionalized training for chapter leaders conducted in late May and early June. This year three regions (Regions 2, 3 and 4) held training workshops over the summer to outline goals and brainstorm ideas for the coming year.

2. Extend the formal leader training by providing information through the NAMA Na·ma  
n. pl. Nama or Na·mas
1. A member of a people of southwest Africa.

2. The Khoikhoin language of the Nama.
 Web site and e-mail. Encourage interaction between chapter presidents and foster a team approach to chapter leadership. The first issue of Leader Links went out October 1. This electronic newsletter provides crucial leadership information as well as tips and deadline reminders. The Web site is continually con·tin·u·al  
1. Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage.

 updated and is an important tool for leaders.

3. Further develop the concept of a "virtual chapter" on the Internet which will allow remote members to stay connected with the chapter and other members. Continue to work with chapters to develop their Web sites and make them a resource for chapter members. Currently 10 chapters have Web sites linked to the main NAMA site. The national office has assisted in the development of several of these sites, although all are maintained by local chapter leaders.

4. The fourth goal is to encourage the development of new chapters. The Desert Southwest Chapter is a new chapter that includes the states of New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S).  and Arizona. In addition, the San Joaquin Valley Noun 1. San Joaquin Valley - a vast valley in central California known for its rich farmland
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
 Chapter has changed its name to Central California Central California can refer to one of several divisions or regions of the U.S state of California:
  • The state is sometimes described as being in three main sections: Northern California (the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley northward), Southern California (south
 NAMA and moved its focus to Tulare, Calif.

Chapters are the backbone of NAMA and our focus has always been on making sure these leaders have what they need to build strong chapters. In addition to the activities of the Chapter Services Committee, the national office supplies Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as "paper work").  materials and resources to leaders. To supplement training, printed materials are distributed to leaders as they are appointed. These materials include job descriptions, tips and reminders.

As always, members of the Executive Committee and national staff are available to answer questions and attend planning meetings. Leaders just have to ask.

There's never been a better time to become a leader, so find out how at your next chapter meeting.
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Title Annotation:National Agri-Marketing Association
Comment:NAMA leader's message. (National NAMA News).(National Agri-Marketing Association)
Author:Patterson, Jeff
Publication:Agri Marketing
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2001
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