VAHPERD is 75 years old this year!!!!
Please come and celebrate the 75th anniversary of our state association in Roanoke, VA November 9-11, 2012. This will be a BIG celebration and we want each and every one of you to attend.
This past year has been filled with great moments for our association and for some of our outstanding members. We have the following award winners at the state (VA) and southern district (SD) level(s); and some will be competing on the national level in Boston at the AAHPERD.
Here they are:
Anne McCoy -VA
Congratulations to Cindy Ferek the new High School Teacher of the Year. Even though the AAHERD Convention was cancelled they announced the winners at the awards dinner. WE are proud of our TOY. I look for more great teachers to be submitted for awards. Get the names in as soon as possible to Lynne Bennett.
We are well represented and I want to see every award filled this year for our big celebration. The convention theme is 'Share the Passion, Elevate the Profession". Bring your passion and share the great things we do all over the state of Virginia and beyond.
VAHPERD was well represented at the Southern District convention in presentations, as well as on the board of directors for SDAAHPERD. I encourage all of you to brag about what you do in the classroom and share that with your colleagues every where. I challenge each of you to bring someone new to the convention.
As you know we are in the process of updating our governing documents so we can become independent from AAHPERD's tax filing code. When this process is complete we will be moving forward for our membership and all programs we support throughout the year.
As this is my final year as president, I want to thank all of you that have presented, served on the board, and continue to make VAHPERD the diamond of Southern District and AAHPERD. Without you sharing and keeping our youth active and physically educated, VAHPERD would not be the great association that it is.
I look forward to seeing you in November and remember to bring your colleague and a new member. Show them what they have been missing. Safe travels for the summer and see you in November in Roanoke.
"Share the Passion, Elevate the Profession"