By Julia Bauscher, SNS, SNA President 2015-06-11 12:04:06
The Magic of Memory Making While reflecting on my final column, Barbra Streisand’s rendition of “The Way We Were” keeps coming to mind. “Memories, light the corners of my mind…” I have made so many wonderful memories—and friends—during my leadership journey. You have helped me grow professionally and personally by sharing details about your program achievements and challenges with me, along with your smiles, laughter and tears. As my year as SNA President comes to an end, I want to say “thank you” for the roles that so many of you have played—going above and beyond your job description—in moving our organization forward. To my hard-working and dedicated Board of Directors: Thank you for helping SNA take the next step in ensuring we are poised to achieve our mission. You’ve done this in so many ways, but notably by developing and approving a proposed new governance model (see page 30). You each always ensure that the perspectives of all SNA members are considered in your wonderful work. To SNA members everywhere: I have been so fortunate to be able to visit several state and allied organization conferences to share updates with you and hear about your individual trials and triumphs. SNA is fortunate to have so many passionate members and leaders. I hope you know how much you inspire me—and one another. To the awesome SNA staff: Thank you for all you do to promote the important work we do and provide members with the resources we need to grow and improve our programs. I have said it repeatedly at meetings and conferences, and I mean it: SNA has the best association staff in the country, and we are so fortunate for all the talent you share with us. To my Jefferson County Public Schools’ family: I know I have the best school nutrition staff in the country! I appreciate all you do to improve every student’s cafeteria experience. Success is all about communication and teamwork and you do both wonderfully. And to my own family: Thank you for your patience and support as I have pursued my passion for school meal programs through volunteer leadership in SNA. I’ll be home more, soon! Finally, I hope to see many of you in Salt Lake City in July. I can’t wait to thank you personally for all the ways you have enriched my journey and helped me create beautiful memories that will always fill the corners of my mind!
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