Dear Fellow WADA Members,
I want to thank all who were able to attend the 2017 WADA Conference in November. I believe many found it to be educational and entertaining, as well as a time to reconnect with your fellow Athletic Directors from across the state.
I have often said that we have a unique profession. We compete against each other on the playing field, but are the first to offer support and guidance to each other off the field. That is why I love the WADA organization and encourage every Athletic Director in the State to be a part of WADA and to get involved. You will never find a better support system.
Planning for the November 10-13, 2018 conference has already begun. Following the elections at the November conference, all Board positions have been filled and we are in the early stages of work on the conference. Planning for the conference is really a collaborative effort which has lots of moving parts, but the Board you have put in place is exceptional and will work together to make great things happen.
The theme for the 2018 conference will be “Building Champions on the Field and in Life”. This theme was chosen because I feel that when you peel back all the layers of what we do, that is really what we are all striving for - to make our student-athletes the best they can be as they compete, and to make them the best people they can be for a lifetime - which one can argue is the best gift we can give our
student-athletes - to make them champions in life.
In addition to working on the Conference, we have been working on WADA’s next five year strategic plan. Thanks to all who filled out our survey. We will be meeting with our group of 24 Athletic Directors to write the specifics of the plan on February 11-12 in Madison. Once the draft plan is complete, it will be available during your spring caucus for you to give additional input. Please plan to attend your spring caucus so your voice can be heard with regard to this important topic.
I am honored to serve as President of WADA and I guarantee that I am doing my very best to lead this fine organization in a positive manner. I am honored to serve each and every one of you.
Best wishes to you all as you head into the winter season playoffs!
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA
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