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 ready to get to work. 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 will also be working on our next five year strategic plan. We have already begun some preliminary work, and will be sending out a survey shortly. We ask that you complete this survey, in addition to the Conference survey, as we really do value your input. As a reminder, WADA is a membership driven organization and so we really do need your input as we plan strategically for the next five years. Please feel free to share with us any and all ideas of how we can make this organization meet your needs and help you be the very best Athletic Director you can be.
I am honored to serve as President of WADA and I guarantee that I will do 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 all as we move into the winter athletic season.
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA
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