Your Oregon School Nutrition Association leaders recently spent a busy two days attending the School Nutrition Association’s Leadership Conference. President Pam Suyematsu, President-Elect Debby Webster, Vice President Elect Kim Leung, Secretary Treasurer Nate Roedel and incoming Secretary Treasurer Amy DeSimone joined former OSNA presidents and current SNA national board members Anne Leavens and Lynne Shore for SNA’s annual national leadership training in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The group attended two informative days of training to increase their knowledge in association administration. Classes focused on communications, leadership improvement and development, finance and membership engagement. The conference also gave the executive board an opportunity to complete some in-person development of the state association’s plan of action for the next year and beyond.
Also at the conference, Pam and Lynne presented a session during the Experienced Leaders Hear from Your Peers Series, entitled “CPR: Breathing Life into Your State Association.” The presentation highlighted recent successes in developing in OSNA’s current leadership and the future plans for OSNA member-focused trainings, activities and events. The successful breakout session was attended by more than 87 conference attendees and was extremely well received.