The WACA conference is a few weeks away. It is not too late to register or present. Here is a link to register. http://www.wacaonline.org/registration.html
Presenting at WACA: If you need one final nudge to be a presenter, this is it. We need YOU to present at Meet the Pros and Book the Pros. These are a low-key 10 minute presentation to a small group sitting around a table together. Here are some of the topics from last year's Meet the Pros: Twitter, Mom and Me Tea, Thank You Notes, Speeches, Spirit Assemblies, Food Drives, Backdrop Frames, Lock-ins, Mentoring, and more. See how easy that is. Click hereto view the presenter application. We are also in need of presenters for Book the Pros. This is a chance to share a book or a resource that you use with your leadership program. Sign up using the same link for being a Meet the Pros presenter.
WACA Book Store: Speaking of books, come prepared to the conference to make a purchase at the WACA book store. I’ve attached a flyer to this email that show just a few of the wonderful items that will be available for purchase.
Conference Details: The conference schedule is on the WACA website (wacaonline.org). Soon, the program will be complete and also uploaded to the website. I like to pick my sessions early so I make sure to maximize my time at the conference.
What to Wear: Something I need to pack? Yes, but only for fun! During the conference, we often try and dress to the theme (Our own version of WACA spirit) Wednesday, come in whatever you would like. Thursday, because it is Sports themed, feel free to wear a team jersey or any sort of sports attire. Thursday evening, we have a banquet, so feel free to wear your spiffed up sports attire then as well! Friday is usually a day where we all get to represent our own school spirit. Pick a cool shirt that your school has designed to wear around and show off. ALSO! To complement the theme we are doing a fun “Throwback Thursday” activity. Feel free to bring any old sports pics (yes, of yourself!) from your younger years as an athlete or fan that we can put on display. We will have cardstock templates to attach your photos to and a place to write a little something for other delegates to enjoy. If you would rather, you can also bring a digital copy that we can post on our digital tagboard during the conference.
Baskets/Give-a-ways: One fun part of the conference is the chance to take a prize home. In addition to the conference give-a-ways, we will have some Area 9 items too. If you would like to participate, we will do a SCHOOL SUPPLY BASKET or two. If you have been to the conference before when I've been the Area Rep, we usually do a chocolate basket and movie basket. I'm changing things up this year. If you are interested, please bring an item or two for the SCHOOL SUPPLY giveaway and you will be entered to win! Some examples may be...post-its (one can't have too many of those), pens, pencils, gum, mints, chocolate (again, one can't have too many of this either!). Whatever you would like to bring that you find essential in your "office".
Lodging for the conference: Here is a link to the conference lodging. Book your hotel RIGHT away.http://www.wacaonline.org/lodging.html
Last but, not least
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Take care and enjoy the sunshine!
Your WACA Area 9 Rep,