I often refer to songs, movies or stories I have read when I write my blogs and this one is no different. I am not a big Dirty Harry fan but almost everyone knows his line about "making my day." It is decision time for some our educators as to whether or not they are going to "step up to the plate" and commit to being a leader in organization at the regional level. Our regions do not need only one or maybe two individuals decide to run for regional V.P. or secretary. They need several candidates so our membership has a choice of who is going to lead them into the future. If you are going to commit to this role of leadership the first ones to talk to are your spouse and your school administration (you choose the order of which to talk to first). Then it is time to get something in writing....a MOU needs to be signed by you and your school's administration and sent to the NAAE office by September 15th. You can download the application at the following link which also includes the number of days a board member would need to commit to being gone away from school and home. http://www.naae.org/membership/leadershiphandbook/docs/LeadershipHandbook--2011/NAAELeadershipHandbook--5MOU--2011-11-08.pdf.
Is this the year you "step up to the plate?"
Please make plans now for your regional conference. Don't wait too long; your regional information can be found here on the NAAE website.
Keep up to date with what is going in ag ed by visiting the NAAE website. Currently you can find information on how the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its' Child Labor Law revisions and information on the 2012 NAAE convention in Atlanta, Georgia.