By Denise Blanchard
It is hard to believe that we are less than a month away from our annual conference. I am excited about the new ideas we’ve come up with this year and hope you are too. From the “treats and eats” to the beefed-up roundtables, quality abounds when you put 3 hotels full of TSPRAns together. We listened to you and your ideas will be reflected in our action-packed conference.
Food Trailers are back for our lunch on Tuesday and Sharon Woldhagan has put together a great lineup for our Sign-Up Excursions Tuesday evening. I encourage you to venture out into San Antonio with your fellow members. We have several retirees who have cheerfully agreed to attend the conference and help out as needed. It’s good to keep in touch with our treasured retirees!
One of my favorite features of the conference, this year our Roundtables will take place on Wednesday morning rather than being the last activity Thursday. Start your day by filling your idea list from some of our best and brightest! Following these, professional level members have an important General Membership meeting with a vote on the proposed changes to our by-laws as well as other business of our organization. I encourage those conference attendees not attending the General Membership meeting to take the time to peruse the vendor area and enjoy the “caffeinated connections” that await you.
The President’s Luncheon will be your one shot to see the leadership of your organization front and center. Please join me in sharing our appreciation of those who step up to lead TSPRA into the future. We are also thankful for our sponsors and are excited about our “Corporate Showcase” sessions that will allow TSPRAns and our sponsors to share the successes they have had by working together.
TSPRA’s diverse membership has stepped up to give Hospitality Chair Sean Hoffmann some help. On Monday evening, the Hospitality Suite will be hosted by our education foundation members and Tuesday evening, our EMP members will host. Sean will see to it that there will be plenty of goodies both nights. The Hospitality Room will not be open on Wednesday to encourage everyone to attend the Star Awards After Party given by SchoolMessenger.
Join us for breakfast Thursday morning and a group photo in our “TSPRA Strong” shirts provided by News For My School before choosing one of the six high quality Legal Series Sessions to attend. Last but not least, please complete your conference evaluation to let us know how we did and plan to stay for the presentation of door prizes. I look forward to seeing you!