Now, harvests are done and winter is knocking on the door. I know it has been very chilly here in Yakima. What a great time to spend with family and friends, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. I am blessed to have two families. There are my parents (93 and 91) and two brothers, one sister, in-laws, out-laws, nephews, nieces and great nieces. And I have my WAEOP family, which includes members all across the state and parts of the nation.
My WAEOP family has enriched my life beyond words. Not just the classes, trainings, and workshops which have helped me immensely in my career as Office Manager for the Child Nutrition Department, but it is the friendships that I have developed over the past 18 years that will always be cherished in my heart.It is the personal touch, the warmth, caring and sharing that bond WAEOP members at institute and spring conference rejuvenates my heart and soul.
If you have not been to a WAEOP function, come and join us, make new friends and learn something new. We would love to have you attend a Professional Development Day, spring conference to be held in April in Spokane or fall institute. If it has been awhile, come back and renew old friendships.
If you have a topic that you think would make a great workshop or training, let me know or contact your area director or one of the board members. We are here for you!
Join WAEOP and see what we are about – we would welcome you into our WAEOP family.
Marilyn Mason, CEOE