President's Letter

21 Mar 2024 2:17 PM | Jessie Graham (Administrator)

Hi VAGARA Members, 

Welcome to 2024's first edition of the VAGARA newsletter!  I’d like to welcome all the new members who have joined, and thank the members who have renewed memberships since the last edition was published in December.  Speaking of membership – dues for 2024 were due on January 1. Members should have received several emails regarding dues payment over the past several weeks. Please renew by the April 1 deadline to ensure a seamless transition to 2024 membership.

Thanks again to all who were able to attend the conference in October.  We will be back in Virginia Beach again this fall, so please save the date: Wednesday, October 23rd through Friday, October 25th!  A group of your peers and board members is already hard at work planning the conference based on the results of the interest survey so many of you filled out in February.  We appreciate your input!   Also, make sure to keep an eye out for the Conference Theme Contest.  Voting on member-submitted theme ideas opens on April 2nd. 

The board has been busy with various activities, including the 2023 financial audit, filling committee spots, and proposing updates to VAGARA's Constitution & Bylaws. The board is committed to increased member involvement and transparency, and I encourage you to reach out if you are interested in serving VAGARA.  

Happy Spring!

Jessie Graham

VAGARA President

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