It’s been a crazy, busy summer this year. Shortly after returning from Canada in late May, there was a traumatic event in our small village – a large corn mill explosion that killed five people. This tragic event has brought our community together with a common goal to get help to those who need it. It’s been a very heartwarming experience to see our community and many other communities around the state come together to offer their support and caring. Many of your communities have been involved somehow so I’d like to say a sincere thank you to all!
In July I was able to attend the UW-GB Treasurers Institute to man the MTAW booth for a few days, attend the graduation, and present scholarships. I was privileged to meet many treasurers and answer questions on certification, membership benefits, committee appointments, upcoming trainings, and much more. I’m thrilled that eight treasurers signed up as new MTAW members while I was at UW-GB and 15 more signed up to be added to committees next April. It’s wonderful to get new members and current members more involved – that’s what makes our association so awesome! Getting involved also gains you points toward certification, so please let me know if you’re interested in joining a committee, being a district co-director, or an officer – you’ll find it a very rewarding experience!
During UW-GB I held a drawing that was sponsored by Ehler’s and Associates at the MTAW booth. The winner of the $75.00 Visa card was Valerie Knetzger. Also, I’d like to thank Cindi Gamb for covering for me at UW-GB for a few days because I just couldn’t get away for the full week. I’m fortunate to be able to rely on her expertise and grateful for her willingness to help when needed.
I then traveled to Florida to attend the APT US&C conference. I met up with APT US&C past president Helen Schmidlkofer of Chilton, Wisconsin. We are so fortunate to have her excellent representation in this wonderful organization. The state presidents meeting was a great opportunity to learn more about APT US&C and about some of the other states. The conference was very interesting and informative, everyone was so friendly. The APT US&C offers their own certification program – information can be found on their website.
I ended July by spending the weekend with my hubby in Door County. While we were there I picked up some great door prizes for our MTAW Fall Conference in beautiful Sturgeon Bay September 28th and 29th. Our conference theme is Being Prepared and we have a terrific conference planned. Check out the agenda under the calendar section or at the bottom of the home page of our website. Hope to see you all there!
2017-2018 MTAW President