February 2022: Greetings from New Region 7 Director
Thanks for all your patience as I’m getting up and running. My desk has spreadsheets and maps and sticky notes filled with notes and ideas, and I’m learning a lot about our Region and our various PTAs.
As we start to hear COVID case numbers going down and possibly mask mandates being eased, we are starting to see schools more open to volunteers and end-of-year activities returning, even if they are not exactly what’s been done in the past. In fact, for many schools and PTAs, this continues to be a time when events and programs might be re-imagined. As you've heard and in that same spirit, this year we can also look forward to the WSPTA Convention May 20-22 being in-person AND online! This spring will be a great opportunity for all of our leaders to get reinvigorated with PTA passion!
For all of our Region 7 PTAs, I'll be hosting zoom "Open Office Hours" from noon-1pm every other Wednesday starting March 2nd. Please feel free to pop in for 5 minutes or for the whole hour. If that time doesn't work for you and you'd like to chat or zoom with me, please just let me know and we'll schedule something. Details coming soon.
I'm delighted to announce Jen Hirman has taken on the role of Region 7 Director! Many of you have worked with Jen before, and I know she's looking forward to getting to know all of you better. I'll still be lurking around ready to help our region as your Area VP and provide whatever support I can to you and Jen. As of today, Jen has the email@example.com email address and I can still be reached at the firstname.lastname@example.org address. Thank you all so much for your willingness to serve others. I hope you're all doing well and healthy although I know this season has brought some very real sorrow and hardships for some of us. Please let us know if you need anything.
Thank you Jen and I can't wait to help bring your goals to life for the Region!