In This Issue June 2009 Headquarters’ News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Message from 2009-2010 President, Teresa Stevenson District Membership Totals Dates & Deadlines- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 GSNA Corporate Sponsors- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 GSNA Officer Nomination Form- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 “Two for One” Membership Campaign - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 GSNA Headquarters’ News June 2009 A monthly newsletter from Georgia School Nutrition Association Headquarters 2372 Main St., Tucker, GA 30084 www.gsfsa.com Mission: The mission of Georgia School Nutrition Association is to advance the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education. MESSAGE FROM GSNA 2009-2010 PRESIDENT TERESA STEVENSON Hello GSNA “family” members: I hope all of you are enjoying your summer break and doing something you have always dreamed about. Even though we’re past the “getting out of school” stage, the beginning of summer still feels full of possibilities. We are happier and more relaxed now that the days are brighter and the light extends well into the evening. But there is more to it than that. We have got a big chunk of time-a blank canvas-to do something pleasurable just for ourselves. Summer is the perfect time to make a resolution, so do that one fun, lighthearted thing you’ve been thinking about, but for all the usual reasons have never gotten around to doing. Maybe it’s a saved-up project like reading all the Harry Potter books or learning how to paint watercolors. Maybe it’s finally learning how to cook that grilled fish recipe that you saw on the Food Network. Whatever it is, this is the time to turn that happy dream into reality. So many of us live our lives on a ferris wheel where everyone else is more important, and making that resolution is a way to put yourself first, which is OK and even necessary because your life will be fuller and happier if you first take time for you. Summer goals give us something positive to focus on. Unlike winter resolutions, summer goals tend to be lighter. We all know that New Year’s resolutions have the feel of a serious enterprise, probably because they often involve things like losing weight or trying to stop a bad habit. If you fulfill your summer resolution, you are rewarded. But, if you don’t you won’t face any real penalty or be dragged down by a sense of failure, as you might be by the failure of your New Year’s resolution. You aren’t likely to fall into a depression if you don’t make it to the beach or finish those Harry Potter books this summer. There are two keys to success: First, choose a specific goal rather than one that’s so general and that way you don’t feel in control of the outcome. Second, and more important, select a goal that feels good, so you will enjoy thinking about it and find the steps to fulfill it. Avoid anything you think you “should” do—our lives already have plenty of “shoulds.” Many goals need to be broken into pieces and for every goal, an action plan is important. Otherwise, even the best of intentions probably won’t materialize. If your goal is to have a big family reunion, wishing won’t make it happen. The first step is to select a particular week on the calendar and then go for it. So think about what you want to do, then make a list of steps. Along the way, you will be energized by each step you take and accomplish. The great thing about summer is that it’s also a clearly defined period-Memorial Day to Labor Day, with the Fourth of July being in the middle, which makes it less overwhelming in our minds. Giving yourself a specific period of time in which you meet your goal is part of an effective action plan. It is easier to stay focused when the end is in view. Message continued on next page 2009-2010 President Message Continued Like most of us, we probably have no end of projects we could be doing, but by choosing and meeting, even the most lighthearted goal gives us joy and a sense of self-confidence. So, while summer’s distinct time frame works for most of us, ask yourself, “what am I doing for me while the livin’ is easy?” Take a look at ten resolutions worth pursuing: 1. Take dance lessons 2. Make a book of family recipes 3. Splurge on a “happiness” treat (sequined flip-flops?) 4. Master two “techie” tricks ( TiVo?) 5. Reconnect with old friends 6. Go for a walk with a friend every Saturday or Wednesday lunchtime 7. Sample ice cream 8. Act like a kid ( make s’mores, catch fireflies) 9. Get out!! ( go to an outdoor concert or a movie) 10. Learn three things on your “ I really wish I could…list” (grow roses) Enjoy! Teresa Stevenson GSNA President 2009-2010 Membership Totals Membership Totals March/April 2009 May 2009 District 1 463 District 1 451 District 2 602 District 2 597 District 3 603 District 3 592 District 4 1235 District 4 1229 District 5 65 District 5 68 District 6 1223 District 6 1221 District 7 1036 District 7 1024 District 8 734 District 8 732 District 9 674 District 9 670 District 10 475 District 10 474 Total - 7,110 Total - 7,058 DATES & DEADLINES GSNA IS LOOKING FOR LEADERS! JUNE 11-12 GSNA Leadership & Legislative GSNA is looking for new leaders. If you know a school Training- Dalton nutrition professional that would be a great leader, let 29 SNA Annual Conference, Las GSNA know. Vegas, NV Please submit their names to the GSNA Nominating Committee. 29 Send in items for Georgia Gems All elected officers must be SNA certified or AUGUST credentialed. 1 GSNA “Two for One” Please use the attached form to submit your “School membership drive begins Nutrition Leaders” name. The deadline to submit names is October 1, 2009. 29 Deadline for Media Award Nominations SEPTEMBER JOIN THE GSNA FAMILY! 1 Fall Scholarship and Grant-in-Aid “2 for 1” MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN applications due The GSNA “Family” is growing! Please join us this 11 GSNA Executive Committee, year as we increase the size of the GSNA Family. Foundation and Board Meetings, Macon This year’s campaign applies to a new member joining with a current member or two new members joining 12 GSNA Committee Days, Macon together. The campaign runs August 1 – October 31, 2009. 24 GSNA Kick-Off Luncheon, Macon Centreplex “Two for One” is a Georgia campaign and applies to the Georgia portion of the membership dues only. For 30 GSNA CROP Show - more information see the flyer included in this The Classic Center, Athens newsletter. OCTOBER RECRUIT FOR LOOT 1 GSNA Affiliation applications due To participate in this campaign, simply recruit a new member, include your name on their membership 1 Deadline for submitting names to application where it asks the question, “Who introduced GSNA Nominating Committee for you to SNA?” GSNA ballot Your name will be automatically entered into the 12-16 National School Lunch Week: “Recruit for Loot” drawing sponsored by GSNA. You “All Star School Lunch” will receive one entry for each new member you recruit. 20-21 GSNA Manager’s Retreat, Lake Blackshear, Cordele The Recruit for Loot Campaign will run from August 1, 2009 – March 15, 2010. 31 GSNA “Two for One” membership campaign ends THANK YOU TO DONNA JUSTICE OF JUSTICE FOODSERVICE GA BOARD OF EDUCATION REFRESHMENTS 2009-2010 GSNA would like to thank GSNA Industry Advisory Board member, Donna Justice of Justice Foodservice for her gracious offer to provide refreshments for the Georgia Board of Education meetings last school year. This project was a BIG success and Donna has agreed to continue to provide refreshments for the 2009-2010 school year. Each month Donna will be joined by a GSNA member representative from local or district chapters at the meeting. If you would like to sign up to be a representative for the next school year please e-mail email@example.com. GEORGIA POWER COMPANY SPONSORS GSNA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY for 2009-2010 Thank you to GSNA Industry Advisory Board member Rick Maurer and the Georgia Power Company. Georgia Power Company has agreed to sponsor the 2009-2010 Leadership Academy class. Georgia Power Company also sponsored the 2008 - 2009 class. We thank them for their support in grooming GSNA Leaders. 2008-2009 GSNA PLATINUM SPONSORS GSNA NOMINATING COMMITTEE PROCEDURES NEW Deadline to submit names is October 1, 2009. Recommendations for potential candidates for GSNA Officers. All nominees must be CURRENTLY certified or credentialed by SNA. I recommend the following GSNA member be considered for nomination as: President-elect Treasurer System Level Chairman Member’s Name____________________________________________________ Job Title/ Employer__________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________ Telephone (______) _________-_____________ Fax (______) ___________ - _______________ E-mail: __________________________________ * Note: The nominating committee will determine eligibility of all candidates and will contact them for written biographical information and a letter of intent to be placed on the ballot. Please return this form to the GSNA office no later than October 1, 2009. GSNA 2372 Main St. Tucker, GA 30084 FAX: 770-934-8917 GSNA Two for One Membership Campaign This year’s campaign applies to a new member joining with a current member or two new members joining together. August 1 – October 31, 2009 “Two for One” is a Georgia campaign and applies to the Georgia portion of the membership dues only. To be eligible for this great membership promotion, please follow these guidelines: 1. The two employees participating in the “Two for One” membership must join GSNA and SNA. It can either be two new members joining together or a renewing and a new member joining together. 2. When participating in the “Two for One” promotion: ♦ Both applications MUST be completely filled out and submitted together and marked “GA Two for One”. ♦ The correct fee must be included with the applications; if the correct fee is not included the applications will be returned. This is very important! (See dues chart below.) The fees below are per member, not for both members. ♦ Dues chart by position New or Renewing Member’s GA dues as GA Amount to SNA Dues Total amount Total amount shown on submit when as shown on due when due when not Job Title doing Two for application doing Two for application doing Two for One One One Assistant $13.50 $7.50 $26.00 $33.50 $39.50 Managers/Asst. $16.50 $9.00 $28.00 $37.00 $44.50 Managers/Bookkeeper Directors/Coordinators/Supervisors $21.50 $11.50 $95.00 $106.50 $116.50 The 1/2 price discount only applies to the Georgia portion of the dues, not SNA dues nor the SNA $1.50 processing fee included in the GA dues. Members renewing/joining under the School District Owned Membership option do not qualify for Two for One. Please remember that “Two for One” ends October 31, 2009.