June 19, 2020
Congratulations to All NEAFCS-MN Award Applicants!
The final selection of national award applicant recipients were notified this week with the results. Let’s say, MN Affiliate was well represented!
Details and recognition will be held in conjunction with the NEAFCS-MN Professional Development Day.
Professional Development Committee Adapts for Professional Development Day During COVID-19 Pandemic
Lori Hendrickson, Megan Hruby, Mary Caskey, Donna Anderson and Kate Welshons are the creative members on this hardworking committee.
The Professional Development Committee is charged with the responsibilities of encouraging our NEAFCS-MN Affiliate members with finding professional growth opportunities. These include organizing and communicating with our members about upcoming professional development workshops.
This active team had begun planning for an in-person meeting this summer when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and, needless to say, plans for the day changed. We hope you will join us on July 28 for an online NEAFCS-MN Professional Development Day. The schedule will be finalized soon but plan to attend all morning (9:00 am – 12:30 pm). The program will include information about vaping with a presentation from Liz Heimer, American Lung Association, as well as a presentation on substance use disorders by Laura Palombi, University of MN Associate Professor. Laura is one of our partners at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Stay tuned for details.
We want to make sure that our day is interactive, so some fun online activities will be included! Our Minnesota affiliate award winners will also be honored.
Please plan to attend and invite a friend to attend! Here’s the URL to register for our Zoom meeting: https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuc-Ggpz0uE9TALt-E__HZ3G9ecud6BI0j
NEAFCS Annual Session Goes Virtual, September 14 – 17, 2020
NEAFCS has made the decision to cancel the in-person meeting in Snowbird, Utah and will be moving forward in developing a virtual conference to take place during the scheduled week in September. Click here to view the full cancellation statement.
First Timer Annual Session Attendee Scholarships – check the details on the NEAFCS member site.
You should have received information about this earlier this week. NEAFCS will provide a minimum of six (6) scholarships to assist members in attending the 2020 NEAFCS Virtual Annual Session. Applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships will only be awarded to First Time Attendees of the NEAFCS Annual Session.
Stay tuned for more details about the NEAFCS Annual Session.
Getting to Know You!
Welcome, Anna Sneltjes! Anna is a new NEAFCS-MN member this year and here are a few things she’d like you to know about her.
Hello MN NEAFCS members! My name is Anna and I have been a SNAP-Ed Educator out of the St. Cloud Regional Office for just over two years now. I grew up in the Twin Cities but have enjoyed being a Central MN transplant, and especially working with my colleagues at the SCRO. I graduated from Concordia College in 2015 with an Exercise Science and Nutrition degree.
Prior to Extension, I spent two years in national service through AmeriCorps/FoodCorps and spent time living on both the East and West coast. I also spent one year as a substitute teacher and as the assistant coach for the Roseville girl’s cross-country team. All of these experiences eventually led me to Extension!
When I’m not working you can find me running, trying out new recipes, outside, and/or spending time with my friends and family. Or there is a good chance you’d find me doing homework as I’m currently working my way through the Integrated Food Systems Leadership certificate program at the University.
For those of you I haven’t met yet, I look forward to doing so in person, hopefully soon, and continuing to learn from you all! My non-work photo is of me and a few of my favorite things (summer in MN (including the MN State Fair), my younger sister, and corn on the cob (Go Cobbers!)).
NEAFCS-MN Affiliate Board Meeting Wednesday, June 24
The next board meeting is next Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Let any of the officers know if you have questions, concerns or topics that you’d like included on the Zoom meeting.
Make it a wonderful day!!