From your President

We are a busy group of educators, presenters, advocates, travelers, family members and planners. Several WVAHPERD members attended the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo March 14-18, 2017 in Boston. We were lucky to only have snow because the last time we attended in Boston there was a power outage.

In April most of the Board and RA members traveled to Shepherdstown, WV to attend a planning meeting for the 2017 State Convention.  The facilities are beautiful and the quaint area of our great state is sure to make for a great conference.  Past-President Andro Barnett has planned an amazing experience filled with exciting and beneficial sessions, speakers and more!  I urge you to consider attending this year’s conference October 26-27.  Be a part of the “Protect This Association” movement.

This month (May 12th) Aleta Jo Crotty and I will represent our organization in Charleston, WV at Operation Tone Up!  This event is used to get West Virginia students up and moving with the goal of helping combat the obesity epidemic.

We will again have an exhibitors booth at Kidstrong June 21-22.  The theme for this year’s event is Reimagining Time, School, and the Future.  This conference has grown each year under the direction and leadership of WVDE representative, Josh Grant.  Sessions will include:

  • Nutrition & Food Service Directors
  • After-School Network Programs
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Activity for Classroom Teachers
  • and more!

Finally, we will be announcing the venue for the 2018 convention sometime in June. Thanks to all our members for your support and may you continue to be the awe-inspiring group of individuals working to promote Physical Activity in West Virginia.

– Jane Miles Wolkoff, WVAHPERD President