|Message From:||Chris Weber
Spring has sprung, and your CSNM board continues to work at completing the initiatives that were set out last summer. It is hard to believe that we are near the end of the 2018-2019 board year. Several board positions are available for 2019-2020 and I hope many of you get involved. It is a great way to network, gain new skills and boost your career.
The executive committee recently assembled in Toronto for the annual budget review meeting. After a couple days and nights hard at work, the board is proud to report a balanced budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Your board is also very pleased to announce a new Provincial Chapter Education Program. Each year over the next three years, any province or chapter may apply for education funds to cover the cost of a live education session. To ensure all members benefit from this program, speakers must agree to deliver a webinar to our membership on the same topic. This will lower the financial burden of education sessions to provinces while generating quality content that our entire membership can benefit from.
The annual student competition was a success again this year, with a near-record number of applicants. Big congratulations to our grand prize winners, Jessica Brzostek (1st place) and runner-up Sahiba Nagpal. Both will receive complementary registration to the upcoming conference in Calgary – Harnessing Your Energy. Our conference committee remains hard at work planning this wonderful educational event. Keep an eye out for upcoming communications as we will be live broadcasting many of the sessions so members can tune in from the comfort of home.
Also, big congratulations to Georgian College for successfully achieving its first CSNM-accredited status for the food and nutrition management program. This brings our family of accredited schools to 11. We look forward to continual growth in accreditation programs.
Make sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms to stay up to date with events and news. The CSNM app will also be getting an overhaul in the coming weeks/months so be sure to check back in soon.
Enjoy the nice weather and if you haven’t already, start making your plans for the upcoming conference in beautiful Calgary. I hope to see you there.