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President's Message

As the holiday season is upon us and our first term is almost in the books, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work you continue to do for the 260,000 students in our Region 7. It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the mid-point of the 2017-2018 school year, time sure does fly!

We have had a busy beginning to our school year in Region 7. We hosted a Fall Mini-Conference in September, featuring presentations from many of our ACSA membership. It was exciting to see our youth involved in our conference, as we worked with our local student CASC organization. Our Fall General Membership Assembly in Copperopolis was a huge success, featuring our ACSA State President Lisa Gonzales, who spoke about authenticity and mindfulness. Our CEL Dinner honored and recognized our Classified Educational Leaders and over 500 people were in attendance! Finally, our Women in Leadership Conference, led by Denise Wickham, attracted close to 100 people and everyone left the conference with their very own self-made piece of art.

Charter Memberships have also hosted events and we hope that you have been able to attend and participate in some of them. In 2018, we will be presenting our second General Membership Assembly at Dave Wong’s on Wednesday, February 7th. Our featured speakers will be the nominees for State ACSA Vice-President for the upcoming ’18-’19 year. We will have the opportunity to hear each speaker and then decide as a region, who we will support.

Most Charters will be holding their Every Student Succeeding gatherings and as a region, we will sponsor our final General Membership Assembly of the year on April 11th, featuring our charter ESS award winners. The Spring GMA will be held at a location to be determined in the Stanislaus Charter area.

Finally, please mark your calendars for our upcoming ACSA Region 7 Conference May 3rd-6th in South Lake Tahoe. We would love for you to consider nominating an administrator, classified personnel, Board member or an entire Board for Region 7 award recognition. Please visit our website at www.acsaregion7.net in order to nominate someone. All nominations are due by Jan. 12th. Award winners will be recognized at our Region 7 Conference.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season! I look forward to seeing you at some of our events in 2018!

Greg Leland