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Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association

Welcome to the Washington Extension

Agents and Specialists Association! (WEASA)

This group of individuals believes in and are

“Dedicated to Professionalism in Extension Education”

Join WEASA and NACAA today!

NACAA AM/PIC in Salt Lake City, Utah-July 2017

A great group of folks to travel and hang out with at

the National Association of County

Agents Association Conference

What is WEASA? – Washington Extension Agents and Specialists Association www.weasa.wsu.edu –

Open to: “Any Washington State University Extension agent, specialist, faculty member, district director, state program leader, program assistant, coordinator, or Extension Educator employed by the state or county may become a member of this association without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”Sign up now! This is a great way to add Scholarship and Recognition to your Vita (CV). Network with agents and specialists from across the US.

Want to know more about the association? Check out our current members and visit with them about the benefits of membership.

NACAA – National Association of County Agriculture Agents  www.nacaa.com – Open to: WEASA members may opt to join the NACAA (our national affiliate)

Consider this your official invitation to join our state professional organization. The attached brochures highlight membership benefits for both associations.

 

NACAA publishes “The County Agent,” four times a year that shares the most recent activities of the association. They also have the “Journal of NACAA,” that hosts the opportunity for publishing articles on a national level.

 

Please contact me, Debbie Moberg-Williams email or current president, Steve Van Vleet email, if you have any questions

Fill out the attached Membership Form 2018 and send in asap or brownpapertickets.com (payment for using debit/credit cards).

 

Western Region NACAA Conference dates: October 24-25, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Registration info here.

SAVE THE DATES!  National Conference (NACAA) AM/PIC July 29-August 2, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN (details to come soon!)

Attending the AM/PIC is a great way to build the scholarship component of your vita, network with colleagues and engage in professional improvement.  Consider attending the Western Region AM/PIC in the coming year.

2017 NACAA WSU Award WInners!

2016 NACAA WSU Award Winners!

 

Your WSU – NACAA 2015-2016 (National) Committee Members

Steve Van Vleet, Sustainable Agriculture – Western Region Vice Chair and National Chair

Don McMoran, Agricultural Issues and Public Relations – Western Region  Vice Chair

Mark Heitstuman, Communications – Western Region Vice Chair

Sheila Gray, Search for Excellence, Western Region Vice Chair; Journal of NACAA reviewer

Doug Warnock, Life Member- Western Region Vice Chair

Susan Kerr, Teaching and Educational Technologies – National Chair, Western Region Vice Chair

 

Your WEASA (State) Leadership Team

Steve M. Van Vleet, svanvleet@wsu.edu, President,

Regional Extension Specialist Agriculture & Natural Resources, Whitman County

 

Don McMoran, mcmoran@wsu.edu, President-Elect

County Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources Ext Educator, Skagit County

 

Sheila Gray, sgray@wsu.edu, Secretary

County Director & CED/ANR/4H Extension Educator,

Lewis County

 

Debbie Williams, dmoberg@wsu.edu, Treasurer

County Director,Youth and Family Programs, Walla Walla County

Aaron D Esser, aarons@wsu.edu, Past President

County Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Educator,

Grant County

 

WEASA Directors

  • Susan Kerr, Eastside, >5 years

  • Janet Schmidt, Eastside , >5 years

  • Mark Heitstuman, Eastside, >5 years

  • Tim Waters, Eastside, <5 years

  • Paul Carter, Eastside,<5 years

  • Todd Murray, Westside,>5 years

  • Don McMoran, Westside,>5 years

  • Sheila Gray, Westside, >5 years

 State Committee Chairs

NACAA Western Region Vice Chairs

Would you like some extra funds to travel to a professional development conference?

Boy do we have good news for you!  However, time is quickly passing us by, and the June 1 deadline for NACAA scholarships is almost here!  I’d like to encourage the membership to take advantage of this great opportunity.  Here are some quick details:

***Also, please don’t forget about the requirement to be vested in the Scholarship Program by the close of the AM/PIC the year before you intend to apply. To apply for a scholarship in 2019, you must be vested by the end of the 2018 Chattanooga AM/PIC. More information on becoming vested. 
 
One great way to become vested is to participate in the scholarship auction at AM/PIC.  If you donate an item, you will receive credit for the selling price of the item.  Don’t forget to bring items (and your checkbook/credit card, too) to Chattanooga! 
If you have any questions about the scholarship program or the application process, please contact your regional vice-chair or our WEASA President, Steve van Vleet.

NACAA Scholarship and Awards

Plan ahead!  Before we know, the Awards Edition of The County Agent will be in your email inbox or on your desk!  We have very impressive Extension Programs being conducted throughout the region characterized by quality and creativity.  Submit to give a presentation, poster or apply for an award.  Let you great work be recognized!  Block out some time now to make an application or write an article for submission to the Journal of NACAA.  Note that the awards deadline is March 15.  Be a good steward to yourself and make an application!   If you are interested in a scholarship, that deadline is June 1.

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