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Summer Leadership Meeting

  • Wed, July 06, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • Susan B. Anthony Middle School in Manhattan, KS


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The 2016 Summer Leadership meeting will be on Wednesday, July 6 at Susan B. Anthony Middle School in Manhattan, KS. 

PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 20 and let me know how will be attending from your council. You may also RSVP by email to dburton@kansasread.org.  Directions to the site and a final agenda will be forwarded to each person who registers.

The purpose of this day is to bring all local council officers, committee members, the executive board and other interested members together to share our successes, determine our needs, and develop a plan for the coming year.  The day's agenda has not been totally set but will include numerous aspects including:

  •     The Delegate's Assembly--Begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.  If you chair a committee, please be prepared to share a report.
  •     Handbook/Website awareness
  •     Council Sharing--Please bring at least one idea that is successful and going great in your local council to share with the group
  •     Budget Review
  •     Update on the Fall KRA Conference in Ottawa, KS on October 3, 2016
  •     International project
  •     Book Study
  •     Lunch will be provided
  •     Please contact me if other items should be added

The theme for the coming year is "DEVELOPING THE READING CONNECTION".  We all make connections every day, but in so many different ways.  We, as educators, must work to find what works well for individual students so the love and effective use of reading is fully attained.  Together, we can all work to learn and grow as educators in making those connections.  Please bring a display or poster from your council promoting KRA and utilizing the theme, "Developing the Reading Connection".  These will be judged and prizes will be awarded on the day of the meeting.

Rolinda Smith has worked with Books-A-Million for councils to be able to purchase the current Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award nominees at a discounted price  Councils which would like to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the books should notify Rolinda.  Pay for the books before or at the Summer Leadership and Rolinda will then have the books for you at our meeting.  Please contact her in advance at treasurer@kansasread.org.

I am looking forward to welcoming you all to Manhattan as we continue the work of making KRA a strong and growing organization--working together to develop the reading connection!

Deanna Burton

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