Last October at FNCE I got to represent all MAND members at the meeting—what an honor! I met and networked with other affiliate presidents and president-elects, and even bumped into our national president, Donna S. Martin, Eds, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND and was able to get a picture with her. Meeting and sharing information and ideas with other affiliate leaders left me feeling proud of MAND. Our group is a great one: we have goals for serving our membership, we strive to meet members’ needs, we aim to serve the citizens of our state to the best of our abilities, and we support each other personally and professionally. We should all feel good about our organization and what we accomplish. We may be small in number, but we are mighty!
Here is what is on our “to do” list right now—the Legislative Breakfast will be held March 8th at the Senator Inn in Augusta from 7-9 am. That’s early, but it has to be in order to meet the needs of the legislators in attendance. So set those alarm clocks and we’ll see you there! (You must RSVP for this FREE event—you should have received an email invite already, but if not, please email me and I’ll get you in touch with the Legislative Breakfast team). Also, our MAND spring conference is coming up on Friday, April 27th at Colby College in Waterville. Keep an eye out for registration information and plan to attend for this educational program and networking.
I wish you all the best in 2018 and hope to see you soon at one of our events!
Ali Caron, MS, RD, LD
2017-2018 MAND President