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Pat Watson

President’s Message

Signs of spring are everywhere. Ice is out, days are getting longer, and just like, the MAND Board is energized and busy!

Our spring conference is May 1st at SMCC in South Portland. This conference will be FREE to members (that means free CPEUs!) and will include a fun, optional event—a farm tour with transportation provided. Sign up via the link on our MAND homepage. Hope to see you there!

The Academy’s Public Policy Workshop, held in Washington DC, will be in June. This year Mane’s delegation will include two MAND members: Florence Baker and Marcy Kyle, as well as two University of Maine dietetic interns: Moira Burke and Thomas Merrow. They will be updating you on this experience in a future MAND e-newsletter.

We are working on a MAND Sponsorship Policy and will update members on that as soon as we can. Thank you to all who have helped shape the policy.

Our next newsletter will be out shortly. I am excited to share updates on Board activities. I am getting ready for my role change to immediate past president, and will share projects I plan to be involved with moving forward.

We all bring talents, experiences and insights to our work here in Maine. All of our work is tied to our organization’s mission and vision, which you can read here. If you’d like to be more involved in your association, we welcome you to reach out to any Board member for information on how you can contribute.

Finally, I wish you and yours a happy spring. Please stay in touch and let me know what you’ve been doing professionally and personally—I love to hear what our members are doing! If you have pictures of events that feature MAND members, send them along to me at president@eatrightmaine.org and we might include them in newsletters or on our website (with your permission, of course).

With warm wishes,

Pat Watson, MS,RD,LD,CDE

2014-2015 MAND President

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