related equipment, development of a new athletic director packet, promotion of the NIAAA 40th anniversary.
8. Two individuals who work with Advance Ed (Dr. Claudia, Carter, Dr. David Hurst) visited the NADC to observe the association’s professional development program in action.
9. Ohio surpassed Indiana and New York as having the most members in the NIAAA (641). Congratulations to Ohio Executive Director (and NIAAA Board member) Bruce Brown for his work in achieving this milestone. 10. Joni Pabst of the National Emergency Network reported that the group is looking to repurpose itself over the next year. It would like to spur a nationwide blood drive initiative in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The challenge is for every state to have a blood drive associated with its conference and give back to local blood banks. The group would like to present a “large check” to the American Red Cross at the San Antonio conference. The NEN is also considering a change of name to National Initiative and Assistance Network.
11. Jean Ashen of the Membership Committee reported that the group brainstormed a number of public service and membership growth initiatives, including: “I belong because . . .”, having booths and placing signage at nondual state conferences, a letter writing campaign to superintendent
12. Al Sersland of the Accreditation Committee noted that Advance Ed has changed its criteria for accreditation reporting. There are currently three criteria with thirty indicators. Traditionally, the key questions asked are “What?” and “How?”. The language of current indicators frequently asks “Why?”
13. John DiColo of the Publications Committee reported that seventy articles have been placed in IAA Magazine in the past year. John Evers has made a smooth transition to his role as Developmental Editor. The committee continues to seek new authors from throughout the country and abroad to ensure that article content is pertinent. The Blue Ribbon Panel at the Phoenix Conference was very successful.
14. Hugh McReynolds of the Sports Turf Committee reported that forty-four individuals attended the Sports Turf seminar held at Grand Canyon University. The session went well despite the fact that speakers were often competing with the noise of delivery trucks. The Sports Turf Committee made three recommendations: a. Continue the liaison position role and rewrite the job description to have someone with contacts along all aspects of the industry 21 | DAANJ WINTER 2017
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