President's Corner

Spring 2019

Greetings from the President


As I write this article, I am anxiously awaiting Spring Break! And by the time you read it, Spring Break will be a thing of the past and the end of the school year will be in sight. This time of year, many of us are in the midst of student taste tests, budget submissions, planning for next year, and bids, bids, and more bids. Putting all of that aside, as I think of TASN there are a few things to share.

SNA State Affiliate Agreement:
If you have not heard, TASN has signed the State Affiliate Agreement with SNA. With years of work put into this agreement, the final result is beneficial for both TASN and SNA. More information will be provided at our annual meeting this summer. Thank you to all members who provided feedback during this process. Texas is proud to remain an affiliate of our national association.

Legislative Action Conference:
Texas was very well represented at LAC. This year provided an opportunity to meet with new members of Congress who may not know much aabout our programs as well as reinforce our relationships with seasoned members. It is always such a great experience meeting with the leaders of our nation. One thing we can all agree on is the importance of feeding our children. Remember, there are always opportunities to reach out to your state and national leaders at their local offices. Whether you email, call, or make a personal visit, it is important to thank them for their support and to advocate for the future of our program.

TASN Annual Conference:
Grapevine is coming soon! As much as I do not look forward to the end of my term as your president, I am very much looking forward to the TASN Annual Conference at the Gaylord Texan! I hope you are making plans to join us for this outstanding event. Our president elect, Melissa Bryan, is totally focused on the conference. She and her Conference Planning Committee will not disappoint you!

Remember, as you begin to wrap up your school year, you absolutely do make a difference for our students. Sometimes it is hard to see what a positive impact you can have. You prepare and serve food on a daily basis, which can be huge in a child's life. Don't forget to smile at them, don't forget to laugh with them, don't forget to say hello, and don't forget to give them your best every day!

Shelly Copeland
Spring ISD
TASN 2018–2019 President