President's Corner

Winter 2023

Greetings TASN members,

I hope that all of you had a restful break and that you are recharged and ready to get back to the important work of feeding our students. Spring break is on the horizon, and if you look hard, you can see the end of the school year.

As you make plans for the rest of your school year, please remember the following events:

Each of these conferences will provide you with learning opportunities, networking possibilities, and a much- needed break from the daily routine. Details can be found on the TASN website and the SNA website. I will be at all of them, and I hope to see a Texas-sized crowd at each one.

TASN board elections are coming up soon. Electronic voting will be held from March 1-31. Please make your voice heard. While you are at it, now is a good time to start thinking about next year’s election. TASN is always looking for new members to take leadership positions in the organization. If you are curious about the duties of the different leadership positions, please reach out to the current officers. We would be happy to tell you about the work we do. Visit the TASN Board of Directors page for our contact information.

I also want to give you some information on the strategic plan that your officers will use to guide the organization through the next three years. We chose to focus on three key areas: membership, professional development, and advocacy. We feel that a focus on continuous improvement in these three areas will help TASN provide value to our members and the students that we serve. Check out a copy of the strategic plan on our website.

Finally, I would like to express some gratitude. The headquarters staff and the TASN Board of Directors are a committed group of individuals. They all put our members first. Ask anyone on the board or at HQ, and they will tell you that our members are the main thing. We all want our members to help us strengthen this organization and elevate the perception of school nutrition professionals. It is my privilege to be a leader, but my passion is being a member. I love what we do for our students, and I know that we do it better because of TASN. Thank you for your continued support and everything that you do out there to help feed our students.

Darin Crawford
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD TASN 2022–2023 President