Marcia Wagner's Food Truck   President's Message

       

   Why should I want to be on the WSNA board?

 I hope you are all doing well! It is hard for me to believe that it is May! As I am sitting here writing this, the sky is beautiful, it is a little chilly and the baseball team is practicing.   It is Spring. Spring is my favorite time of year, seeing the trees leave out and flowers begin to bloom. It is such a good reminder that there are new beginnings. Life is finally returning to normal in many ways, and we have so much to be thankful for! Personally, I am thankful for all of the friends and connections that I have made through WSNA. The school foodservice profession can be quite stressful at times, especially during the past year. The beautiful thing is that everyone shares their ideas, struggles and solutions. It is the most collaborative group of professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. 

I got involved with WSNA because I felt very isolated in my job. I really needed to connect with other people. In the past, I would go to meetings or functions, but I really didn’t know anyone. I would see people smiling and hugging each other and I really wanted to have that. In an attempt to get that, I decided to go to the Legislative Action Conference in Washington D.C. back in 2017.  On the plane on the way there, I thought to myself “What are you doing?” There was no backing out at that point. When I arrived, I met Vicky Ayers, Peggy Rieper, Pam Milleson, Bonnie Britt, and Mindy Cass just to name a few. They were so welcoming that my fears immediately disappeared. They talked to me about getting more involved with WSNA. It sounded a bit scary to be honest. I didn’t understand some of what they were talking about (bylaws, positions, standing rules, etc.). I can honestly say that when I got involved, I never imagined that I would be president someday. I am so glad that I did. Taking that first step forced me out of my comfort zone, but it helped me grow in so many ways. Please know that there are many ways to get involved. If you are interested, please reach out. We would love to have you!

P.S. – I am still looking for stories and pictures to highlight this summer at our conference. I can’t wait to see you all there!

Marcia Wagner…

WSNA President

Email:  [email protected]

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