NSCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
It seems as if it was just yesterday that I wrote my first note as President of NSCA and already I am penning another. This past month has been filled with lots of activity with my programs and our NSCA board meeting.
Although I wasn't able to attend, I want to congratulate NAFGPD for the awesome conference they hosted in Reston, VA and thank our NSCA members, Suzette Boydston, Pamela Carre, Lyndon Drew, Mag Holland, Fred Lugo, Jolene Nierenberg, Mary Lynn Smith, and Donna Teel, for helping to make the conference a great success and representing NSCA on the committees.
We had quite a productive board meeting while in D.C. during the week of September 12th. We started out with a session on Board Leadership, presented by BoardSource, that was very informative and educational. The time with our Washington Advocate, Alan Lopatin, was quite helpful for board members as they met with Congressional leaders and staff members on the Hill. NSCA board members educated them about the great works and the impact that our SCP, FGP and RSVP programs provide for seniors and youths in the communities and to thank them for the support they give. Much work was also done in regards to updating the current NSCA by-laws, which will be completed and presented to the membership for ratification.
Our meeting with Senior Corps Deputy Director Erin McGrath and Program Officer Jan Newsome was also very enlightening, encouraging and engaging. Erin shared with us that the Corporation is currently working on developing materials for both transition teams for the new administration to ensure a smooth process in the coming year; working on changes in the regulations that will go to General Counsel and OMB for approval; and while no exact date has been scheduled there will also be a change from E-grants to a new system - Grants and Member Management.
As you read through this E-news, you will see that NSCA has been extremely active in advocating for all Senior Corps, for we are indeed, Stronger Together.
Lynnetta Kopp, NSCA President