Labor Day marks the last celebration of summer. This Holiday is also very unique since it doesn’t glorify a conflict, battle, person, race or nation. It is celebrated the first Monday of September and is devoted to the achievements of all American workers. Labor Day for me symbolizes the beginning of Fall. Usually at this time I stop to regroup and reflect on the events that occurred over the Summer and plan the upcoming Fall.
During the Summer, the Board had a meeting to plan the education programs for the upcoming months. As in years past, we are having monthly meetings starting in September and rounding out the year in May with the Annual Spring Seminar. December is the only month we will not conduct an education session. The programs will be rotating between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo monthly. We are attempting to schedule meetings on the second Thursday of the month based on speaker and facility availability. We are also beginning to organize the Spring Seminar for May 2005. If you have topics you would like presented at either monthly education meetings or Spring Seminar please forward those to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, remember to check out the WMSHP website (www.wmshp.net) for program details. It is loaded with useful information including information on our monthly CE programs, resources for PDA’s, and much more. I look forward to hearing from you!