Fall Workshop Scheduled for November 11th
The Annual KIAAA Fall Workshop is scheduled for Monday, November 11th beginning at 9:00am in Manhattan. The workshop will be conducted at the Four Points Sheraton, the same venue as the Spring Conference. LTI courses will be offered on the Sunday prior, November 10th. The registration link, hotel information, LTI offerings, and workshop agenda will be available October 1st.
Welcome Back To A New School Year
Hopefully everyone was able to have some time this summer to rest and relax. As you settle back into the office, take a quick review of your KIAAA/NAAA membership. If you did not renew your membership at the Spring Conference in April, you will need to be doing that this fall. Likewise, if you are a new AD, your will need to establish an initial membership. Many of you been attempting to take care by looking for membership link. However, instead of you seeking out the enrollment site, we brought that to you. At the beginning of last week, the KIAAA sent an email out through FamilyID to EVERYONE needing to initiate or renew their KIAAA/NIAAA membership. This process of bringing the INVITE to you allows us to better track your membership. . If you haven't received that "ACCETP INVITATION" email by Sept 3rd, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we encourge everyone to take out a membership, it is critical that at the very least everyone clicks "ACCEPT INVITE", and choose the "membership" or "no membership" catagories.
If you have questions regarding your renewal, contact FamilyID support at 1-781-205-2800
ARE YOU A PAST AD IN KANSAS
Whether you are retired, moved to another state, or still working but in another campacity (principal, superintendent, etc), WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US THIS SPRING. The KIAAA is celebrating its 50th birthday/reunion at this year's annual conference. As part of that celebration, we hope that you will join us for a weekend of celebration. The conference begins on Saturday, March 30 and runs through Monday, April 1st. There are a variety of activities for retired/previous ADs to participate in, including: The Awards Banquet, Jostens President Reception, FCA Breakfast, Golf Tournament, KSU Baseball, Retired ADs Story Telling Social (you won't want to miss that on Sunday eveing). Registration is done on a smorgasbord fashion so you sign up for the events that you are able to participate in. CLICK HERE to go to the registration site. A hotel reservation link is also present on that site. Click HERE to see the tenative agenda.
If you have any questions, drop a note to Larry Dostert, retired AD from Wichita Bishop Carroll at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIAAA Confernce Concluded April 1st, 2019
The KIAAA 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference was conducted March 30-April 1, 2019 in Manhattan, Kansas. Dates for the 2020 are April 4-7. Tentative agenda, registration, and additional inforamtion is forthcoming in the near future.
Kansas Receives NIAAA Membership Commendation
The NIAAA annually recognizes states who have shown increases in their NIAAA membership from the previoius year. Again for 2017--18, Kansas has shown a record enrollment in its number of NIAAA memberships. Since becoming a dual membership state in 2015-16, the number of Kansas ADs belonging to the NIAAA has increased each year, and we would expect that trend to continue as those in the profession continue to recognize the benefits of KIAAA/NIAAA membership. Be come part of the trend! If you have not become a KIAAA/NIAAA member, click on the "MEMBERSHIP" link in the left hand column of the Homepage.
HELLAS CONSTRUTION IS A PROGRAM SPONSOR OF THE KIAAA
The KIAAA is proud to announce our first overall Major Program Sponsor. Hellas Construction has become the named sponsor of the LTI Program for the KIAAA. This sponsorship gives the KIAAA the opportunity to offer LTI courses at NO COST to the athletic directors of Kansas. When you see LTI registration for the upcoming Annual Spring Conference, you will only see a nominal registration fee associated with each class. The Hellas/KIAAA Partnership will serve as the means to offer LTI courses for free.
This partnership with Hellas Construction was not a chance occurrence. Michelle Kuhns, former athletic director for Wichita South High School, and long time KIAAA member, is currently the Regional Vice President for the Central Region for Hellas.
Austin, TX (Oct 15, 2018) – Hellas is pleased to promote Michelle Kuhns to Regional Vice President, Central Region. After graduating from K-State University and spending her entire career in athletics public administration, Michelle joined Hellas Construction and continues to be well respected in the athletic community.
Michelle’s passion for sports has landed her in the President’s Club, a highly notable and desired achievement within her first full year. “From customer to Business Development Manager to Regional, Vice President, Michelle is Hellas. She exemplifies trust, commitment, quality and customer service” says Reed J. Seaton, President and CEO of Hellas Construction, Inc.
Kuhns is as passionate about Hellas as she is committed to meeting and exceeding her customers’ expectations. “The relationship with Michelle is the primary reason we chose Hellas Construction as our construction partner”, says Tony Barron, Executive Director Facilities and Operations, Lawrence Public Schools. She understands the wants and needs of each and every customer and does not compromise on quality or performance while providing the best possible solution for her partners. Michelle personifies the Hellas brand.
So here is what is important. If you are currently considering turf, doesn’t it make sense to have “one of our own” doing the consultation with you? Michelle has been in your shoes, as a building AD, and she is still a Kansas resident. She will be the one your site as you are going through specs, bids, and ultimately construction. This is an individual, and a company, that has your school district's best interest in mind.
The KIAAA is also proud to endorse Hellas Construction in light of the relationship recently announced between the NIAAA and Hellas. Hellas is the Preferred Synthetic Turf Partner to the NIAAA. Hellas was chosen because of its work in developing continuing education for athletic administrators in the areas of synthetic surface innovation and turf systems solutions, and their expertise in school athletic facility construction.
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