Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

President's Message

Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

President's Message

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Greetings VAHPERD members and colleagues:

I hope everyone is having a great start to the school year. The Spring and Summer months have been busy for the organization. We had our annual 'Budget' and 'Conference' board meetings and we have continued with our administration of grants. In particular, VAHPERD continues to support the "Under Age Drinking Prevention" Grant work through use of the website and Facebook that shares videos and resources to both parents and students. Our collaborative work with the DMV has increased our visibility and presence to thousands of people across the state and provided much needed income to the VAHPERD budget. We appreciate the continued efforts of Fred Milbert, grant coordinator, Erima Fobbs, Collective Health Impact, and Emily Dursa who continue to create resources and social media connections with thousands of people in the name of VAHPERD to educate parents and students about the impact of "Underage Drinking".

In 2017-18, VAHPERD will begin another stage of this campaign providing more benefits for VAHPERD's members in the next phase of the Under Age Drinking Prevention campaign. If you have not done so, I encourage you visit the VAHPERD website and see the work and videos that have been produced. These can be shared with both students in your classrooms and parents.

I am very excited about the November 2017 VAHPERD Convention in Roanoke. We will kick of the convention with a FULL day of sessions on Friday, November 10. …

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