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Transition Underway

posted Jun 24, 2013, 7:32 AM by Lonnie Rowell   [ updated Jun 24, 2013, 7:46 AM by Margaret Riel ]

As of June 19, 2013 the original ARNA Organizing Committee has been decommissioned. In its place, a 7 member Transition Coordinating Group has been established and is hard at work over the summer, continuing to build the base for ARNA and develop projects and initiatives for ARNA's second year.
The file below ("Letter to Original Org. Com. Members . . .") is a letter sent to all members of the original committee, thanking them for their service and describing key issues in the post-conference transition. One correction to note in this letter: The coordinator of the ARNA in Espanola Working Group is Miguel Angel Lopez Montoya. Camilo Mancholo is the 2014 Conference Liaison for the ARNA in Espanola working group and is member-at-large of the Coordinating Group. Camilo became active in ARNA in February and has been building interest and support in Columbia, where he is a lecturer at a university in Bogota, and throughout Latin America.
At present, the following Working Groups have been commissioned: Coordinating Group; Web Development & Technology Working Group; Membership, Sponsorships, and Affiliations Working Group; 2014 Conference Planning Committee; School Counseling Working Group. If you wish to participate in one of these groups, please contact Shelley Yearley at
Posted by Lonnie Rowell, June 23, 2013

Regular Meetings

posted Feb 15, 2013, 12:21 AM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 12:21 AM ]

The organizing committee meets on the second friday of the month.  Generally we discuss the reports from each of the five working committees and we we discuss the plans for on-going development of the community. If there are ideas you want to share with us, suggestions for new approaches, or questions you want us to respond to, please feel free to start a discussion here and we will add the items to our agenda. 

Space for Committee Planning

posted Nov 18, 2012, 10:31 PM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 11:25 PM ]

I creating a pubic discussion space for the web group that is similar to this space for the organizing committee.  Theses are  open spaces inviting any member to post or comment on ideas.   Would the other committees like to have a an open discussion space that is linked to the committee page?  Our web team would be happy to set up a space for you to discuss committee ideas.  If there are discussions that are sensitive,  you might want to use group email. 

Organizing Committee Begins Work

posted Nov 17, 2012, 12:28 PM by Lonnie Rowell   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 11:24 PM by Margaret Riel ]

Look for reports from the ARNA Working Groups beginning November 19. The Organizing Committee for ARNA is made of five working groups. The groups now have begun to take up a variety of tasks associated with building the network. Stay tuned for news from the Working Groups.
Lonnie Rowell
November 17, 2012

ARNA Note: Nov. 12, 2012

posted Nov 12, 2012, 11:59 AM by Lonnie Rowell   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 11:26 PM by Margaret Riel ]

Some quick comments for the membership re: developments this week (Nov. 12 - Nov. 17):
  • A big thanks to Joe Shosh and his support team at Moravian for completing the initial e-mail blast. The network announcement and Save-the-Date flyer have now gone out to a 1,000+ person data base.
  • Thanks to Margaret for adding the Tech Help items for all to use. I think this will be a big help.
  • The Conference Planning Committee will hold its first on-line meeting next Monday, Nov. 19. Conference Coordinators working on setting up the meeting. Anticipating confirmation of details either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
  • All Working Groups should now have made initial contact among the members. We all should be attending to developing our task lists for the coming 3-4 months.
  • Thanks to Cathy Bruce for nominations for additional Organizing Committee members; Between Cathy and me we now have five more names to consider for committee membership. Once the Coordinating Group has acted on the nominations we will then connect the new committee members to the Working Groups
Hope all have a good week!
Warm Regards,
Lonnie Rowell

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