Message from the President
By Rick Nelsen, 2019 NREDA President

We have all heard the old saying about organizations, "You get out of it what you put into it" and that is certainly true about NREDA. Current activities underway range from the board trip to Washington, DC, May 20-22, annual conference planning, a professional development regional seminar April 26th in Hays, KS, our rural issues paper, this newsletter and new website and the work on a rebranding effort. 

I am constantly amazed by the amount of time that our board members, committee chairs and committee members put into NREDA activities. When I ask them why they do it the common responses include, "I want to give back to the profession" or "I believe in what NREDA stands for" or "I benefit way more from my involvement than just giving to the NREDA".

I want to take this moment to thank the many volunteers who donate their time to help make NREDA successful AND a hearty thanks to their organizations that allow them the time to do so! If you really want to benefit from your membership in NREDA please consider joining a committee.

You can find more information on many of the activities I mentioned above in this month's newsletter. Please read to learn what is going on at NREDA!
Final reminder - if you have not renewed your membership for 2019 please login to the website and do so immediately so you don't miss out!