Spokane is the place where we will assemble for this year's 21st annual Spring Symposium and State Competition. For those of you ready to go, we will be staying in the Double Tree by Hilton Spokane City Center and the Red Lion at the Park. Details will be released shortly. Check out the microsite set up by our friends in Spokane on this website under "Events and Activities." Hotel information is now online under "Events and Activities" Click on "Spring Symposium and State Competition" for your contact information.
Over 300 WCTSMA members converged on Everett's Xfinity Arena for Winter Leadership 2014. The State Officer hosted event welcomed 18 schools from around the state participating in leadership activities. Members were treated to a very engaging keynote by Hoan Do "American Ninja Warrior." Other topics for the day included nutrition, blood drive information, and legislation education. Many members stayed for the Everett Silvertip's hockey game that evening. This has become a very popular event as members interact with others from around the state regarding WCTSMA programs.
Winnership is the title for this year's Winter Leadership that will be held December 3, 2014 at the Comcast Center in Everett. We are scheduled for Ballroom 1 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center from 12-4:30 pm on that Wednesday. Check-in will start at 11:30am. Your State Officers are excited to welcome Hoan Do from American Ninja Warrior as our keynote speaker. We look forward to hosting you for the day as well as for the hockey game that evening. Student fees are $20 that includes Hoan Do's book and hockey ticket. Instructor please note the $10 fee for yourself, chaperones, and bus drivers attending the hockey game Sign up can be found on the Winter Leadership page or on this link.
Your State Officers have committed to a new event in multiple regions concentrating on community service work. The 2014 WCTSMA Fall Kick-Off Community Service Day will launch at Moses Lake High School September 22, 2014. WCTSMA is teaming with The Inland Northwest Blood Center on this community service blood drive. Nearly 60% of the blood center's supply of blood comes from community drives like ours. Members can sign up soon to give blood at www.Inbcsaves.org. Your State Officers hope to present valuable information regarding WCTSMA activities and events at the site. They are also planning on an educational segment to be part of this day. Activities are scheduled to run 10am to 1pm in Moses Lake. More information to follow shortly.
Sign up to donate at www.inbcsaves.org. "Click" on "View All Blood Drives" in the middle of the page. "Click" on the calander 9/22/14. "Click" our blood drive. Login to schedule an appointment.
Just a reminder that in order to donate students must have a picture ID with both their first and last name (school ID’s typically have this info) and a consent form if they are under 18.
Your new WCTSMA State Officers showed what they were made of by leading activities at Summer Leadership 2014 at Kayak Point Park in Stanwood. After introductions, the fun started with ice breaker activities such as criss cross, tiro, and name ball toss. Leadership activities included skeleton build, Helium sticks, water balloon toss, Gatorade and taping relays. WCTSMA members were treated to a sunny BBQ presented by the BOD grill masters. Finally, awards were presented to WCTSMA members who demonstrated leadership throughout the day. Awards were presented by the State Officer Board. All members received a WCTSMA leadership pin for participation.