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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Southern Region's Board Retreat

CSLA's Southern Region met at the Pasadena Hilton on Saturday, August 22, for the annual board retreat. Five new board members joined the Southern Region board as Sondra Keckley passed the gavel to the new Southern Region President, Sharlene Paxton. Blair Carroll (Section 2 Rep.) Heather Gruenthal (Section 3 Rep.), Joanne Ladewig (Section 4 Rep.), Kathy Short (Section 4 Rep.), and Corie Julius (Section 5 Rep.) officially began their terms at the board retreat. Kathleen Sheppard is Southern Region's new President-Elect.
We had a great day planning for the Southern Region workshop, which will be held at the Pasadena Hilton on Saturday, October 3rd, from 8:30-4:00. In addition to our fall workshop, Southern Region has some exciting section events planned for our members this year, so stay tuned for more information on these upcoming events.

If you haven't registered for the SR fall workshop, don't delay! Early-bird registration ends September 5th, and the early-bird hotel discount ends September 4th. Deb Ford will be our keynote speaker, and we will be holding a raffle for one lucky attendee to win Deb for a Day and have Deb spend the day in the winner's library on Monday, October 5th. Additionally, we will have 16 breakout sessions, so you don't want to miss this great day of fun, networking, and learning with others in the school library world. Arrive early to decorate your name badge at our Bling Your Badge Makerspace! We'll also be giving away up to $2,500 in scholarships for teacher librarians and library paraprofessionals attending certification programs. Visit csla.net or http://cslasr.weebly.com/ for more information on the SR Fall Workshop and to register. We're also accepting speaker proposals until September 5th, so put in a proposal to share something at a breakout session--speakers receive free registration!

The Southern Region board is energized and looking forward to connecting with our members and offering a variety of great member benefits this year. 

Front row, left to right: Mindy Wilmot, Section 1 Rep.; Kathleen Sheppard, President-Elect; Sharlene Paxton, President; Sondra Keckley Past President; Heather Gruenthal, Section 3 Rep.; and Joanne Ladewig, Section 4 Rep.
Back row, left to right: Carolyn Gill, Treasurer; Marsha Barr, Section 1 Rep.; Regina Powers, Secretary; Erin Southam, Section 5 Rep.; Corie Julius, Section 5 Rep.; Victoria Waddle, Section 6 Rep.; Blair Carroll, Section 2 Rep.; and Kathy Short, Section 4 Rep.

Not pictured: Jane Brooks, Section 3 Rep., and Mark Williams, Section 6 Rep.