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SHAPE AMERICA - The Pulse Newsletter - Winter 2015

At the state conference held November 3 & 4, 2014 our membership voted that the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will now be known as Minnesota SHAPE - (Society of Health and Physical Educators)

One year ago the MNAHPERD Board of Directors established an August to August membership enrollment. This is a reminder that all memberships will be due on August 1, 2014. You may fill out the mail in registration form or you may update on-line. If you do not wish to pay the credit card fee for on-line registration, it is perfectly acceptable to mail your membership with a check to Nancy Christensen – 25673 Muskrat Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. You will receive a receipt with a membership card either way. We know that sometimes confusion results when there is change, we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!! Register Online for 2014 Membership

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President's Welcome

I am honored to lead our organization during 2014! We have a wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and energy on our Board of Directors as well as thousands of health/physical educators (HPE) and developmental adapted physical educators (DAPE) across the state that all can work together to focus on the health and well-being of our school-age children.

We still have a lot to do in our profession to ensure that the students of Minnesota have access to knowledge and opportunities to learn (and practice) positive health and physical education behaviors/skills. As Dr. Jane Greenberg (2013 conference keynote speaker) noted, this generation’s children will live 5 years LESS than their parents! It MUST be our mission as HPE/DAPE educators in Minnesota to give them these 5 years back and much, much MORE!

My goals for this year include increasing membership, especially future professionals – as they are our future! I am also focused on increasing our regional workshops – getting ‘good stuff’ out to teachers in their own backyard. This is especially important for those teachers who are unable to attend the fall conference and for teachers to have options DURING the year to get rejuvenated! Finally, I am excited about our fall 2014 conference and putting together yet ANOTHER great conference for the HPE/DAPE teachers in the state!

Here is to a GREAT 2014 – email me ( ) with ANY suggestions, questions, or concerns regarding our organization! Looking forward to seeing you at a regional workshop and the fall conference November 3-4 at Wayzata High School!


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