Food Service & Nutrition - Summer 2017 - 22
INDUSTRY NEWS & CSNM NEWS
Tracey Christensen, CNM
Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary this past summer and we were part of that celebration in
Ottawa at the CSNM conference. The National Summit meeting, which was held just prior to the
conference, was greatly successful and work continues with the newly formed committee with
regard to the "one voice" future of CSNM. Committee members include past and current presidents
of local chapters.
ASNM will host a fall event this October in Calgary. Plans include an Escape Room and dinner with
locations to be announced. It will be a new and exciting way to network with our colleagues from
across Alberta and an opportunity to wind down with a nice meal following.
Planning sessions will commence for next year's 50th Anniversary of ASNM, which will be happening in the fall of 2018. The location for the one day event will be Banff, Alberta. Details will be
announced as they become available.
Stacey Ginter, NM
Another successful year of SSNM business was topped off with our Spring Education Day and AGM
on May 12 and 13, 2017. We were celebrating a milestone for our group with our 45th anniversary!
To celebrate, we held an anniversary event the night before the conference. We had a fantastic
night celebrating and reminiscing with members of the past, present and future!
Typically the conference is the closure of our board business for the summer. After our AGM, we
were very thrilled to be able to have a full board of directors. We decided to hold a board meeting
in June this year. SSNM has several large goals for the upcoming year and we wanted to get things
Our goals for the upcoming year include revising the Book of Directives, creating board orientation
packages with timelines and responsibilities for each board position and developing new informational pamphlets and sponsorship booklets for SSNM.
We have also formed a committee within SSNM that is moving forward to establish the necessary
steps involved to certify our profession in Saskatchewan.
I was grateful to attend the CSNM Summit meeting on June 14, where government lobbying was
a top priority on many of the attendees' minds. In Saskatchewan we are awaiting some changes
as we transition from 12 Health Regions to just one in the fall. The new Health Region will be the
Saskatchewan Health Authority.
We also want to focus on a student event in the coming year. We feel that it is so important to
make ourselves known to the students and help them see the value in not only SSNM but also the
benefits of being a CSNM member.
As SSNM takes some time to enjoy the summer, we also see the value in the goals we have set for
ourselves this year. We look forward to what we can accomplish.
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