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Page 6 Cold Spring Record Tuesday, November 26, 2013 II I bg Scott Staska, Superintendent ALL STATE SCHOOL BOARD ROCORI School Board mem- ber Nadine Schnettler has been named to the 2014 All State School Board. Recognition as an All State Board Member is the Minnesota School Boards Asso- ciation's (MSBA) most presti- gious award. The award will be given during a luncheon Thurs- day, Jan. 16, 2014, at MSBA's annual Leadership Conference. In recognition of Nadine's nomination and selection, I would like to share some addi- tional information about Nadine and the All State School Board award! THE ALL STATE AWARD "The All State School Board represents the highest example of board service. These are school board members who are committed to student achieve- ment, determined to build sup- port for their local schools and unwavering in their pursuit of what's best for students," MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schnei- dawind said. There are nearly 2,300 school board members in Minnesota. Each year, MSBA's awards com- mittee selects up to seven indi- vidual board members to the All State School Board. Schnettler was one of seven board members chosen for the award this year. NOMINATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA The All State School Board is intended to identify and recog- nize school board members across the state who have exhib- ited positive leadership quali- ties and have made a difference in the education of students. MSBA's nomination information regarding the All State School Board recognition explains that this "recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to students and public education." Board members are nominat- ed by superintendents, fellow board members, parents or com- munity members for their out- standing contributions to public education. A nomination form, a letter of support from the super- intendent, a letter of support from another school board mem- ber or the full board, and a "re- sume" of board experience is re- quired in the process. As part of the nomination process, the School Board sub- mitted a letter of support which stated, "In our collective opin- ion, Nadine is an excellent ex- ample of a positive and effective school board member! We wholeheartedly, and collective- ly, support the nomination of Nadine Schnettler for Minneso- ta All-State School Board! MSBA's information about the award indicates that this "recognizes an individual's out- standing contributions to stu- dents and public education." Criteria for the award includes MSBA training, strong leader- UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, November 27 12TH ANNUAL PRE-THANKSGIVING PARTY "BLT". 9p.m. Thursday November 28 "Happy Thanksgiving" Open at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 6TH ANNUAL PUB OLYMPICS Remember to Shop at Your LOCAL Stores on Small Business Saturday, November 30th (SOB's, Stoney's, Main Street Pub, Shorty's, Bud's Bar) Call Lodge for sign up a details. Back room available for your Christmas Party. z. l No room charge. Potlucks welcome. Call to reserve 320-398-2588 i iiiiiiii iiiiiiili:i i:i! ii!ii!iiiii iiii ii!!ili .le iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ililili! ~iil i!iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Scan for upcoming events on our website ship; excellence in boardsman- ship; communication skills; vi- sionary thinking; demonstration of concern for students, staff and taxpayers; and support for the nomination from stakehold- ers. NADINE'S SERVICE ON THE BOARD Nadine has served the RO- CORI District for eight years. She has clearly and effectively demonstrated patterns of behav- ior and engagement that reflect the qualities desired! Nadine has made outstanding contribu- tions to the ROCORI school dis- trict because of her dedication to the community and district, re- lationship building skills and in- valuable perspective. She engages throughout the district, at a wide variety of lev- els, while maintaining a good sense of support rather than "in- fluence." She is a positive sup- porter of other school board members, reflects well the spirit of the school district in meetings or activities throughout the communities, serves as a dis- trict and student advocate on other governing boards or struc- tures, and is very professional in her interactions as a school leader. WORK AS CHAIR Nadine is a strong, yet posi- tive influence for the entire RO- CORI School Board. She is a very visible School Board repre- sentative who understands the balance between governance and management. The ROCORI district has worked hard, over the past few years, to under- stand and implement a gover- nance model of school board leadership. Through the devel- opment of the district strategic roadmap, the implementation of its strategic directions, and the allocation of appropriate re- sources to complete the tasks, Nadine has learned, demon- strated and supported school board leadership by governance rather than management. The recommendation letter submitted on behalf of the school board explained, "As board chair, Nadine sets a healthy tone that balances lis- tening and action. She is careful to let conversations come to completion before moving through the agenda, yet task and action oriented. Her man- agement of difficult topics al- lows our group to have honest and frank discussions, where six unique viewpoints can be voiced and heard." DEDICATION AND LEAD- ERSHIP The School Board's nomina- tion letter to MSBA explained that, "Nadine's dedication to serving on the board is evident by the depth and breadth of her involvement. She serves on more than her fair share of sub- committees. The subcommittees include district, county, and state levels, which involve trav- el and considerable amounts of time." During her tenure on the RO- CORI School Board, Nadine has held a number of different of- rices and leadership roles. She has been the Chair for the past six years and served as Treasur- er before that. Nadine has been part of the Negotiations Committee, Meet and Confer Representative, Stu- dent Placement Appeals, Facili- ties and Grounds, Board Fi- nance Committee, Community Finance Committee, Referen- dum Committee, Keep ROCORI Proud, MSHSL Contact, 5th Monday Community, Insurance Committee, and the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee. In addition to service in RO- CORI, Nadine has been on the Benton-Stearns Education Dis- trict Board, serving as Chair for seven years. She has been on the Resource Training and Solu- tions Board for the past seven O Monday through Saturday 3pm to Close &. Sunday 11am to Close years. In the past, Nadine also served on the Joint Powers //6074 ALC Governing Board. Through MSBA, Nadine has engaged in 231 hours of train- ing since her election to the board. Nadine regularly partic- ipates in training experiences and opportunities. ALA nit 455 Host FINAL NOTES AND THOUGHTS MSBA is a private nonprofit organization that provides cost- saving programs, management support, board training, advoca- cy, research and referral for Minnesota's public schools. Previously, Eva Kluempke and Lynn Schurman from the ROCORI School Board have been recognized as All State Board Members. Eva Kluemp- ke was recognized in January 2004. Lynn Schurman was rec- ognized in January, 2005. Congratulations, Nadine, on this prestigious recognition! December 3 The American Legion Auxil- iary Unit 455 will host their Christmas Party on Tuesday, De- cember 3, 2013, our regular meeting night. Social hour will be from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. It will be potluck so bring your favorite dish to share. We will have games and door prizes. Melissa and Rita are in charge. Come and join us for fun and socializing. See you then. Our unit would like to wish everyone a safe Holiday Season. LaVerne Schouviller Public Relations ALA inv all nnual All members of the Cold Spring Area Historical Society and those interested in preserv- ing the history of the Cold Spring, Rockville and Richmond area are invited to the seventh annual meeting and dinner for the organization on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013. The event will be held at the Cold Spring American Legion, with social hour from 5:30-6:30 PM, followed by dinner, a short business meet- ing, and presentations of the 2013 Historian of the Year awards. This year's guest speaker will be Gordon Fredrickson, who will be pre- senting a Farm Her- itage pro- gram based on his book "A Farm Country Christmas Eve". Gordon is a retired school teacher, farmer, veteran, and drama director who has au- thored a series of children's books about growing up on a farm, and has made presentations to over 26,000 students and over 500 presentations to senior centers, farm shows, libraries and histori- cal societies. Gordon's presenta- tions bring back memories of farm life and small town life that everyone enjoys. As part of the business meet- ing, there will be elections to fill several open Trustee positions. An organization such as the CSAHS cannot operate without a "core" group of individuals who help manage the financial and public events of the organization. As a trustee, responsibilities in- clude attending quarterly meet- ings, helping maintain the Muse- um's Collection, and when possible, helping with various events throughout the year. Cur- rent Trustees are Bill Thull, Mary Ramler, Dan Steil, Rita Hennen, Jack Bell, Tony Nathe, Cliff Johnson and Duane Kuss. If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to be a Trustee, please contact CSAHS President Bill Thull (240-7985) or Secretary Rita Hennen (248-5044 or info@greatescapes4u.-com). Cost for the dinner is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. So that we can plan for the. din- ner and meeting, please RSVP no later than Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 by contacting Rita Hennen (see above info). Registration forms were included in a recent newsletter, or one can be emailed to you. Thank you goes to all who have attended events and donat- ed items to the Museum this year and a special THANK YOU to all who support the CSAHS organi- zation's goal of preserving histo- ry! We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting. SPORTS BAR E GRILL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 DJ 9 p.m. - Close NO BAR BINGO on Thanksgiving! DJ - FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT PULL TABS sponsored by Cold Spring Lions e BAR BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 6:30 P.M. e Progressive Jackpot Prize each Thursday night HOURS: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon., Tues. & Wed. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Noon-'til Closing Sun. 200 Main Street Cold Spring 685-3343 9 p.m. - Close Friday, November 29th November 30th || 9 p.m. - Close 9 p.m. - Close On/Off Sale. Live Entertainment. 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