Meals On WheelsState Associations: What they are all about
A bit of history:
At the 2008 Meals On Wheels Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, we convened an open meeting and invited everyone interested in discussing state-specific initiatives that supported Senior Nutrition Programs to come and share what was happening in their states. It was a hit. Standing room only and brimming over, not only with people but also with ideas, energy and enthusiasm! There was much to share.
What we learned in Pittsburgh:
We saw clearly that there needed to be a formal infrastructure, or network, of state organizations that could communicate with and support one another and all Meals On Wheels Members nationwide.
Meals On Wheels Association of America-Affiliated State Associations are the right formal infrastructure:
The Meals On Wheels Association is consistently lauded by Members as affording outstanding and invaluable national networking opportunities to individuals. The establishment of a network of State Associations across the United States allows us to duplicate those principles and opportunities on the state level.
Are there currently any MOWAA State Associations?
Yes. Six states – New York, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida – have Meals On Wheels State Associations.
Do State Associations pay dues to Meals On Wheels Association of America?
No. The Meals On Wheels Assoication of America requires no financial commitment of any kind from State Associations.
Will the Meals On Wheels Association of America assist state-based groups in establishing a State Association?
Please contact Linda Netterville at email@example.com or Steven Skelton at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding the process of forming a State Association and some of the formal benefits to you.
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