I hope everyone had a great summer and put on a lot of miles. I know I did.

We have seen the end of an era with our leader Randy Thiel, retiring in June. He will be missed, I know I miss his help already.

Fall workshops are coming sooner than you think. Check the WDTSEA web page to see for dates , times and locations. Doug and I have worked really hard at putting them together and we know you will be pleased.

2nd Annual WDTSEA golf outing at Deer Valley in Barneveld was a success. We went from 5 to 11 golfers if you really want to count President Elect Bob as a golfer. Ask him about his string of bad shots. The team of Mike Billot , Eric Schuster and James Windsor from Janesville, upset the defending champs of Greg Olson and Dick Bilda. It started out raining for the first 4 holes but after that ,it was great out. Fun was had by all golfers. You should think about joining us next year. It is a great deal with 18 holes ,cart , and box lunch for under $50. The stories told by all was worth it.

We are waiting to hear from DPI to see who will replace Randy , and as of right now, they just opened the position up. As soon as we hear. We will let all know. I hope to see you at the fall workshops and do not forget to start thinking about the Teacher of the Year candidates. It would help if you nominate someone deserving at the fall workshops, so we can get to working on picking the deserving person.

Dick Bilda
WDTSEA President