President’s Message

President’s Message – January 14, 2015

We have started the new year in smashing style here in Connecticut —- over the last 3 days we’ve had eight small earthquakes.  A swarm such as this is a rarity in Connecticut.  As long as they don’t get more energetic than the biggest (3.3), it is just a curiosity.  I’m sure a lot of you have experienced much more frightening quakes.

I hope that 2015 is off to a good start for you.  I also hope that you will be able to attend the APAST functions that will be occurring at the NSTA Conference in Chicago.  The two functions (both to be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place) are:

  • APAST Business Meeting and Social – 3:30-5:30 pm, Friday, March 13 in Regency D
  • APAST Breakfast – 7:00-9:00 am, Saturday, March 14   (This event will be sponsored by National Geographic Learning.  Pre-registration for this will be required, and details about pre-registration will be announced in a few weeks).  What better way to celebrate Einstein’s birthday!

On another note, a few years ago we transitioned to having memberships begin on April 1 and end on March 31.  We thought it would be easy for people to remember.  However, we have had many people tell us that they didn’t know when to pay their dues.  So, if you wish, pay your dues for next year now —- we can extend your membership to March 31, 2016 or beyond.  You can pay dues using a credit card on our website ( or pay by check.

I sincerely hope you attend our functions in Chicago — we look forward to hearing your thoughts on how to make APAST a more effective and influential organization.

Best regards,

Fred Myers


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