Summer is coming to an end but we have lots of things to look forward to in the fall. On September 20, President Elect Jim Pearman and I will speak on land use and public policy mediation at the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. We will enjoy visiting with our fellow mediators in Yakima. The next day, September 21, is International Day of Peace. Look for events in your area commemmorating this day. Conflict Resolution Day is October 18. This day promotes awareness of mediation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict. WMA will host a webinar for our members in honor of Conflict Resolution Day. I look forward to celebrating these days with you.
Conflict Resolution Day
and Upcoming Webinar
This fall we will promote awareness of peaceful means of conflict resolution on Conflict Resolution Day on October 18. WMA will join with many other Washington organizations to recognize this day. In honor of Conflict Resolution Day, WMA is excited to host a webinar for its members. Look for date, time and other details upcoming in our September newsletter.
International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace was established by United Nations resolution in 1981. The first celebration of this day was in September 1982. The day is devoted to comemmorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among peoples. Recognize International Day of Peace individually or with others in your community. Find local events, or post your own, at http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org.
New and Renewing Members and Certifications
Congratulations to our Certification Renewals: Ann McBroom, Diane Adalbert,Linda Shulman,Richard A. Morris,Richard Barrier & Robbie Kunreuther.
Welcome to new members: Fredrick Arcala, Robin Ballard, Brian Graunke, Richard Welt. Loren R. Caudle from Phoenix House in Lewiston, Idaho.
Thank you to our renewing members: Diane Adalbert, Sandra Barto, Cheryl Cohen, Patti Dinsmore, Comm. Stephen Gaddis Ret., Diana Hornbogen, Tabitha Jensen, Denise Knapp, Ann McBroom, Barbara Hanhouraii, J.D., John Shaffer, Vivien Sharples, Linda Shulman, David Stewart, Kathlenn Strum, Six Rivers Community Mediation, Marti Kantola, Lynn C. Tuttle, Melanie Nelson (formerly Berquist).