A message from Jimi Scheid, 2020/2021 WCISA President

Thank you for attending! We hope you enjoyed yourself!  

I hope you found your time spent with the Western Chapter ISA, our gracious presenters, moderators, vendors, and social participants was worthwhile and had you inspired to learn more and implement some newfound skills into your professional pursuits.     WCISA is a member driven organization. Your feedback about what we’re getting right and what needs improvement is very important to us and will be taken into account when we’re planning future conferences.  

THREE WAYS TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK Share your “aha” moments through our “mentimeter” app – Add yours here
Let the individual speakers know what you thought of their presentation by completing the evaluation in the conference app. Just click on the session and scroll to the bottom – there is an evaluation tab set for your use. Take a few moments to complete our conference survey. You can find that here.  

CONTINUE YOUR EXPLORATION If you still have that craving to learn more, please revisit the conference website where you can find each presentation available to you on-demand at your convenience through 9/30/2021. Please remember to fill out the speaker evaluations while in the platform.  

CEUs You can still earn continuing education credits by watching the sessions that you may of missed. Complete the CEU sheet listing any sessions viewed in their entirety and return by email to heather@wcisa.net or by mail to 31910 Country Club Drive, Porterville, CA 93257 Click here to download the CEU sheet.  

We know that in these uncertain times, the decision to remain with us in a virtual setting is not an easy one. I can attest to the challenges myself, but certainly appreciate each one of you that committed yourselves to join us in some way. Your contributions to the array of conference programming, to include those generous souls that made donations to the Britton Fund silent auction, are not lost on me, the Board of Directors, the Epicenter staff or the conference planning committee. As we migrate back into previously-charted grounds and a return to in-person events before too long, after an unimagined excursion into isolation, I hope this year’s Annual Conference will have served as a launchpad to bigger, better, and more “far out” opportunities for us all. Thank you for not only your flexibility and forgiveness during this wild ride, but the many compliments received of our event that have more than overwhelmed me and the rest of the team that brought this to you.  

Keep the connection with your peers alive by sharing your favorite tree planting photos or videos from your received conference tree seedlings. You can upload them with the link provided below. Also include the general location it was planted in and, like the far out space explorers and the Apollo 14 “Moon Trees”, we can reflect decades in the future to monitor these seedlings’ resiliency as an indelible impact of our conference journey together.

On that last note, if you haven’t yet, drop a line to our Annual Conference Chair, Kelaine Ravdin, and let her know how remarkable and appreciated her efforts were at broadening our horizons, creating a lasting informative & entertaining connection, and taking the seeds of an idea, nurturing their growth, withstanding the storms, and seeing them develop, like the mighty redwood giants of the Lost Coast, into an unforgettable experience that captured the awe and praise of nearly all that beheld it.
To Trees and To You,
Jimi Scheid
WCISA President 2020-2021
This is me with my daughters Althea and Evangeline (left to right) planting the coast redwood seedling sent by the Jonsteen Company as part of the Annual Conference materials. Potted at home in Pollock Pine CA.  

You can upload yours here!

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