BY kate weaver (oakland)
I would like to thank all members who attended the annual RAM conference at The H Hotel in May of 2023. We had record-setting attendance with 82 Referees from all over the state participating. The conference received rave reviews in evaluations complimenting the hotel, speakers, food, and content. With a look toward future conferences, Referees hoped for new content, including more juvenile-specific content, and suggested various new locations.
We announced our conference location for RAM Conference 2024, at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, on May 15, 2024 – May 17, 2024. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. I am excited for our membership to experience a new venue coupled with some great speakers and guests.
Our Board is going into their second year of their terms and reflects as follows:
by Kate Weaver (Oakland County)
Thank you to all who attended our annual meeting on June 3, 2022. We had our elections and your new Board has begun their journey in supporting RAM for next two years. Each Board member has numerous goals for this great organization and will work hard towards achieving those goals. Those goals include increasing participation with the membership, migrating the listserv to a Google Group, getting our new website up and running, getting our meetings and conference back in person, increasing information and participation for Juvenile Referees, becoming an SCAO-approved legal-education provider, and MORE. We will work tirelessly in these efforts. Please join us; you do not have to be on the Board to contribute!
Let me introduce you to the RAM 2022-2024 Board. Each member brings key experience, network, and leadership that is critical to ensuring our organization remains at the forefront of information, guidance, training, and expertise, as is required in our important work. Their service to this organization is so appreciated.