Spring 2020 | PATH INTL. REGION 1
PATH Intl. Region 1 Quarterly Newsletter
Spring Happenings
Life has certainly changed for most of us in the last few weeks! We know that PATH Int’l Centers throughout the region, and indeed around the country, are experiencing a difficult time amidst COVID-19 related distancing practices. Thank you for being proactive in helping to protect the vulnerable communities we serve, as well as your staff, volunteers, and their extended networks. If you have questions about sustainability, community outreach, or have other concerns during this time, please visit www.pathintl.org, or check out the great support being offered on our Region 1 Facebook group. We are here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your Region Leadership Team anytime. There are many great ideas being shared on FB and Instagram pages by centers across the country to keep their clients and volunteers engaged during this time of isolation!

The Annual Region 1 Conference has been postponed in light of the safety concerns for group gatherings. This year’s event will now be held at Full Circle Farm in Newport, NH August 7-9, 2020. More details will follow, and the region conference web page will be updated - stay tuned. We have a great lineup of educational offerings, plus plenty of chances to network, honor this year’s award recipients, and win cool swag at our silent auction!

Stay safe and reach out to your PATH Int’l Region 1 network if you need support. We’re in this together (even if we’re 6 feet apart!)

Megan Ellis, Region I Communications Chair and your Region I Leadership Team
Silent Auction
Each year at the Region 1 Conference we hold a Silent Auction to raise funds for NESAR (a not-for-profit organization that was established within the region in 1990 to help facilitate the delivery of services to people with special needs.) NESAR provides scholarships to members in our Region for Instructor Certification and Continuing Education.

Members and Centers donate items for the silent auction - this is a fun way to share your state or center’s swag and benefit our region! Please contact Marie Aparo to make a silent auction donation.
2020 Awards
Congratulations to these exceptional representatives of the PATH Intl. values and the spirit of Region 1:

PATH Intl. Region 1 Credentialed Professional of the Year: Lauren Fitzgerald, High Hopes, Old Lyme, CT

Horse of the Year: Dixie, High Horses Therapeutic Riding, Sharon, VT

Volunteer of the Year: Liz Lefrancois, Shepard Meadows TRC, Bristol, CT

Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Robert Baratt, High Hopes, Old Lyme, CT
Vermont State Representative
Many thanks to Amber Thibodeau of Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center, who has volunteered to be our VT State Chair! Amber has been Executive Director of SVTRC since 2016 and is looking forward to her work not only as Region 1 Vermont State Chair but also Region 1 and NESAR Treasurer. Amber can be reached by email at: amber.sovtrc@gmail.com
Center Happenings
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Stay Connected 
Sarah Bronson , Region Rep
Stephanie Trafka , RI, NB, NF, NS, PE, PQ
Megan Ellis , Communication Chair
Amber Thibodeau , Treasurer

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