The relationship of TexTESOL III with TESOL International is depends on the strength of our membership, but our role as the Central Texas TexTESOL regional affiliate goes far beyond recruiting members — the volunteers at TexTESOL III, and TESOL on a global level, provide professional support to teachers, students, and administrators, provide diverse opportunities for professional development, facilitate the dissemination of information regarding our field, and provide leadership training for those who wish to serve. As an affiliate of TESOL, TexTESOL III is called upon annually to represent our region at the TESOL convention, where we meet and talk with other affiliates from all over the world at the Affiliate Leadership Workshop as well as the Affiliate Assembly; we are called upon to vote in TESOL elections and deliberate on issues that affect the whole profession, particularly advocacy. We also meet twice a year with fellow TexTESOL Affiliate leaders (textesol.org) to discuss state-wide issues as well as the future of our respective affiliates. TexTESOL III will continue to work hard for its members and the ESL community here in Central Texas, and we are thankful for those who help support us in our mission.

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