JCEP report – NEAFCS

Hi again,
The second part of the JCEP conference was held in respective sections. What came up at NEAFCS section was that the majority of states present are facing reorganization and/or potential cuts. Wisconsin shared they are framing work with families from an economic perspective and that they had a new governor that did not value education. (who knew what was to follow at that moment??)
Membership is down across the nation and dues increase seems to be contributing to the decrease as well as decreasing workforce.
You might consider joining a national committee – Dec. 31 is the committee sign-up deadline, but you can join anytime. Committees are:
-Endowment
-Investment
-Bylaws
-Webinar review and selection
The NEAFCS Annual Session will be in Albuquerque, NM this fall. The Balloon Fiesta begins the day after the conference ends and hotels are booking up quickly. Preconference workshops will be on Exer-Gaming and “Teaching From the Heart.”
Living Well cookbook – so far 11,000 have been sold; 15,000 are left. As a member, we can use the recipes in our educational offerings, but should credit the source.
Amy Peterson chairs a new advocacy committee to help the FCS profession and NEAFCS appear more current and the experts that should be tapped into for national movements and efforts.

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