PRESIDENT ‘S MESSAGE
Hello my FCS Friends,
Warm greetings to all of our NCAFCS members. It is an honor to serve as the North Carolina Affiliate State President this year. Winter is often the season of pause and respite as we enjoy time with families and loved ones and celebrate traditions and create new memories. The holiday season brings up many emotions for people. Joy and hope for the season and the magic of the holidays but also sadness and sometimes loneliness for loved ones gone but not forgotten. May you find joy and hope with the closing of 2022 and the opening of 2023.
This is also the time of movement, especially for our organization as we prepare for spring. In the spring we will hold our annual conference and take time to gather, explore new ideas and techniques for professional development in our field, celebrate and recognize our members and their contributions and hard work, and continue to reconnect in the aftermath of Covid-19. The theme of this year's coming conference is Sharing Our Story Building Strong Connections. I hope you will join me and the NCAFCS Board of Directors in Asheville, NC at the Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts this spring as we continue to navigate being the author of the North Carolina Family and Consumer Sciences story!
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Michelle Derouin, NC President