Message from the WVAFCS President

  • If you were able to attend the spring 2019 meeting at Fairmont, I hope you were encouraged by the level of involvement, the passion and professionalism of the presentations, and the joy of comraderie that filled the day. I have been a member of this organization for many years and I never tire of seeing my fellow colleagues enjoying a day of refreshment and rejuvenation. I never fail to learn something new and get excited about the latest technologies and ideologies. Our professional development is about finding a new way to think about the perennial problems that continue to challenge our families and communities. I served as president of WVAFCS in 1995. I was the first president of the newly renamed FACS organization. I joined as a graduate student when we were the American Home Economics Association, AHEA. Actually, I was a 1994 national convention delegate and cast my vote on behalf of West Virginia for the name change. It was very exciting! I remember feeling a part of history. What a big event, but not without controversy. As you can imagine, there was a strong movement to keep the organization as Ellen Swallows Richards and her group planned at Lake Placid in 1899. She then served as the first president of AHEA in 1908. But the name change was touted as a sign of the times. So maybe it’s time for another change. Be part of the evolution. Stay connected to your profession. Stay active in the West Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Hope to see you at our next annual meeting on April 18, 2020 in Bridgeport.

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    Apr 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    Bridgeport, WV, United States