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Notes from the Department Secretary

From the Secretary's Desk
By Barb Nath, Department Secretary

Can you believe it? The National Convention is happening in August and we get to have it in person.

We will get to see old friends and make some new friends. Sure, there will be restrictions, but it will be so worth it!! Things are moving back toward normal. It’s been so long in coming and I, for one, am so glad we can do things again.

Please be aware that this year they are not allowing people to just walk in and attend the Convention. That is different from the past. You must be registered with the Department. So if you are planning to go, but didn’t tell us so at our Department Convention, please be sure to let me know. I’ve already had one person to add to the list.

We have a very large group who have indicated their desire to go to Convention. Lots of planning has to happen for all of us to have a successful trip. By now, if you are on the list, you have probably received at least one, if not more, emails from me providing you with information. Be aware of the timelines for getting information back to me. We will also have a limited number of tickets to events.

And now, in case you haven’t noticed it is summer time in Alaska. Time for us to get all those little things done in such a very short period of time. That includes making sure your memberships are up to date (the number of delegates and alternates allowed at National Convention is based on our membership numbers); make sure the information regarding your officers and committee chairs are up to date for this year (the directory comes out in the fall and I want to make sure everyone is included, and getting the gardening and flowers done.

And on top of all those kinds of things, you must find time to take time for yourself. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what has to be done, we forget how important it is to take care of ourselves.

Have a great summer.


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