Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. As we enter into the holiday shopping season, remember that when you shop on Amazon Smile to select NEF so that we receive a portion of your purchase total. All donations are appreciated.
Fall Conferences are complete. If you have not sent in your fundraising money, please get it into the NEF office ASAP. I can’t wait to see the totals and how many of you climbed the Ladder of Success with your Ladder Club Donations. This money is used to keep up the ACCE recognition that our programs have and to create new programs.
Block Kids and Design Drafting programs are underway. Remember if you have any questions, check the website, call or email the office. Patti will be happy to assist you.
We were not able to get all of the Education Committee members together at one time in November. Some met via conference call, so the work on the new adult program is continuing.
As we enter into the giving season, I want to challenge you. Does your company pick names to exchange gifts at the Christmas party? If so, consider suggesting that whoever selects your name makes a donation in your name to your NEF Ladder Club or a charity of your choice. I did this myself last year and it was a rewarding experience for me. I hate having to fill out the list giving people suggestions of things that I would like. I am fortunate that I don’t need anything, so I put on the list to make a donation to a charity of that person’s choosing. A donation was made in memory of my Dad to the American Heart Association because he died from heart disease. That was special to me.
As we move closer to the Christmas holidays, spread love and cheer. Check on your neighbors that may be alone, check on neighbors that may not be as fortunate as you. A warm blanket, a gift card, or even a hot meal may mean the world to someone.
In closing, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year or whatever other holiday you celebrate. Be safe and please don’t drink and drive, call an Uber. We need all of our supporters!
Wendy Jarred, CBT, CCA, CDS, CIT, EIT, LEED AP BD+C
NEF President 2019 – 2020
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