Affiliate Councils Workshop: Putting on the Cloak of Visibility

Affiliate Councils Workshop

Shera Jackson, Janis Henderson, Helyne Frederick, Michael McColley, Jared Brooks, Grace Bingham, Amber Johnson, Yolanda Frederickson, Haley Ballou, Pamela Payne, Bethany Willis-Hepp, Raeann Hamon, Debra Berke, Susan Piland, Jana Meinhold, Sarah Feeney, Doris Cancel-Tirado, Patrice Powers-Barker, Katie LaPlant, Carmen Irving, Rachel Arocho, Amy Kelley, Erica Jordan, Jennifer Newquist, Joanne Roberts

Presider: Rebecca Ward 

1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Salon 9
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  • 226-01 Texas Tech University Student Council - Promoting Student Learning Through Service Project, Shera Jackson, Janice Henderson, Helyne Frederick, Texas Tech University
  • 226-02 Weber State University Student Council - Engaging Students in Family Life Education Throughout Undergraduate Programs: On Campus Engagement, Michael McColley, Jared Brooks, Grace Bingham, Amber Johnson, Yolanda Frederickson, Haley Ballou, Pamela Payne, Weber State University
  • 226-03 Mid-Atlantic Council - Over 25 Years of Insight - Engaging Students and Professionals Through the MACFR Annual Conference, JeanMarie St. Clair-Christman, Pennsylvania State University; Bethany Willis-Hepp, Towson University; Raeann Hamon, Messiah College; Debra Berke, Wilmington University; Susan Piland, Messiah College
  • 226-04 Northwest Council - Bringing Us Together: The Northwest Council on Family Relations Lessons Learned, Jana Meinhold, Portland State University; Sarah Feeney, Central Washington University; Doris Cancel-Tirado, Western Oregon University
  • 226-05 Ohio Council - Using Low Cost Technology to Access and Meet Affiliate Members' Needs, Patrice Powers-Barker, Ohio State University Extension; Katie LaPlant, Ohio State University Extension; Carmen Irving, Mental Health and Recovery Board; Rachel Arocho, Ohio State University; Amy Kelly, Kent State University
  • 226-06 Texas Council - Texas State Capital Connection, Erica Jordan, University of Houston; Jennifer Newquist, Stephen F. Austin State University; Joanne Roberts, Hardin-Simmons University

The 2017 NCFR Annual Conference workshop for members of NCFR affiliates (local chapters) will highlight how affiliates add value of the Family Science major/profession/field. Proposals to present a roundtable session at the workshop were due April 28, 2017.

The Affiliate Councils Board (ACB) hosts a workshop annually at the NCFR conference. The workshop offers a unique session for members of state/regional and student affiliates to discuss what their respective affiliate councils are doing, how they are doing it, and gather new ideas that they can utilize moving forward. 

The 2017 affiliate conference workshop will feature roundtable presentations. Affiliate members were encouraged to submit one or more proposals for roundtable discussion that highlighted what their affiliate council is doing well. The goal was for councils to identify their strengths and successes, and showcase these successes in a unique way at their accepted roundtable. Discussion with members of other affiliates across the country will be a priority at the conference. 

Specific workshop topics to consider included recruitment and retention of members; service projects and involvement; annual conferences; fundraising ideas and accomplishments; marketing and social media outreach strategies; leadership; and community engagement. 

The proposal deadline was April 28, 2017. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Authors of accepted roundtables will be required to bring any materials needed for their roundtable to the Affiliate Councils Workshop at the NCFR conference in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 16, 2017, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 

Questions about proposals? Email Bobby Kern, ACB Program Chair

Workshop Registration

This workshop is free to attend if you are registered for the NCFR conference, but please RSVP / add the workshop to your conference registration so we can track attendees. You must be registered for the NCFR conference on the day of this event to attend the workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

If you do not include this event with your conference registration initially, you can add it to your registration later; log in to My NCFR, go to the screen “continue shopping,” add the preconference, and proceed to checkout for payment.

For assistance with registration, email Susan Baker or call her at 888-781-9331, ext 2884.

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