Archive for the ‘Affiliate Councils’ Category
The Leadership Training workshop at the Annual Conference was presented by Program Chair Britton Wood. Dr. Bonnie Braun of the University of Maryland was the speaker on “Leadership Renewal: Leaving a Legacy.” Lane Powell reported on the “Bounce Back” survey results sent to all affiliates about the future. In response to the question, “If the affiliated councils disappeared from the face of the earth, what reasons would there be to put them back?”, five major affirming reasons emerged: (1) accessibility to the conference experience, sharing new information; (2) collaboration with colleagues; (3) application of researched practices; (4) increased visibility of the […]
Norma Burgess served as Association of Councils President and, together with Lane Powell, worked at adopting the new Carver Model of governance to the Councils. Several surveys had been conducted, and results were being tallied. The International Section members decided to put their newsletter, including section by-laws and minutes of past meetings, online through the NCFR website. A listserv of the Section members was also made available. The Family Policy Section sponsored a Public Policy Forum pre-conference session at the Annual Conference. The first Margaret Feldman Family Policy Internship Award was given to Kevin Roy, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University who used […]
Association of Councils President James Ponzetti reported 17 active state councils: AL, BC, Canada, DC, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA/DE, TX, and UT. The regional councils included the Northwest Council, with seven states, and the Southeastern Council, with 11 states. The three local councils were (1) Greater Greensboro, NC; (2) Military Families, and (3) Taiwan ROC. There also were seven student councils.
The task force on the Association of Councils (AOC), led by Libby Balter Blume, had worked for a year gathering data from NCFR history, other organizations, and affiliates. Their report highlighted the fact that the Affiliated Councils were an energizing, vital, and active component of NCFR. With the intent of strengthening relations between the national group and the affiliates, the committee made the following recommendations: The creation of five regional networks within NCFR to increase communications & cooperation among existing councils and areas where no council existed. Each region represented at the AOC business meeting. (Regions: Southwest included AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, […]
A task force to study the Association of Councils’ relationship to NCFR was chaired by Libby Blume. Members included Edith Lewis, Judy Rommel, Roger Rubin, Anne Stanberry, John Touliatos, Jamie White, and Kathy Collins Royce. The four goals included (1) budgeting, (2) membership/communication, (3) the Association of Councils governance structure, and (4) its relationship to the Board and Sections of NCFR. The Northwest Council (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska) held their annual meeting in collaboration with the Teaching Family Science Association and the EE Section on “Families in the Information Age” June 27–29, 1996, at the Embassy Suites […]
John Touliatos, Association of Councils President, chaired a committee on long-range planning to better unify the councils and provide financial resources. The Feminism and Family Studies Section celebrated its 10th anniversary by selling specially designed greeting cards and holding a special reception honoring Alexis Walker for her efforts at initiating the first focus group to become a section. Read the April 1994 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the October 1994 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the April 1995 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the October 1995 Feminism and […]
Connie Steele, Association of Councils President, worked on setting up great relationships with office staff, Marketing Coordinator Sonja Almlie, and Kathy Royce for supporting state councils. The Association of Councils sponsored two workshops at the 1993 Annual Conference: (1) “Integrating Family Research and Practice” and (2) “Marketing Discourse on Family Action.”
A new Military Families Affiliate was initiated by contacting all the military support centers in the United States, with information about their state’s Council. All State Affiliates were notified and asked to make connections with these centers and their personnel. Twenty-two Affiliates applied for tax exemption status under NCFR. They also filed and received their rebates. The Affiliate Council workshop focused on recruiting NCFR members to the state Councils, and a discussion of regional affiliates took place.
Association of Councils President Marilyn Flick reported that there were now 47 state affiliates. She suggested that 10 members rather than 25 are needed to retain the $5.00 rebate. There would be no change in representation on the Board.
Chair Susan Meyers reported that the year had been spent building better relationships between NCFR and the Affiliated Councils and that the NCFR video had been circulated among the various Councils, in an effort to recruit more state members to the national association. The Feedback, newsletter of the Affiliates edited by Marilyn Flick, was rescheduled from 3 to 2 times a year. Connie Steele, Affiliated Councils Program Vice President, had planned a training program for the councils. A request was made to the Board that rebates from the inactive states that had joined the Southeastern Council be rebated back to the Southeastern Council instead […]