How can NCFR best serve families? Words from a past president

Elizabeth Force

“Our identity as a national organization must be clear and unmistakable. Our energy must be harnessed to significant causes, clearly articulated, and not to random activities. In these times we must make wise and courageous choices. ‘To be safe everywhere is to be safe nowhere,’ warned Winston Churchill. How can NCFR best serve the family and the family field? What is our unique contribution? How can we bring influence to bear on matters of social concern that affect persons and families? Let it never be said of us that our influence exceeds our wisdom, but rather that our collective wisdom, borne of scholarship, varied experiences and genuine concern is significant because it is valid, because it is selfless.” -Elizabeth Force, NCFR president 1968-69

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