|Dear Colleagues, Business Partners, and Friends;
Two years ago we were faced with a pandemic that none of us could have predicted would impact our daily lives so enormously. At that time, and again in 2021, we made the very difficult decision to cancel our Annual Spring Conference at Seaview in Galloway Township, NJ. In retrospect, these decisions, although difficult, were absolutely necessary to keep each other safe and healthy, without risk.
As we came upon our deadline for securing the space for 2022, the latest COVID-19 Omicron variant was at its peak, and we were forced yet again to keep the health safety of our membership at the forefront of our decision-making process. In addition, many of our colleagues are still facing travel bans that limit or prohibit non-essential travel, therefore, we are forced to once again defer our in-person conference at Seaview to the Spring of 2023.
In lieu of our in-person conference, we are focusing our planning efforts on our one-day, Spring, General Membership Meeting, to be held in June, in person on a campus to be determined and communicated shortly. During this meeting, we will provide educational sessions and conduct our general elections. A slate of Board vacancies will be published, with the details of this event. If you are interested in participating on the NJAPPA Board, please reach out and share your interest. One of our active Board members will be happy to share the details.
We know that once we return to Seaview for our multi-day conference, it will be one to remember!
Please stay safe and healthy!
Earl Farrell, NJAPPA President