Greetings fellow museum professionals!
I am very excited for the annual conference coming up in just over two weeks. We have some exciting events planned and some great sessions lined up. I would like to thank Adrienne Nirdé, Professional Development Chairperson, Alicyn Wiedrich, Annual Meetings Chairperson and the Local Arrangements Committee in Rocky Mount. These folks really have gone above and beyond to put together a conference that will reflect our theme, “Small Town, Big Impact."
Speaking of thanks, there are two companies that I would like to recognize for their leadership in support of our annual conference. Sam Rogers, with Carolina Publishing, and Steven Blashfield and Randy Holmes with Glavé and Holmes. These gentleman have really made this conference possible and without their gracious support of NCMC, we would not be able to bring in our dynamic speakers, Anne Ackerman and Joan Baldwin or provide scholarships to deserving museum professionals across the state. Please join me in thanking them for their generous support.
In closing, I would be remiss if I did not mention the current situation around the COVID-19 epidemic that is gripping not only our state and nation but the world. I have written an open letter to our conference attendees, supporters and friends. Please be rest assured that we are keeping a close eye on the situation and we will update you as we go through this process together.
Safe travels to Rocky Mount and if I can be of service, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to personally meeting everyone in Rocky Mount and my hope is that this conference will have a big impact on you.
Yours in museums,