This year’s conference was one to remember. We’re excited to share this letter linked below from the FLAFCC President, Craig Fabrikant, PhD, and President-Elect, Mary Lou Wafstaff, JD. It reflects on the highlights from our 15th Annual Conference and gives us a look at what’s coming for next year.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
IT IS TIME FOR NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Board of Directors: I’m sure that it comes as no surprise to any of you that our membership is comprised of highly skilled professionals. Our member’s passion, creativity, dedication, and the constant pursuit of excellence are critical to ensuring that Florida remains on the cutting edge of innovation in the family law arena. And, I need your help! We are looking for members who are interested in joining our Board of Directors. Our Immediate Past President, Debra Weaver, is the chair of our nominating committee. Please let her know of your interest. Debra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring an Individual or Organization: Who you know who stands out in helping families navigate their way through the complexities of the courts. The Hugh Starnes Service to Community Award is given to an individual or organization who have made significant contributions to the community, their profession, or the ideals promoted by FLAFCC through their professional work.
Honoring an Outstanding Volunteer: The Volunteer Award is given to the person who has been outstanding in their contributions to FLAFCC as a volunteer.
Instructions for how to make nominations for the 2019 awards are available here – Nomination Form
Send us any suggestions you may have for either the Hugh Starnes Service to Community Award or the Volunteer Award.
At our annual meeting at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, the current board and all interested members in attendance will vote on new board members and the 2019 officer slate. New board member nominees include: Amy Hamlin, J.D., Altamonte Springs, FL ; Philip Wartenberg, J.D., Tampa, FL; Rebecca Amster, J.D., PsyD, Miami, FL and Josh Shilts, CPA, Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, Wilhelmina Tribble and Pam Schneider are being nominated for a second term.
The proposed officer slate for 2019 is:
Past President Deb Weaver
President Craig Fabrikant
President Elect Mary Lou Wagstaff
Vice President Sheba Katz
Treasurer Josh Shilts
Secretary Lisette Beraja.
We are pleased to announce that the proceeds from the FLAFCC 2018 14th Annual Conference Silent Auction will be donated to the Children’s Home Society on Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If you would like to donate an item or experience for the silent auction, please contact Roseann Albertario at Albertario_Co@msn.com with information on the donation and its estimated value to inform starting bids.
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We are also collecting donations of diapers, baby items, and toiletries for the children who reside in foster homes.
Visit our 2018 FLAFCC Annual Conference page for conference details.
The Board of Directors of FLAFCC invites applications or nominations for new directors. Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting in December and serve a three-year term with the option to serve for multiple terms. FLAFCC Officers (President, etc.) are selected from the Board.
The duties of a board member include attendance on monthly Board Meeting calls and at in-person Board Meetings (typically once at year at the Annual conference). Board Meeting calls occur on the last Tuesday of the month at 8:00AM. Board members are also expected to serve on committees that support the FLAFCC mission such as conference committees, membership committees, website/news committees and special projects committees. Committee membership is likely to involve extra phone conferences and/or meetings.
We seek diversity of every kind when electing board members. We are particularly dedicated to geographical diversity so that the Board represents all of Florida. You must be an AFCC/FLAFCC member to be elected to the Board of Directors. If you are interested in being a board member or would like to nominate someone, please contact the Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, Jill Sanders at email@example.com.