To Our NEW PATHS Family and Friends,
Summer is quickly fading and another annual conference has come and gone.
While in San Diego I got to see old friends that are part of my NEW PATHS family and share the excitement of the conference with first timers as they made NEW friends. It is always a bonus to meet individuals who are new to our Association and explain to them the sense of professionalism and belonging that being a member means to me. I remember what it is like to help those who are seeking assistance, looking for someone who will understand and not judge.
Belonging to NEW PATHS means I share with all of you that feeling of making a difference, of being a part of something bigger. As a member I know that others stand with me in our efforts to make this world a better place, a safer place, a good place. I hope those who joined us in San Diego felt the sense of belonging whether it was their first conference or 15th and stay with us for many more years.
While the conference is the highlight of the year it is not all that makes our Association. The most important part of NEW PATHS is you. The purpose of NEW PATHS is to improve the knowledge, skills, and overall professionalism of eligibility practitioners by providing information, training, and a network of services and support. I encourage each of you to get involved with your local chapter and make NEW PATHS a part of your professional life to gain the support of hundreds of others just like you.
Fall is just around the corner and with it changes. Your National Board will be meeting in November in Orlando, FL., the site of our 43rd Training Conference.
Next year’s theme is “Find the Magic with NEW PATHS; Discover the Possibilities of Tomorrow”. Start now to make your own magic happen and join us August 19-22, 2018 in Orlando!