Even In A New Normal, We Still Have Each Other Print

    President's Report

    Hello NACE family,

    During this time we are adding new terms to our vocabulary such as “new normal”, “social distancing”, and the start of it all “coronavirus”; I want us to focus on the vocabulary we have always had and what defines us!  Words that come to mind for me; “unified”, “strong”, “collaboration”, “grace”. 

    I was glad some of you were able to join us for the Members Only Zoom a week ago!  Big thanks to Don Mamone for connecting all of us and keeping the conversation fluid.  It was fun getting to catch up, share some laughs and even some tears.  It came for me just at a time that I really needed it.  If you missed it, don’t worry we are working on what the next one will be.

    NACE National is hosting a webinar series May 18-21 called Explore and it will take a deep dive into the future of catering and events.  You can find more information at

    Have you been following us on social media?  We are spotlighting a lot of our members and showing you ways you can support each other.  Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Also please continue to tag us in any of your posts so we can make sure we are sharing for you!  We want to make sure we are giving you the support you need.  If you have ideas or suggestions on how we can do this better, please send me an email directly and I’m happy to discuss!

    I haven’t received too much additional information about the NACE Experience Conference outside of what you have also seen from leadership that the plan is to continue on at this point.  I will provide updates as I get them.  I also will provide updates on scholarships as we continue to dive into our finances to see where we feel our donations can be best spent to support as much of our chapter as we can in the best ways possible.

    Speaking of supporting our Chapter, Erin Dennis is our speaker at our May 18th virtual meeting.  She has graciously offered to speak to us without asking for anything in return.  We are accepting donations for the meeting that will be invested back into YOU.  The board will determine how best to use these donations to provide support to our members for future meetings or conferences.  I am always inspired by Erin but I know especially during these times she will lift our spirits, make us laugh and leave us with something we can hold on to and take with us moving forward.  The meeting is open to everyone so please share with friends and family that could use a little boost from the Queen of Charlotte NACE!

    I continue to be amazed at this community and how they band together.  I had a conversation the other day about how collaboration has been so prominent in our industry through all of this.  I am so proud of how competition has subsided so that we can focus on supporting each other.  Please reach out if you need anything at all from me or the board.

    Praying you are healthy and happy!

    Jenna Morrow

    [email protected]

    President 2020-2021

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    Elections for the NACE National Board will be held on August 2, 2020 during the 2020 Experience conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Candidate bios may be viewed HERE

    Our Charlotte Chapter is required to elect 4 delegates to participate in voting. If you are interested, please review the attached position description & send the completed 'intent to run" form to Chapter President Jenna Morrow ([email protected]) by 5pm on May 15th.

    We know many members aren't sure if attending this year's conference is an option for them & that's okay! If you are chosen as a delegate but cannot attend in person, you may still vote by proxy.

    Questions? Please reach out to Jenna Morrow!

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