Historically, this "Spring" issue of the Impact would be full of information for our annual education conference—this is not the case this year. We are disappointed and saddened that we will not be able to meet as a group this year. We had just completed preparations for a wonderful program. Due to so many uncertainties, it was apparent that we could not proceed with the conference.
But for a moment, imagine yourself sitting in the main ballroom among 600 of your NCBC peers. Everyone is laughing and having fun, meeting new colleagues, and partaking in the morning festivities. As I take the stage, I welcome you to the 40th annual educational program in Anaheim, California, on July 7. I would have recognized all the accomplishments of Kathy Campbell, Meredith Klassen, and the California Central Bankruptcy Court. On behalf of NCBC, we offer them our heartfelt appreciation for their efforts to provide our members with the best possible experience. Also, a special thanks to the members of the Education Committee for taking the time to review and vet over 40 potential breakout sessions for the conference. As I reflect, it would have been the perfect start to a great conference. If there is a bright side to this situation, we are hoping that some of the hard work can be applied when we do go to Anaheim in 2023.
This is my last opportunity to address you as the President, and this will be my final President's Message. I want to thank the NCBC Officers, Board of Governors, and NCBC Staff I've worked with these past two years. All of these incredible individuals volunteer an unmeasurable amount of their time. They are dedicated to fulfilling the NCBC mission concerning Leadership, Advocacy, Education, and Solutions. I was the 23rd President, and it has been an honor to serve such an exceptional organization. On July 9, 2020, I will pass on the torch to Una O'Boyle, who will undoubtedly provide this excellent organization with leadership to move onward toward the future.
Be well, stay safe, and live each day to the fullest!