I hope this edition of the ACE Report finds you rested and having had a great Thanksgiving Break. The Winter Holidays are just around the corner. This year is going by so fast; it is hard to believe the ACE Conference was two months ago.
Speaking of the ACE Conference, I want to thank the ACE Office, the ACE Board of Directors, and especially our members who were able to attend the 2018 ACE Conference: Empowering the Workforce through Adult Education. From the moving Keynote Address by Mr. Jonathan Edison, through our exciting ACE Awards Luncheon, by all accounts, and your feedback, it was a huge success and provided great motivation for the coming year.
2019 holds both opportunities and challenges. We will be working with a host of new legislators and a new Governor. ACE of Florida continues to move forward with new membership options, the ACE Champions (about which you will hear more in the coming weeks), our Spring Round-up and an exciting new location for the Summer Symposium. It promises to be an exciting finish to 2018 and a great start to 2019.
I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to reflect on our colleagues in the panhandle who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Most of us around the state know what it’s like, at one point or another during our time in Florida, to experience a natural disaster. Our thoughts and prayers for recovery continue to go out to those most impacted by the storm.
I hope you and your families have a wonderful Winter Holiday Break and that you return to work re-energized for 2019.
I appreciate all you do for ACE, for adult education and for your adult education students.
Best Holiday Wishes,