As you are likely aware, the NASCOE Board of Directors recently met via conference call. The sole item of business was to consider how we should move forward with the 2020 National Convention in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. NASCOE finds itself in an unprecedented situation and the safety of our members and partners must be our number one concern. Additionally, NASCOE also has an obligation to limit the potential liability to our association. After much consideration, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 National Convention in Savannah, GA. This decision was not taken lightly, and we want to personally thank all the individual Board members (two from each state) for their preparation, diligence, and careful weighing of the choices.
NASCOE’s National Convention is primarily our annual business meeting. While we won’t able to conduct that face-to-face this year, we still plan on having an annual meeting in some fashion. Research has begun on alternatives to allow us to have a virtual meeting. The alternatives would facilitate our elections, area breakouts, committee updates, and as many of the business functions of the convention as possible. We’ll be engaging membership in how best to accomplish this and welcome your suggestions.
One can hardly count all the benefits that NASCOE brings, but fellowship and community are toward the top of the list. We know that it is disappointing that we won’t be able to see each other, share stories and enjoy each other’s company. However, these challenges won’t last forever and before you know it, we’ll all be together in Fort Wayne, IN for the 2021 convention. We will also get to experience the hospitality of Georgia, as they will now host us in Savannah in 2022.
Thank you all for everything you do and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.
Rick Csutoras and Curt Houk National Convention Co-Chairs
We will kick off the convention on Saturday, August 8th with tours taking place on Sunday, August 9th. The meetings will start on Monday and continue through Wednesday. The banquet will be held on Wednesday evening.
Registration for the convention is still in the works, but we wanted everyone to have a chance to go ahead and reserve a room.
NASCOE implemented a new Convention Photo policy in 2018. The photography
from the 60th NASCOE Convention in Manhattan, Kansas is now
available for download by attendees at no charge. You may download a
single image, or as many images as you would like.
A DVD containing all images from the convention may also be purchased for a
small fee. The DVD will contain all the same images from the
gallery. To order a DVD, please complete the order form and mail the
$5.00 fee, which covers materials and shipping of the DVD.
The convention photography will be available for download until November 30,
Please contact NASCOE Publicity Chair, Teresa Holmquist with any
questions on this process.
The NASCOE Publicity Committee will award a $500 stipend to an eligible NASCOE member from each area to help defray the cost of attending the 60th Anniversary NASCOE convention in Manhattan, Kansas on July 31 through August 3, 2019. Applicants must submit a one-page essay of 500 words or less discussing the following topic:
“This year’s NASCOE convention theme is Denim and Diamonds. Please tell us how the theme applies to you and your involvement in NASCOE.”
Visit the NASCOE website to view the rules for the contest and to apply. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the NASCOE Publicity Committee.
NASCOE implemented a new photo policy for the 2018 convention in Sioux Falls. The convention photography is now available for download by attendees at no charge. You can download a single image, or as many images as you would like.
A DVD containing all images from the convention may also be purchased for a small fee. The DVD will contain all the same images from the gallery. To order a DVD, please complete the order form and mail the $5.00 fee, which covers materials and shipping of the DVD.
The convention photography will be available for download until October 31, 2018.
Please contact NASCOE Publicity Chair, Teresa Holmquist with any questions on this process.
The 2018 NASCOE Convention is right around the corner. The South Dakota Association (SDASCOE) is excited to host the convention and look forward to seeing you. We want everyone to have the opportunity to register so below are a few things that will make the process a smooth transition.
The registration fee increases by $10 to $65 after July 15 so if you already know you are attending then get the registration completed online or in the mail by July 15. If you are coming for only one day you must pay a one-day registration fee so please consider registering for the one-day session no later than July 25 so we can get an accurate count for the lunch. For those wishing to come Thursday just for the meetings and register that day there will be a registration fee only for $15 with no meal provided.
Registration fees help cover all incidentals associated in bringing you a successful convention. If you plan to attend the Wednesday or Thursday evening event along with attending for one day then a full registration fee is needed as that helps cover the cost of the evening events.
T-Shirts for Friday night fun
All registrations for Friday night Convention T-shirts will need to be to us by July 9th in order to fill the order in time. We are ordering extra wrist bands so any registrations received after July 9th will get a wrist band for the Friday night evening activity. The
T-shirts or wrist band is your ticket into the Falls Park for the meal. We cannot guarantee a meal for Friday night after July 25.
Registrations and Meal Reservations
We suggest that all registrations be sent in reaching us no later than July 20th. If mailing in the registrations make sure they reach us by that date. We will need to give final count on all meals no later than July 25th.
So why wait — register now! If you wait until after that date (JULY 25th) meals for any of the functions may not be available.
Suggestions for Later Arriving Reservations
If you are getting close to the deadline for the meals, then email a copy of your registration form to Jeanie Emmett, (Registration Chairperson) and/or Joel Foster, so that they know a late filed registration is on the way. We hope this will work for those who have been waiting to register due to last minute decisions on whether or not to attend. We will accept all late registrations, but there are no guarantee on meals for those registered after July 25th.
Cash raffle tickets and tickets for quilt or cookbooks
Please mail all tickets (sold and unsold) along with the money to Terri Roth no later than July 20th After that date please bring them with you and turn the tickets and money into the fundraising table. We would hate for the mail to hold them up if not here in time.
Terri Roth 37761 169th St
Redfield, SD 57469
Please send a picture and the form (found on www.sdsascoe.org site under 2018 NASCOE Convention) of the auction item you are providing to Jennifer Chavez. We would like to promote by providing information on the items that will be available to all of the Members. NASCOE will also post photos of auction items on the NASCOE News Facebook page – what a great way to help our youth out. Please consider doing this no later than “NOW” or as soon as possible.