Words cannot express the joy I have as I reflect on our conference this weekend! We started on Friday with a fun opening session, great food at the reception, the crowning of our new National Miss Woman of Excellence, Courtney Powell, and a pajama/onesie party!
On Saturday, we were educated through amazing workshops facilitated by National Board members Johora Warren and Brittany Daniels, BFDC Alums Charlyn Stanberry and Jaamal Jennings, as well as Dayana Bernavil and A’Lisha Williams. The workshop topics ranged from Professionalism to Grieving and all of our members thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Following those informative workshops, Bereolaesque graced us with his ideas on male and female etiquette, took relationship questions from the audience and personally signed books for each of our members!
On Sunday, we closed it out with our Spirit Led, Spirit Fed Breakfast featuring Ms. Angela Donald. We were challenged to consider what seeds we have planted to make sure we are indeed “Blooming Excellence”! I then had the privilege of presenting the FIU Chapter with the Most Improved Award, and the FSU Chapter with the National Philanthropy of the Year and the National Chapter of the Year for the 3rd straight time! I was then honored by the National Board and given the opportunity to offer my final farewell from the position of National Director. Finally, we all celebrated as our new National Director, Shirelle Wright, MBA, was announced!
Overall, this conference was fun, informative, motivating, and inspiring, and I could not be more proud of how this organization has grown. As I transition out of leadership, I want all our members to know that I will always be here for you, and I look forward to continuing to witness BFDC Blooming Excellence!
BFDC Love and my own,