I went to church on New Year’s Eve and the pastor (Bishop R. McKissick, Jr.) made a simple statement that truly helped me to see how much I have to be thankful for coming into this new year. He said “think about where you were on January 1, 2011”. This one statement wasn’t even a main point of the sermon, but it really made me think. Physically, I was in the same place because I’m always home for NYE, but personally I was in a totally different place. I was at a job that was becoming increasingly more frustrating, I was in a dead-end relationship (if you can even call it a relationship), I was living in a city I didn’t like, and I was in a panic studying for my doctoral exam. By January 1, 2012 my life was 100% different and 100% better!
The same can be said about the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. We ended the year completely different from how we began. We hosted a successful conference in New Orleans (our first time hosting a conference in a city where we didn’t have a chapter), we crowned our 1st National Miss Woman of Excellence, we established a new initiative which will expand our reach in many positive ways, and we continued to grow and establish new chapters, while strengthening our existing chapters.
In 2012, BFDC will continue to grow and make a significant difference in the lives of all that we come in contact with. We have a calling that we are not afraid to step into and the members of the National Board are committed to BFDC, our mission, our members, and ourselves. We sincerely hope you will take the journey with us and be supportive of all that we have in store for 2012!
Things to look forward to in 2012:
BFDC Paying it Forward – We will continue to support non-profit organizations for women and girls throughout the year.
BFDC Collegiate Leadership Retreat
Purple Power 2012 – “My Sister, Myself: Women Inspiring Women” in Atlanta, GA.