Greetings NACAR members and friends! My hope at the beginning of this new month is that August days will be cool and relaxing for all of us!

The board's executive committee is preparing to meet in Cincinnati on August 16th for a few days. Among other items, our agenda calls for studying the feedback that was generated during and after NACAR Conference 2012 Journey of Blessings. A quick glance at a compilation of conference evaluations suggests that the vast majority of participants were very pleased with their conference experiences. We appreciate all the suggestions and comments we received; they will greatly assist us when planning for future conferences and membership services. It is interesting to note that only 38% of conference attendees were actually dues-paying supporters of NACAR. For more information about becoming a member of NACAR or encouraging other to do so, please see Membership Information.