LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear EENC community,
My name is Sarah Fuller and I am serving as the 2015 EENC President. I wanted to write to update you on some of our current initiatives and to personally invite you to attend the 2015 Environmental Educators of NC conference, September 25-27 at Eastern 4H Center in Columbia, NC.
2015 EENC Action Plan Update
We have set an ambitious agenda this year as we seek to take EENC to the next level. A few of our key initiatives include:
Board Retreat. In January, we held a board retreat for the purpose of board development and planning. We developed a 2015 action plan that included items from our strategic plan. We spent time revising and updating our policy manual to better meet the needs of our growing organization. A major component of this plan was planning the 2015 Environmental Educators of NC conference, September 24-27 at Eastern 4H Center in Columbia, NC.
Future Conference planning. EENC desires to constantly improve as an organization. With this in mind we are now planning conferences well in advance. By April 2015, we will be announcing the 2016 site (Mountain Section) and 2017 site (Central Section).
Accomplishments from 2014
NAAEE Award. In October, Michelle Pierce (President-Elect) and Brad Daniel (Past President) accepted an NAAEE Affiliate Award. We were nominated by the Southeastern Environmental Education Association for our work with promoting SEEA as an organization while growing Environmental Education in NC.
Fundraising. Last year during a fundraiser sponsored by NAAEE, EENC raised more money than all other NAAEE state affiliates including the national office. In all, we raised over $2,200.00. We were second in total donors. Additional fundraising for various initiatives this year raised over $10,000.00. We have also set up an account with Amazon Smile; if you are purchasing items from Amazon, log on to smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your total order will be donated to EENC. This is a great way to get your shopping completed and donate to a worthy organization.
Social Media Presence. We have greatly increased our presence on social media. We add content to our Facebook page regularly and our page likes are close to doubling this past year.
We will see you at the conference!
Sarah Fuller, President
Environmental Educators of North Carolina
P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904