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A Message from the Chief Operating Officer

                    Dear Friends,

                                 It seems unbelievable to me that it’s been a year since I wrote my article right before the 38th
                                 Conference in Dallas. As we’re looking forward to the 39th Annual National Conference
                                 in Scottsdale that’s just around the corner as I write this, I always appreciate having the
                                 opportunity to thank the many people whose tireless efforts have made it the success we know
                                 it will be. To our Conference Chair, Anne Castaldo, it has been a joy to work with you and your
                                 wonderful committee throughout the year. Your energy, positive attitude and commitment has
been so greatly appreciated, and I am honored to have worked with all of you these past months. At the risk of repeating
myself, I have often said that wonderful things can be accomplished when a group of generous people put their minds and
hearts together. We applaud all of you for making this year’s Conference such a special and healing experience for all who
will be in attendance.

One of the goals for last year’s Conference was to provide an environment that will aid in both mind and body, and Anne
and her Committee have continued with that focus for this year’s Conference. You will note that there are a number of
new activities beginning on Thursday and continuing through Sunday that have been carefully chosen to be unique,
educational, creative, entertaining and enriching. We hope that you will decide to participate in one or all of these new
offerings that are being presented at this year’s Conference.

We’re especially honored to have Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman perform for us at our Friday
Luncheon. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our friend Dianne Gray of Hospice and Healthcare Communications,
we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to present what we know will be a wonderful and truly unique performance for our

We’ve also not forgotten the importance of our mind-body connection in regards to physical well-being, and are again
offering fitness classes of different kinds throughout the weekend, so please consider joining us, regardless of your fitness
level. It’s very important to remember to take care of YOU, and we’re here to help you with that in every way while you’re
with us.

As is always the case, we also continue to look forward to the year ahead and our 40th National Conference in Orlando,
Florida in July of 2017 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. We have a terrific Conference Committee already in place and making
their plans, while we’re also looking for more people to fill some open roles. If you’re in Florida and would like to be
involved in any way with our 2017 Conference, please contact us at the National Office, we would love to hear from you.
Please always remember that for all of you in Florida this is YOUR Conference, and we appreciate and encourage your
participation in any way, even if it’s just to assist in an area or to volunteer your time. We’re always available at the National
Office to answer any questions you may have.

We also hope that this issue of WNNWA will continue to provide you with comfort and support that is matched by
your experience at the Conference. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the
Registration area or at the National Office any time throughout the year.


Lisa Corrao, TCF Chief Operating Officer

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