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The NAD Board has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to determine what is in our best interests as it is very serious. We cherish our community, and above all, prioritize our safety and health. Due to this health situation, the Biennial NAD Conference in Chicago during the first week of July will not happen.

The NAD Bylaws require the NAD to host two things this year. First, the Council of Representatives meeting, which includes discussions and voting on priorities, bylaws changes, and election of the Board. And secondly, we must host the Forums which allows the community to share input on proposed priorities. Both of these are required to happen this year, during even numbered years. The NAD Board is figuring out options on how to make this happen and we will share updates soon.

If you made hotel reservations at the Sheraton, don’t forget to cancel your reservations.

In addition, the YLC session for 2020 has been postponed to next year. More information will be shared by the NAD Youth Program Director, Chanel Gleicher Bonheyo, soon.

Stay safe, thank you.

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MELISSA: Hi, I’d like to share an update about the NAD events this summer. The NAD Board has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to determine what is in our best interests as it is very serious. We really cherish our community, and above all, prioritize our safety and health. Due to this health situation, the Biennial NAD Conference in Chicago during the first week of July will not happen. However, our Bylaws require us to host two things this year. First, we must host the Council of Representatives meeting, which includes discussions and voting on priorities, bylaws changes, and election of the Board. And secondly, we must host the Forums which allows the community to share input on proposed priorities. Both of these are required to happen this year, during even numbered years. The NAD Board is figuring out options on how to make this happen and we will share updates soon. For those who already registered for the NAD Conference, you have three choices on what to do with your payment: 1) transfer your registration to #NAD2022 in Florida, 2) receive a full refund, or 3) donate your registration purchase to the NAD. You can look at chicago.nad.org for more details. Additionally, our NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) has postponed their camp session from this year to next year. Our Youth Programs Director, Chanel, will share a video update soon. Stay safe, thank you.

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