Friday, March 31, 2017 | Literacy Luncheon
The literacy luncheon will feature children's author Audrey Penn, of the Kissing Hand series. By working hand-in-hand with thousands of children, educators, and parents, Ms. Penn has used The Writing Penn series to gain enormous insight into the needs of children – both from an emotional and educational standpoint. After an illustrious career as a ballerina and choreographer, she became too ill with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) to continue dancing, so she turned to writing children’s books for a creative outlet.
Her passionate advocacy for children continually molds her writing style and subject matter. She has taken her one-woman educational program, The Writing Penn, into schools, libraries, and children’s hospitals, where she shapes and refines story ideas in partnership with kids. Luncheon Fee: $25 per person.
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Evening Banquet
Join your friends and colleagues at this fun and celebratory evening that will start off with a reception in the exhibit hall. Followed by a seated dinner and the Outstanding Service Award, the evening will wrap up with an entertaining presentation by Jason Kotecki on "Curing Adultitis: Your Prescription for Less Stress and More Fun."
This presentation will show you that Adultitis is an epidemic that is coming hard after us every single day. It can infiltrate even the best working environments, producing stress and instigating burnout. Left unchecked, Adultitis will eat your productivity, teamwork, and morale alive. Surrender need not be an option, however. Jason will arm you with the fresh perspective needed to reclaim passion and create a better harmony between work and home. You'll learn easy, practical tips for bringing more fun and less stress to the job at hand, contributing to a workplace that’s more enjoyable and engaging for you AND those you serve. Adultitis may be a formidable foe, but Jason can help you annihilate it.
Banquet Fee: $50 per person