I would like to thank all of you (attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers) for making this year’s convention a blessing to so many. This year I was not able to visit with exhibitors or attendees, but I did sit in on a few workshops. One workshop that I was able to hear was Mike Smith's workshop call Remembering the Reason, Renewing the Vision. Personally, I thought it was a great workshop. If you missed any session and did not pick up CDs of the workshops; you can order them by clicking here.
I would like to address a question I have been asked for a number of years:
We at ENOCH have endeavored this year to keep our cost down as much as possible, but just like everyone else our costs keep going up. We have not raised the registration price in a number of years. The Expo Center increased our costs this year and will have another increase next year. These costs we cannot control. This year we had to pay the decorator overtime because the hall had to be empty as quickly as possible for another function that was going to be there on Sunday. Usually the convention is not broken down until the next day. When I left the convention hall Saturday night at 9:00 all the booths, tables, chair and everything else from our convention were gone and the next function was being setup. Pretty amazing!
Due to the financial climate of New Jersey, we saw record requests for scholarships for attendees who have struggled with unemployment, health issues, and the list goes on.
Whatever monies we make from the convention, are used to help with legislative issues facing homeschoolers while working with the Task Force. Also, we endeavor to reach our Support Group Leaders with a one day conference in the fall. Plus running the organization.
I hope this answers the question.
Plans for next year’s convention are well underway. The dates are May 17 & 18, 2013. We are working on our speaker lineup, so keep watch on ENOCH's webpage for details.
Career & College Fair
For those who did not attend the convention, ENOCH announced a "Career and College Fair" to be held Saturday, Oct 6th, from 10am - 4pm at the Lincroft Bible Church, in Lincroft, NJ. The church is just off of Exit 109 of the Garden State Parkway directly across from the main entrance of Brookdale Community College. Colleges from around the tri-state area will be represented and also people from the community who will be there sharing about their careers. There will be brief presentations giving by individuals regarding their careers, but they will also be available for you and your teenager to talk to them one on one. This will be a great opportunity for your teenager to be able ask them questions about their careers, what kind of schooling do you need, etc. If your son or daughter has a career in mind or maybe they are thinking about several, this will be the opportunity for them to talk with someone in those fields. Keep an eye out on ENOCH's website and in the summer edition of the ENOCH E-Newsletter for further details.
In His service,
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