Continuing Education-Lorelei Frost
Website/Forum-Mario Jimenez
Conference-Daun Perino
Membership-Angela Williams
Scholarship-Janet Lee Smith
Legislative-Kim Rossini
Awards-Scott Black
CLE-Chris Smith

Conference Committee;
The 30th anniversary IFSEA conference will be held Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Wyndham City Centre located in downtown historic Springfield.  The Annual Golf Outing will be held Sunday, October 15th in the afternoon.

The Wyndham City Centre has agreed to state pricing of $70.00 per person  per night with a double occupancy up-charge of $16.00 to $86.00 per night.  Reservations also include 1 parking space within the Wyndham parking garage.

Watch our website and the Family Support Forum  for details on reservations and conference agendas as they become available.

Membership Committee: 

The 2016 IFSEA Conference held in Bloomington, Illinois included 126 attendees with an overall membership of 129. Since the conference, 4 new members have been added for a current total of 133 active 2016-17 members. The committee hopes to increase membership throughout 2017 by marketing and detailing the value of being an IFSEA member. If you would like to join the Membership Committee or would like information regarding IFSEA membership, please contact Lauren Craven at  Application for this year’s membership is also available on the last page of the Forum.

Scholarship Committee: 

There were 4 scholarships awarded for conference attendance of October 2016:

Mitchell Jones—Springfield
Maggie Daniels—Springfield
Marian Scott–Steele—Chicago
Heather Hofferkamp—Peoria

The Regional Gift Baskets and 50/50 raffle generated over $2000.00 towards the 2017 Scholarships.

2017 Scholarship Information will be available in the June/July Forum newsletter.

CLE Committee: 

The CLE committee presented their latest CLE in February on Procedural Due Process concerns, which resulted in 2 new memberships. The committee plans to present an income shares CLE this Summer, once the income shares tables are published. There is already a great deal of interest coming from private attorneys, so we hope this CLE will result in many new memberships! More information on how to RSVP for the income shares CLE will be emailed this Summer and updated on the IFSEA website.

As always, we welcome new committee members and ideas. If you would like to share an idea or volunteer to participate on the committee, please contact the committee chair, Lorelei Frost