Greetings FCCD members and friends!
Welcome! To the year of our 90th Annual Training Institute of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. I want to start the year by welcoming Department of Juvenile Justice Assistant Secretary, Alice B. Sims to the State Board. Congratulations on your election as FCCD’s new State Secretary.
As a member of the FCCD since the late seventies, I have had the privilege of seeing an organization of professional, caring people do so much good in our communities through the concentrated efforts of our leaders and committed membership. We have grown over the years from a small group of a few hundred when I became a member, to the several thousand that now make up our organization today. We are as good as any individual member and as great as any organization can aspire to. This is wholly a result of your dedication to bringing so much to the table. Thank you for your outstanding effort.
Our Statewide Community Project this year will center around veterans in Florida, with a focus on women veterans. We will be pushing out much more information in the near future regarding our specific goals and how we can achieve them. As a start, chapters are encouraged to seek out local venues to assist veterans in your area.
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MEETINGS: We will visit two properties new to us this year. The first will be at the Trump National Doral in Miami on November 2-3. This is also the site for the 90th Annual Training Institute. Our second board meeting will be at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center in Jacksonville in February. Our third board meeting will be held at our long-time partner, The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach May 31 and June 1. The new properties promise added experiences and opportunities for those attending the functions. As with each preceding year, we will strive to be better in this, our 90th year.
Michael F. Page