Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (MAFCS), affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)! Once again I am excited to serve as your President and look forward to the journey ahead. My hope for this year is to continue the efforts that I began last year with the following: Membership AWARE, WORK with sister organizations, RECOGNITION of members and increase ENTHUSIASM. I believe there is a great deal of untapped potential among our members as well as those who are not currently members. As always, your active participation and encouragement to fellow FCS colleagues is needed to achieve these goals. One way you can become involved is by serving on the MAFCS Board of Directors. This is a great way to learn more about the organizaon and help lead us into the future. We currently have the posions of President-Elect, Treasurer and Local Arrangements open and would like to fill those posions as we move forward this year. Please let me know of your interest. As we move forward, let’s all be committed to the vision of increasing membership and participation in MAFCS. Help others become AWARE—invite one FCS professional to join this year!

Julie Sims