The 2012 National Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO May 30th – June 2nd. The event drew representatives from all 17 ARCS Foundation Chapters, spouses, guests, members being honored with the prestigious ARCS Light award, and leaders in the science, medical research and engineering communities. The celebration was opened by National President Jeanne Berdik at a welcome reception at the Governor’s mansion. Guests were honored with remarks by Lt. Governor of Colorado, Joseph Garcia. who applauded the mission and work of ARCS Foundation. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company was represented by Mr. John Karas, VP and General Manager, Human Space Flight, who provided remarks as event sponsor.
The Thursday and Friday schedules included member training and orientations as well as behind-the scenes tours of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and also the Anschutz Medical Center. Throughout all the speeches, tours, workshops, luncheons and dinners, ARCS Foundation members and guests learned and celebrated learning, celebrated being together and the camaraderie of a shared mission and shared accomplishments, and had FUN!.
The next edition of the ARCS Foundation National “Achievements” Newsletter will include a full story on the 2012 NAM, along with more complete background information on the distinguished speakers.
We would like to thank Diana Alexander, National Meetings Director, Sherrye Berger, Chair of Denver Local Organizing Committee, and Antonia Schierling, 2012 NAM Director (pictured above) for another successful NAM!
We look forward to a continuing the celebration at NAM 2013, May 29- June 1, Honolulu, HI. Be there!