Cupples Commentary
Edition 13
Everyone- 

It's that time of year again when we are all preparing budgets, 2017 plans, wondering how we will make all the holiday parties, and keep telling ourselves we won't eat a lot during the holidays.   

Well let me add a couple things to your list: 

1. Awards Show Entries

The early bird deadline is coming up on November 30th http://www.nefma.org/?page=2017Awards and we are excited to announce new categories. Here are a couple of questions we’ve heard you ask:

Q: How do I enter? 
A: Entries must be submitted using "Judgify".

Q: What does it cost? How do I pay?
A: Cost to enter is $75/members and $100/non-members per entry before November 30th. Payment must be made on NEFMA's website. Be sure to change the quantity to the reflect the number of entries you've submitted.

Q: Can I submit multiple entries for the same category?
A: Yes!

2. Remember the Awards Dinner and March Conference are combined

This year the Awards show and spring conference will be at the Burlington (Massachusetts) Marriott. We got away from that last year and from the survey results people wanted it combined, so we listened.

3. Dues renewal

Be on the lookout for mail (yes a letter from a mail carrier). Dues went out about 2 weeks ago.

4. NEFMA Profile

While you are paying the dues online, update your NEFMA profile. We pull the info from the website for the printed NEFMA membership book that is published each spring.

5. Time to give “thanks”

Not trying to get mushy here but I will … Thank you to everyone involved with the organization. From the volunteers, members, Board....there is a lot of work that goes into the organization and based on the feedback we have gotten over the past year, I feel we are going in the right direction and our conferences are bringing value for everyone who attends.