2020 ADEC Mid-Winter Conference
More than 30 ADEC hearty members and guests gathered at the Drury Inn & Suites close to Mountain Brook in Birmingham, AL on January 25th for the 2020 ADEC Mid-Winter Conference.
President Lisa DeShazo and Past President Joyce Franklin planned and executed an inspiring and useful conference that got all present ready to go back to their home clubs and get building new clubs and retaining current members.The ADEC Board of Directors met Friday evening on Jan. 24th to discuss the business, growth, and challenges of the Alabama District. NEC Region 9 Vice-President Kim Prado from Florida updated the board on new NEC language in by-laws. After the ADEC Board meeting, we all enjoyed a complimentary meal and drinks at the hotel. The following day was full of presentations, hands-on activities, and a meaningful Inter-Club Service Project-the donation of diapers and wipes to the CAP Center in Birmingham. Inter-Club Activities Chair Mickey McDonnell from the Mobile Exchange Club, spearheaded this event. Another highlight of the conference was a presentation by Gerson Rodriguez, FL District President, on "How to Build a New CLub in 90 Days." Valentine's Day books for children were donated by Collegiate Exchange of Huntingdon College with ADEC Exchange bookplates inside. These will be distributed by club members across Alabama as part of our annual "Read a Book, Give a Hug" program on Feb. 14th.
Above: ADEC President Lisa DeShazo leads members in event at 2020 Mid-Winter Conference held Jan. 25th in Birmingham, AL. The conference was well-attended and gave members new methods for club-building in the Alabama district.
Below: District President-Elect Maureen Murphy attended the 2020 National Leadership Summit in Colorado Springs, CO in January as part of her training to become ADEC President July 1st.
Get Ready to Head to the CO Mountains!
The 102nd National Exchange Club Convention will be held July 22-25, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO. The host hotel will be the
Hotel Elegante, centrally located in Colorado Springs. Visit the NEC website at to register and make hotel reservations!
Colorado Springs, CO will be the site for the 2020 National Exchange Club convention in July.
ABOVE: Gerson Rodriguez-FL DP, Maureen Murphy-AL DPE, Lisa DeShazo-AL DP, and Kim Prado, NEC Region 9 VP presented at 2020 ADEC Mid-Winter.
BELOW: ADEC members listen at 2020 Mid-Winter Conference.