Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Our 45th Southern Area Conference begins with a local Community Service Project showcasing our commitment to improving lives wherever we are. Vendor booths will offer unique items for sale and Chapter Exhibits will display the important work being done in our communities. Later, members adorned in “uninterrupted white” will take part in a Memorial Service which honors Links, Connecting Links and Heir-o-Links who have passed on since the last conference. On Wednesday evening, our event officially kicks off with the 45th Southern Area Conference Opening and Concert.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
The business of the Southern Area begins at Plenary Session I. Our Area Director and elected officers will report to the membership. Organizational updates including reports from the Area Director, Vice Director, Secretary and Treasurer will be presented. Southern Area Links will celebrate their sisterhood and special relationship at the Friendship Luncheon. At Plenary Session II, members who have reached the milestones of 25 and 40 years within our organization will be recognized. Following that session, those running for office in the Southern Area will share their visions and qualifications in Candidates Speeches and the Candidate Forum. Participants are also encouraged to take part in our Listening Post: Strategic Plan. The first full conference day wraps up with a chance to meet and support Southern Area authors at our Literary Links Café.
Friday, May 3, 2019
The morning begins with Southern Area elections. The business meetings contnue in Plenary Session III. Following that meeting, members will hone their skills and hear from experts in a variety of Program and Operational Workshops. Our Civic Luncheon will highlight and honor Community Activists who share and support our transformational efforts. Members and guests are invited to enjoy an evening of elegance at Saturday’s Orlando Cluster Gala: Palms and Pearls.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Our final Plenary Session will feature the swearing in of the next term’s Southern Area officers. Service efforts will be lauded and celebrated at the Program Luncheon. Finally, the 45th Southern Area Conference will close Saturday evening with the traditional White Rose Banquet and Celebration.