It’s Convention Time

There is a wave of emotions and excitement here in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as we anticipate your arrival on October 26th-27th, 2017 for The 96th Annual State Conference.

On behalf of all the Board of Directors and Representative Assembly, I welcome you to Shepherdstown for the 96th Annual State Conference. As you converge on Shepherdstown to attend the many sessions and activities we have planned for you and your families we continue our legacy of “Protecting This Association”. WVAPERD is receptive that our very own President, Jane Wolkoff, and President-Elect, Ashley Doty, are leading our association into the future.

We know that you will arrive anticipating all of the wonderful activities that we have planned for you in Shepherd, being one of the premier travel destinations in West Virginia. We poise to greet you with opens arms and extend some good old fashioned West Virginia hospitality. Our undergraduates are following the leadership of Student Representative Kenna Markham. She is preparing to host our young professionals with a diversity of sessions and activities.

With the efforts we are making as a planning committee, I am very confident that your conference time will be the best you have ever experienced. From the eclectic restaurants, popular family attractions and entertainment venues, Shepherdstown will be the perfect destination for you to enjoy the conference and the town. Please make sure to visit for activities and updates for The 96th Annual State Conference.

I pray, God’s traveling mercies for each of you and your families as you make your way to Shepherdstown, WV. We are looking look forward to sharing all Shepherdstown has to offer with you.

Andro L Barnett

· Don’t forget to wear your favorite school/team/ jersey to the awards banquet on Thursday night.