You’re Invited to the 96th Annual Convention

As Past president and Conference Planner for 2017, I would like to invite you to this years 96th Annual Convention at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, WV on October 26-27, 2017.

The theme for this year’s convention, “WILL YOU HELP PROTECT THIS ASSOCIATION?” This speaks to the need for the many voices of all our members and friends to be heard as we strive to achieve our mission, “to promote and support leadership, research, education and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles.”

The positive atmosphere of this convention will allow all of us an opportunity to connect with other professionals in our fields, enhance skills and knowledge, exchange experiences, and strengthen our organization. I encourage you to make plans, NOW, to take advantage of this dynamic convention by attending the professional sessions and workshops offered through our state association, visit the exhibits, participate in the social activities, visit with old and new friends, and make the most of this wonderful networking opportunity.

Finally, if you are unfamiliar with WVAHPERD, please visit us online at or our national affiliation at

Dr. Andro L Barnett
Past-President/Convention Planner