2013 ARMSS / POAMN Conference Report and 2014 Update
by Donna Haines, ARMSS Conference Chair
What a fantastic time we had at our combined 2013 conference in Atlanta. Some 140 of us were present! The accommodations were very nice, the hotel staff very helpful and our keynoter Dr. Roger Nishioka, and worship leader, Rev. Garrett Andrew, were outstanding. But, we cannot leave out our fantastic keyboard player, Dr. John Roark! We planned many workshops and the response was extremely positive. So, my message to all of you is this, if you weren’t in attendance, you missed a great conference! And, who doesn’t like to connect with friends from the past. It was heartwarming to see many “small groups” from time to time gathered in fellowship.
Now, onward to 2014! We’ve found a great location just a little North of Kansas City, MO. The Elms Inn and Spa is located in a quaint small town with lots of history, Excelsior Sprints. The Inn has been recently remodeled and the rooms are quite lovely. Our fitting theme is Come B Refreshed. We are in the process of securing a keynoter and when we do I will let you know who that will be. If you have not already done so, be sure to “like” us on Facebook. If you type in our full name, we come up with our logo and you will know you are on the right page. Information on our 2014 Conference will appear there in a timely fashion. The web page for The Elms, www.elmshotelandspa.com will be there also and I encourage you to check it out.