National Convention and Conference


Join us at our 2019 National Conference at the newly renovated Bethesda Hotel (formerly the DoubleTree by Hilton) in Bethesda, Md on September 27th and 28th where we will Energize…Inspire…Advance.

“Never let a day pass without learning something…” Mary Virginia Merrick

A Message from your President

Dear Chapter Presidents,

Spring has sprung, despite the late rain and, yes, even snow in some areas of the country.  As most programs are winding down for the year, it’s a busy time for our chapters and members and many are celebrating communions, confirmations, and graduations.  At NCCS, springtime means that the Board and office staff are hard at work planning for our National Conference where we hope to see a lot of members from across the US gather to share ideas, learn from seminars and enjoy each other’s company!

Here is what you as chapter leaders need to know and share:

  • The 2019 NCCS Conference, “Energize●Inspire●Advance”, is being held from September 27-28th at the Bethesda Hotel in Bethesda, MD.
  • Once again, we will kick off the weekend on Friday morning with an optional tour. It will include a bus trip to the Washington, D.C chapter’s Opportunity Shop, a visit and prayer service at Mary Virginia Merrick’s gravesite, followed by lunch.
  • Our Keynote speaker on Friday afternoon will be Meghan Cox Gurdon, author of The Enchanted Hour, The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
  • Friday afternoon and Saturday will be filled with seminars and discussions on various topics including Membership, Fundraising, Programs and Outside Funding/Grants/Foundations.

AND Thanks to the generous financial support of multiple Christ Child chapters, we are once again able to offer scholarships to Conference 2019. If your chapter needs some financial assistance in order to attend, please fill out the 2019 NCCS Scholarship ApplicationThe scholarship application deadline is June 15th, so please don’t delay!

We hope to see at least two delegates from each chapter attend this year’s conference. Your NCCS 2019 Conference Registration Form is available here, so please sign up soon.  Remember that all are welcome!!

Please know that all the work you and your chapter members do is greatly appreciated!  I hope to see ALL of you on September 27th for Conference 2019, Energize●Inspire●Advance!

Click here for the full schedule.

Carol Pickle