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1998 NOVA Newsl. 1 (1998)

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                                                            Volume 18, Number  I of 12 1ssues), 1998

   're Going to Disney World!

Orlando to Host 1998 NOVA Conference

     It took yars for NOV  Board to be
able t make folloing amnouncement:
     The Tweny-1  ourth Annual  North
h Itmeriwan ietim I wixtane o(n frence
will be held at the Buena V ista Palae
Resort and  Spa at ii al Disner iorld
Village in Orlando, I horida, Igust 23-
28, 1998, at room rates of $1H a night
for single or double oeeupant7.
     It i as a uiue quandary 11ntea of
selecting between ccmpeting bids to host
NOVA's   annual confelence as was nor
inal, the NA   Bo ard reiew la number
of tentatiC feelers and a pair A unwArk-
ablebidsover 19%6and 1997 Anon-event
a  the I went- Third onference in Hous-
ton  nooneoffereda personal welcomet
theirhometown1ncxtyeai  seenmedto have
been as great a violationl of tradition as if
we had dropped our annual Victim1 Tribute,
So  immediately after that conertence, a
neraous NOV\ olad and staff   aceler-
aled thei search obr a ite fr our annual
et  togethe
     [Ihe underlying problen is the sheer
 number of our parlpants  we  were be-
 coming vit1nis ol our own succss
     In its firtI decade, the conferene
 reched a sitc of about 30f)ori sexlera
 years. then rose to a plateau of 600 lbr
 several more, and then drifted up toward
 I (10(0 Then, three of the last four confer-
 encs av been  neailthe I)1) mark. With
 each increment came a correspondingly
 larger budenonnouifocal hosts, who have
 perfomledrmagnliicntly atm oueent con-
 ferences, but who he  been candid  in
 exphlining that workload to prospetie
 bidders Severalitei ested progiarns found
 they were not up to that tak.
     A larger problem emerged iIn finding
sites that could accommodate ax weck-lone
conferentcofthat si/e One localty had all

its   duck, i ordel bt I I antrall  tJit e
   untoJle ot cti plensenper anIn
   an inth   hotl ntiustt ha v that mIAI

oedjlla  nOu  n    t   now&  No   tin
tpar Iat U    wl ama 1d d1101   at 0w 97

    a\nc dded nraob olem wn the nUdS
ilt ucks find o n   u rlt asnt Top the
utatern ou  August cnfrenee  in ou-re
on ine theo- It inustr of  that midn
si.d  Otyd coldn   e
    s Iuc for so m nl vit L hristo-
pher  to find       \A \  st o tmee
conerence  i   t, n I nce !it a  a th t-
equat e years sine a ctyn  tat region
S til whom- Ie1 w :,an  In, Ioa itwt  h
had   nte the onflllnee
    Thus c         !a nea ewa hnarg to rim
phe  (   nlade   NOVAs Cnd    ( onWerenc
Directrug   ind an 'astrn ci ty xx ithrad-
eqate  hoel spaendg   the hoell wor\ku
xvihnveer e caen   find tuist  wit th

encet hat nle serc ially  bruht  himca
<\tomth Orado Visitors aniConention
Bureau and Hlthisco cryn of atlealst thre
  hotels xvhibpae ng ( to  lt angs t

vcti  :asnce   prograeand  f1ratv
no higher than those charged n Iliouston
fhanksohentetiatingprowessof(   hits-
topher arid l)aid Migiore. (Chair of the

Board's oflerence  Site Selection Com
m1i11c, that test was met and that does not
even factor in the low-cost araMs nor-
mally ailable to Orlando in August
    Phew again!
    Iths  eeneciting  tooexciting but
fnow that we have found a magnif icent,
first-clas home for our 1998 reunion we
can finally sa like many a superbowl
MP We're ging to Disn   World!
     I here w 10 be more news f ntoming
oncthe1\nextedition oftheoldest continuous
gathering in the wodwide itinis' move-
ent,  but for low, mark your calendars,
remember the conferenceas you make your
training plans, and, fo ulthe truly conscien-
tious. register now /xee page 11
    A note for programs supported by the
Vitim of   ('rime Act (V)( %   on the
aturda  when he became Acting Director
oftheOice   for Victims ofrime (O\ ),
which  administers  VOCA,   Reginald
Robinson told the NOVA  Board  that he
hopes to reauthorie the use of VOCA
funds to attend the conference /See Puge
2.o  the < hange of iX 40 eadership  ]

   In   This Issue:
     *Aileen  Adams. Best Ever
       OVC   Director, Retires .. 2

     * Report on the 1997 Annual
       Conference in Houston     3

     * NOVA   Awarsa......... 5

     * Houston  Phots  ...   6 & 7

     * Grieving Childen      .   8

     * Victims with Disabilities . 9

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