“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…”Colossians 3:23
During this week, I continued to prepare for Leadership Conference. At LC, there are 5 different color groups that every attendee is separated into: pink, purple, red, blue, and yellow. High school girls are in the pink and purple groups, ambassadors and buddies are in red, high school boys are in blue, and all college students are in yellow. For everyone in each group, I made bracelets that they will wear to remember which group they are in and to easily decipher who else is in their group. In addition to these bracelets, I also made signs that we will bring with us to use at the opening and closing ceremonies. Since this year is Best Buddies’s 30th year anniversary since it has been founded, I made signs with the number 30 on them, along with 30 pictures of the founder, Anthony Shriver. Since every state will have people attending the conference to represent their chapters, we decided that we could make Tennessee stand out against everyone else by holding glittery signs and pictures of Anthony.
On Thursday night, we hosted the LC info night where everyone attending from Tennessee came, except people driving in from Memphis. I presented part of the presentation where I explained the color groups. The info night was at FRA and lasted an hour. While I was there, I got to see a couple ambassadors that I befriended while helping them write their speech for LC earlier this summer. It was so fun reuniting with everyone and it’s so exciting that LC is right around the corner! Also, LC will be broadcasted on a live stream through http://www.bestbuddies.tv which will record the opening and closing ceremonies.