October 2019
22nd Annual New England Resident Service Coordinators, Inc. Conference
2020 Vision for the Future
May 6-8, 2020
Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Registration and accommodations open in January. Be on the lookout for a special email regarding accommodations in early November!

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Excellence in Service - Call for Nominations
Deadline for nomination is December 15, 2019

Purpose of the NERSC Excellence in Service Award:
The purpose of the annual NERSC Excellence in Service Award is to recognize Resident Service Coordinators, housing management companies, and others working in the field of housing services throughout New England for outstanding achievement and extraordinary performance in the practice and advancement of service coordination in housing.

This year's conference theme is 2020 Vision for the Future.  Do you know an individual or group that has displayed visionary thinking and successfully implemented programs or modified the way they perform service coordination to better meet the future needs of their residents? If so, nominate them today! 

The Awards Process:
All nominations will need to be submitted by end of day December 15, 2019. Once all of the nominations are reviewed, they will be narrowed down to the top three nominees. We will reach out to the person making the nomination to schedule a call to discuss the finalist in greater detail. All calls will be conducted by January 7, 2020. The NERSC Board of Directors will review the finalists and decide on the award winner. The nominating party will be notified by January 15, 2020 so they can decide whether they would like the award to be a surprise to the winner as well as ensure that the attendee has the opportunity to register for the conference. The award will be presented at the conference.

Members of the NERSC, Inc. Board of Directors are not eligible for consideration for the Excellence in Service Award. Prior Excellence in Service Award recipients are not eligible for consideration. To inquire about a prospective nominee being a prior recipient, please email andrea@nerscinc.org . Nominees need not attend the conference in order to win. 

The deadline to submit your nomination is 12/15/19.
2020 NERSC Conference Scholarships
MARY WEISS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: December 15, 2019

NERSC, Inc., together with the significant support of our scholarship sponsors, is pleased to provide full and partial scholarship opportunities to conference registrants. 

Please note that this year NERSC Inc. scholarship funds are available for the conference registration fee only. All other fee-based activities, meals outside the conference, accommodations, and transportation are the responsibility of the applicant and/or their employer.

The number and the dollar amount of scholarships will be determined by the number of scholarship sponsorships and requests we receive.

We recommend that you register for both the conference and the hotel as soon as possible. Registration and hotel accommodations are slated to open mid-January and will sell out quickly. Scholarships cannot be honored once registration sells out.

Criteria:
1) Applicant must have service coordination as part of their job responsibility.
2) Priority is given to:
    a) Those who demonstrate the greatest need and
    b) Are first time NERSC conference attendees;
    c) Are first time scholarship applicants;
    d) Have the greatest period of time between receipt of last scholarship.
NERSC, Inc. reserves the right to limit the number of applicants from any organization. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted or reviewed. Scholarships are non-transferrable. 
Scholarship award announcements will be made via email by January 15, 2020 prior to registration opening.
2020 Scholarship Sponsors to date:
NHAPSC - New Hampshire Association of Professional Service Coordinators
MRSCA - Maine Resident Service Coordinators Association
The Kaestner Family - The Jean S. Kaestner Memorial Scholarship
Connolly and Partners, LLC - The Gertrude L. Connolly Memorial Scholarship
New Hampshire Housing
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Clarendon 140
Sponsorship, Advertising, and Exhibiting at the 2020 NERSC Conference
We are rolling into October and have already raised more than $30,000 to help offset our attendee's registration costs, but w e still have a ways to go to reach our annual goal of $71,500 and we need your support. 

THANK YOU to the growing list of sponsors below who believe in the power of training and education.

Training and continuing the education for housing professionals helps ensure the stability of tenancy in your buildings. Our attendees are learning best practices and innovative approaches to helping residents remain independent, happy, healthy, and safe.

Supporting staff and providing and opportunity to engage in high-quality education is key to their successful work with residents and starts with you. Partner with NERSC today and check out the dozens of sponsorship packages available.
Break out your Walkman, fluorescent clothes and hightops . . . NERSC is going way back for the 2020 Conference Welcome Dinner . . . back to the 1980's!

The 80's featured memorable TV characters, music legends, and movie stars. The costume possibilities are endless and we can't to see who you choose to be! This is one party you are not going to want to miss!

Start planning now and take advantage of those Halloween sales.
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
Submitted by Daphne Binder, NERSC Board Member
Personal boundaries are about respecting and protecting ourselves and our energy. Setting boundaries with others lets them know where you stand on particular issues and what your limits are. In order to create boundaries you must be aware of what your own limits are, what your core values are, be honest with yourself and allow your behavior to speak for you. Creating and maintaining values is about self-care and healthy relationships that we want in our lives. 

In order to maintain our personal boundaries, we must also follow through with consequences if those boundaries are over stepped. This could be in the form of respectfully reiterating our boundary on the particular issue or we may need to step away from the relationship if we are being disrespected and our boundaries are not being acknowledged. Take care of yourself first and foremost and know that setting boundaries takes practice and determination.

New England Resident Service Coordinators, Inc.
PO Box 1019, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone - 508.863.0020 Email - info@nerscinc.org
www.nerscinc.org