Message from the President – October 2023

Message from the President – October 2023

October President’s Message


Greetings, FLAVA Members!


I cannot wait to welcome you all to FLAVA 2023 in Norfolk, VA next week! The FLAVA Board and Conference Team are hard at work preparing for what is sure to be an amazing conference! If you have not registered, you have until this Thursday, October 5th to register online. Once online registration closes, you will only be able to register onsite from October 12 -14, 2023.


The Constitution/Bylaws Revision Committee proposes the following amendments for a formal vote at the FLAVA business meeting on Thursday, October 12th. To see the present governing documents, click here. Please note: strike throughs would be eliminated and the blue wording would be added. The red is the rationale for the suggested changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Robertson, FLAVA Parliamentarian.

In addition, elections will be taking place via email during the conference for all current and lifetime FLAVA members. If you wish to participate in the election, please make sure your FLAVA membership is current by October 11.


It’s now time for YOUR help! It’s time to…


  1. Register for FLAVA 2023 by October 5th (last day for online registration) :


  1. Register for the 2023 FLAVA Summer/Fall Learning Series. Check out this document for more details about these amazing FREE online workshops.


If there is anything FLAVA can do to support you or your students, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. I truly appreciate each of you and all that you do for World Languages in VA and beyond! I look forward to seeing each of you next week at FLAVA 2023!


With much appreciation,

Heidi Trude

President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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