What a great conference for 2018!
The 2018 AWCF Conference was held at Victor Harbour, at the infamous Adare House.
First of all, thank you to everyone who participated, in any way. I found so many new and unexpected friends this year, growing my sense of this big ol’ family, and who is in it. I hope all of you who attended noticed something similar as we trained relentlessly into the early hours each night.
Secondly, extra thank you to the committee, presenters, volunteers, and venue staff who helped make everything run its course smoothly. I have personally received many thank-yous for the conference (appreciated!), but it really is a team effort and the team really was tight!
Already we have announced that the conference next year will be at the Gold Coast. I have put up a suggestion box on the website to help collect your thoughts and hopes for next year, and I have started to add some of the happy snaps people took. The AWCFC2018 website with all it’s photos and information, will eventually become archived for future reference once the official domain name runs out in some month’s time, www.wordpress.awcfc2018.com.
Finally, a massive congratulations to the many people who were recognised with new grades this year. Some of them were very high levels, and I really am very happy to see the grading system fully functioning right across the spectrum as it should. So many years of persistence and discipline really do need to be recognised and celebrated, and the conference is the perfect time and place. There will definatley be more information coming soon about the grading system in full swing, and how members can use it to advance and guide their students through the misty turns of learning Wing Chun.
See you all next year at the Gold-Coast!