NCCL 2006 Annual Conference

Don Receives awardI just returned from participating in NCCL’s 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition held in Chicago. Actually I didn’t get into Chicago because I spent the six day at the Hyatt O’Hare. I enjoyed the Conference especially visiting with old friends, taking time to discuss catechesis and solving the problems of the world. I was honored to receive the 2006 Technology Award from NCCL. NCCL presents its Technology Award for being a consistent voice for and avid practitioner in the use of technology as a creative and effective tool in catechetical ministry.

The most important thing I learned at the Conference is to avoid assuming other people have the same information I have. Making assumptions is dangerous in most any situation but when dealing with issues of governance making assumptions can have painful consequences. Don’t make assumptions is one lesson I will apply.

During my acceptance speech, which I read from my Tungsten/T3, In an effort to save time I promised to post the complete text of my speech on my blog. The complete text of my speech is given below.

Thank you. I am honored to be chosen by NCCL to receive this award. To receive an award from my peers is truly a gift. A gift for which I am very grateful. Thank you!

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