Susie Haver and Tammy Britt of Cloud County Convention & Tourism were featured “breakout session” speakers at the 2011 WeKan! Conference. The conference is a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
Held every two years, the WeKan! Conference is a gathering of passionate community doers and advocates who want to help communities thrive. This year the theme was PowerUp and PowerOn Rural Kansas!
The WeKan! Conference invites speakers from rural communities to share grassroots ideas, practices and resources. Haver and Britt shared ideas on “Promoting your neck of the woods to locals and explorers” which featured planning scavenger hunts and a shop rally. Cloud County Convention & Tourism sponsored a session on “Making it cool to cook again!” given by Faye Minium, Marilyn Rowlison, and Billie Jo Frakes, Morland; and Mari Detrixhe, Clyde.
This one day conference encourages networking and brings together communities of all sizes. The energy is contagious and everyone leaves with new contacts, new friends and loads of great ideas.
Other area attendees were; Joan Nothern and Lynda Huffer, Glasco; Johnita Crawford and Mari Detrixhe, Clyde. For more information on the WeKan! Conference or other events sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation go to: kansassampler.org.