The Modeling Troupe, Family Attitude Creative Endurance and Style held its 19th annual conference February 5-8 in Orlando.
F.A.C.E.S is the largest modeling troupe on the east coast of Florida founded in 1997 at Florida A&M University.
This year’s conference was held at Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. All seven chapters were in attendance including: Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Tallahassee.
This year F.A.C.E.S. event mainly focused on unity and strength as an organization as a whole.
The conference started with a meet and greet so that the new members could create a bond.
Executive Vice President Stephanie Colter said that the organization is built off of unity and it is important that they show that.
“The F in faces stands for family and it’s important to put that back in the organization,” she said.
The organization reserved the skating rink to bring everyone together. Tallahassee chapter Creative Director Courtland Brunson said that he enjoyed the event because he got the chance to meet people with the same interests as him.
“If I had one word to describe this skating event, it will be amazing. I never knew I can have so much fun skating, meeting people that have the same interest as me and goals in life,” Brunson said.
F.A.C.E.S executive state board held a business meetings discussing all rules and regulations related to each chapter. Some of the new rules that were implemented were to create a travel team so that the chapters could maintain contact.
“We are now in the plans of creating a travel team to travel outside of Florida to other states to perform and to have more bonding opportunity with sister chapters. I also think this will even expand my organization outside of the state,” Colter said.
FAMU President Rickila Smith, expressed that this year conference showed a sisterhood.
“This conference was motivation for me continue to go hard for the F.A.C.E.S organization.