NLS Board Minutes: Teleconference
February 10, 2008
Present: Tracy Schmidlin, Rev. John Propst, Nanette (Nu) Helgager, Dave Erdman.Katie Sistar, Jerry Lemcke, Judy Laabs-Foss, Bob Northrup
Rev. John Propst opened with prayer.
Web Page Coordinator Report – Bob Northrup
Everything on the web has been updated and is in good shape.
Secretary Report– Katie Sistar
approved Teleconference Minutes from September 16. 2007 are on
the web and in the Newsletter. The Mid-Year Minutes from
The updated 2008 NLS Survey has been sent to all the Lay Directors and Presidents of the secretariats with a requested response by March 15. Thanks to Jan Long and Lucy Hightower for their assistance in getting this ready.
Treasurer Report – Jerry Lemcke
Letters will be sent to the treasurers of each secretariat requesting the National dues which need to be paid by May. Jerry has served four years and will step down in July.
VP Administration Report – Nu Helgager
Bishop Steve Talmage is confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the National Meeting. The host committee is meeting monthly now and will be sending out invitations to the secretariats with letters and registration and travel forms.
Reviewed the contract with
VP Outreach Report- Dave Erdman
Steve Gilda is working with Region 5 to develop a new
Dave and Pastor John would like to assist Heart of Florida with VDC information before their retreat on February 22, 23 at which the secretariat will discuss their Via de Cristo plans.
There are 2 day programs which are not Via de Cristo but which serve a similar purpose. They are CHIRP and Discovery.
Spiritual Director Report – Pastor John Propst
Everything is fine. He will see if
Newsletter Editor Report – Judy Laabs-Foss
The newsletter is posted and the next deadline for articles is April 15. She wrote an article about insurance. The National organization is not attached to the local secretariats, so it is important that each group obtains its own insurance for their weekends.
Report from Fourth Day Movement – Tracy Schmidlin
This was a meeting of groups similar to Via de Cristo in 10 or
more states who gathered in
Old Business –
The National Coordinator position is on hold right now. The committee has not met yet. We discussed the process of getting a National Coordinator. There is concern that not enough money was authorized at last summer’s National meeting to fund a major campaign to fund the position in perpetuity. There was a discussion of who might be able to be in the position initially and how they would be paid. We agreed that we want the National Coordinator position to work out, so Joe Nilsen and Bob Quam should move forward with the committee work.
Positions available: Treasurer, Spiritual Director, Web Page Coordinator
VP Administration - Nu Helgager is eligible and willing to run again for this office.
The next teleconference meeting is scheduled for on April 6.
Pastor John closed with prayer at