NLS Executive Committee Meeting & Standing Committee Chairs Meeting
Monday, February 15, 2021
Present: Brian Schwarz, Executive Director, Wendy Showalter, President, Debbie Klatt, VP of Administration, Lindsey Daugherty, VPO, Rev. Sue Beall, Spiritual Director, Jeanne Gaston, Secretary, Rick Hanzlik, Web/AV Coordinator, Marcia Poisel, Database Coordinator, Dave Leverenz, Archivist/Historian, Amanda Hunter, Communications Coordinator
Call to Order at 7:00 PM CT
Opening Prayer was led by Pastor Sue
Debbie made a motion to approval the amended January Meeting Minutes. It was seconded by Brian and motion passed. Welcome Amanda and Dave
Laity Rollos are still being worked on.
Open Positions – Brian – Compliance Role and RCs for 6 and 7. We have also had several people who have stepped up to be on the Communications and Technology Committees.
Brian – PayPal Account, We now have the ability to accept donations throughout website with Jim and Rick’s help.
Leadership Forum…2/20, Roll out of the new website to the LDs, RCs, and extended Executive Committee. Also discussed the possibility of a nationwide database of all VdC participants.
Amanda – will be cross training her team. She is still looking for a Newsletter Editor while she and Eric work on communications, branding and marketing.
Debbie – A.G., After the newsletter was sent out people responded back with a large majority not wanting to have an in-person meeting this year due to Covid. Debbie made a motion and Jeanne seconded to have an online Annual Meeting this year in lieu of the National Gathering. Motion passed.
It was also suggested that we do more National Ultreyas this year.
The host committee is willing to host an in-person gathering in 2022.
Sue – Requested an email list from Jeanne.
Jeanne – Annual Activity Reports have all been sent out. She is also asking for websites for each secretariat.
Lindsay – National Ultreya….2/21 – Music will be played as people login. Lindsay will explain what will and won’t happen. Several pastoral presentations will take place. Songs will be done in between with words on the screen so everyone can sing along. Breakout sessions will also be a part of this.
RC meeting this Thursday.
Rick – Waiting on Bio from Dave.
Randy/Marcia – will re-do the registration forms to reflect the changes.
Created a form to add and change information in Constant Contact. They have already had several responses.
Dave – Is working with Rick to get setup with the email address and with Skip and Lori Gooch on how to get the paper files.
Elections – There are several secretariats that have not had elections and have asked why the NLS doesn’t do the same. We are to pray on this and what is best for the community. This would add a year to everyone’s term. This will be discussed at the next meeting.
Closing Prayer was led by Sue
Debbie moved and Brian seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 PM CT. Motion passed.
Kim is the NLS Secretary, since 2020. She attended Colorado VdC Weekend #16 in 2004 and since then has been active with her own local Secretariat, serving many positions on the Board, weekend teams, and numerous Reunion Groups throughout the years. Kim has served as a Regional Coordinator for Region 1 from 2012-2020.