Minutes · July 21, 2021

Meeting July 2021

NLS Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Present: Wendy Showalter, President, Rev. Sue Beall, Spiritual Director, Jane Winge, VPA, Jeanne Gaston, Secretary, James Ryan, Treasurer, Brian Schwarz, Executive Director

Call to Order at 7:00PM CT

Opening Prayer was led by Pastor Sue

Jane made a motion to approve the June Meeting minutes. Sue seconded and the motion passed.


Old Business

Elections for 2021

President – first 2-year term
Eligible for re-election in 2023

Secretary – first 2-year term
Eligible for re-election in 2023

Vice President for Administration
Election for ONE year to complete Debbie’s term
Eligible for election for first 2-year term in 2022

Vice President for Outreach – first 2-year term
Eligible for re-election in 2023

2022 Elections

Treasurer – first 2-year term

Current S.D. – Eligible for second 2-year term

Current Vice President for Administration – Eligible for first 2-year term

Regional Coordinators

Region 1 – Karen Weires– term ends July 2024
Region 2 – Shelli Eder– term ends July 2022
Region 3 – Cindy Perkins– term ends July 2023
Region 4 – Pam Gross– term ends this summer
Region 5 – Rose Briggs– term ends July 2022
Region 6 – Bob Lewis– term ends July 2024
Region 7 – Sylvia Meister– term ends July 2024


Reports

Brian – Communications team did transition of Facebook. Went well and have reached out to all who didn’t transfer.
Technology Administrator, Webmaster, 4th Day Leaders Teleconference – Do these need to be combined or stay separate. There is a short list of people who might be willing to help on the technology side.

After the AG we are planning on redoing the “Contact Us’ page.

4th day meeting happens every year the end of January with teleconference during the summer. The President, ED, and VPO attend this conference, historically. Some of the 4th day movements have continued to have weekends all along. We are the only 4th Day Ministry that uses our affiliated Religious denomination in the ministry’s name. Something for future discussion.

Jane – Annual Gathering – 181 registered to date.
Mid-Year housing – The house reserved ad cancelled for the mid-year last year will be honor the deposit placed last year that was cancelled due to Covid. It can be used for the 2021 Mid-Year although prices have increased. It will be held at Texas Lutheran University. Jim asked if we take out the budget $3000 given to the host committee last year. It was suggested that he request an itemized list of expenses from the Host committee – The next admin can make this determination on if more should be given.

Thank you to Jeanne, Rick, Karen, Randy and Marcia, Amanda for their help with pulling the Annual Gathering together.

Pastor Sue – S.D. Support Committee – Jeanne Gaston is Chair – The rest of the committee consists of Raleigh Sandy, Dawn Pipkin, Jim Dulling, Pastor Doug Givan, and Pastor Gerard Olsen

To be covered in the SD breakout session during the Annual Gathering: Review SD required skills, make a list of the most important values that come out of VdC – how does that affect the home congregations, how to get other pastors attend and become involved – what info so we need to gather from pastors.

Pastor Sue will be doing the prayer and commissioning of the Delegates at the AG and closing blessing as well.

Jim – We still have $36000+. Still waiting to see if there might be another bill for the previous web meeting usage. We have received several donations from several Secretariats.

He will discuss the new Finance Committee with the new board next week. There is a Endowment Fund in the by-laws that has never been dealt with. The Finance Committee would be helpful with this endeavor.

Jeanne – Delegates – 89 Delegates currently. We need 50% of the authorized delegates that we receive in writing.

Wendy — Outreach
Regional Coordinators
Region 1 – Karen Weires– term ends July 2024
Region 2 – Shelli Eder– term ends July 2022
Region 3 – Cindy Perkins– term ends July 2023
Region 4 – Pam Gross– term ends this summer
Region 5 – Rose Briggs– term ends July 2022
Region 6 – Bob Lewis– term ends July 2024
Region 7 – Sylvia Meister– term ends July 2024


New Business

None

Next Meeting – Monday, July 26, 2021 7:00 PM CT– New Executive Committee and Standing Committee Chairs

Closing Prayer led by Sue

Jeanne made a motion to adjourn. Jim seconded. The motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 7:53PM CT

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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.