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NLS Board Minutes:

July 25, 2009 - Saturday Morning Business Meeting

Tracy opened the third business meeting at 10:30 a.m.  Pr. Joe Nilsen led in prayer.

Tracy announced that Susan Jolley-Shannon from Sonshine North Via de Cristo was replacing Lay Delegate Tom Culverwell who was injured and needed to go home. 

Evaluation forms will be distributed to be filled out and turned in this afternoon. 

Don and Judy Armbrust made announcements regarding checkout procedures.  Tracy asked the Host Team to stand and be recognized for outstanding service. There was much applause.

Tracy announced that Saturday night dinner time and location were changed to 6:00 p.m. in the gym.  Worship will begin at 7:45 p.m. at which time there will be an offering taken for outreach and the elected officers will be installed.

Joe Nilsen has 45 books left.  After those sell, they will be available by mail from Joe or at Amazon or Barnes and Noble Book Stores for $15.00.  All profits will go to NLS National Coordinator Campaign Fund.

The Spiritual Director brochures are available to be picked up.

Copies of the budget will be available at this afternoon business meeting. 

Our materials are copyrighted.  The Vendor and Logo Policies, in writing, will be available at this afternoon’s business meeting.

A/OK has stepped up to host the 2013 NLSAM.  Alice Allison (N.TX) moved that A/OK Lutheran Secretariat be accepted as Host of the 2013 NLSAM.  Ruth Barthel (WI) seconded.  Motion passed. Tracy asked the upcoming Host Secretariats to stay for a brief meeting after the business meeting recesses.

The Campaign Fund Committee will meet again at 2:15 p.m. and have a report this afternoon. Ed Broestl invited others to join him.

#6 Region to Region reports began with Carolyn Hawkins (TN) reporting for Region 6. They agreed all would travel around the region to strengthen, train and pray. What they need to be more effective is prayer and engaging more pastors. There was discussion of different ways to do this. They had an overnight retreat in April but now their primary goal is to support each other in prayer and to rally together as all secretariats in the region help Western North Carolina in preparing for the NLSAM to be held in Charlotte in 2011.  They included some of their history in their report.  Region 6 currently includes GA, SC, NC, and TN.  They would like to include Alabama and Mississippi in their region.

#3 John Harris (TX) reported for Region 3.  Areas present were A/OK, N. Texas and Texas VdC.  They felt they needed all team members present at all team meetings for team building reasons.  They would be willing to travel as they have done in the past to help other secretariats.  No churches are large enough for their weekends so they are held at a camp or retreat center.  They value the prayer teams who are on-site. They have no problem with being ecumenical.  One group has books on sale from a local Christian book store for the use of the Pilgrims after the Study Rollo.

Tracy read a portion of an e-mail received yesterday from Nu Helgager, NLS VP of Administration, stating that after much consideration and prayer, she would like to request that she resign her service on the NLS Board.  Nu stated that she is thankful for all that she has learned over the past 4-5 years and that she will miss everyone. It has been a pleasure to serve an awesome ministry that has a desire to serve our Lord. Tracy expressed our heartfelt thanks for the work Nu has done over the past years.  The Executive Committee will take her request under advisement at the next Board Meeting.

Dick Link (INKY) moved that we recess till 3:30 p.m.  Russell Hawkins (W.NC) seconded.  Motion passed.  Meeting recessed at 11:05 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Katie Sistar


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