MITE BRIGAde The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League CHESAPEAKE DISTRICT Enabling women in Dc, De, MD, NC, PA, VA, and WV LWML Volume 10, number 2 May 2007 Inside This Issue A Word From the President Mission Grants 2 The time to leave for the Many of those attending will be Counselor’s Message 3 2007 Convention in Sioux participating in “Rockin’ Trail Mis- SED Conference 3 Falls is almost here. I hope sion Pledge Walk.” Sponsoring a Special Gifts Fund 4 you have registered to attend friend who will be “walking” will Human Care 5 and are looking forward to an give you another opportunity to be Teen LWML 5 exciting time in South Da- part of Convention 2007. I ask that HOPE 5 kota. We can rejoice at the you keep the Host Committee in Christian Life 6 announcement a few weeks your prayers as they work through Communications 6 ago that we actually sur- the many tasks necessary to present MMV Consultants 7 passed our Mite Goal of a successful convention, and for Zone News 7 $1,625,000. Praise God! Joan Kelly safety for everyone who will be Zone Chairmen 8 Praise God! traveling to and from South Dakota As district president I will attend the Board for this event. District Directory 9 of Directors meeting on Tuesday, June 19. I am pleased to announce the appointment The YWRs will arrive on Wednesday to of Marge Bruning and her daughter, Beth- begin their special activities and the dele- any, as Chesapeake District’s TEEN gates will start their duties with an orienta- LWML Task Force chairman and co- tion on Thursday afternoon. Together with chairman. This new task force should intro- our LWML sisters, the Chesapeake District duce girls to LWML at an early age. Special delegation will be voting for new national events are planned for them at the Conven- officers, some bylaw changes, new Mission tion. I am very grateful to Marge and Beth- Grants and help to make other important any for accepting this new responsibility. decisions. All of this is part of keeping Keep them, and the task force, in your Mite Brigade LWML working in an organized manner. prayers. In between the business sessions, there will Elsewhere in this issue you will find infor- Published quarterly in Feb., be time for worship, servant events, fellow- mation on our Christian Life Retreat May, August and November. ship and friendship – the “heart” of LWML. planned for November 2, 3, and 4 in Ocean Available by mail or email in If you are attending, please keep in touch City, Maryland. Mark the dates on your PDF format by request. Also with your zone leader in Sioux Falls so we calendar and plan to attend. This was an may be downloaded from the will be able to notify all of you the day, time outstanding event in 2005 and you won’t district website. You need the and place of our district photo. An assigned want to miss it in 2007. It provides a great Adobe Acrobat Reader to place for photos has not yet been deter- opportunity for relaxation, fun, and most of download and print the MB. If mined and I will spread the word as soon as all, spiritual renewal. you don’t have it you can possible. May we continue to rejoice in the blessing download it free by going to http://www.adobe.com/ Don’t be left out! If you are not able to at- of knowing our risen Savior and boldly tell products/acrobat/readstep2. tend, you may want to participate by donat- others of His saving grace. html ing one of the “Gifts from the Heart” for an I can do all things through Him who gives attendee to take with her. Let that person me strength. Philippians 4:13 Copies will continue be know what you are donating so she will mailed to all churches at the save room for it in her luggage. Check out Joan Kelly, President church address and to society the choices on page “K” of the Winter 2006 Chesapeake District LWML networkers unless you request Quarterly. Package the gifts as requested. it by email. The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Mission Grants 2006-2008 Mission Goal for the 2006 – 2008 Biennium $120,000 Mission Grants 1. Chinese Outreach Center of the Cross (COCC), Rockville, MD Support the continuing outreach and faith-building in the Chinese community. $5,000 PAID 2. New Ministry Start-up Grant, Southeastern District, LCMS Grant for New Ministry Start-up in Cecil County, MD $5,000 3. Alaska Mission for Christ, Anchorage, AK Training and Transportation program of the Alaska Mission $5,000 4. Student Aid Assistance, Southeastern District, LCMS Provide grants to students pursuing careers in full-time church work. $5,000 5. ESL (English as a Second Language) Program, Rehoboth Beach, DE Enhance program materials needed for the instruction of English among foreign workers in the surrounding community. $3,000 6. Southern Maryland Compassion Center, LaPlata, MD Funding for Compassion Care program and Mobile Compassion Center $5,000 7. Concordia Lutheran Church, Triangle, VA Community Nutritional Food Outreach Program $1,500 8. Shoe Beggars for Christ, Inc. , Laurel, MD Help with costs to provide shoes for people in need worldwide. $1,500 9. AMMI Ministry, Philadelphia, PA Support for Gospel outreach among ethnic groups from the former USSR $4,000 10. Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Southeastern District, LCMS Sponsor a Christian Care and Compassion- Disaster Preparedness workshop $1,500 11. Bethany Lutheran School, Waynesboro, VA Provide preschool room equipment for the before and after school program $1,600 12. Open Arms Child Development Center, Midlothian, VA Assist with purchase of needed copying and laminating equipment $3,500 13. Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United, (FCCAU), Inc. Bel Air, MD Assist clients of the overnight outreach program with shelter needs $5,000 14. Living Water- Maryland State Fair Outreach, Timonium, MD Support for the Gospel witness given by volunteers using New Testament Bibles and Living Water Logo bottles $5,000 15. Training Leaders for Outreach Workshops, Southeastern District, LCMS $2,000 Part of the Ablaze! Program of LCMS Gospel Outreach On Palm Sunday, April 1, 2007, members of the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Rockville, Maryland celebrated the second anniversary of Pastor Tich Luu's work in Chinese ministry from their congregation. As part of the celebra- tion, Debra Poese, Chesapeake District VP for Gospel Out- reach, joined them for the presentation of our first District Mission Grant of $5000 to the Chinese Outreach Center of the Cross. Shown in this picture are Deb Poese, Pastor Tich Luu and wife Michelle. Debra Poese VP - Gospel Outreach 2 Mite Brigade May 2007 Pastoral Counselor—Rev. Dale Skurla SED Leadership Conference Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord! Tending Romans 6:3-4 tells us: "Don’t the you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus Flame were baptized into His death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as August 3-5 Christ was raised from the Holiday Inn dead through the glory of the Koger Center Father, we too may live a new life." What a text! Our Richmond, VA Baptism nails us to the cross with Christ, buries us with Christ and raises us with Christ who takes us to the glo- ries of His Heavenly home. A conference to inspire, equip and send people forth Ablaze! Tending the Flame will be a mission resource for all family What a God! What a Lord! First, He gives us life members of the congregations, nurturing them for the work of (which we couldn’t get on our own). He gives us our outreach. parents (which we couldn’t get on our own). He pro- vides us with our talents and abilities (which we Tending the Flame focuses on what it takes for an individual couldn’t get on our own). He gives us our food, or congregation to be intentional in telling the story to those clothing, shelter, families, friends, employment and who have not heard. all our earthly needs (which we can’t & really don’t get Tending the Flame is a resource for Congregational Evangel- on our own). Then He forgives our sins, failings, faults ism Teams, Prayer Teams, Outreach Teams, Mission Teams, and transgressions (which we can’t get on our own) all Music Ministry, Stewardship Teams. There is really something through His gift of Baptism. He also feeds us with His for everyone. Body and His Blood to nourish us and thereby forgives us of our sins (again & again) and visibly showing us Outstanding speakers include Merle Frietag, Jane Wilke, that He is with us (all of which we can’t get on our Glenn Lucas and Jerry Kosberg. Dave Frincke will be music own). And when our days in our earthly journey are leader for the conference. ended, He comes to take us home (which we can’t do More than 40 workshops offer a variety of equipping and out- on our own). Know what this means? We are Easter reach training for our work in mission. people who live in the shadow of the empty cross and tomb. Special programs for youth and children will be available. Registration includes workshop materials, presentation CD and What a people we are! Taking our gifts, using our gifts Saturday lunch. and complaining we don’t have enough. We sometimes Cost is $50 per adult participant until June 1, $75 after June 1 use our gifts in godly ways. Other times we use our $25 for children and youth gifts in ungodly ways. We are hampered by the society free infant to age 4 and environment in which we find ourselves. Even Brochures have been sent to all churches for this event and though He calls us to the mountaintop we are really val- all the information is available on the SED website, ley people. We feel downtrodden, worn out and just www.se.lcms.org. beaten up. We live in a Good Friday world. But we don’t have to stay there. We are Easter people who live Sponsored by SED, LLL, and LWML in a Good Friday world. He calls us to something more and never wants us to forget it. He is the reason for the season. He is the reason for life. We are the reason He came. We are the reason He suffered. We are the reason Join your LWML Sisters in Prayer He rose. You see, all He did, He did for us. We have it all with Him. Every Monday at 12:00 noon wherever you are, pause and We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world. pray for the ministry of LWML Always something to ponder. and seek the Lord’s guidance each new day. He Is Risen Pastor Skurla May 2007 Mite Brigade 3 Special Gifts Endowment Fund January 15 — April 17, 2007 Chesapeake District IN MEMORY OF: DONATED BY: Special Gifts Fund Ruth Crocker Sam and Hope Miller The Chesapeake District LWML has estab- Waneta Goodman lished a Special Gifts Endowment Fund to receive gifts of money and property, either di- Leo Schroeder Mary Payne rectly or through bequests under wills or trusts, Fred and Connie Kruelle to further the work of LWML. Jane Turner Fred and Connie Kruelle Contributions may be made as a memorial, or to honor someone on occasions such as birth- Donald Schmidt Lois Schmiesing days, anniversaries, graduations, or simply the IN HONOR OF: glory of God. Come up with your own unique way to PRAISE THE LORD. Tina Jasion Fred and Connie Kruelle All contributions will be acknowledged by the Director of Christian Outreach Mary Payne Special Gifts Chairman. St. John’s, Glen Arm, MD BALANCE: Principal $14,355.31 Make checks payable to: Interest $ 2,561.09 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Total $ 16,916.40 Donations this reporting period $155.00 Mail to: Mary A. Payne Mary A. Payne, 17554 Barron Heights Road Special Gifts Chairman Dumfries, VA 22025-2021 ———————————————————————— A grant from the Special Gifts Endowment Fund went to Luther Memorial Date __________________ School in Richmond to purchase Bibles for the Amount Enclosed ____________________ students. The Bibles In Memory of _______________________ were given along with school supplies collected In Honor of _________________________ at the District Conven- tion last September. Occasion ___________________________ Their thank you note To the Glory of God __________________ said, “The Bibles are going to help us spread the Word of God.” Send acknowledgement of gift (not amount) to: Please Print Plainly Grants Available Now! ___________________________________ Grants of up to $300 each are available from the Special Address____________________________ Gifts Fund. A request may be made by a society, zone, or the district to help fund a new project or an existing ___________________________________ program. The project should reflect the mission of Donor _____________________________ LWML. The guidelines are short and the application is a single Address ___________________________ page. The time between the request and receiving the funds ___________________________________ can be as short as one month. To apply for a grant, contact chairman Mary Payne for specific guidelines and an application. email@example.com 4 Mite Brigade May 2007 Human Care Teens in LWML Using Your Gifts Do you remember your first recollection of Part of the LWML Mission Statement is LWML? Was it watching your mother or “…(woman) is enabled to use her gifts in grandmother attend a meeting or dropping ministry to the people of the world.” her coins in the purple Mite box? Have you thought about what your gifts Today you are making an impression on the are? God has indeed blessed us each young girls that touch your lives! LWML with gifts and talents to use. But, do we sees the need to get our teenage girls ex- use them in ministry for the people of the posed to LWML. So, what do we do? You world? Remember, our world begins at can begin by “mentoring” a young girl. home. Dynamic Duo Talk about LWML being the official auxil- If you truly care about people and your iary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod ministry there are many ways in which you can be using and the importance of our Mighty Mites. The next time your your gifts. Do you know ways to brighten people’s lives? society has an event maybe teenage girls can be involved in I love the commercial where one man does a kind deed to helping or attending. someone else and then that person does one, and the chain The Chesapeake District is just taking its baby-steps in devel- continues to many people doing acts of kindness without oping a ministry for our teens. The Teen LWML has a few costing them a penny and so many smiles occur! That’s pages (5 &27) of materials in The Catalogue aimed at this age the way our Christian life should be as we show others we group. Brochure #11950 costs just $5.00 for 50 and is a great are Christians by our love and actions. introduction to LWML for teens. Think what your church can In caring about those around you how about do something do to introduce these young ladies to the organization that like: prepare a meal for someone, send a card, make a they will be leading in the future. phone call to someone who could use a pick-me up, in- Look for more information in the future and also how Teens clude a Christian tract in your payment, help someone or- will be involved in the 2008 Chesapeake District convention ganize a closet, say “thank you” to all you meet during a in Baltimore. shopping trip, offer to baby sit for a mother or your nurs- Teen LWML Co-chairs ery, pick some garden flowers or vegetables and give them Marge and Bethany Bruning to someone else to enjoy, read to one who isn’t able, mow a neighbor’s yard, share those not worn clothes with a shel- ter, volunteer at a food bank or kitchen, and more. Share a HOPE Committee little of yourself this summer and give thanks to God that NEW LWML PRODUCTS COMING AT M&M STORE you have resources to do it for Him! It's an exciting time of the year for all of us LWML shoppers. Marge Bruning Soon some of you will be attending the 2007 Convention in VP Human Care Sioux Falls, South Dakota..... and you will be the first to see and purchase brand new products for sale and to pick up a copy of the 2007-2009 LWML Catalog! Young Women Representatives There will be a 2007 Convention Charm, Tie Tac, Italian Charm, and LWML Bear. There will also be a Convention Highlights DVD you can take back to share in your zone. Two young women have been LWML has an answer to the hard-to-spot luggage dilemma-- selected to represent the Chesa- the LWML luggage strap ! It's bright purple color will easily peake District at the LWML allow you to find your bag the first time it comes around. Convention in Sioux Falls in Every society will want to get the Media & Events Planner June as Young Women Repre- for 2007-2009 (formerly called Bright Ideas) which puts all sentatives or YWRs. the planning and program needs into a simple, organized for- Connie Bushatz is an Instruc- mat. Also new this year is the Volume 2 Program Helps, the tional Technologist with the Christmas Collection, 3 New Mustard Seeds, 3 NEW Military Prince Edward County School Cards, NEW Teen stickers, teen gift bag and PJ's. System. She attends St. John’s Lutheran Church in the Blue I'm excited about the new LWML men's tie--and ladies, I've Ridge Zone. She lives in Farmville, VA with her 2 cats. been told you can use the tie as belt, a scarf, or ??? Bethany Bruning is a recent Gettysburg College grad, A few other new and exciting products are a striped LWML working as an analyst for Dominion Resources. She is a shirt, LWML socks, and a Prayer Book for Women. member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond, VA, Old Are you ready to go shopping? Plan on seeing these latest Dominion Zone. As you can see elsewhere on this page, items at the Chesapeake District M&M store at the Christian Bethany has already been tapped to promote Teen LWML Life Retreat in Ocean City this fall! in the district, serving along with her mother Marge. Karen Updegrave Hope Committee Chairman May 2007 Mite Brigade 5 Christian Life Chesapeake District Christian Life Retreat 2- November 2-4, 2007 Grand Hotel Ocean City, Maryland Retreat Leaders: Ruth and Larry McReynolds Acts 4:20 For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." The registration form will be in the August Mite Brigade and on the district website Plans for the Christian Life Retreat at the Grand Hotel in Ocean city, Maryland, November 2,3,4, are well underway. Communications Mark your calendar if you haven't already done so. We are happy to report that Ruth and Larry McReynolds have ac- LWML and the World Wide Web cepted our invitation to be the retreat leader and music direc- Did you know that our district has a web site? tor with the theme "Testify to Love", Acts 4:20. Larry is the organist at King of Glory in Williamsburg since 2002. Ruth Yes, we too can be found out in cyberspace. As people has served as Preschool Director at King of Glory Lutheran look more and more to the Internet for their information, Preschool since 2002. Both are musicians and teachers. They we too have kept up with the times. You can find us on- have brought inspiration through music and Scripture to line at http://www.chesapeakedistrictlwml.org. The many LWML groups, offering songs of praise drawn from site continues to be a work in progress, but there are sev- the best of contemporary and traditional hymnody. eral current resources that are available to you there. The hotel is giving us the same rate for rooms that we had in Want to find out what grants have been paid? Information 2005, a bargain for $89 per room, per night for up to four about the Mission grants for this biennium can be found people. The registration fee for the retreat will include lunch along with links to more information about each request. and dinner on Saturday, with all other meals “on your own”. There are microwaves, refrigerators and coffeemakers in the Are you looking for contact information for the Board of rooms. The hotel offers a reasonably priced breakfast buffet Directors? An up-to-date directory can be found on the on weekends (not included). Many plans are in the works to website. provide those things that you asked for in '05 with a few re- Lost your Mite Brigade? Copies of current and past Mite peats. For instance, we will have a break on Saturday after- Brigades are also available in PDF format. noon to meditate, walk on the beach and boardwalk, talk, There is even a link to the National LWML website shop at the Route 50 Factory Outlets, or just rest and relax. (http://www.lwml.org). If you haven’t checked it out, More details and registration forms will be in the August take a moment and do so. The site has a beautiful new Mite Brigade. We hope to see YOU at our Christian Life Re- look and is worth the visit. treat! We are always looking for ways to provide helpful infor- Carol Zehnder, V. P. Christian Life mation and resources. Let us know what you’d like to see Carol Bitely, Chairman, Christian Life Committee on our website and we will do our best to include your ideas. Teens “ROCK” in Sioux Falls!! Contact us with your ideas and suggestions. E-mail: Communications@chesapeakedistrictlwml.org. Are you going to Sioux Falls? Are you between the ages of 11-17? Do you like “hanging out” with the girls? If you answered “YES,” we want to see you at the Friends Into Laima Kuring, Serving Him Teen “Hangout” on Saturday, June 23. Teens Communications will make new friends from across the country while par- Director, ticipating in wild and crazy fun activities! Service, spiritual growth, and leadership are the focus of this awesome time together. Mark your calendar and plan to “ROCK – Rest on Christ the King” in Sioux Falls. Watch for more details in the convention newspaper. 6 Mite Brigade May 2007 Zone News DCMARVA Zone An Invitation Is everyone ready to RENEW, REBIRTH and TRANS- from DCMARVA and Marylanton Zones FORM! That is the topic Marge Bruning will present at our ————————————— Spring Rally on how we can help our Socieities to "Renew, STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY Rebirth and Transform." Are you ready? The Rally will be "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They held on April 28th at Grace Lutheran Church in LaPlata, will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow Maryland. weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 On another note, we have our first Society to volunteer their services for the 2008 District Convention. Trinity Lutheran Chesapeake District LWML in Lexington Park, Maryland has volunteered to do registra- District Convention tion for the Convention. Thank you ladies for your support. September 26-28, 2008 I am praying more women will step up to take on some of Timonium, Maryland the Convention responsibilities. If you have any desires to serve as a committee chairperson please let me know. It's not to soon to think about the 2008 District Conven- Teresa Tester tion and who you will send as delegates. Each church Zone Chairman may send two delegates, who along with the zone chair- man and district officers, will conduct the business of Potomac Zone LWML. There will be officers to elect and new mission grants to select as well as an interesting keynote speaker. The Lutheran Mission Society of Maryland was the focus of In addition there will be worship, Bible study, banners, our Spring Rally on April 14. Deaconess Robie Hillhouse music, interest sessions, exhibits, and LWML products. shared some of the work the Mission Society is doing in the Marylanton and DCMARVA are the host zones, but the area. The trailer for the Southern Maryland Compassion Timonium area is more cost friendly for us. Make sure Center (District Mission Grant #6) is nearly finished and is to put the date on your calendar and set aside September parked on the grounds of Grace Lutheran Church in LaPlata. 26-28, 2008 as a weekend devoted to supporting and en- The Mission Society received a gift from the zone of $400. couraging the Lord's work through LWML. The special offering for the district, designated to assist with LWML Convention expenses, was just over $400. Teresa Tester, Chairman Edi Collis Convention 2008 Zone Chairman Tidewater Zone Chairman Bev Sweeney, third from the right, and the ladies from Hope Lutheran Church model- ing their LWML jackets and holding bears they dressed at their January Retreat. The bears will be given away after their Spring Rally. MMV (Mission -Ministry -Vision) Consultants Marge Bruning Carol Zehnder Richmond, Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia Contact these MMV Consultants for help in 804-798-6503 757-486-4819 revitalizing your society or your zone. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jan Rueter Deb Lennox Abeba Tzeggai Derwood, Maryland Georgetown, Delaware Alexandria, Virginia 301-926-2899 302-856-2909 Abtzegg@aol.com FGRueter@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org May 2007 Mite Brigade 7 LWML Bulletin Board • Schroeder, a dear friendMr. LWML of LWML Leo Remembering and supporter • • LWML Convention President Joan has three tickets for • received the Crown of Life February 28, 2007. Leo first time attendees to have lunch with was the husband of Janet Schroeder who served many LWML President Linda Reiser on years as the zone chairman of the Baltimore East Zone. Friday June 22. You have to have Leo always accompanied Janet to conventions and ordered either the meal package or retreats and was always ready to lend a hand and the Friday box lunch. This gives you participate in any way he could. He even designed a guaranteed seat for lunch and a time a Chesapeake District banner at one of the leaders to enjoy hearing from the national retreats. He will be missed by all who knew him. President. These are first come-first served so email Joan right away. Mites and Quarterlies As of last week over 2200 women have registered for the • you seen the BLUE CARD? It is a card mailed • Have convention. This is a little ahead of the number who were registered for Tampa by this time in 2005. quarterly to the society person who sends in the mites. The card has a space to list the amount you are sending for There will be a special 65th Anniversary Thankoffering in mites and for The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly which is Sioux Falls celebrating the birthday of LWML. paid just once a year. The mission grant sponsored by the Chesapeake District for Everyone understands that LWML is basically supported Chinese Women’s Ministry in Rockville, MD will be on the through mite contributions and that 25% goes to national mission grants ballot. Urge your delegates to vote for it. LWML and 75% stays in the district. The district uses their 75% to fund mission grants and to cover all the other Don’t Forget to use GoodSearch expenses of carrying on the work of LWML. • • It’s a great way LWML can raise money for missions! One big expense paid by the district is Quarterlies. So- cieties receive a letter from the District Financial Secre- As more and more LWML members are using GoodSearch to tary once a year in March with a request to cover the cost search the internet, mission funds are benefiting. We know that of Quarterlies We ask for a contribution of $4.00 per "mites" can be mighty, and now with thousands of searches number of copies you receive (If you are receiving 25 made each month and a penny given to missions for each copies, you would send $100. for the entire year for Quar- search, we've raised over $3,500 since inception! The site terlies.) Donations for Quarterlies will enable the district shows over $900. The first quarter of 2007 so do the math and to use mite box offerings more effectively for mission see what is possible in a year. Please visit the website www. grants; otherwise Quarterly expenses must come from goodsearch.com and type LWML under "I'm supporting" to mite box receipts. participate. Encourage everyone who uses the internet to use GoodSearch and help missions. Decreases in Quarterly subscriptions can be made only once a year. The deadline was April 1, for 2007. Increases and change of address can be made can be made New brides in your group? at any time. Contact the District Corresponding Secretary, • Try a “Recipe Shower” at a meeting. Every- • Sally Plusch, email@example.com one brings the new bride a favorite recipe. Recipes All mites and Quarterly payments are sent to the District can be written on recipe cards handed out ahead of Financial Secretary, Constance Hoff. time. Include personal notes about the recipe. Zone Leaders ZONE CHAIRMEN BLUE RIDGE MARYLANTON PENMAR 2007-2008 Sylvia Miller Seeking a leader Marie Gruendler firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Please note new chairmen in DCMARVA NORTHERN VIRGINIA POTOMAC Northern Virginia, Potomac Teresa Tester Nora Rae Martin Edi Collis and Tidewater Zones firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Edith.W.Collis@frb.gov BALTIMORE DELMARVA OLD DOMINION TIDEWATER Leslie Jaseph Deb Lennox Marge Bruning Robin Zophy Ljaseph@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 8 Mite Brigade May 2007 Chesapeake District Directory 2006-2008 PRESIDENT TREASURER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR (District—LWML Representative) (Disburses District funds) (Publicity, District Website) Joan Kelly Toni Killinger Laima Kuring 2215 Smith Ave 3301 Cameron Mills Rd 13520 Youngwood Turn Baltimore, MD 21227 Alexandria, VA 22302-2212 Bowie, MD 20715 410-242-6724 703-548-9197 301-262-0844 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Lkuring@comcast.net VICE PRESIDENT SERVANT RESOURCES ZONE LIAISON DISTRICT PUBLICATION EDITOR (New Societies and Reactivations) (Contact for Zone Chairmen, Networkers) (Mite Brigade Editor, other publications, mail- ing labels, lists) Carol Schmidt Linda Roscoe 2412 Pates Creek 2008 Ridge Stone Ct Sylvia Shives Williamsburg, VA 23185 Richmond VA 23238 17215 W Wash St, 757-253-4819 Home 804-741-9474 Work 804-270-4626 Hagerstown, MD 21740-5171 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Home 301-739-4008 Cell 240-481-0136 email@example.com VICE PRESIDENT—CHRISTIAN LIFE STRUCTURE COMMITTEE DISTRICT MEETING MANAGER (Interim) (Spiritual Life, Christian Life Retreat) (Bylaws & Bylaw approval -Zone/Society) (Meeting sites, arrangements) Carol Zehnder Bert Buchanan Connie Kruelle 3220 Sunnybrook Lane 1500 Lakeside Ave. 1 Chatham Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Baltimore, MD 21218-3005 Ocean Pines, MD 21811 757-486-4819 410-467-6971 Home 410-641-7215 Cell 240-426-1409 Carol4lwml@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org CFKruelle@yahoo.com VICE PRESIDENT—GOSPEL OUTREACH CHRISTIAN LIFE CHAIRMAN ARCHIVIST-HISTORIAN (Mission Grant selection and information) (Christian Life Retreat) (Preserves District records) Debra Poese Carol Bitely Margaret Martens 13001 Margot Dr 8060 Kiwi Lane 508 Old Stone Place Rockville, MD 20853 Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Bel Air, MD 21015 Home 301-946-4709 804-559-3185 Home 410-838-2817 Work 410-436-1341 Deb.Poese@verizon.net email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org VICE PRESIDENT—HUMAN CARE HOPE CHAIRMAN Helping Organizations SENIOR PASTORAL COUNSELOR (Christian Service and Ingatherings) Participate Effectively (LWML M&M Store) (Counsel, Worship, Bible study) Marge Bruning Karen Updegrave Rev. Dale Skurla 12282 Lees Lane 40965 Knight Rd 3770 7 New Mkt Turner Rd Ashland VA 23005 Leonardtown, MD 20650 Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Home 804-798-6503 Home 301-475-7814 Work 301-884-5184 Home 301-290-0460 email@example.com Kupdegrave@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org RECORDING SECRETARY YOUNG WOMEN COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JUNIOR PASTORAL COUNSELOR (Meeting Minutes, E-votes) (Coordinates YWR involvement) (Counsel, Worship, Bible study) Nancy Miller Debbie Lennox Rev. Dr. John Sound 8410 Perry Pl. 206 Highschool Ave 2800 Millwood Pike LaPlata, MD 20646-4468 Georgetown, DE 19947 Winchester, VA 22602-4634 301-752-2359 302-856-2909 540-667-1459 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com CORRESPONDING SECRETARY PARLIAMENTARIAN (acting) SPECIAL GIFTS CHAIRMAN (Contact for Mite Boxes/Quarterly) (Maintains orderly conduct of business) (Receives and acknowledges all gifts, coordinates grant applications and payments) Sally Plusch Sylvia Shives 1210 Neptune Lane Mary Payne Huntingtown, MD 20639 17554 Barron Heights Rd Dumfries, VA 22025-2021 firstname.lastname@example.org Home 703-221-5950 email@example.com FINANCIAL SECRETARY CONVENTION 2008 CHAIRMAN (Receives District funds, Mites) Teresa Tester District Website Constance Hoff 1809 Taylor Ave. 417 Prince of Wales Dr Ft Washington MD 20744 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Home 301-292-9612 Cell 204-210-3247 chesapeakedistrictlwml.org firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com May 2007 Mite Brigade 9 LWML PLANNING CALENDAR Pray for these events, the leaders and the participants. Zone leaders keep these dates in mind when planning Zone activities. May 5, 2007 - District BOD Meeting, Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata, MD June 21-24, 2007 - LWML Convention, Sioux Falls, SD September 22, 2007 - District EC Meeting , Place to be determined November 2-4, 2007 - District Christian Life Retreat, Ocean City, MD September 26-28, 2008 - Chesapeake District Convention, Timonium, MD June 25– 28, 2009 - LWML Convention, Portland, Oregon Chesapeake District LWML Networkers: Please make copies of this newsletter and Mite BrigadE distribute to the women in your church or forward to those who have email. Editor: Sylvia Shives Keep the Chesapeake District LWML updated 17215 W. Washington St. Send all changes of Networker or contact information to: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Linda Roscoe, lmroscoe@comcast .net firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for Quarterlies and Mite Boxes Next Deadline: July 15, 2007 Contact: Sally Plusch, Corresponding Secretary, Stories and photos encouraged. 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