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LWML Mite Brigade May 07pub


									                                              MITE BRIGAde
                                    The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
                                                          CHESAPEAKE DISTRICT
                                    Enabling women in Dc, De, MD, NC, PA, VA, and WV

                          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            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

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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
                          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
 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
 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

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                                    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 _____________________________
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.

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                    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

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                                                         Christian Life

         Chesapeake District Christian Life Retreat
                 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 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.
                                                                      ( 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.
                                                                      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
    Teens “ROCK” in Sioux Falls!!                                     Contact us with your ideas and suggestions.
    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.

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                                                         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. 

Jan Rueter                        Deb Lennox                       Abeba Tzeggai
Derwood, Maryland                 Georgetown, Delaware             Alexandria, Virginia
301-926-2899                      302-856-2909                   

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                                                LWML Bulletin Board

      • Schroeder, a dear friendMr. LWML of LWML
                                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 •
                                                                 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    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,
                                                                        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

Please note new chairmen in      DCMARVA                         NORTHERN VIRGINIA                   POTOMAC
Northern Virginia, Potomac       Teresa Tester                   Nora Rae Martin                     Edi Collis
and Tidewater Zones        

BALTIMORE                        DELMARVA                        OLD DOMINION                        TIDEWATER
Leslie Jaseph                    Deb Lennox                      Marge Bruning                       Robin Zophy             

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                        

(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                                  Home 301-739-4008 Cell 240-481-0136

(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                               

(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                    

(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                           

(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                        

(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                                                                Home 703-221-5950
(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   

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                                       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
                                                             Requests for Quarterlies and Mite Boxes
                          Next Deadline: July 15, 2007       Contact: Sally Plusch, Corresponding Secretary,
        Stories and photos encouraged. Submit your news,
        then go have a glass of lemonade.                    The Mite Brigade is now available in PDF format
                                                             Contact the editor or see the district website

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State Line, PA                                             Chesapeake District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
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