The council came up with the idea of a nonference "to encourage people to find ways of getting together without having to travel vast distances," said council member David Neufeld of Winnipeg. "We decided to take our own advice of encouraging people to look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint associated with the travel to meetings. So our Goshen members organized a day-long meeting with networked phones and computers to exchange ideas, share documents and discuss issues without leaving the comfort of home or office.""Screen-sharing was new to me," said council member Jennifer Schrock of Goshen. "I was not aware how much technology is available that can facilitate this kind of long-distance work."
Canadian Mennonite March 2, 2009 21 Practise what you preach shared many meals and face-to-face con- versations,” noted Neufeld. “Without the relationships we have built Mennonite Creation Care Network follows its own through face-to-face meetings, communi- cating and working on projects using the advice to not travel long distances to meetings technology would have been much more challenging,” added council member Mennonite Creation Care network Release Joanne Moyer of Winnipeg. Based on the success of its first nonfer- L ast November, the Mennonite Creation and developing an Anabaptist creation ence, the creation care network council is Care Network council replaced its care project. regular bi-annual face-to-face meeting planning to continue using this model for “What made this successful is that we one of its two yearly meetings. Λ with a “nonference.” know each other as a committee and have The council came up with the idea of a nonference “to encourage people to find ways of getting together without having to CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER travel vast distances,” said council member The Organization: David Neufeld of Winnipeg. “We decided Mennonite Savings and Credit Union is a progressive and to take our own advice of encouraging visionary organization founded on values of stewardship, people to look for ways to reduce our en- compassion, and mutual aid. From our modest beginnings vironmental footprint associated with the as a ‘shoe-box’ operation in 1964, we have grown in size travel to meetings. So our Goshen mem- to 120 staff members who are dedicated to serving the financial needs of bers organized a day-long meeting with our 16,200 Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish members, with dollars under administration rapidly approaching three quarter of a billion dollars. networked phones and computers to ex- change ideas, share documents and discuss The Opportunity: issues without leaving the comfort of home Accountable to, and guided by the Board of Directors, you will provide or office.” leadership to MSCU, directing and managing the overall operation to ensure solid financial performance an
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