Dakotas Walk to Emmaus Board Minutes – September 21st, 2019

Board Members Present: Steve Eliason, Carmen Nikont, Jeanne Olson, Eric Rippentrop, Scott Rodman, Val Rush, Andy Ryks, and Tonya Whitmore. Also: Susan Ehrk.

The September 14th practices were discussed. Final talk previews will be done on Sept. 28th in Winner.

At this time, pilgrim numbers are low, especially for the men’s walk. Board members discussed the logistics of holding a walk with few pilgrims. A motion was made by Eric and seconded by Steve to move ahead with having the walks. Motion carried.   Team members need to register as soon as possible so that a meal count can be sent to Storm Mountain.

The board members also discussed the need for more involvement from additional community members. Holding two walks, West River and East River has put extra pressure on some members. Commitment is needed to help with teams, agape, and board positions.

Spring Walk 2020: The directors at the camp at Lake Poinsett are working with board members to plan the spring walk. Tentative dates are April 23-26 and April 30-May 3. A tour of the facility still needs to be completed and details discussed with the directors. Lay Director positions were discussed and will be announced at a later date.

The next board meeting will be October 26th with the location to be determined.

The meeting was adjourned.