February 2018

Dakotas Walk to Emmaus Board Minutes, February 10, 2018 

Present: Susan Ehrk, Betty Janke, Tonya Whitmore, Karl & Jo Watkins, Janice Antrim, Teresa Rush, Jeanne Olson, DeAnne Woods, & Holly Siefert, and one visitor, Corene Mehlhaf.   (Val, Clint, Delmar & Howard Pearl were available but in talk reviews).

Meeting was called to order by CLD Susan Ehrk.  Karl Watkins led with opening prayer.

Secretary’s report was approved as sent via email and Treasurer’s report was approved as reported by Tonya Whitmore. Two bills were approved for payment, (One to Peggy Hora for supplies and one for insurance, $348.00 due later in February). Motion was made by Karl and seconded by Jeanne to authorize payment of bills. Motion Passed.

A gift card will be given to the Spiritual Directors at upcoming walks. A motion by Betty and seconded by DeAnne to purchase gift cards.   Motion Passed.

Holly Siefert, Women’s Lay Director for March 15-18, 2018, reported on team progress.   Two pastor positions are still open.   Team practice took place today and talks reviewed. Betty made motion and DeAnne seconded motion to approve Pastor Watkins as Women’s Spiritual Director.

Howard Pearle, Men’s Lay Director has reported that the team for the Men’s Walk, March 8-11, 2018 is complete and talks are being reviewed.

Betty will deliver walk gift certificates to First UMC of Mitchell and Howard will deliver the gift certificates to Riverview UMC in appreciation for the use of church facilities for DWTE practice weekends.

Jeanne reported 2 men’s registrations and 3 women’s registration have been received. Team members are reminded to send their registrations to her as soon as possible and  no later than one week prior to the dates of the walks.

Tonya has the Prayer Vigil set up and all are encouraged to sign up now.

Board member positions need to be filled ASAP so the new board is prepared to take over at the close of the April 21 meeting. Please be in prayer for these leaders.

Supplies are being obtained to prepare for the upcoming walks.

Date of next board meeting will be at 9:30AM, March 24, 2018.   We will plan to have the Community Gathering for the new Fourth Day people following the board meeting.

Meeting was adjourned. Talk previews were concluded. A communion service was led by Karl Watkins. A fellowship meal rounded out the day.   Please be in prayer for the walks.

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Betty Janke                                                                                                                                      Board Secretary