Minutes of the SWO Board – January 2018

NT-NL SWO Board Meeting
Saturday January 20, 2018
Rejoice Lutheran Church, Frisco

The SWO Constitution and Policies and Procedure updates from the subcommittee review were approved with some typo errors for presentation at the convention in October.  The new date for SWO convention is October 26-28 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Frisco.  There will be 10 Scholarships for $100 will be offered to attendees.  The Churchwide Representative will be Joy Michalicek from Duluth, Minnesota.  The basic weekend schedule – Business meeting Friday afternoon – need voting member from each W-ELCA unit.

The Nominations Committee will be Susan Remshardt and Helen Beaujour– 4 officers and 5 board members at large and voting delegates to 2020 Triennial.   The NT-NL president will be elected on an ecclesiastical ballot.  Voting members for the Triennial will be elected by Rank Order Process.

Synod Assembly – will be at Temple, April 27-28, 2018.  The HOT Conference hosts the assembly at the Mayborn Convention Center  

The next board meeting will be at Grace Lutheran in Abilene on June 2 followed by Aug 25 via telecom. November date set by new president within 30 days of SWO convention.

Respectfully submitted,
Glenda Phillips, Secretary

Treasurer’s Report March 2018

Northern Texas- Northern Louisiana Synodical Women’ Organization
Financial Report as of January 31, 2018

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Fehler, NT-NL SWO Treasurer
3327 Pleasant Run Rd
McGregor, TX 76657

General Fund Balance: December 8, 2017  $5,496.22
Deposits: Trinity Pottsville, Calvary Richland Hills, St. Paul Crawford,
Our Savior Norse, 1st Longview, St. Olaf Cranfills Gap, St. Paul Levelland,
Zion McGregor, Trinity Clifton, Rejoice Frisco, St. John Coryell City,
Grace Ft. Worth, Trinity Sherman
Interest: Mission Investment Fund  $3.43
Debits: Offering to Women of the ELCA  -$1,669.10
Conference of Presidents Offering  -$100.00
Board Expense  -$100.00
Balance: January 31, 2018  $5,064.50
Custodial Fund Balance: December 8, 2017  $7,873.84
Deposit MIF interest  $4.68
Balance: January 31, 2018  $7,878.52
Scholarship and Convention Accounts
Convention – Retreat Acct. Balance November 8, 2017  $4,147.48
Deposits: MIF interest  $3.44
Debit: Texas Refuge Services  -$234.25
Scholarship Fund Balance December 8, 2017 $1,553.19
Deposit: MIF Interest $0.93
Balance: January 31, 2018 $1,554.12
Continuing Education Fund Balance December 8, 2017 $3,028.14
Deposit: MIF Interest $1.80
Balance: January 31, 2018 $3,029.94

Minutes of The NT-NL SWO Board

SWO Board Meeting
Sunday October 15, 2017
Briarwood Retreat Center

Meeting was held following week-end retreat Sunday service.  Sarah opened with prayer.

Old Business

  • Ann Hanley reported there were 4 scholarships awarded to the Fall Retreat
  • We tabled Policies and procedures.

New Business

  • Fall Retreat –was conducted at Briarwood Retreat Center.  We read evaluation sheets.  Sarah will consolidate the evaluation.  We asked about making signs for the prayer labyrinth.  We’re obtaining approval and an estimate.

Next Board Meeting – will be January 20 at one of the Metroplex North Churches (Rejoice in Frisco).  They will be hosting the SWO Convention in October 2018.

Meeting closed with the Doxology.

Respectfully submitted

Glenda Phillips, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes – August

The NT-NL SWO Board met Saturday August 26th at New Life in Christ in Duncanville.

The minutes were approved with corrections.  The treasury report was approved. President Sarah encouraged local units to consider giving up to 50% above past years financial support to the NT-NL SWO.  This should help improve our organization’s low financial status.  

Debra Moenke (Immanuel Killeen), Cindy Bone (St. John Coryell City), and Linda Hyde (St. Matthew Waco) conducted an audit of the 2016 SWO financial books.   No errors found.  A copy of the audit has been filed.

Carol Otterstad and Ann Hanley discussed the Triennial Convention and Gathering.  Both expressed thanks for being able to attend.  It was a spiritual for both women.  The meeting was such an inspiration and W-ELCA is a powerful ministry.

New Social Media Coordinator, Sarah Jenkins’ goal is to grow awareness of WELCA in the media.  

The Fall Retreat at Briarwood will be October 13-15.  Details of the meeting were solidified.  

Ann proposed we give $100 to Sierra Leone for flood disaster. Leslie seconded.  Motion passed.

Financial Report – October

Northern Texas- Northern Louisiana
Synodical Women’ Organization
Financial Report as of October 5, 2017


General Fund

August 12, 2017 Balance $5,749.07
Deposits: New Life In Christ – Duncanville, St. Stephens – Shreveport,Trinity – Hamilton, St. John – Wilson, Grace – Carrollton,Resurrection – Plano 470.76
MIF Interest 3.10
Debits: Sri Leone Relief 100.00
Women of the ELCA 655.38
Balance October 5, 2017 $5,467.55

Custodial Fund

August 12, 2017 Balance $7,539.68
St. Paul – Shive (HOT Conf) 470.76
MIF Interest 3.10
Balance October 5, 2017 $7,644.24

Scholarship and Convention Funds

August 12, 2017 Balance $3,227.61
Deposits: Retreat registration 4,455.00
MIF Interest 2.36
Balance October 5, 2017 $7,644.24

Scholarship Fund

August 12, 2017 Balance $1,350.14
MIF Interest .77
Balance October 5, 2017 $1350.91

Continuing Education Fund

August 12, 2017 Balance $2,754.11
MIF Interest 1.55
Balance October 5, 2017 $2,755.66

Respectfully submitted, Mail offering to:
Diane Fehler
3327 Pleasant Run Rd.
McGregor, TX 76657
NT-NL SWO Treasurer e-mail: dmfehler@gmail.com
Cell#: 254-744-6457

Note from the Treasurer
Ladies I am aware that attendance may be down, resulting in lower total giving, but we need to support the synodical and churchwide work of Women of the ELCA as well as our local units and congregations. We cannot out-give God! He has blessed us with abundant gifts – let us share them.