Co-President: Susan Laudate (email@example.com)
Co-President: Susan Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Brenda McCaskill
Treasurer: Dawn Walker (email@example.com)
July 8, 2020
Dear United Methodist Women Presidents,
Well to say that this year has been a challenge would be an understatement, with the COVID 19 virus ravaging the nation and the world. Susan Hardy and I are sure that it’s been a challenge to keep your unit going; if you are meeting, it is by ZOOM or some other virtual platform. We have faced challenges as a Leadership Team as well, so we are certainly sympathetic to your plight.
We would like to update you on some event cancellations at the conference level. As of now, Mission U, the Mother Child Retreat and the Annual Meeting, as well as LOTS, have been cancelled. The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Mobile Alabama, postponed from the spring, has now been cancelled altogether. We will be meeting as a Leadership Team this month to discuss our Annual Meeting and LOTS Training, but they will probably be cancelled as well.
With all this said, the Conference is still encouraging local units to send in their reports that are due in August to us, your district officers. We understand that they may look a little different than usual, but we’d still love to hear from you. If your unit has been doing COVID-related mission projects, please let us know about them as well.
We would also like to encourage you to send in as much of your District pledge as possible. Susan and I understand that this may be difficult, but please do the best you can. We as a district are still expected to pay our conference pledge, so we need your support.
On an encouraging note, we are hoping to plan some virtual events for the fall, possibly including a mission study, a bible study, and/or our Annual Meeting and LOTS Training. Please let us know if there are other Fairway District/North Carolina Conference events you would like to see offered online during this time of sheltering in place.
Susan and I want you to know that you and your units are in our prayers every day; please let us know if there is anything either of us can do to help you be successful.
Susan Laudate, Susan Hardy, Co-Presidents, Fairway District