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SWO Board 2018

Raeann, Tracy, Loraine, Pat, Debra, Ann, Lisa, Donna, Karen, Lynn, Gayle, Denise

President – 2 years - Tracy Moffat

Vice President – 1 year – Lisa Klima (fills the remaining year of Tracy’s term)

Secretary – 2 years – Donna Person

Board Members – 2 years – Gayle Backiel

                                                          Debra Lantz             

                                                          Cheryl Semmel

                                                          Karen Weinrich

Board Members – 1 year – (fills the remaining year of Lisa’s term and replace member who resigned)

                                                          Lynn Reese

                                                          Patricia Shipley

Continuing Board Members (have 1 year remaining)

                                                          Denise Beumer

                                                          Loraine Van Haecke

Appointed Positions:

Linda Greilick             Tapestry Editor

Elaine Heine                Webmaster

Raeann Purcell            Committee on Human Trafficking

Diane Cummings        Registrar

Diane Spicer                Triennial Promoter

Denise Beumer  & Laura Wicket             Co-Chairs Fall Gathering 2018


We are looking for women like the current board above to be nominated at the 2017 Fall Gathering. The following were elected  to the SWO Board at the 2016 Fall Gathering in November: Lisa Klima, Denise Beumer, Loraine Van Hacke and will continue for another year. Tracy Moffatt was elected Vice-President and Ann English Treasurer and will continue to serve. The following will complete their term at 2017 Fall Gathering. Phyllis Wade as President, Lynn Reese as Secretary, Kathy Hoefer, Laurie Nelsen, Marcie Strickland, Debra Lantz. Phyllis is not eligible to be reelected. Lynn is not eligible for secretary as she has served 4 years in that office. She, Kathy and Debra are eligible to be reelected to the Board. Laurie and Marcee at ineligible to run for the Board having served two terms but are eligible to run for Secretary. 

We will be electing 4 Board Members for a two-year term, 1 Board Member for a one-year term, Secretary for a two-year term, and President by ecclesiastical ballot. You are needed. Prayerfully consider using your spiritual gifts to serve in these Ministries of Christ. There are many ways to use these gifts we have been given.
Please submit your completed nomination form below no later than October 15th to Loraine Van Haecke, Nominating Committee Chair, at loraine.vanhaecke@gmail.com.

God has given each of us various gifts and talents to use in service for Christ. We are looking for Women of the ELCA to accept the challenge and to share their gifts, talents, and skills to serve this organization. Pray about sharing and using your gifts with the Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women's Organization (SWO) and encourage others in your organizations to share their gifts. If you have attended Fall Gathering, served as an officer in your unit or conference you could be who we are looking for. There are three board meetings each year including at Fall Gathering. Each board member has one to two responsibilities. Most business is conducted by email. Attendance at another Spring Gathering than your own conference is needed. Pray about it and step forward. The nomination form is below. Download it with the arrow to the far right. Complete it, get the signatures and mail to

Loraine Van Hacke, 6523 Wilander St, Leesburg, FL 34748 or email to lorainevanhacke@gmail.com.

Elaine Heine,
Jul 21, 2013, 10:09 AM
Elaine Heine,
Mar 7, 2011, 7:26 AM