With the business meeting being a hybrid this year, the plan is to keep the business meetings as simple as possible. John Aclin, NLS President, opened the first session of the meeting opened at 4:10pmafter figuring out the technology to allow the virtual delegates to participate. Pastor Sue Beal led us in prayer. John Aclin then made the formal request to accept the virtual delegates, which passed.
The delegates in the room were seated and a quorum was established. Pastor Sue commissioned the 2022 delegates. After introductions of the Executive Committee members, John Aclin reviewed the election process. The following nominees were presented, none being added by the floor:
- Secretary: Carolyn Witham
- Vice President of Administration: Jane Winge
- Treasurer: Steve Barnett & Raleigh Sandy
- Spiritual Director: Pastor Karl Gaston & Pastor Percy Smerek
Delegate BobbieJo Koski of Wisconsin requested we accept Carolyn Witham as Secretary and Jane Winge as Vice President of Administration by acclamation since there are no other nominees. That request passed.
Treasurer Jim Ryan presented the proposed budget virtually as he was unable to attend in person. The proposed budget for the next year is the same as the one for this year. John Aclin and the rest of the Executive Committee fielded questions from those attending.
John Aclin announced there will be no business meeting on Friday, instead there will be a chance to meet with the Executive committee for a question an answer time. The meeting was recessed until Saturday, July 23rd at 1:15pm CDT.