2016 NAUMS ANNUAL MEETING SUMMARY
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the National Association of United Methodist Scouters was convened at 10 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN with President Philip Craig presiding and it was broadcast live on Facebook. The meeting was opened with prayer by Phil Craig.
REPORTS: (see attached for full reports)
Checking Account: $5232.30 CD/Credit Union Account: $5,269.
Life Members Endowment (Nebraska): $22,103.59.
John Hargrave is in rehabilitation and please add to prayer list.
BIBLES AND SCOUT SUNDAY PATCHES:
As usual Bibles were sent to Philmont, Sea Base and Northern Tier.
All Scout Sunday patches were sold out this year. Next year’s patch is in design.
God and Country Awards up 3.5%, but still low. Peter Johnson noted that since the two big BSA Councils in Minnesota merged, Awards have dropped in half. Members noted that some Catholic churches work hand in hand with Protestant leaders while others don’t and we need to follow up on those who aren’t. Mark Hazelwood is retiring from PRAY.
Still need to promote Religious Emblem Coordinator positions nationally and locally.
Those recognized for PRAY program excellence were:
Teresa Rector – Arlington UMC
Amber de Mattos – Slidell, LA
Lillian Watson and Chrisie Moore – St. Bethlehem UMC
MEMBERSHIP AND DATABASE
We found out our membership Director, Don Shelmire, had died twice on the table in the past two years and is recovering. Please add to prayer list. We received the membership card program two weeks ago and are processing cards and mailing them. Members have not been updating changes to their addresses but Barbara is working hard to find them.
Facebook usage is up 10%. As of Report time 56 people were viewing Annual Meeting on Facebook. Web page views have doubled. David Craig was thanked for making it easier to pay online. As soon as the Scout Sunday patch is available it will be put on our
Facebook and Web pages with links for ordering.
Most Board members are trained. NAUMS is a member of the Nashville Center for Non-Profit Management group which specializes in training nonprofits on Tennessee laws.
Training for new Board members on Tennessee nonprofits laws will be scheduled.
The Annual Meeting was adjourned after prayer by Hank Voegtle.