On April 18, Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) held a virtual meeting of the staff, executive board and new board member nominees to conduct business which would have been voted on during the annual meeting at Missions Extravaganza (ME).
Due to COVID-19, the Missions Extravaganza, planned for April 24-25 at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, was canceled.
In the called meeting, the 2020 budget of $634,118, was approved so that financial operations may continue as necessary. Other recommendations presented to the board included an emergency plan for future crises and a change in the bylaw concerning a quorum for the annual meeting. These will be voted on at the next annual meeting or special called meeting of the WMU-NC delegation.
President Dee Dee Moody, a member of First Baptist Church in Salisbury, has served WMU-NC for the past five years.
Though the length of service for officers is four years, a vote at the 2019 annual meeting allowed Moody and the vice president, Deborah Taylor, to serve an additional year.
WMU-NC Executive Director-Treasurer Amy Boone presented gifts to Moody on behalf of the board. The new president Taylor, is a member of Great Marsh Baptist Church in Saint Pauls.
Other officers include: Barbara Hill of Fairview Baptist Church in Statesville, vice president; Beth McDonald of McDonald Baptist Church in Rockingham, recording secretary; Allison Markwood of Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, assistant recording secretary; and Kim Bounds of Pfafftown Baptist Church in Pfafftown, vice president of development.
New board members are: Becky McLawhorn of Eure Baptist Church in Eure, region 1; Nancy Scaff of Woodville Baptist Church of Hertford, region 1; Angie Dawson of Corinth Baptist Church of Elizabeth City, region 1; Yvonne Deatherage of Bethel Baptist Church of Jonestown, region 2; Suzanne Locklear, Island Grove Baptist Church of Pembroke, Region 3; Debra Worley, Carter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Selma, region 4; Terrie Powles of Lake Community Church in Salisbury, region 5; Patricia Gann of Beaver Island Baptist Church of Mayodan, region 5; Andrea Stewart of Embrace Church in High Point, region 5; Deborah Robson of Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord, region 6; Ann Thomas of New Home Baptist Church in Peachland, region 6; Vickie Parker of Baton Baptist Church in Hudson, region 7; and Pamela Surratt of First Baptist Church of Mount Holly, region 8.
These officers and board members will fill their terms until their election is ratified at the next annual meeting or special called meeting of the WMU-NC delegation.
After the officers and board members were approved by the executive board, the personnel committee brought a recommendation concerning the hiring of a part-time WMU-NC adult consultant.
Rebecca Lindhout, a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Mamers, was unanimously approved and began her position with WMU-NC effective immediately.
The next annual meeting and Missions Extravaganza is April 23-24, 2021, at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville.
Because the breakout sessions are always a highlight of the Missions Extravaganza, some of the conferences that would have been offered will be posted online.