LWML Minutes

September 16, 2018


A musical devotional about parables was presented by Cheryl Robson.

Alana reported that there is a balance of $1,098 in the treasury.  $107.18 in mites was sent to the Zone plus $50 annual Zone fee.

Ellie will be attending the Mission Central LWML Retreat on September 22.    

Boone Zone LWML Board Meeting

Margaret Martens will be on the ballot for treasurer of the Boone Zone LWML at the October meeting.

The Boone and Carroll Zones will be hosting the 2020 LWML District Convention.  The location has not yet been decided.

The National Convention will be held in Mobile, AL on June 20-23, 2019.  The bus has 17 openings at this time. 

The 2023 National Convention will be hosted by  IWD and IED, MN, MO, WI and IL – not just IWD and IED as it was the last time in Des Moines.

The Boone Zone Fall Rally will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames.  Registration begins at 9:00 am.  So far, Margaret, Cheryl and Alana have said they will be going.  Margaret will be taking the recycled ink cartridges. 

Ellie will be in Carroll on October 6 attending the Operation Barnabas conference, an outreach to soldiers and veterans.


There was discussion about Concordia Seminary’s annual Adopt-a-Student program request.  Lois made a motion that was seconded and passed to designate $500 to a seminarian.  It was decided to table the issue of the recipient until our October meeting so possible candidates could be researched.

LWML Recycling Project

The Iowa West District is currently collecting used printer cartridges, old laptops, cameras, digital cameras, GPS units and the power cords with them. These items are recycled and the funds received are used by the district LWML. A complete listing of the acceptable cartridges are listed on the Links and Downloads section at www.idwlcms.org under LWML.

LWML Sunday

LWML Sunday is traditionally the first Sunday in October, however, we will be observing it on Sunday, October 21st which is also our next meeting date.  Women of Trinity will be taking part in the service (ushers, readers, choir, etc).  All women of Trinity are members of LWML and are encouraged to wear purple that Sunday. 

Some Facts about LWML

The mission statement of Iowa West District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist all women in discovering and using their God-given gifts through LWML in thanksgiving and service to our Lord.
The motto is "Serve the Lord with gladness." Psalm 100:2

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) with a membership of nearly 200,000 is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  For more than 70 years, the LWML has been encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to financially support global mission projects.  The Iowa West District LWML, organized in May 1946, includes societies from congregations in the western one-half of Iowa with a membership of 6,000 women. Trinity is a member of the Boone Zone LWML.

Upcoming events--Please save the dates:

September 16:  Women’s Retreat at the Gallup House, 12:30-3:30; Presenter: Margaret Martens

September 30:  TLC Fall Family Festival at Seven Hills, 1:00 to3:00; Nina McDonald in charge.

Need people to bring pumpkins, little gourds and bars.  Meet at Seven Hills for fun and hayride.

October 4, Thursday: Dr. James Lamb, National President for Lutherans for Life for many years will be the presenter for Trinity Conversations, 5:30 to 7:00.  He is an amazing speaker and teacher.  Lots of great information from Christian perspective.

Thank you to Cheryl for providing refreshments.  Melissa Barrett will be providing refreshments for our next meeting on October 21st.

Submitted by Alana Curnyn

All Women of Trinity are members of LWML