Wow! I can't believe it's been over a month since I've last posted. There has been a lot of activity going on in Mennonite Women Canada. The Spring Leadership Assembly (SLA) of Mennonite Church Canada takes place in early March every year. This is the time when a representative - one from each of the 5 area churches meet with the President (Liz Koop) and the Secretary-Treasurer (Lois Mierau) to discuss our projects, analyze our financial statements and look ahead into the coming year.
We also spend time planning our bi-ennial business meeting which is held during the MC Canada Assembly to which ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED. This year Manitoba is the hosting province and Elsie Wiebe is heading up the local planning committee. We are meeting at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg and are anticipating a coffee and dessert evening with a musical program. We're just in the middle of finalizing the poster and it will be up on the blog as soon as we get the final word on it.
SLA was a great experience for us.....it was wonderful connecting face-to-face again and getting to know others in leadership in MC Canada as well as the many staff who work behind the scenes. All of us on our executive appreciate the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the Assembly planning team - especially Coreena and Kara - and wisdom and advice of the Communications Department - Dan, Grant, Ryan and Moses. Our connection to Mennonite Church Canada is through Witness Council and their counsel is much appreciated and valued.