Presidents and Board Meeting March 6, 2021 (Not approved)
The group gathered by Zoom with the following in attendance:
Deborah Dunlap, Holy Trinity, Clemson
Susan Kear, St. Peter’s, Greenville
Noonie Fennell, Church of the Resurrection, Greenwood
Pat Batten, St. Timothy’s, Columbia
Johnetta George, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken
Elaine Sandberg, St. Timothy’s, Columbia
Sherrie Foster, St. Jame’s, Greenville
Jeanne Brown, Good Shepherd, Greer
Margi Scott, St. David’s, Columbia
Phyllis Webb, Church of the Redeemer, Greenville
Margie Hankinson, Church of the Redeemer, Greenville
Beck Sullivan, St. Peter’s, Greenville
Brenda Lytle, Church of the Advent, Spartanburg
Norma Toner, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Aiken
Nancy Barunto, Holy Trinity, Clemson
Julie Cox-Seidel, Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbia
Cai Armstrong, St. Simon and St. Jude, Irmo
Elaine Sandberg, Worship Chair presented Opening Thoughts and Prayers
Paraphrased: Even in this time that we have been apart and still, God has been with us. This is a time for a new beginning with God. Now is the time to put God first.
Prayer of the Order and the Motto
Pat Batten, President, presented a Welcome and News of the Order
Last year we met in Newberry and we have not met in person since. It has been a long year.
Officers needed are: Historian and Secretary
The Order of the Daughters of the King is being moved to the Commission of the Diocese in order to have better alignment with needs and actions. We will be getting a new liaison. Our new liaison is Canon Hazel.
A roll call of those chapters present:
Theme of us all looking forward to getting back together in meetings and outreach.
Our president reminded us that as officers change we should notify National.
Pat also noted that there are special services for Daughters that are not listed in our handbooks. They can be found online at the National website.
We will be using Zoom for the Spring Retreat, the August Presidents and Board Meeting, and the Fall Assembly. We will see after that if it is wise to meet in person.
Under old minutes, the August 22, 2020 minutes were reviewed.
Our upcoming Spring Retreat on Saturday, April 24, 2021 was discussed. There was conversation on how to do Eucharist on Zoom. Deborah Dunlap agreed to help Pat design the Spring Retreat using the book Love is the Way by Bishop Curry. One thought was that since so many chapters have already done or are doing book studies of this book that we should offer something more in depth such as how the book relates to our Rule of Life and how that has changed in the times of COVID.
Our August Presidents and Board Meeting will discuss Goal #4 of the Strategic Plan of the Order. This Goal is to Raise up Mentors and New Leaders. Susan Kear will lead the discussion.
Fall Assembly has been moved to September 18 due to the election for the new bishop for the Diocese.
Pat then opened discussion on Strategic Plan Goal #1, Growth & Development in particular how to include Daughters at Large in our local chapters.
COVID has hampered everyone by making it impossible to meet except by Zoom. Some daughters have done a Study of the Prayer Book. It was agreed that since everyone is on Zoom, now might be the time to bring Daughters at Large into chapter meetings without the problem of travel.
St. Timothy’s have been working on prayers around COVID and the statement that it is God’s house and all belong.
All agreed that it has taken great effort to keep chapters and daughters going during these times. It was recommended that we pray for the Future of the Order.
Elaine Sandberg closed the meeting with worship.
A Reading from Romans
The Song of Simeon
Intercessions and Thanksgivings including prayers for daughters, husbands, that all may get vaccines, and friends.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 24 when we will have our Spring Retreat. The theme is the book by Bishop Curry, Love is the Way. The meeting will be held on Zoom.
Susan Kear, Secretary