Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Installation 2012

By faith, we set 5 June as the installation service and end of year potluck for our local PWOC. We had no applicants for next year's board.  By 5 June we had three - Lisa, Susan and Robin. Lisa has agreed to be the interim President through the summer (I had asked her to shadow me many moons ago - but evidently God meant for me to be President this year).  This means my year as local president is winding down. I will  mentor Lisa - in my role as Regional President...and wearing one hat should be nice (well, except that I'm still wearing 7 regional hats at this point ::snort::). 

We never DID get a photo of the FULL BOARD IN ONE I'll post several.....

This gal has a special part in my OLD heart (shoot they all do). 

Muriel's smile has set the tone every week this year

This has been the DREAM team..... I have loved working with this group of ladies. We've truly come to love each other - deeply. Many are leaving and it's about to kill me - but I'm trying, trying, TRYING not to go there. 

2011/12 Exec Board
New Exec Board  - they are going to ROCK! 
One thing we did was do a group study of the book, "Leading Women who Wound." We all agree this set us up well....when conflict did start to arise we were all on the same sheet as to how it would be handled. We had our armor up and were prepared.

We were often  on the same sheet - but when we weren't respect and love were shown in the discussions to reach consensus.

As a leader, I always have a few aims for my team. I want all to reach the finish line, I want all to be challenged to move beyond their current comfort level in leadership, I want it to be a GOOD experience and for them to feel positive and stronger, more ready to take on new areas of leadership. I really think that happened this year.

I believe our ladies felt the love we had for each other and it spilled over to the general tone of the group. We saw God move us from 30 at the start of the year to topping 80 at the end (our highest week)....and that is GOD - ALL GOD.
Totally love Lisa and her heart to step out of her comfort zone!

We enjoyed excellent studies...we ended the year with TEN  facilitators leading studies. Women who had never led stepped up and led well....we started a book club, prayer walks, exercise class and MOCA (Moms of College Age prayer group) - all with women willing to lead them. No one completely burned out - though there surely were moments of stress. We welcomed two new babies to our board members...and nine to the PWOC. I'm excited to see where God takes this group in the next year.

These photos made me tear up....
Asia (Lisa's gal) Kimmie and Christy (can't figure out how to keep them here!)

Lisa, Kristin and Cassie....Kristin will be soooo missed

Kristin put on an AMAZING salad spread for us. We have made it a practice this year to MUG those who are pcsing...look at all the cups we need to fill with words of affirmation before next Tuesday.

We had small scroll dolls out for all to sign by way of thank you for the full board......

I cannot share how AMAZING it has to been to be a part of this team this year. It's the way Christian leadership is meant to be. I'm honored God allowed me to lead this team....

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

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