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1 Life Members Council WHOMS ~ Leadership Training Institute Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center Black Mountain, NC March 2014

2 Loveleen “Dee” Perkins General Chairman, Life Members Council 2011 ~ cell home 5303 Brewer Road Beltsville, MD 20705

3 God has blessed me to do so much and I am grateful. This has been a marvelous journey as General Chairman of the Life Members Council. And, I am thankful to each of you for the tremendous amount of work you do, your support and your love! Thank you for all that you do!

4 Our agenda today is to simply to share information, learn from each and then go back and teach others – We are the educational arm of the society!

5 “Maximizing Our Purpose: Continuing our Journey Through Mission Education, Christian Living, Mission Ministry 2011 – 2012“Continuing Our Journey” 2012 – 2013“Mission Education” 2013 – 2014“Christian Living” 2014 – 2015“Mission Ministry”

6  The Dash between her year of birth and her departure  Born in New York June 25th  District Missionary President – Pittsburg District, Allegheny Conference  Credited with the founding of the Life Members Department  Fundraising to develop and maintain a school on two thousand acres of land in Mount Coffee, Liberia – land given to the A.M.E. Zion church  Steadfast, Committed to her work  Are you as committed to the work of the Life Members Council? Read more about our founder in the new edition of the Study Guide

7  Life Members Colors:White (purity, joy) Red (fire, blood, charity)  Song: “Throw Out the Life Line”  Departmental Emblem: Tree of Hope  Motto:“Each One Make One”  Founder:Anna L. Anderson  Anniversary Month:October ABOUT THE LIFE MEMBERS COUNCIL

8  Life Member$30.00 Red Stole  Honorary Life Member$30.00Red Stole  Memorial Member30.00Red Stole  Matron$ Purple Stole  Patron$ Purple Stole Basic annual dues is $5.00, usually collected in October Women, Men, Boys, Girls can become a Life Member **The red stole must be purchased before you can purchase a purple stole.

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10 Start an Overseas Outreach Project

11 All Stole Orders should be to me at least three (3) prior to the stoling ceremony Type or hand write legibly or use online form Complete top portion in it’s entirety on every page Type – be sure to use the appropriate codes listed at the bottom of the form Be sure to P, HLM,OLM for males Shipping and Handling Rush Delivery Replacement Stoles $25.00 – Replacement Pin $6.00 Request for Pins Keep a record for your files to be able to collect dues Send check and form to the Executive Secretary in Charlotte

12 “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.” Job 14:7 Support to A.M.E. Zion Church Schools of higher learning  Missionary Education Leadership Training Programs in America  General Society Expense  Grants for Students attending Hood Theological Seminary  Missionary Education Leadership Training Programs Overseas  Scholarship Awards Programs  Stipends for Field Workers

13 Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC Lomax-Hannon, Greenville, AL Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill, SC AME Zion University, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa Hood-Speaks Theological Seminary, Nigeria Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC Lomax-Hannon, Greenville, AL Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill, SC AME Zion University, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa Hood-Speaks Theological Seminary, Nigeria

14  Margaret S. Willie & Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society Scholarship  Awarded once a year – applications must be submitted by June 30 th of each year  Completed application  Copy of acceptance letter from one of the A.M.E. Zion Schools of higher learning  Copy of most recent transcript – Grade Point Average of 2.65  Letter of recommendation  Complete application and criteria can be found on the website

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16  Basic dues in the amount of $5.00 each year to sustain the work we do  A person must be a Life Member (red stole) before he/she can be stoled as Matron or Patron  When you upgrade from a Life Member to a Matron or Patron, donate your red stole to the overseas work  A Memorial Membership can be issued for a deceased A.M.E. Zion member  A stole should be presented during a stoling ceremony  Encourage double stoling (red and purple at the same time)

17 Life Members Council - Tidbits ALL District Officers should become Life Matrons and support “The Heart for  Overseas Missions” Hats can be worn with stoles but should not be worn if you are being stoled  When can stoles be worn? In addition to what is stated in the constitution,  stoles may be worn at any gathering where missionaries are required to wear  white Make a special contribution during the Month of October in observance of our  Founder – Mrs. Annie L. Anderson Suggested ways to celebrate in back of the WHOMS Study Guide Be sure to purchase your Constitution from headquarters – Executive Secretary 

18 ◦ Council Notes - Bi-Monthly s to the District Chairman ◦ Twice a year mailings ◦ Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society Website ◦ Mass Meetings ◦ District Conference ◦ Annual Conference ◦ Phone Tree

19 WHOMS - WEBSITE What can you find on the Website? All the forms you need for the Life Members Council Stole Order Form, Membership Log Form, October Program, Sample Workshop, Logo, Life Members Brochure…. …………and lots more….

20 Testimonies – Questions -Comments NOTES

21  Why do you do what you do?  Are you working in your sweet spot?  Are you passionate about what you are doing?  Are you committed?  What are your goals for the conference year?  What does God want you/us to do?

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23 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint! Isaiah 40:31

24 Thank you and May God Continue to Bless You!

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