REPORT FROM THE BOARD: OCTOBER 2023 MEETING
The CWR Board of Directors met via videoconference on October 26. Current Board members were joined by incoming 2024 members Margaret Haik, Carrie Higginbotham, and Angela Szczawinska, CSFN, who attended the meeting as guests. In the interest of keeping members informed, we present highlights from that meeting:
Board business began with a vote approving revisions to the CWR Board of Directors position description. The revisions clarify board duties and remove references to the position of executive director, which no longer exists.
Board members also debriefed in the wake of the CWR conference, which was held earlier in the month. It was noted that while there are areas for improvement for future conferences, feedback was largely positive, with the speaker lineup being particularly well received.
Treasurer Tammy Townsend Denny informed the Board that CWR’s annual financial audit is now in its final stages.
The Board approved the following slate of committee chairs for 2024:
- 2024 Conference Planning Committee: Maureen Falcon
- Education Committee: Amanda Hackett and Redmond Reilly
- Finance Committee: Mark Piper
- Marketing Committee: Margaret Haik and Stacy Spitler
- Membership Committee: Carrie Higginbotham and Gina Sullivan
- CWR Ireland Regional Group: Marie Stuart, RSM
- Regional and Resource Groups Committee: Kim Westerman
Current Marketing Committee Co-chair Gina Sullivan reported that notification letters would be sent to 2023 CWR Communicator Award winners’ congregational leadership teams.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, the Board’s November meeting is being held a week early, on Thursday, November 16.
CWR 2023 Board of Directors
Kim Westerman, Chair
Dusty Krikau, Vice Chair
Tammy Townsend Denny, Treasurer
Alison Lucci, Corporate Secretary
Marie Stuart, RSM
Brian Lavelle, Director of Membership and Communication