The board and the executive board of the Northeast Arkansas Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League met Sept. 18 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. President Nancy Shewmaker opened the meeting. The fall rally will be held at Waldenburg Lutheran Church Oct. 23 with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Pastor Anthony Oncken will have the opening service and Pastor Coday will lead the Bible study. The guest speaker for the day will be Pat Funk, a representative of Vision Mission Ministry. The ingathering will be for Toys for Tots which is sponsored by Weiner Fire Department. The offering will also go to the Weiner Fire Department for the same project. A freewill offering will be taken at lunch for a local pre-seminary student who is attending college in Seward, Neb. Officers will be voted on at the rally. Positions include president, vice president and corresponding secretary.
In other business the national LWML Convention to be held in June in Tampa, Fla., was discussed. Further information will be forthcoming. Anyone wanting to submit a banner design for the convention needs to give it to Nancy Shewmaker by November. The theme for the convention and banner is "Live joyfully as salt and light."