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LOM Leadership HighlightsPosted by Kyle Debertin on 03/10/2014
The Education committee is continuing to plan the LTE and another BTE for November in Wisconsin. Make sure to check out the dates and the leaders on the LOM website.
The Technology committee is evaluating how LOM’s technology needs. LOM committees continue to seek new ways to be more efficient in their work as well as meet the needs of the network. The committee is looking at every aspect of our communication, database, donor, and registration/purchasing needs. They are hoping to have a suggested plan to the LOM board for its March meeting.
The Development committee is working on expanding their committee size to help with the donor process, explore new grant possibilities and strategize other revenue streams as we prepare for hiring a new Executive Director in 2015.
The Curriculum committee has developed a five year theme rotation for the curriculum and has begun planning to shift the curriculum writing schedule to the fall when directors might have more time to assist in this process. This transition will occur in 2015. You will hear more about this at the 2014 annual conference because there will be some budget implications.
The Membership committee is working on rolling out the 2014 membership renewal information as we speak. You might hear a bit of a different tone in this year’s campaign. We continue to see more new organizations joining LOM. This is an exciting trend. Together we can do so much more in support of outdoor ministries.
Lastly, the board has established three task forces to explore some new areas for LOM.
First is the task force to work with and gather our retired or retiring directors in LOM. This group is full of practical hands on knowledge in hosted ministries and we wish to keep them connected in a network that they helped build and expand. This fall LOM is inviting these leaders to be a part of the annual conference in Wisconsin. More information is in the email newsletter.
The second task force is being headed up by Dave Jarvis and they will be exploring the development of an interim directors team/process. If you have ideas please contact Dave personally as they begin this process.
The third task force will be focusing on how LOM communicates who we are to organizations and people beyond LOM. We are assembling a team right now and hope to have this group fully engaged by this fall.
LOM continues to represent Lutheran camps and retreat centers at various meetings of other organizations. Paul Hill recently attended the ACA Religiously Affiliated Camps meeting in Florida. Chad Hershberger attended an ELCA Summit of youth ministries in St. Louis. Nathan Pile will be attending an ecumenical camp leaders meeting in mid-March for most mainline denominations in New York.
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