Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Update From The District Youth Cabinet

Greetings! Here is an update from the district youth cabinet,

The cabinet met in August to choose members for the 2005-2006 cabinet. Three seniors departed from this past year. Seven new members were selected: Allison Gibble, St. Charles (Highland Ave.); Daniel Brumbaugh Keeney, Elgin (Highland Ave.); Cassidy McFadden, Elgin (Highland Ave.); Megan McNeil, Peoria (Peoria); Elyce Naylon, Polo (Elyce isn't Brethren, but has come to camp regularly and had a Brethren sponsor for her Cabinet application); Megan Patterson, Milledgeville (Milledgeville/Dutchtown); Laura Thompson, Batavia (Faith).

Other members of the cabinet are Nathan Benassi (Winnebago), Steve Christian (Naperville), Keegan Condon (Naperville), Meghan Dahl (Elgin), Carol Fike (Polo), James Gibble-Keenan (Elgin), Scott Heimerdinger (Pearl City), Alex Otake (Lombard), and Lisa Thompson (Batavia).

The cabinet has agreed to donate the pitcher created for the district for the 2002 NYC to this year's district conference silent auction.

Becca Lipscomb from Springfield becomes president for 2005-6. Other officers will be selected at our next meeting on Sept. 17 at Naperville. Our cabinet planning retreat comes in October. District youth retreat will run concurrently with District Conference, in Springfield. Roger Schrock is our guest/keynote leader.

Dates/site for the spring retreat are not yet set. Another big project for the year is arranging transportation for the district to the 2006 National Youth Conference (July 22-27, Ft. Collins, Colo.). Walt Wiltschek will coordinate that..

This summer a number of District youth went on denominational workcamps. Many were at Annual Conference in Peoria. More than 70 youth attended senior high camp at Camp Emmaus as well as the Youth Peace Travel Team and Don Vermilyea. It was a wonderful week!

Walt Wiltschek

Source: October 2005 Illinois/Wisconsin District Newsletter

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