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Our latest quarterly newsletter has now been uploaded into the Member's area of our website. NOMADS, login and page down to NEWSLETTERS-Current Year to see the November issue. Please let Linda Fielder know how much we appreciate her doing these for us!
Your NOMADS Organization is very responsive to the need for reaction and service needed to assist others following disastrous events. At the Annual Meeting in Forest City, Iowa, in September, 2011, the Board of Directors elected to change the direction of our Disaster efforts for others. Since 2006, Disaster efforts were provided through the efforts of all NOMADS, under direction and guidance from the Disaster Response Committee (DRC). Since that time, much has changed in the area of services...
NOMADS, login to see info on projects we're adding for Summer and Fall 2012. Recently, we've posted the projects for period 11 in Ten Sleep, WY at Circle J Ranch, period 12 in Lampe, MO at Lives Under Construction, and period 13 in Eva, TN at Lakeshore UM Assembly. We're adding projects regularly now, as they are ready to go, so please have a look to see where you can help these agencies in need.
Through November 30th, please login to the member's area and cast your vote for our next board member. We have 4 candidates and their candidate statements are available there for you also, prior to your decision and your vote. If you are a 2 person household, you EACH have a vote, so please log in separately so that we can have both of your votes. If you don't remember both logins, please click on Member Sign in and then click on "did you forget your login information?" Please email or call ...
A wonderful article on NOMADS Gary and Phyllis Prichard will soon be available in the national United Methodist Good News Magazine, in the Nov-Dec issue at www.goodnewsmag.org. The article is also available NOW, in the Member's area of our website under RECENT NEWS for MEMBERS.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance this week.
For NOMADS leadership, our Disaster Rebuilding Leader's Guide has now been brought up-to-date with our recent changes, and is available in the private area of our site under Leader Resources.
NOMADS annual gathering was held in Forest City, Iowa this year, in late September. Please check out this link to the local news coverage: http://www.kimt.com/content/localnews/story/The-Nomads-Are-In-Town/WpNgTlj7okWja1Lh-E2z1w.cspx
NOMADS please check your Friday Oct 7th evening email with signup instructions for using our new project management software to signi up for our Spring 2012 projects, which are now available. Instructions and a list of the Spring projects are also posted in the member's area under the heading PROJECT INFORMATION.
Because NOMADS are typically not immediate responders when natural disasters occur, we've changed the name of our Disaster Response committee to Disaster Rebuilding. NOMADS have skills in construction and in all those trades associated with building. We are also older people, typically retirees, so our skills are more valuable in the rebuilding stage than during the initial cleanup phase of a disaster. And there are several other factors involved if we're to come in for an extended period of ...