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NOMADS article to be in Good News Magazine Nov-Dec issue

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.

NOMADS office closed Oct 31-Nov 4th, 2011

Please email us at director@nomadsumc.org if you need assistance this week. 

Updated Disaster Rebuilding Leader's Guide now available

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.

Forest City television KIMT.com coverage

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

Spring 2012 projects now available

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.  

Disaster Rebuilding

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 ...

Spring 2012 projects to be available soon

Our Spring 2012 projects (for periods 5, 6 and 7) which run from April through May, will be available for signups during the first week of October. Instructions on using our new Project Signup software will be emailed to you or posted on the website for everyone when the projects are ready to go.  We're changing how this is done, so you'll really need to read the instructions this time. We are going to ask that leaders sign up for a project before we open it up for others to join the team. 

NOMADS semi-annual board meeting September 15-16, 2011

The NOMADS Board of Directors is in Forest City, Iowa for their semi-annual board meeting. The NOMADS office is closed to allow participation in the board meeting by the Program Administrator. Following the board meeting, the NOMADS will be gathering for their Annual Meeting/Reunion, which runs through September 23rd.  Please email director@nomadsumc.org for assistance. 

Winter 2012 teams available

For NOMADS only - please login to view the team rosters and available openings for Winter 2012 projects.  Submit your request to sign up for projects, or send me an email if you want to change any of your project assignments.  First come, first served.  If you think an error was made on your assignments, please be sure to let me know.  Thank you! 

Newspaper article - Lincoln Daily News

Click on this link for the article on NOMADS gathering in Lincoln, Illinois:  archives.lincolndailynews.com/2011/Sep/01/News/today090111_n.shtml

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