|Four page newsletter: Fall 2007|
|Four page newsletter: Fall 2007|
|Eau Claire County Chapter, September 2007|
|JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF FAITH|
On September 23, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans & its local members are hosting Christian performing artist Mike Lewis, the "Jesus Painter", who uses his gift to communicate the message of Christ in a dramatic presentation that demonstrates the essense of the gospel in a way never experienced before. This powerful message captures the imagination of audiences of all ages. The "Jesus Painter" creates large scale pictures of Jesus in a matter of minutes. His artwork will be combined with live music by the worship bands from Peace, Pleasant Valley, St. Matthew, & Trinity Lutheran Churches. In addition, guests may view displays of Jesus pictures by area youth and Sunday school children in the lobby of the State Theatre prior to the program.
Location: STATE THEATRE / Eau Claire
Time: 4:00 p.m.
The event is FREE thanks to a generous grant from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. However tickets to enter are required and it is recommended to pick up tickets ahead of time since seating is limitied. Any available tickets will be handed out at the doors an hour before the event.
Ticket Locations: Gordy's County Market - Birch Street, Eau Claire, Gordy's County Market - Downtown Chippewa Falls, Family Christian Stores - London Road, Eau Claire, Rose of Sharon Christian Store - Menomonie, Thrivent Financial-Steve Nelson's Office - Mondovi.
A free will donation will be taken to benefit the ELCA Resource Center in Eau Claire as well as the Hmong Lutheran Mission of Eau Claire (LCMS). For any questions regarding this event, you may contact Jennie Childs, a Thrivent Financial Associate at 715-833-3593.
Thrivent held it's annual member appreciation cookout on July 24th at Carson Park in Eau Claire.
Members enjoyed a picnic lunch including Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, pickles, chips and cookies. The event was sponsored by the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Chapters of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Although it was extremely hot and humid, approximately 450 members came and enjoyed the picnic.
The first 500 Thrivent Members to bring canned goods received free admission to the Express ball game. Donations went to "Feed My People" local food bank. 750 pounds of canned goods were collected during the picnic from Thrivent members. What an impact..thank you to everyone who donated!
Later, Jennie Childs a Thrivent associate threw out the first pitch before the Eau Claire Express took on the Rochester Honkers at 7 p.m. Thrivent Financial also donated 22 door prizes that were handed out during the game including a grand prize of a flat screen tv. Congratulations to the winner of the grand prize, Derek Golden of Chippewa Falls!
A special thank you to all the voluteers who helped make the event possible.
|YEAR END CELEBATION AROUND THE CORNER|
It could be you.....a winner of a $500 travel voucher from Higgins travel & Cruise Center or a flat screen tv!!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for an evening of fun and relaxation! This year, the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Year End Celebration and Annual Meeting will be held at the FLORIAN GARDENS on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007. Enjoy a "Down Home Country" buffet in a beautiful setting along with Choral/Musical entertainment at this new location. There will also be many other door prizes given in addition to the above grand prizes. Members must be present to win prizes.
Elections for new board members will also take place. At the present time we know the following positions will be open for election: Records Director & Events Director. Anyone who is interested in becoming a board member to fill one of these positions can call Harold Page at 715-877-2636. Every member is welcome. Also, all positions are open each year to new nominees, regardless of term limit served.
Watch for a separate mailing in the next few weeks. Hope to see many of our Thrivent members there.
SPC SHANE NAULT BENEFIT - SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
There will be a benefit dinner & kids activities held at Peace Lutheran on September 30th from 4-7 p.m. for young SPC Shane Nault, a recent graduate of Memorial High School. Shane was injured in May 2007 while serving in Iraq. He sustained massive injuries after an IED explosion. The funds raised will be used towards a house building project to accomodate his needs. In addition, Thrivent will provide supplementary funds.
RYAN FELLENZ BENEFIT at ACTION CITY - OCTOBER 14, 2007
Ryan Fellenz was also severely injured by a roadside bomb and is now in rehab. To help with expenses, family, friends and the community have joined together to set up a benefit to be held from 4-9 p.m. at Action City on October 14th. Participants may purchase a 2 hr card for any ride and unlimited times. Cost is $20. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction, games, and raffle & a meal. In addition to the funds raised, Thrivent will provide supplementary funds.
|2008 THRIVENT LEADERSHIP BOARD VACANCIES|
The Eau Claire County Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Board is seeking individuals for the following positions (although each are open to new nominees):
Available A.S.A.P.Duties include: determining the appropriate recognition and events sponsored by the chapter leadership board, developing plans to recognize volunteers and voluteer leaders, provide project and event planning guidance to service teams, help design and set up event displays. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to help others and plan events. If interested, please contact Gerald Jordan at: 715-833-0848 or Harold Page, Vice President at 715-877-2636.
Available January 1, 2008. Duties include: providing leadership to the administrative functions of the board, maintaining accurate, current records, calendars and meeting minutes, receiving and processing correspondence with community service teams, and submitting nonfinancial reports to the Operations Center. Must have access to internet & e-mail. If interested, please contact Joyce Voss at: 715-833-0848 or Harold Page, Vice President at 715-877-2636.
In addition to the elected positions, there is an appointed position of Special Youth Advisor needed as well. The person in this role is a youth member who is interested in representing a voice for the youth of the organization.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
* Satisfaction knowing you are making a vital difference in congregations, institutions and communities.
* A sense of belonging to a nationwide Thrivent Financial community.
* Firsthand experience in leading an important team of volunteers to make a difference in their communities.
* Greater involvement in Thrivent Financial and an assurance that time is being used well.
|INVITATION TO CHAPTER BOARD MEETINGS|
The Eau Claire County Chapter Leadership Board meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1005 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire. Our main order of business is acceptance of requests for funding applications throughout the year. If you see a specific need for an individual or a group, please contact Sandy Dickinsen for an application or information. The application must be filled out properly, completely and returned in plenty of time to be approved by the board. We would like at least two months time before the date of the fund-raiser in order to be processed and approved. Application information is also available on the website: www.lutheransonline.com/eauclairecountychapter. In addition, any Thrivent Financial for Lutherans member is welcome to attend any of the Chapter Board Meetings.
You may obtain further information about the Eau Claire County Chapter of Thrivent Financial by going to http://www.lutheransonline.com/eauclairecountychapter.
President: Garth Melville 715-832-1855 GAMelville@aol.com
Vice President: Harold Page 715-877-2636 firstname.lastname@example.org
Records Director Joyce Voss 715-878-4063 email@example.com
Financial Director Paul Barstad 715-878-4901 firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Service Team Director Gary Kunz 715-877-2850 email@example.com
Assistant Financial Director Eugene Schroeder 715-286-5063 no email
Communications Director Sheri Sorensen 715-877-2691 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Team Director Sandra Dickinsen 715-877-2489 email@example.com
Events Director Gerald Jordan 715-833-0848 no email
Youth Director Tim Kich 715-834-1454 firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Associate Advisor(s)
Dave DeMore 715-833-3595 email@example.com
Dan Schroeder 715-833-8770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Representative Kirsten Pieterick
Lutheran Community Services Specialist Betty Qualheim 800-340-9302 or email@example.com