The Federation Board has had three meetings since you heard from us last. Two were held in First Church and one was held in Hope. The one in Hope was a very memorable one. Being locked out of the kitchen, we managed to obtain some cups so we could drink our coffee, but those who had to have sugar and cream were forced to use their pencils or fingers for spoons. We were also entertained by a new member, a mouse running across the floor. It didn’t take him long to decide that he didn’t enjoy our company anymore than we did hs, so we opened the door and he left.
Much business was accomplished at these meetings. It should be of interest to all that the Board has approved the dates of the Convention, August 18, 19, and 20, and the Theme of the Convention, CHRIST, OUR LIFE: I. Its Meaning. II. Its Proof. III. Its Benefits. The Loveland’s newly organized Young People’s Society expressed its desire to become members of the Federation, and Kalamazoo, too, has shown interest in becoming members. It was decided that the office of Regional Staff Writers for the BEACON LIGHTS be abolished, since the “church News” has taken its place.
The major item of business was approving a Constitution for the Beacon Lights staff. After much searching, the Board finally concluded that the staff was never governed by a constitution. Jim Jonker, who was chairman of this committee, did an excellent job and through his efforts, we feel that the staff is governed by a good constitution, each member knowing his specific duty.
So from now until the next time…remember the dates of the Convention, August 18, 19, and 20 and start planning today to attend. It will be worth your while.
Originally Published in:
Vol. 19 No. 3 April 1959