New England UMW Annual Meeting

Gloria Riley leads opening worship

Heidi Fiore was the soloist during the opening worship.

UMW President Roberta Bragan

Secretary Cynthia H. Norton

Treasurer Nancy Merrick

President Roberta Bragan and Nominations Chair Carla Ganter

Retiring President Roberta Bragan and incoming President Betty Shippee

Arlene Mackie who serves on the National UMW Program Advisory Group

A skit about the November 1869 journey by educator Isabella Thoburn and Clara Swain, a physician, to India.

Isabella Thoburn is portrayed by Susan Carney (left) and Amy Bruns portrays Clara Swain.

The school and hospital started in India by Isabella Thoburn and Clara Swain respectively physician.

Guest speaker was Julie Turner, who is executive director of the National Farm Worker Ministry.

Julie Turner talked about the many issues farm workers face, including low wages, and the advocacy the National Farm Worker Ministry does.

Five women were honored with Special Mission Recognition. From left: Jill Colley Robinson, Virginia Ahart, accepting for Ruby Kelly; Sherry Anne Bryant, and Esther Chung, accepting for Young Hee Jun; not present Lynn Twitchell.