2017 UMW Annual Meeting

Guest speaker Mollie James-Vickery, UMW Executive for Children, Youth, and Family Advocacy.

James-Vickery's topic was maternal and child health here and around the world.

Gloria Riley, spiritual growth coordinator, leads worship.

UMW President Roberta Bragan.

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar.

Central MA District Superintendent Rene Perez brought greetings on behalf of the Cabinet.

UMW Secretary Cynthia Norton and President Roberta Bragan.

Nancy Merrick, Treasurer

Carla Ganter, nominations chairperson, and Roberta Bragan, UMW president.

Special Mission Recognition honorees (or a representative from their district, were given their pins.

Marcia Hoyt

Peg Swett

An interactive skit recalled the stormy night in 1869 when a handful of women met in Boston to found what would become the UMW.

The audience is cued to provide the rainstorm and other sound effects.

The need for female doctors and educators for the women of India was the impetus behind starting the UMW.

James-Vickery talked about ways to provide direct service and advocacy.

The UMW installed their slate of officers.

The Rev. Arlene Tully, host pastor.