United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Any woman may become a member of the United Methodist Women if she chooses to join and to commit herself to the purpose of the organization. Not all women of the United Methodist Church are automatically members of the UMW; however, all are welcome and encouraged to belong. Membership is for those who wish to work for mission by participating in this organization through prayer, giving, study, action, and service. (UMW Handbook)
The Madison Unit of UMW has chosen to have monthly unit meetings, monthly circle meeting, and a subordinate group called Helping Hands who give meaningful support to the Unit.
Persons may choose to belong to the Unit only, to the Unit and a Circle, or to the Unit and Helping Hands. Only those who are members of Circles are asked to serve as officers of the Unit.
President: Irma Beukelman
Vice-President: Yvonne Dietterle
Secretary: Joyce Welbon
Treasurer: Carolyn Rudebusch
Program Resources: Carol White
Spiritual Growth: Pat Gross
Nominations Committee: Dianne Gross and Yvonne Dietterle
Membership Nuture and Outreach: Nila Baltzer