2012 Annual Conference ARMS Dinner
We had a great time of fellowship and good food at Birmingham Southern College – Norton Center on Friday, June 1, 2012. We had 200 attend, which was our largest crowd in several years.
Rev. Herb Williamson welcomed the entire group and recognized former ARMS Presidents, Rayford Etherton, Bert Goodwin, Buzz Barrett and Ralph Bates, who were in attendance.
Ted Leach was elected Vice President, replacing Herb Williamson, who has taken the President position due to the death of Gordon McKinney.
The following new retirees were recognized
Tim J. Barnes, Roy E. Bryant, James Walter Calhoun, Kay F. Collins, David C. Cook, James C. Cotton, K. Neal Culberson, Charles Frank Gattis, Jr., Lynn Ward Moore, Roderick K. Morgan, Dale Bradley Olmstead, Arthur T. Peterson III, James A. Robey, Jr., Danny Edward Romberg, Thomas D. Russell, John E. Rutland, Jr., Harry M. Skaggs, Dalton Barton Styes, Sr., David M. Weaver, Sandra O’Quinn West
Ray T. Beard, Albertha Boddie-Boykin, Al Dean, Danny M. Ellis, Willard J. Frederick, Walter E. Jury, Joseph E. Little, Michael C. Robinson, William H. Thrasher
Lisa Carol McNutt
Cheryl Hedges Wagar
Those members who have passed away during this conference year as well as those who have died in late April and May were remembered in prayer. Those recognized at this year’s memorial are as follows.
James A. Anthony, William Wayne Hitt, Coil E. Stricklin, James N. Baccus, Carl M. Howard, Walter Bradley Tidwell, George B. Creel, Brady E. McCullough, Sr., Travis Alonzo Warlick, William C. Davis, R. Gordon McKinney, Rowe Sims Wren, Arthur G. Finch, Jr., Russell L. Proctor, Billy Gene Wright, Thomas Buel Gladney, Arthur Eugene Rowe, Sam Elbert Graham, Jerry E. Sims
Mary I. Brown, Ramona Ellen Pilkington, Vivian H. Butt, Christeen Clifton Pope, Sherry N. Earl, Mary Lou Segars, Bonita Gresham, Joel Smith, Winnie Dell Havens, Willie B. Smith, Colene F. Higginbotham, Martha Ann Stafford, Sara Harper Howell, Martha Maxwell, Wanda Gosa Parker
These who have died in late April and May are as follows: Rev. Joe Maples, Mrs. Dean Webster, Rev. Frank Lee, Mrs. Catherine Stabler, and Rev. Jimmy Nixon. These will be recognized at the 2013 Memorial Service.
The next event for ARMS will be the 10:00 AM Annual Fall Meeting on October 9, 2012 at Camp Sumatanga. We will be inviting our new bishop (as yet not known) and hopefully the bishop will be able to attend. Additional information will be sent closer to that time.
First Tuesday Lunch Bunch to Meet
The First Tuesday Lunch Bunch will meet on the Second Tuesday in July. The first Tuesday falls during July 4th week while many families have travel plans and the Kairos Kafe is closed during that week. Instead of looking for a new place to gather during a week when many might be away, our leaders have decided to postpone for one week. We hope to see you there on July 10 at 1:00 p.m. For more information contact Betty Gunn (940-9392) or Joree Vance (824-8184).