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Support for your Young Woman Representative
Before, During, and After National
Convention

BEFORE CONVENTION

  • Make sure your YWR’s information has been submitted to the Committee on Young Women.

  • Give your YWR your district’s travel policy.

  • If needed, assist your YWR with securing her travel arrangements.

  • Consider ordering the YWR group photo as a souvenir for your Young Woman.

  • Assign a mentor to your YWR to answer any questions she may have.

  • Pray for her:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for bringing this young woman to us to represent our district at the (insert current National LWML Convention). Let this experience strengthen her bond with You, let her make new friendships with other women, and let her learn more about what this great organization is about.  In Your name. Amen.

DURING CONVENTION

  • Exchange phone numbers with your YWR and be available to help her with any questions/problems she may encounter during convention.

  • Encourage her to take pictures and journal her experiences.  Have her take any notes that she would like to incorporate at the district level.

  • Encourage the Young Woman Representative to ask questions and spend time with other YWRs.

  • Introduce your YWR to people in your district.

  • Remind your Young Woman Representative to save her receipts for her travel expense vouchers.

  • Pray for your young woman:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for safely bringing us to this convention.  As these next few days will be extremely busy, please be with the Young Woman Representatives.  Let them open their hearts and minds to what all the LWML has to offer.  Let this convention instill in them a desire to serve You with gladness.  In Your name. Amen.

AFTER CONVENTION

  • Have your YWR provide a headshot and short bio to put on your district website.

  • Show/instruct your Young Woman Representative on how to submit her travel expense vouchers. (If applicable)

  • Have your YWR prepare an article for your District Newsletter and/or website.

  • Encourage her to write a report for the district convention soon after returning home so the information she has learned is fresh on her mind. (If your district has more than one YWR, they may work together on their report.)

  • Notify your zones that this young woman is available for speaking engagements if/when she is available.

  • Give your YWR an appointed position on your district board so she can assist in the outreach to the young women in your district.

  • Have her/them lead the program and activity for the district YWR program.

  • Pray for them:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for giving the YWRs a unique experience at the national convention. Help these young women to continue their journeys in the LWML and stay close in their relationships with you. Help them to serve you with gladness in all they do. In Your name. Amen.

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