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LWML districts organize member LWML groups into zones that conform to LCMS circuit lines as much as possible. (See Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Bylaws, Article III, Section 1.) Zones structure themselves:

  • to best meet the needs of the local groups they serve;
  • in accordance with the limitations imposed by their geographic boundaries (non- geographic districts may have non-geographic zones);
  • to conform to the directives of their districts; and
  • to effectively promote the object of LWML — mission education, mission inspiration, mission service, and mission grants.


Zones generally have the following officers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Pastoral Counselor

Additional officers should be elected or appointed to enable the zone to implement the programs dictated by its bylaws and the programs and object of the district and the LWML.


Unless the bylaws specify differently, the Nominating Committee should make every effort to secure as many qualified candidates for each office as possible. This allows the voting delegates the opportunity to select from a slate of capable individuals for each office, thus providing the best leadership for the organization.


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