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United Methodist Women's Division Investments
Make Big Money

from United Methodist News Service

April 21, 1998


STAMFORD, Conn. (UMNS) -- Sara Shingler, president of the Women's Division, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries reports in other business,

Women's Division directors:

  1. Learned that 1997 income jumped to $55,524,241 - as compared to about $39 million in 1996 - because of "strong investment performance and the realization of capital gains in a restructuring of the investments" according to Connie Takamine, division treasurer.

  2. Set the date of the 1999 National Seminar for Aug. 13-20 at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn.

  3. Were informed that during the current membership campaign for United Methodist Women, 285 new units have been started, 68 units reorganized and 13 district units, a new category, founded.

  4. Heard Joyce Sohl, the division's deputy general secretary, describe how the faith of various Christian, Jewish and Muslim women had inspired their commitment to justice.

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