UMW Current Events

 
 
Due to effects of COVID, no meetings in person are scheduled
 
 
UMW sponsored pontoon boat trip
 
UMW sponsored pontoon boat trip August 22. A beautiful fun day.
 
 
Wellspring UMW Leadership team members 2022
 
President: Blanche Emerick
Treasurer: Carol Randall
Secretary: Pam Moe
Mission Coordinator for Membership Nurture and Outreach: Nedra Ebsen
Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth and Nominations Chair: Sue Plasterer  
 
 

Monthly Take Action Now (TAN)

 
 
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: How to contact my elected officials
 
Federal Government: go to https://congress.gov
 
Then put your address on the right hand side of the screen and that will guide you to websites of our 2 senators and your State Representative.
 
State Government: go to https://legis.wisconsin.gov
 
Then put your address on the right hand side of the screen in the “Who are my Legislators?”
 
Governor Evers: go to https://evers.wi.gov
 
 
 
NOVEMBER: Find Out About Your Area’s Recycling
 
United Methodist Women has 4 areas of social action campaigns:
  1. Criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration
  2. Economic inequalities
  3. Maternal and child health
  4. Climate justice
 
For our November “Take Action Now”project we are concentrating on Climate Justice and being good stewards of God’s creation. Find out about your areas recycling by going to the website and finding who to call.
 
Area Information Collected in November:
 
Madison:
Streets West: 608-266-4681
Streets East: 608-246-4532
Recycling Coordination: 608-267-2626
 
Middleton:
608-712-2057 Only answered during open hours
Kelly Hilyard, Sustainability Coordinator:  608-821-8362
 
Cross Plains:
Town and Country Sanitation:  608-375-5856
 
Sun Prairie:
608-837-3050
 
Fitchburg:
Pellitteri Waste Systems: 608-257-4285
 
Verona
Pellitteri Waste Systems 608-257-4285
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER: Recycle Christmas Items
 
In keeping with UMW social action campaign on climate justice and being good stewards of Gods creations, the December (TAN) Take Action Now is to encourage us to recycle as many of the Christmas articles that are acceptable. Also try to use as many biodegradable products that are available. If you have any questions you can link to the above websites or phone numbers in your area.
 
                                         JANUARYMaternal and Child 
Health care for women and children is at the heart of United Methodist Women since the organization was founded in the 1800.  Today, United Methodist Women continue to support the health and family needs of women and children around the globe.  Women are still dying in childbirth, children continue to die from preventable disease and many communities have no access to healthcare.  Since 2000 here in the United States, the maternal mortality rate has increased 26.4%.
 
Wellspring TAN is looking into this issue.  We encourage you to look at his web site to learn more about this subject.  
 
 
 
 
 
Rev Louis and his wife, Nindk are involved in a local organization called roots 4 change which is working to improve maternal and child health.  To learn more about this organization and what they do click onto their web page