IowaWINs (Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors) Holds Annual Meeting

IowaWINs (Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors) will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church (902 S Walnut St, Mount Pleasant).  The meeting is open to the public and all supporters are welcome to attend.

The guest speakers for the meeting will be the UNIFY 4-H Club members.  UNIFY stands for Uplifting the Needs of Immigrant Families through Youth leadership.  UNIFY formed earlier in 2022 and has held two public events on the square to bring together community members from all cultures to celebrate together.

Jeff Fager will report on this year’s accomplishments and describe plans for the coming year.

One important business item for the annual meeting is the installation of new officers.  Officers for the coming years are Jeff Fager, President; Sam Riepe, Vice President; Bob Mueller, Secretary; Nancy Tometich, IowaWINs Treasurer; and Tammy Shull, Nutrimos Treasurer.  Nutrimos is a branch of IowaWINs that is a sustaining ministry for immigrants and for the continuing work of IowaWINs.

Following the annual meeting, there will be a potluck luncheon and afterwards, Erica Johnson and Alejandro Murgia-Ortez of Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice will facilitate a bilingual listening session to hear from immigrant families about their hopes and dreams for the future and what types of programs would best support the families.