Thursday, January 17, 2013

S.T.A.N.D. YW Board Meeting

The beginning of every year, I have a YW board meeting with all my YW leaders.
We go over leadership training, our calling responsibilities {per the handbook of instruction}, teaching responsibilities, & the Personal Progress program.
This year I really wanted to discuss the Handbook Section 3,
 "Leadership in the Church of Jesus Christ."
 But also tie the evening into the new 2013 mutual theme of 
"Stand ye in Holy Places."
I wasn't quite sure how I was going to pull it all together but was hoping to figure it out before our meeting. :)


As I was studying the handbook, reading talks & watching videos on serving the YW of the church when I came across the talk from conference a few years back by Sister Beck called "Mothers who know..."
I had a light bulb moment!!!
I thought I could do my leadership instruction & call it
"Leaders who know...STAND."
 I would use each letter of the work STAND & talk about our responsibilities as YW leaders {per the handbook}.
Here is what I came up with...
I pulled out a section of the handbook to share with my leaders for each letter that we discussed.
S-Strengthen-Handbook 10.1.1 & 3.2.3
T-Teach & Testify-Handbook 3.2.4
A-Apply-Handbook 3.2.1 & 10.5 paragraph 3
N-Nurture-Used a portion of Sis. Becks talk "Mothers Who Know...Nurture."
D-Do more by doing less-Handbook 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 10.8
Here is the handout that I made for each of my AWESOME leaders to that home that evening so they could remember the 2013 theme.
I just printed a picture of the temple out on card stock that I had put the word "STAND" onto & modge podged it onto a 6x6 tile.
Thanks again to Mindy Evans Photography.
Who has the most beautiful pictures of various temples and allows you to use them for personal use.
The evening turned out GREAT!! I am so lucky to be working with the most amazing YW leaders on our board. They are fabulous!!
Good luck to all you YW presidents planning your board meetings.

UPDATE: I'm adding the BLANK files for this evening for all of you who would like to use them for your own board meetings. You can download by just right clicking on the image and saving the pic to your computer. If you do use it and post it, please just link the file back to my blog. THANKS!!!

Hope this is a help to someone, somewhere. :)


  1. I love this idea. In fact, I love everything about it! Do you mind if I use your graphics too? Thanks so much for posting.

    1. Don't mind at all if you use the STAND graphics. However, if you re-post, just link the graphics back to my blog. Thanks!

  2. I can't seem to find Sis. Beck's talk. Do you have a link to it?

  3. Alyssa, you are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing this! I LOVE IT!

  4. Alyssa,
    Do you have a file you can send me on the handout? I love this handout and have a leadership meeting I would love to use the handout.

  5. Do you have the file for your handout? Thank you

  6. Hi, I was wondering if there was link for your handout that we would be able to use?

  7. I love this idea. Do you have the Stand graphic? I would love to use this in our meeting. Thanks