Friday, February 14, 2014

New Members Announced for Young Women General Board

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced new members of the Young Women general board, who will help meet the global needs of the organization. The nine-member Young Women general board will include four board members from Utah, where the headquarters of the Church is located, as well as five women who live in Africa, Brazil, Japan, Peru and New York City.

During last week’s initial announcement, the women auxiliary leaders discussed the board changes, the upcoming semiannual general women’s meeting, scheduled for 29 March 2014, which will involve women and girls, and new online leadership training.
The new Young Women general board members include Carmela Melero de Hooker, Lima, Peru; Leslie Pope Layton, Sandy, Utah; Denise Posse Lindberg, Draper, Utah; Dorah Mkhabela, Soweto, South Africa; Janet Matthews Nelson, Brooklyn, New York; M. Lúcia Silva, São Paulo, Brazil; Susan Saxton Taggart, Salt Lake City, Utah; Rosemary Thackeray, Orem, Utah; and Megumi Yamaguchi, Nagoya, Japan.
Women on the general board are assigned to help the Young Women general presidency meet the needs of the global Church as they visit with members in their areas, review and provide recommendations regarding curriculum and other resources for members, work on committees and projects and provide training and support as assigned by the general presidency.
Young Women boards began in 1880 with Sister Elmina Shepherd Taylor, Young Women general president, having 24 board members.

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