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November 2013
In This Issue
National Meeting

Donations Start Strong

Befriend a Student

Christmas Party
Project Update
The MLC Ladies' Auxiliary has adopted an annual project list of over $10,000 in addition to the three standing projects totaling $6,750!
Talk to your women's group or interested individuals about adopting one of our projects for this coming year.

For more information on the Auxiliary, its mission, officers, representatives, and projects, click here.

National Meeting Fulfills Its Goals


The purpose of the MLC Ladies' Auxiliary is fourfold:

1. To promote greater interest in Martin Luther College 

2. To promote Christian fellowship among women of WELS and those in fellowship with WELS

3. To give financial support to MLC by supplying funds for needed projects 

4. To support MLC and its students through prayer


The annual Auxiliary meeting was held Saturday, October 5. That meeting accomplished all four purposes of the organization. Presentations and workshops provided attendees a greater understanding and appreciation of MLC's ministry. Wonderful fellowship was enjoyed by all at registration, lunch, and worship. Generous support provided large offerings designated to fund the project list. Finally, all connected to the Auxiliary, finding this their highest honor, prayed for the students, staff, and faculty. This was a major focus in both opening and closing worship. For a summary of the annual meeting business, visit our website.

Auxiliary Donations Start Strong


MLC Ladies' Auxiliary  gathered about $15,000 this past year, funding non-budgeted materials for many different departments, including scholarships, outreach programs, Early Childhood Learning Center furniture (toddler changing table pictured), classroom materials, and music equipment. At the annual meeting, a project list totaling over $17,000 was adopted for funding. The attendees started the project fund off strong with $4,000+ donations collected that day. Also, an individual came forward and volunteered to fund one project independently! We appreciate the great support we have received for these projects. Please consider partnering with us for the benefit of our WELS College of Ministry. To see our full project list and how you can contribute, visit the MLC website 

"Befriend an MLC Student" Program Begins

Sunday School students prepare greetings 
for an MLC student
The MLC Ladies' Auxiliary would like to assist you in finding an MLC student who would greatly appreciate some encouraging words from you. This new program of the Auxiliary is called "Befriend an MLC Student." This program matches students with individuals and congregations who provide encouragement in the form of cards, emails, or visits during the school year.


Once you have notified the Auxiliary that your church would like to take part in this program (email [email protected]), we will send you a photo, mailing address, e-mail address, and birth date of one of the MLC students. We will also send you a list of ways other congregations have encouraged MLC students. Your congregation can decide how best to encourage this young person. If there is an individual or family within your congregation who would like to befriend a different student, please give them this information and ask them to contact us. Our goal is to set up a "friend" for as many students as possible. Visit the MLC website for more details.

Auxiliary to Help with Christmas Party


Anchor is a service organization of Martin Luther College that focuses on community involvement and fundraising for various causes. Anchor is hosting a campus Christmas party in the Luther Student Center at MLC on Tuesday, December 17. MLC students can pay an entrance fee of $2.00 or donate a non-perishable food item and enjoy a night of Christmas-themed festivities. For this specific fundraiser, Anchor has voted to support the Martin Luther College Food Bank with the funds and food donated during this event. Anchor is working in connection with Ladies' Auxiliary, who has offered to provide baked goods as refreshments and as raffle items during the event. If you are willing to provide baked goods or a monetary donation to purchase baked goods, contact Laurie Millner ([email protected]) or Dinah Spurgin ([email protected]).