Handbook 2:
Administering the Church

 

10.4 Leadership Meetings

 10.4.1

Ward Council Meeting

The Young Women president serves as a member of the ward council (see chapter 4).

 10.4.2

Bishopric Youth Committee Meeting

The bishop presides over the bishopric youth committee. This committee is composed of the bishopric, one of the bishop’s priests quorum assistants, the teachers and deacons quorum presidents, the Young Women class presidents, and the Young Men and Young Women presidents. For more information, see 18.2.9.

 10.4.3

Ward Young Women Presidency Meeting

The Young Women presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The president presides at the meeting and conducts it. The secretary attends, takes notes, and keeps track of assignments.

The agenda may include the following items:

  1. 1.

    Evaluate how the young women in each class are accomplishing the objectives listed in 10.1.1. Plan ways to help individual young women accomplish those objectives more completely.

  2. 2.

    Read and discuss scripture passages and instructions from Church leaders that relate to their callings.

  3. 3.

    Make plans to instruct class presidencies in their duties.

  4. 4.

    Discuss the effectiveness of Young Women activities. Discuss ways to include young women in planning activities that help them incorporate the Young Women values in their lives.

  5. 5.

    Discuss gospel instruction in Sunday classes and plan ways to improve.

  6. 6.

    Review attendance records. Plan ways to help new members and less-active young women participate.

  7. 7.

    Review the Young Women budget and expenditures.

The Young Women presidency may invite advisers and specialists to attend these meetings as needed.

 10.4.4

Meeting with a Counselor in the Bishopric

The Young Women presidency meets regularly with the counselor in the bishopric who oversees the Young Women organization. In these meetings they counsel together about the progress and needs of individual young women. Members of the Young Women presidency give reports, make recommendations, and review plans for meetings and activities. When appropriate, Young Women advisers and class presidencies may be invited to attend this meeting to give reports and receive instruction.

 10.4.5

Class Presidency Meeting

Each class presidency holds a presidency meeting regularly. The class president conducts the meeting. The secretary attends, takes notes, and keeps track of assignments. The Young Women presidency member and class adviser who are responsible for the class also attend.

The agenda may include the following items:

  1. 1.

    Plan ways to strengthen class members, including new members and less-active members. Also plan ways to fellowship young women of other faiths.

  2. 2.

    Read and discuss scripture passages and instructions from Church leaders that relate to their responsibilities.

  3. 3.

    Plan to visit class members as needed.

  4. 4.

    Discuss ways to help each young woman succeed in Personal Progress.

  5. 5.

    Plan class meetings and activities.

  6. 6.

    Consider items to discuss in bishopric youth committee meeting (see 18.2.9).

  7. 7.

    Receive leadership training from ward Young Women leaders.

 10.4.6

Stake Young Women Leadership Meeting

Stake Young Women leadership meeting is generally held once a year, as explained in 18.3.11. Ward Young Women presidencies and secretaries attend. Advisers, specialists, and the bishopric member assigned to the Young Women may be invited to attend as needed.