We have been discussing ways to help our Young Women have more effective class presidency meetings, which would give them more meaningful opportunities to serve one another. I went through their responsibilities in the Church Handbook, and tried to list some ideas to help them identify the needs of the girls in their class, and to come up with specific ways to serve those needs:
□ Who was not at church on Sunday or missed a mutual night activity?
□ Can we send notes, emails, or phone calls to tell them we missed them?
□ Does anyone need a reminder or special invitation to attend YW?
□ Who is strugglng with friends, school or family? (Keep confidences!)
□ How might we lighten their load and/or brighten their day?
□ Who is having a birthday soon? Can we do something special for them?
□ How can we extend a special welcome to a new class member?
□ Who is struggling with Personal Progress? How can we help her?
□ How can we help each young woman succeed in Personal Progress?
□ Who seems lonely in your class? How can we show friendship to her?
□ Is there a standard or gospel principle we need to talk about in class?
I would encourage the girls to take a class list and an agenda home before the meeting, and to think and pray about each young woman while going over this list. The presidency could then come to the meeting to discuss any thoughts they had about serving and loving those under their stewardship.