Three Districts Elect New Officers and Board Representatives Last month, AGRM members in the Bluegrass, Deep South, and Great Lakes districts voted for new district officers and board representatives. In addition, the entire membership selected an at-large AGRM board member. The newly elected board members will serve three-year terms, starting January 1. Here are the results: Bluegrass District District President: Michael Gullatte, Cleveland County Rescue Mission (Shelby, North Carolina) District Vice President: Vicki Murray, Safe Harbor Rescue Mission (Hickory, North Carolina) Board Representative: Glenn Cranfield, Nashville Rescue Mission (Nashville, Tennessee) Deep South District District President: Steve Turbeville, Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. (Lakeland, Florida) District Vice President: Buddy Morrow, CITA (Melbourne, Florida) Board Representative: Penny Kievet, City Rescue Mission (Jacksonville, Florida) Great Lakes District District President: Frank Baldwin, Muncie Mission Ministries (Muncie, Indiana) District Vice President: Dennis Van Kampen, Mel Trotter Ministries (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Board Representative: Michael Brown, Kalama- zoo Gospel Mission (Kalamazoo, Michigan) At-Large Board Member Charles Morgan, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (St. Paul, Minnesota) Welcome new officers! Thank you to the other candidates who ran. Also, a huge thank you to outgoing officers. Every year in March, AGRM offers members the opportu- nity to connect with lawmakers and agency decision-makers in Washington, D.C., to: (1) Tell the story of how rescue missions are continuing to make a difference on the streets of our cities; and to (2) Convey our desires and concerns about policies, laws, and bills that can hamper faith-based organizations and the work rescue missions do. AGRM’s DC Forum is one of the most important—and most appreciated—meetings that AGRM holds each year. Your mission should be represented by a member of Save the Dates: AGRM’s 2018 DC Forum your leadership team. We suggest the CEO, COO, PR director, or anyone who handles government relations. (And keep in mind that a younger staff member will fit in nicely, as the average age of a Capitol Hill staff member is 31.) Don’t Miss Out on AGRM’s 2018 Annual Convention The 2018 AGRM Annual Convention will be here before you know it, and we have some great program features in store. Themed “Walk in Wisdom,” the convention will feature opportunities for new mission leaders to pair with veteran mission leaders who can share wisdom and insights. We’ll also enjoy dinner and tours at the one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Museum® , and we’ll take in the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of Milwaukee’s largest open-air market. What’s more, we have a stellar lineup of platform guests, gifted worship leaders, and excellent seminars. The convention will be held June 12–15 at the state-of- the-art Wisconsin Center. AGRM’s annual event is the largest gathering of those who serve in rescue mission ministry, and it’s well known for providing inspiration, education, connections, and much-needed refreshment. The 2018 DC Forum will be held March 12–14. For more information about this strategic event, go>Events. Flip to the insert in this issue of Rescue, or find all kinds of details at convention, but be sure to register before the next price break deadline on March 15. RE: AGRMJanuary/February 2018 62