Annual Meeting and Election of the Headquarter

By Nha Long Xiong

Winton, CA – The Lao Evangelical Church Headquarter has its Annual General Assembly Meeting held on February 6th, 2016 at LEC Merced in Winton, CA.IMG_0859

The local weather was in the high 64 degrees with heavy fog in the morning and beautiful sunny sky in the afternoon.

There were approximately 80 to 90 attendees, including local board officers, representatives, and church members. However, only about 78 church board officers and representatives were eligible to vote.

The Annual General Assembly Meeting started it off with some important reports from the Headquarter followed by the Men Headquarter, Women Headquarter, Youth Headquarter Department, and local church. These reports were on local church membership, finances, activities, and issues. Some other discussion/action items from the Headquarter have also been shared and needed the approval by the general assembly as well.

The election of the Headquarter Officers and Board Members would no longer be in July of this year or any upcoming years. Although, the Headquarter had been holding elections in July for the past years, the Bylaws actually required the elections at the Annual Meeting in February in accordance with Article IV, section 6.4 of the bylaws.

From left to right: Pastor Paul Lo, Elder Paul Moua, Pastor Art Sinhavong, Rev Kevin Mouanoutoua, Elder Chowwa Moua, Pastor Lazarus Lo, and Elder Nou Chong Thao.

From left to right:
Pastor Paul Lo, Elder Paul Moua, Pastor Art Sinhavong, Rev Kevin Mouanoutoua, Elder Chowwa Moua, Pastor Lazarus Lo, and Elder Nou Chong Thao.

Rev. Kevin Mouanoutoua got reelected for the second term as the HQ president, along with Pastor Art Sinhavong, Vice-President; Pastor Paul Lo, Board Member; Pastor Lazarus Lo, Board Member; elder Paul Moua, Board Member; elder Chowwa Moua, Board Member; and elder Nou Chong Thao, Board Member.

The new elected HQ Officers and Board Members will inaugurate on January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2018.