1992 - Funds began to be received.
Summer - 1994
Scholarship First Announced with first recipient named in 1995.
1997 - Scholarship named after Sarah Owen Etheridge of Sandersville
2000 - An official agreement was made between CBF Foundation and BWIM/GA for investment of the scholarship funds.
Other notable events in BWIM/GA History
1984 - First Church Woman of the Year Award given
Monday, November 11, 1985
Georgia Baptist Women in Ministry was formally organized at Jekyll Island, Georgia, during a lunch meeting at FBC Brunswick. This was in conjunction with the 164th annual session of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Subsequent annual meetings were held in conjunction with the GBC.
Began process of incorporation as a non-profit organization with the Georgia Secretary of State's office - name: "Southern Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia, Inc."
First Retreat held at Simpsonwood
Began meeting independently of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Two meetings, a Fall Retreat and a Spring Meeting, were instituted annually.
Officially changed organization's name from "Southern Baptist Women in
Ministry of Georgia, Inc." to "Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia, Inc" (this change was not registered with the secretary of state's office).
End of 2000
Name Change from Southern Baptist Women In Ministry of Georgia, Inc. to
Baptist Women In Ministry of Georgia, Inc. in Secretary of State's office (this was mentioned in some old BWIM/GA files, however, the change did not actually
occur until 2005 - see below).
September 12, 2001
Letter received from J. Robert White, Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist
Convention, stating that should anything "untoward" occur during the Fall Retreat, to be held at Norman Park - GBC operated conference center, that the meeting would be shut down immediately. As a result, the retreat was moved from Norman Park to FBC Morrow.
Name change with Secretary of State's office.
BWIM of Georgia Past Presidents
||Mary Kendrick Moore|
||Ann White Morton|
||Carolyn Hale Cubbedge|
Erin Robinson Hall
Lee Sosebee Ritchie
LeAnn Gunter Johns