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Committees & Coordinators

For more information on each committee and coordinator, click on link below or see sub-headings for this page.  For contact information, see below.

 

COMMITTEE AND COORDINATOR PAGES

Action Committees

 

Peace Vigil Committee

Program Committee

Newspaper Coordinator

Death Penalty Committee

Carpooling Coordinator

Public Information Committee

Lobbying Committee

 

Infrastructure Committees

 

Outreach Committee

Finance Committee

Volunteers Committee

 

COMMITTEE AND COORDINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

(Please contact Gary Sandman, Plowshare Director, if you are interested in getting involved in Plowshare.  He can be contacted at 540-492-3582 or plowshare@plowshareva.org).

Action Committees

Carpooling Coordinator: rides to out-of-town demonstrations; contact Herb Beskar,
540-989-6875 or hbeskar@gmail.com.

Death Penalty Committee: death penalty vigils, occasionally other events; contact Gene
Edmunds, gene.edmunds@gmail.com or 540-343-3100 or Manuel Dotson, 540-344-3997.

Lobbying Committee: meetings with local politicians about Plowshare concerns;
contact Mike Bentley at 540-389-3752 or mbentle1@verizon.net.

Newspaper Coordinator: !Presente! & Virginia Defender & Appalachian Voices
newspaper distribution; contact Ben Bristoll at 540-685-7267 or ben@bristoll.com.

Peace Vigil Committee: monthly silent peace vigil; contact Mike Bentley at
540-389-3752 or mbentle1@verizon.net.

Program Committee: occasional speakers, workshops, etc.; contact Gary Sandman,
540-492-3582 or plowshare@plowshareva.org.

Public Information Committee: Democracy Now show & valid Citizens Advisory Board
on WVTF-FM; contact Mike Bentley at 540-389-3752 or mbentle1@verizon.net.

Truth-in-recruitment Committee: getting information on the military and military                                                                                                                                                  recruitment in schools; contact Robin Jordan at 540-312-7051 or                                                                                                                                                 rjordan2003@icloud.com.

Infrastructure Committees

Plowshare Board: board that oversees Plowshare (also office, interns, new committees and coordinators, etc.); contact Manuel Dotson, 540-344-3997.  Also called the Steering Committee.

Finance Committee: fundraising for Plowshare (grants, contributions, pledges, Kroger cards, merchandise, Google donation, stewardship, etc.); contact Gary Sandman, 540-492-3582 or plowshare@plowshareva.org.

Other Programs: Pastors for Peace visit; Springwood Burial Park clean-up; Witness Against Torture fast; etc.; contact Gary Sandman, 540-492-3582 or plowshare@plowshareva.org.

Outreach Committee: letting people know about Plowshare (quarterly newsletter, email list, Facebook page, website, visits, inquiries, tabling, WVTF-PM aimouncements, press releases, Virginia People’s Assembly, etc.) contact Joy Truskowski at 540-266-2005 or jennifertruskowski@gmail.com.

Volunteers Committee: recruiting and supporting volunteers; contact Gary Sandman, 540-492-3582 or
plowshare@plowshareva.org.