On Thursday evening May 5, 2016 members of the Annual Conference Standing Committee Appeals Committee and representatives from BWCOB shared in a teleconference in reference to our appeal through the Annual Conference Officers to Standing Committee. Members of the Appeals Committee were professional, respectful, and engaging in their questions to gather information. We felt positively about the spirit and mood of the conversation. The Appeals Committee will also have a teleconference with representatives from the Shenandoah District. Following these calls the Appeals Committee will prepare a summary to share with the Standing Committee of Annual Conference in June 2016 in Greensboro, NC.