Mennonite Aid Societies, Association of

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The Association of Mennonite Aid Societies, (AMAS), was organized in July 1956 as a representative organization for counsel, promotion, education, and fellowship, for all Mennonite and Brethren in Christ mutual aid societies of North America, of which 26 have already joined. All member societies have one vote each, and elect a board of seven directors, which was initially composed of the following: Harold L. Swartzendruber (Goshen) chairman, J. Winfield Fretz (North Newton) vice-chairman, Howard Raid (Bluffton) secretary-treasurer, S. S. Wenger (Lancaster), Jacob Wedel (Moundridge), and William T. Snyder (Akron) representing the Mennonite Central Committee. The association met annually in March. The organization was later known as the Associated Mennonite Aid Societies (AMAS)

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957

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Bender, Harold S. "Mennonite Aid Societies, Association of." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Jun 2018.,_Association_of&oldid=92719.

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Bender, Harold S. (1957). Mennonite Aid Societies, Association of. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 June 2018, from,_Association_of&oldid=92719.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 589. All rights reserved.

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