I can’t believe that it has been two months since our Diocesan Convention. If you need a refresher on what we accomplished there, take a few minutes and go to cwldov.org and check out the Meeting Reports section and read what Military Ordinariate member Marlene O’Hanley said about our convention. And, while you’re there, you can read my review of the Provincial Convention in Whitehorse. Both Conventions gave me the opportunity to witness the amazing work of the sisters in our League. When I jumped in to chair the Diocesan Convention I appreciated the guidance of so many of you as you stepped forward to help me through it. Whitehorse, under Carol Vanderbyl’s leadership, pulled off an amazing Provincial Convention with a very small team of dedicated members. I am looking forward to working with you when we host the Convention in Nanaimo.
Summer Planning Session – Saturday, July 14, 2018 at All Saint's Parish (formerly St. Mary’s) in Ladysmith
I hope that those of you who have taken on new responsibilities as Executives and Chairs of Standing Committees have had a chance to familiarize yourselves with your new responsibilities by reviewing your portfolio’s duties in the Executive Handbook (cwl.ca) and have had discussions with the person who held the position before. At our planning session, our focus will be on better understanding our Victoria Diocesan Council’s needs by evaluating what’s working and what’s not and to draft a plan to take us forward.
ACTION for ALL DIOCESAN OFFICERS AND PARISH PRESIDENTS:
Please bring all your ideas (and a bag lunch) to All Saint's Parish (formerly St. Mary’s) at 1135 – 4th Avenue, Ladysmith from 10-3 on Saturday, July 14th. If you cannot attend to represent your parish council, please send a delegate. We want to make sure all voices are heard. (Draft Agenda is being sent via email attachment).
New Provincial Officers and Standing Committee Chairs
At the Provincial Convention in Whitehorse, the following members were elected/appointed.
Christian Family Life
Education & Health
Provincial Life Member Liaison
ACTION for DIOCESAN OFFICERS AND CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES
You might want to send a note to your Provincial counterpart to congratulate her and to provide her with your contact information. These ladies will provide you with information and guidance that will help you in carrying out the scopes of your positions.
If you have any questions or need help on any of these items, please contact me.
Save the Dates
July 14, 2018, Diocesan Team Planning Session, All Saint's Parish (Ladysmith)
August 11-14, 2018, National Convention, Winnipeg
October 1, 2018, Fall Interim Meeting, Our Lady of the Rosary, Langford