President's Communique #1: July 7, 2018

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Dear Sisters-in-Christ:

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 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 ( 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. 


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. 

Gisela Montague
Evelyn Rigby
Sharon Geiger
Catherine L'Heureux
Sylvia Jurys
Suzanne Eng
Laura Esposito
Catherine L'Heureux
Blanca Stead
Susan Steiner
Sylvia Jurys
Kathy Weswick
Sharon Ciebin
Sheila Doherty
Carol Penno

Past President
President Elect/Organization
1st Vice-President
2nd Vice-President
Spiritual Development
Christian Family Life
Community Life
Education & Health
Provincial Life Member Liaison


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