May meeting called to order by President Teresa Mandoli with 30 members in attendance.
Opening: Prayer to Our Lady of God Counsel
Spiritual: Ruth Guercio and Maria Burkholder, reading an article by Father Robert Warsey, it emphasized Purity, True knowledge of God, Humility and Desire when receiving the Eucharist
Organization: Marjorie Nutini, reported there are 146 paid members; catch the Fire Training August 23 Kelowna, workshops: August 24 Kelowna, September 7 Sparwood, September 21 Nelson, October 19, Penticton.
Christian Family Life: Marlise Gattafoni , memo from National re quotes from Dr. Lickona and principles for raising good children; A K of C Prayer for families was circulated; prayer for adult children from “Living Faith” was read; vocation Sunday (4th Sunday of Easter); life Chain, Oct. 5 in Trai; national March for Life May 9 in Ottawa.
Community Life: Silver City Garden’s lunch was served to 26 residents. Thanks to those who helped; Video “As We Forgive” will be shown on October 7th; visit someone or call and report in September; Pope Francis is calling us to be witness to our faith.
Education: Selma Nutini; Crowe Margaret Bourgeois Scholarship criteria, must be an active Catholic, interested in Humanities and contribute to school life; Book about Scams was circulated.
Communications: Elizabeth Cytra, wear a white ribbon between November 25 to December 6 in support of the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) preventing violence against women and to support the efforts to fight against pornography.
Resolutions and Legislations: Connie Makse; National CWL delegation met with Federal leaders on March 25/26; Update on Motion 408: Motion abandoned. Replaced with Safe at Home bill which would prevent sexual offenders from serving house arrest terms near home of the victims; Bill C400 Refer to article in spring 2013 League magazine; Re: Communiqué #5 , 2 action Plans, Human trafficking (Shirley Bond’s office) and Dementia action Plan (Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid’s office) can be found on BC government website.
Parish Activities: Linda Zol, Citizen of the Year ceremony tomorrow May 7 at St. Michaels’ at 7; Confirmation: May 19 at 10am OLPH; First Communion, June 2 – 12; Info re: Food banks in area; Church fall tea: October 26, 2013 at St. Michael’s; please contact Linda if interested in helping. Holy Trinity Dinner May 26 at Riverbelle $35 each, celebrating new church name, Holy Trinity.
Past president: Sandra Stajduhar; Warfield Family Day – May 31 -Please contact Sandra if you can help; Members were asked to consider holding an office at the next election -either at the parish level or diocesan level.
Old Business: • Our Lady of Good Counsel Luncheon on April 25 – 58 members in attendance.
During OLPH (Holy Trinity) renovations, funerals will be at St. Anthony’s
New Business: June 4th will be a dinner meeting; To be discussed whether to hold the 2015 Diocesan Convention in Trail; Vote on name change to Holy Trinity.
OTHER: Happy birthday was sung to Vicki Bisaro and to Marlise Gattafoni.
Next general meeting Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Location to be announced. Next executive Meeting: Tuesday, May 28 2013