Holy Trinity Council of the CWL of Canada

Minutes from the CWL General Meeting for Monday, April 1, 2014

General Meeting Monday, April 1, 2014

The April general meeting was called to order by President Teresa Mandoli at 7 p.m. with 26 members and Father Jim in attendance.

Opening prayer: League prayer led by Ruth Guercio.

Father Jim explained that a goal for next year is to have a comprehensive program pertaining to Family and Marriage. Committee members will include members representing CWL, K of C, Parish Council and Father Jim. Marlise Gattafoni will work on this project

Old Business:  New Council Banner: has been ordered; Mardi Gras dinner was well attended; World Day of Prayer: Ruth thanked all who participated in any way. Seven different Christian churches participated. Next year it will be at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and the program is from the women of the Bahamas; Hospice: Marlise thanked all who helped; Diocesan Convention: May 1-4 in Oliver. 4 members are attending. If anyone else is interested let Teresa knows. The deadline for registration is April 15, 2014.

New Business: Palm Sunday Bake Sale: April 12 &13 Take baking to church on Friday between 9:30-12:30 and 1:00-3:30; Our Lady of Good Counsel Feast Day: Coffee party at church will be on Friday, April 25 after 9 o’clock Mass; Provincial Convention: June 5-7 in Kamloops.

2015 Diocesan Convention in Trail- April 30-May 2 Sandra Stajduhar will chair the 2015 convention committee. If you are willing to be on the committee please contact Teresa or Sandra; Citizen of the Year: May 6 reception at St Michael’s.

Funeral procedures: Someone is needed to supervise the distributing of the sashes and candles for honour guards at CWL member funerals. If you are able to help with this please let Teresa know.

Committee Reports:

Spiritual: Ruth Guercio- A thank you letter was received from Laura Mackay; Organization:

Organization: Marjorie Nutini -140 members. Marjorie has old CWL pins for sale for $2

Community Life: Bunny Dallas; Members were reminded of Share Lent Solidarity Sunday – campaign against hunger: she also explained about the 1% donations

Education and Health: Selma Nutini – Guest speaker at May 6 CWL meeting will be Kerry Turner presenting a program on Yoga.

Communications: Elizabeth Cytra – If you find any advertising offensive there is an online complaint submission form at www.adstandards.com; A private members bill resulted in a change to the criminal code re: child trafficking;  Also read about pornography on page 14 of winter edition of the League Magazine; Elizabeth has white ribbons available for members to wear.

Legislation: Connie Makse explained and handed out a sheet about WESA (Wills, Estates & Succession Act ); NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced Motion M456 in the House of Commons calling on Government to create a flexible integrated model of palliative care.

Parish activities: Linda Zol explained about the Community Food bank survey and the “Skool Aid” program.

Past president: Sandra Stajduhar – Grief to Grace Program to register or for more information call 250- 878-7603, or e-mail g2gkelowna@gmail.ca. www.grieftograce.org; Sandra reminded members that CWL is still collecting Canadian Tire Money for Matercare. Constition and Bylaws change read Section 10 Financial Statements on Page 33. Next Executive meeting is on April 29 at 7 p.m

Next General meeting is on May 6, 2014.

Closing Prayer for Development and Peace led by Ruth Guercio

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