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Saskatchewan Provincial President  - Communique #1 - June 2017

  

Saskatchewan Provincial President Communique #1 - June 2017 

  

Here we are – summer time and we are already looking forward to what needs to be done this fall.  As presidents, we are challenged to keep ahead of the times – always on the alert to try to keep our membership up to date with this every changing world.

  

We need also, to keep reminding our members what has gone on in the past – not with the ‘we have always done it this way’ attitude, but by being open to new ideas that serve the mission and the objects of the League. New members need to learn about the League, why things are done the way they are and what we, as a large group of women, have accomplished. To that end, I would like to see every council use some type of a mentoring program. Some have the luxury of having life and/or honorary life members in their midst, but most do not. However, there are many long-time members who have the knowledge and experience needed to help our new members gain knowledge about the League. Perhaps, those willing to mentor could have their contact information made available, or perhaps buddy system could be established between a mentor and a new member.

  

Most of our younger members are very used to computers, so guiding them to the cwl.ca website and showing them all the valuable manuals and information there, is also a good start to mentoring. Good mentors may not have all the answers, but they know where to find them.

  

Please work with your parishes to try to organize groups to participate in the town hall meeting from the National Convention via computer on August 8th, 2017. Below is a list of what needs to be done to prepare for participating:

  

  1. Organize a group of four to six people. If possible, include a nonmember and/or a spiritual advisor in your group.
  2. Choose a venue where you will have access to the Internet and a monitor large enough to allow your group to watch.
  3. Ensure the computer has at least Google Chrome 4, Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla 3.5 or Safari 4 to watch the session live.
  4. Designate a reporting secretary for the group.
  5. Have your secretary register your group by e-mail to executivedirector@cwl.ca by July 31st.
  6. Your secretary will receive an e-mail with a link to an audience response system that she connects to via computer or cell phone. The system will allow you to ask and answer questions while the town hall is in the session.
  7. Questions will be asked before convention to ensure participants can use the system. Your secretary should contact executivedirector@cwl.ca by July 31st if she cannot connect.
  8. On Tuesday, August 8, gather the group together to join us. At 11:00 a.m. ADT follow the link on cwl.ca to watch and participate in the town hall.

  

Please note the importance of getting things set up and tested no later than July 31st.

At the provincial convention earlier this month, I had stated it would be 9 am here in Saskatchewan, but that was incorrect. The time that it would start would be 8 am, so an early morning for those attending.

  

I hope that you all are able to stop and enjoy Canada Day – the 150th celebration of our wonderful nation.

  

I look forward to the next two years – there will be challenges, but also great opportunities to work more closely with all of the diocesan presidents.

  

May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us as we move forward in our service to God and Canada.

  

Margaret Schwab