Communique #1 – Communications

August 25, 2021

National First Vice-President and Chairperson of Communications Betty Colaneri, August 25, 2021.


“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)

Sisters in the League,

I am truly honoured and thrilled to be elected as national first vice-president and chairperson of communications! Doreen Gowans, the League’s previous chairperson, did an amazing job, and I certainly have big shoes to fill.

The term “tech-savvy” was never something I had considered myself to be. When I told my sons about my new position, they had a good chuckle about it! As it was with my previous standing committee position, this will be an excellent opportunity for me to learn the process. Technology as a form of communication can be daunting for some. I believe there is nothing better than face-to-face communication. However, look how essential it was to have technology available to stay connected during the pandemic. No doubt we have all become experts in virtual meetings!

The fall issue of The Canadian League will be online only. Due to rising printing and mailing costs, the decision was made to have this done on a trial basis. A survey asking members for their opinion will be distributed in the fall parish mailing. Kindly inform your diocesan counterparts to watch for it and encourage members to respond.

An important part of communication is to make sure we are all on the same page. Please send anything that you would like posted on the League’s social media accounts to national office and me. This is to clarify and verify.

I look forward to working with you as we take this awesome adventure together! Should you have any questions, concerns or want to chat, please do not hesitate to contact me. Let us be the ambassadors of good communication and keep our lines open!

Betty Colaneri
National Chairperson of Communications