Communique #6 – Organization

December 12, 2022

National President-Elect and Chairperson of Organization Shari Guinta, December 12, 2022.

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” (Henry Ford)

Where has the year gone? So many are saying that in conversation. The year has gone by quickly, it seems, although time is time, and people are the ones who make it go quickly or slowly. It is now Advent as I write this, and soon, members will celebrate the birth of their saviour, Jesus Christ.

All councils should visit the national website (cwl.ca) regularly to find resources for use in League development, member awareness and collaboration information. Additionally, provincial and diocesan councils should offer workshops and presentations on development and awareness to their diocesan and parish councils. Please tap into these resources and ask your diocesan counterparts to do the same, all with faith, service and social justice in mind.

Have you read the implementation committee update? An update from the committee is posted on the website every month. Check it out under To Inform – News Releases.

Annual report surveys are being remitted now. Parish councils can access the survey with the previously distributed link they received. If any council has a problem, they are welcome to contact the office. I welcome input on the procedure and the new format this year.

Big news! The national executive/board has launched a new initiative, Unity Outreach! This initiative offers a visit to every executive council in Canada. National officers will visit provincial executives, who will then visit diocesan executives. In turn, diocesan executives will then visit parish councils. This outreach is a way to address decreasing membership and offer positive dialogue and promotion of the League, especially to councils in crisis and possibly facing closing. The issues facing the League today need to be addressed and I and the others are visiting to listen. What do councils need? How can we help? Visits start in January. I encourage provincial executive members to be positive and welcoming.

I finish this communiqué with the quote from the beginning—“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

 

Shari Guinta

National President-Elect and Chairperson of Organization