By Cecilia Rupell
Chair, CWR 25th Anniversary Committee

CWR’s 25th Anniversary celebration has officially begun! A news release issued March 25th announced the anniversary, introduced the CWR 25th Anniversary logo and the social media campaign.

Our committee consists of Lisa Tabachnik, Director of Communications for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and myself. Lisa and I are thankful for the CWR staff and the significant support they provide. We may be small in number, but we are large in enthusiasm.

Lisa has taken a leading role in building a robust social media campaign that kicked off, fittingly, on the 25th of the month. That campaign will continue through the rest of 2019 and will feature CWR memories, milestones, testimonials, messages of congratulation and more. Thank you to the Marketing Committee and graphic designer Allan Johnson for the creation of the 25th anniversary logo. An element of the silver anniversary celebration we’re particularly excited about is the 25th anniversary placard that will be distributed to CWR members, friends and supporters. Placard recipients will then post photos of themselves on social media holding their placards wherever they might be around the world.

You are invited to play a part in the silver anniversary celebration. Please consider joining us on the 25th Anniversary Committee. Share your memories and/or provide a testimonial about CWR membership. Send us a video of a member of your leadership team congratulating CWR and members for 25 years of advancing the image and mission of women religious.

We are just getting started and will have a great deal more to share as the anniversary celebration progresses toward its culmination at the 25th CWR conference in Mesa this October. While that means plenty of work for the committee, we look forward to every step along the way and to seeing many of you this fall in Arizona!

Cecilia Rupell is the director of communications and public relations for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia and also serves as CWR’s corporate secretary. CWR members interested in joining the 25th Anniversary Committee can email Cecilia at