Communicators for Women Religious

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Report from the Board

April 16, 2018

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Dear CWR Friends,

In the interest of keeping you informed, the Communicators for Women Religious Board of Directors shares highlights of our monthly meetings. The Board met by videoconference Tuesday, April 3.

Jane Stritmatter shared a prayer to begin the videoconference.

Minutes from the March 3 board videoconference were approved.

CWR Board Chair Kathy Gatliff shared an update from the Conference Site Selection Committee. The CWR Conference in 2020 will be held in San Diego, California.

CWR Board Treasurer Jean Merry discussed an overview of financial reporting.

Sister Beth Kress, PBVM, shared information from the Nominating Committee regarding the forthcoming invitation for members to consider board service.

Cecilia Rupell shared an update on the planning for Conference 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Announcements of speakers and the schedule will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!

Jane Strittmatter reported that the 2018 Conference Scholarship Application has been posted in the Member Resources area. Applications are due by May 15.

Executive Director Nick Schafer shared a brief update:

  • The Conrad N. Hilton Grant progress report was submitted and received by the foundation.
  • Work is underway to hire an office administrator for CWR. Please share this posting in your networks!

Sister Patricia Lenihan, RSC provided a report on from the international Outreach Committee, as well as an update on all that is being done by CWR members in Ireland.

Spalding Hurst and Jane Strittmatter reported that the Marketing Committee will work with staff to develop a demographic and satisfaction survey of members to be conducted later in 2018.

Next Board Meeting: In-person meeting: May 14–18 in Racine, Wisconsin.

CWR 2018 Board of Directors
Kathy Gatliff, Chair
Jennifer Brandlon, Vice Chair
Jean Merry, Treasurer
Stephanie Hall
Spalding Hurst
Maxine Kollasch, IHM
Beth Kress, PBVM
Patricia Lenihan, RSC
Stephanie Manseau
Janice Parrott
Cecilia Rupell
Jane Strittmatter
Angela Szczawinska, CSFN
Annmarie Sanders, IHM, LCWR Liaison
Carol Schuck Scheiber, NRVC Liaison

CWR Staff
Nick Schafer, Executive Director
Susan Oxley, Coordinator



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