Communicators for Women Religious

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Report from the Board

March 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, March 6.

Sister Patricia Lenihan, RSC shared a prayer (video) to begin the videoconference.

Minutes from the Feb. 6 board videoconference were approved.

CWR Board Chair Kathy Gatliff shared an update from the Conference Site Selection Committee. Jean Merry and Susan Oxley visited five hotels in Palm Springs and San Diego, California. The committee will make a recommendation to the board for a final vote on location.

Sister Beth Kress, PBVM, shared information from the Nominating Committee. An announcement about the specifics of board service will be sent to CWR members in April.

Cecilia Rupell shared an update on the planning for Conference 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Did you get your Save the Date postcard? Mark your calendars: Oct. 2–5 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown!

Executive Director Nick Schafer shared a brief staff update.

  • CWR’s contract with KTO Professional Management Services for bookkeeping services has come to an end. CWR is in the process of filling this position.
  • CWR will be posting a series of testimonial videos promoting CWR membership
  • NCSW prayer service in Chicago was held Tuesday, March 13 at Catholic Theological Union.

Dream Big Session
CWR Board members participated in an hour-long brainstorming session to initiate the next phase of strategic planning for the organization. A continuation of this session was scheduled for 11 a.m. Central Thursday, March 15.

Next Board Meeting: Videoconference Tuesday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. Central.

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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