Diocesan Conventions

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The Diocesan Convention is a business, social and spiritual assembly of Catholic women, spiritual advisors and guests. It is a celebration of the work accomplished by the League in the past year, where members meet old friends, make new ones and gain knowledge from speakers and the workshops presented.

Following are some important points to remember.

Parish Councils:

Bring your council banner and stand to the convention for a colourful display of unity.

Section 5 of the Calgary Diocesan CWL Policies & Procedures Manual states that delegates to the Diocesan Conventions are:

  1. Voting Delegates - the president of each Parish Council or her designate
  2. Accredited Delegates - each Parish Council may send two accredited delegates to diocesan conventions. Diocesan officers, regional chairpersons, and honorary life and life members also have accredited delegate status at conventions.

Voting Powers

  • Voting Delegates shall have the power to vote on all questions.
  • Accredited Delegates may take part in the convention meeting and shall have the power to vote on all questions except election of officer, increase in per capita fees, and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.
  • Voting cards, colour coded according to the voting and accredited privileges, shall be provided with registration materials and shall be used for all voting at conventions.
  • Other members may take part in the general sessions of meetings and conventions but shall have no voting power.

Parish Council Presidents are part of the Diocesan Executive and it is important that the Voting Delegate attend the Sunday Post-Convention Meeting to vote on the financial motions.

Delegates, please note:

When you arrive at the convention, you need to sign in at the registration tables and pick up your convention materials. Convention name badges will be provided in your package.

Be sure to wear your CWL pin(s) & scarf if you have one.


 

Check our archives below for information and reports from previous Calgary Diocesan conventions:

The 2020 Calgary Diocesan Convention was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2019 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on May 3rd, 4th and 5th in Medicine Hat.

The 2018 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on May 4th, 5th and 6th in Drumheller.

The 2017 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on May 5th, 6th and 7th at the Executive Royal Hotel, Calgary.

The 2016 Calgary Diocesan Convention was held on April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 2016 at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre.  

Convention 2015 was held on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2015 at St. Luke's Parish in Calgary. The Theme was "One Heart - One Voice - One Mission".

Convention 2013 was held May 3rd to 5th, 2013 at St. Mary's University College in Calgary. Women from Hanna to Milk River were among over 200 enthusiastic participants during the two-day convention.

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