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Annual Reports

It's time to start thinking about your Annual Reports, ladies.  Over the years, I've heard groans when we bring up this topic, but this is so important to national office, and they then filter it down to the Diocesan Level.   Your diocesan officers review them and prepare a report to send to me and their provincial counterpart.  I take all the reports and then formulate everything to go into our Annual Report booklet for our diocesan convention.

The Annual Reports available online now so why not pick an evening or afternoon where your executive can sit down around a laptop computer and go through them together so you ensure that all the work you have done this past year is captured. Make it fun!  Serve refreshments and snacks!!  You’ll be surprised at how much you’ve accomplished over the year.  Even if you don't have a chair filling one particular position, your council may have completed a project that applies to that specific chair.  If you come to a question that doesn’t apply to your council, you can skip it and move on to the next.  All questions DO NOT need to be answered.  

A memo from National office can be found by clicking here and gives you specific instructions, however   I thought I'd try and make it easier for you so you just click on the link below for your specific standing chair.  The only other item you will be asked for is an ID number, which is your council code.  You can obtain this from your council president or organization chair.  If you want to complete a "paper" copy of the annual report, please contact Ingrid Taylor at the National office 1-888-656-4040, and she'll send you what you need.  

Last year, barely 50% of the councils in the Calgary diocese completed the annual report.  Ladies, I’d be so thrilled when I prepare the Annual Report booklet for convention this year to see an increase of councils reporting this year.  If you are having any difficulty, please don’t hesitate to contact me.







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Wishing you all a blessed Advent season, and the holiest of Christmases,
 Jan Myhre

Organization memo Fall 2018

I love coffee! So, brew a cup (or tea if you prefer) and have a read on some aspects of the position I would like to share with you. Think about adding new twists and fun to any of my ideas and suggestions when promoting them.

I look back at my 30 plus years as a member and wonder how the time has passed so quickly. I am thrilled and privileged to be the national president-elect and encourage members to continue to pursue activities in the League. It too could happen to you! See where the Lord takes you in years to come. Be open to His calling! Organization chairpersons are needed during this especially exciting, though not totally free from trepidation, time for the League. In the future, you will be able to say, “I was there when the League had the foresight to see the need for change and embraced it with faith, knowing that it would make a positive difference!” You will have been part of the impact on continuing the growth and vital presence of the League in a world looking so different to what it did upon first joining.

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Organization Fall Workshop


Calgary Diocesan CWL Fall Meeting/Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2018
St. George's, Hanna, AB

Faith – Service – Social Justice

Organization/President-Elect Report


“What You Are is God’s Gift to You –
What You Become is Your Gift to God”

Hans Urs von Baltha

Dear Sisters of the League,

This report will hopefully assist you in reaching your goals as Organization chair for your council.

Recruit & Retain Members:  Many of us have heard Judy Look's presentation on "Three Cups of Tea", which is based on relationships.  I can't stress enough how we need to build relationships as League sisters.  Approach women in your parish personally, (age 16 and over), and invite them in.  Your 1st cup of tea will be an invitation to meet for coffee for the first visit and perhaps not even talk about the CWL.  Follow up with a phone call or a personal invite to attend a CWL meeting or special event.  This will be your 2nd cup of tea.  Keep in touch and mentor her as she becomes familiar with the CWL and makes new friends, builds new relationships.  She will then realize that she wants to join the CWL, and become a part of the sisterhood.  This is the 3rd cup of tea.     But, it's also important that we keep in touch with every single one of our members.  If members don't have email, be sure to have a phoning committee or a visitation committee to reach out to our sisters.  Members need to feel welcome, cared for, and feel that they are still a part of the sistershood and the council.

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Organization Memo 2017

2017 Organization memo from Anne-Marie Gorman, national president-elect and chairperson of organization:

Greetings to all parish council chairpersons of organization and presidents-elect. Thank you for taking on this responsibility in preparation of becoming president. As a second year chairperson, your confidence level has increased after having digested the literature and responsibilities of what your continuing role and your future role as president will be. For those recently elected to the position of organization, you will have two years to become knowledgeable about your role. God is good all the time. With the intervention of Mary and the calling upon of the Holy Spirit, you will be ready. Use your given gifts to support the League in your community and to promote new ways of doing things.

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ABMK Provincial CWL Organization Chair Communique 1

Download the September 2017 Communique

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Hi! Let me introduce myself. I am Judy Look your new president-elect and chairperson of organization. My home council resides in Holy Spirit Parish Calgary where I have lived out my entire CWL life. Each new committee I served on gave me the opportunity to grow in the knowledge of CWL and self- knowledge. Each gave me the opportunity to strengthen my relationship with God as I would say, “Help me Lord. What have I done to myself?” Each time I would hear the same answer,” Don’t worry, you and I will handle it just fine. Put your trust in me and turn to my Mother and we will do great things together.”

So here we go - all of us doing great things together.

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Renew, Recruit & Retain

Click here to download Renee Spohn's 2015 Fall Meeting presentation.

Renew Recruit and Retain – Calgary Diocesan CWL Fall Meeting September 2015 – Renee Spohn
Succession Planning – Respect and Empowerment for all Generations – Mentorship and Working Together on our Journey – Membership it is not about Numbers it is about People – One Person at a time – One Great Leader or a Great Follower – Wanting to Serve.
We can achieve our succession plan by remembering:

  • Renew: On our Journey - This is the Perfect Day to Serve – Let us be Glad and Rejoice in it
  • Recruit: You are the Perfect Age to Serve
  • Retain: You will Plant the Seed then it is God’s Way

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