Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Why is this such an important day? It gives everyone, young and old the opportunity to do something to help sustain our earth! I encourage everyone reading this to do something to celebrate the day!
- Go for a walk – smell the freshness of the air
- Look for signs of spring – new growth of plants, spot some daffodils
- Pick up one cigarette butt
- Pick up one plastic bottle
- Recycle * Reuse * Reduce our use of plastics
God provided us with a beautiful landscape rich in color and life – it was a gift for all of us. Our gift back to Him can be helping care for His beautiful creation!
Click here to view our 2020 SDCCW Spring Newsletter
STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY, STAY HOME!!
“Happy 100th Birthday NCCW”
At the March 17, 2020, SDCCW Board Meeting in Hayward, Board members celebrated NCCW’s 100th Birthday! It was on March 4,1920, the organization was founded and having a Board Meeting during the month of March provided the perfect opportunity for a birthday celebration.
Just take a moment and envision the women in 1920 meeting for the first time to organize and plan their mission and strategy. Certainly, they were met with different obstacles and different issues, but they did have the support of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Now step forward 100 years and voila, women in 2020 are still concerned with different obstacles and issues and still have the support of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. What a legacy those founding women have provided for us. While the NCCW has continued to change their focus over these past 100 years, they uphold and continue to live their Mission of Supporting, Empowering and Educating all Catholic women in Spirituality, Leadership and Service. This realization provides the best reason to celebrate this occasion at any level of Council: within your Parish Council of Catholic Women’s groups, at the Deanery and/or Diocesan levels. Plus, it also provides a great incentive for women to come and join the celebration at NCCW’s 100th Anniversary Convention in Washington D.C. August 26-29th, 2020.
Jane Schiszik, SDCCW Pres.-elect
June 15-16, 2020 Rice Lake, WI
2020 convention registration
SUPERIOR DIOCESAN COUNSEL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SPRING 2020
FEBURARY 29 NEWSLETTERS ARE DUE
MARCH 17 SDCCW BOARD MEETING HAYWARD
MARCH 15 NEWSLETTER MAILED OUT
APRIL 18 SCHOLASHIPS DUE
APRIL 18 SWDCCW MEETING EAST FARMINGTON
APRIL 18 GREEN BAY CONVENTION
APRIL 25 LA CROSSE CONVENTION
MAY 2 SCDCCW BOARD MEETING & OPEN MEETING BRUCE
POSTPONED – DATE TBD
JUNE 15 SDCCW BOARD MEETING AND BANQUET
JUNE 16 SDCCW CONVENTION RICE LAKE
TO SUPPORT, EMPOWER AND EDUCATE ALL CATHOLIC WOMEN
IN SPIRITUALITY, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
Nominations are open for our 2020 Pax Christi Award. The cover letter, guidelines and forms are available by clicking on the links below. They are due by APRIL 1, 2020. The 2020 award will be announced at our SDCCW Convention on June 16 in Rice Lake.
Pax Christi Letter
Pax Christi Nomination Form