MYTHS AND TRUTHS
I'm not old enough! I must be at least 40 years or older, don't I?
You only need to be 16 years old, and you'll never be too old to join us!
Don't I have to be married with children before I can become a CWL member?
We only need you! We are not biased against single or married women.
I'm not Catholic or a parishioner, surely, I can't become a member!
Being Roman Catholic or a member of the church would be great, but not necessary.
My schedule may not permit me to get to every meeting, and I really don't have a lot of time to give.
We are simply grateful for any time you can give!
I'm not really interested in being a leader. Do I have to participate in the executive board?
You need to do nothing! You only commit to those things you want to.
Money is tight right now, and I can't really afford to get involved with anything.
If you can't afford it, we can help! Just speak with our membership convener.
I don't know any of the women in the Catholic Women's League. I am shy and don't make friends easily.
What a great opportunity to meet women in your community! We've spent years building our friendships.
I don't bake, and I am not crafty. I just won't fit in.
Kitchen skills not necessary. We can use any of your talents.
It's just another clique!
No, we are not! We welcome every woman to join us.
I'm just not sure if the Catholic Women's League is the right thing for me!
Come to a meeting and try us out!
We might be more right for you than you know!
Written by Susy Leach, St. Luke Parish, Hamilton, Ontario