“Every Catholic woman a member of The Catholic Women’s League”
was the membership slogan in 1938.
What does it mean to belong to The Catholic Women’s League of Canada? It means that every woman has a place in the League and can make a difference no matter their stage of life. It means love, acceptance, friendship, prayer companionship, learning and understanding, faith and growth. It means, one heart reaching out to another heart.
The duties of the organization chairperson are:
- To recruit members and maintain leadership
- Leadership development
- League resource material
- Annual reports
- Life membership
What part do I play in building relationships so others will want to belong? Well it is all in your PERCEPTION!
P – Plan
Develop a strategic plan and have a clear goal in mind
Personal contact is the most effective method
Set a timeline
Ensure that prospective members feel important
Give opportunities to contribute their opinion/ideas
Encourage them to participate in League activities
Follow up on non-renewals
Encourage reconciliation and healing
Place pamphlets in easily located places
Host an Open House
Post events on parish website/bulletin
Address which strategies need to be improved
Develop team building skills
Ask people to participate in a survey
Circulate information through “New Member’s kit”
Honour outstanding members with awards
Use League resources
Every member invites a guest
Share in the joy of being a member through word of mouth
Offer opportunities to nurture their “calling”
Participate in goodwill gestures for God’s people
Celebrate the good news of the League
Be inclusive from 16 years +
Plan different activities so single, families, seniors are included
Offer love and support
Affirm their contribution to our League
Social Justice Award 2020
Information, deadlines and application form for the provincial social justice award can be found under the Resources tab on the new diocesan website, cwlhamilton.ca.
“The League, comprised of women in action, is a witness of the image of God serving in our world today. Indeed, we should regard our lives as women as a great honour and privilege. As members of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, women have the privilege to live out the beauty and dignity of God’s plan of what it is to be woman.”
May we follow in the footsteps of Mary…as we travel this road together!