June 2019                                                                                                         CPC - 4
Chapter 2020 Planning 
Chapter Planning Committee Members
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Facilitator: 
Connie Gilder SSJ

Rosimeire Dias Noleto OSF

Maria Isabel Pereira OSF

Joyce Ramage OSF

Goianira Silva OSF

Jo Streva OSF

Sheila Vincent (Associate)

Marlene Weidenborner OSF
 
Translator:
Pat Tyre OSF
 
Secretary:
Dolores O'Brien OSF

Leadership Liaison: Margaret Magee OSF
 
Upcoming Meetings
July 17-18, 2019
St. Elizabeth Motherhouse

Dear Sisters, Associates and Partners in Ministry,
 
We, the Chapter Planning Committee (CPC), recently held our fourth meeting in preparation for General Chapter 2020.
 
We are happy to say that the planning is moving forward smoothly. We are confident of your prayers and support in the work we have been given to do for the Congregation and for our desired future.
 
This meeting was held with the use of teleconferencing and a program called Zoom. In this "digital age" we have the capability to meet via computer with our sisters and associates in Brazil, Jamaica and the United States. Below is an image of the computer screen with the meeting participants as we appear throughout our meeting. This technology is a gift, saving both time and expense of travel, while keeping the committee members connected and the work of the Chapter moving forward.

 
Chapter Logo
During this Zoom CPC meeting we received an update on the Chapter logo. The Chapter theme, "Behold, I Am Doing Something New...Listen!" and a draft sketch of the logo has been sent to a graphic artist, Camille Robinson from Jamaica. Camille will be working with Denise Bunk-Hatch, our Communications Director, to develop the logo. Camille's work will be brought back to us, as a committee, for further input. Once again we thank everyone who submitted suggestions for both the theme and the logo.  
 
Reflections on the Chapter Theme
We have received a reflection written by our sister, Janet Sullivan with her thoughts about what our theme is calling forth in us. Click on this link, Reflection by Janet Sullivan OSF, to read and to print out the document. We thank Janet for sharing her insights and we invite all of you, our Sisters, Associates and Partners in Ministry to write and send in your reflections on our Chapter theme. We ask that the reflections be brief (between 200 to 300 words) and if you wish to send an image with your reflection please do so. Reflections are to be emailed to Denise Bunk-Hatch at denise.bunk-hatch@fsallegany.org or mailed to Denise's attention to P.O. Box W, St. Bonaventure, New York 14778.
 
Reminder: In our last CPC newsletter we included a number of items (linked below). These materials are for your personal reflection and use with your cluster, local community and self-organizing group(s) (SOGs) in preparation for our upcoming Assemblies.
 
Next CPC meeting date : July 17-18, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany, New York. 
 
All Chapter 2020 newsletters and resources can be found on our FSA website at: https://www.alleganyfranciscans.org/chapter-2020

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