July 10, 2018 | SEND NEWS ITEMS TO: mesa@sistersofmercy.org
MESA Board of Directors Meets
MESA Board Members at July 2018 meeting
(Back row, from left) Sister Deborah Troillett, Sister Anne Marie Miller, William Valade, Sister Michelle Gorman, Thomas Ruthemeyer, María del Mar Peydro, Thomas Johnson and Sue Weber, board facilitator. (Front row, from left) Peg D'Agostino, Carolyn Jaworski, Sister Richard Mary Burke, Sister Lisa Marie Griffith and David Levy. Not pictured - Sisters Michele Aronica and Pat Smith.

The MESA Board of Directors are meeting July 7 through today, July 10, at Mercy Conference and Retreat Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Please look for a summary of their meeting in the next issue of Flash .
Mercy Leadership Conference Empowers Mercy Students
This year the annual Mercy Leadership Conference at Gwynedd Mercy University empowered young Mercy leaders from 12 high schools in the United States and Ireland: Gwynedd Mercy Academy in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania; Mercy Career and Technical High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mercy High School in Baltimore, Maryland; Mercy High School in Burlingame, California; Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan; Mercy High School in Omaha, Nebraska; Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, Pennsylvania; Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo, New York; Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, New Jersey; Saint Mary Academy - Bay View in Riverside, Rhode Island; Our Lady of Mercy in Newry, Northern Ireland; and Thornhill College in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The conference, held June 24-27, honed students’ skills in leadership and collaboration. The students attended workshops on leadership styles, team-building and servant leadership in the light of the Mercy core values.

Each year at the conference, students learn about a pressing need in the global community and commit to leading fundraising and advocacy efforts at their school around that need. This year the young Mercy leaders will focus on providing support to clinics in the Philippines, Haiti, Panama, Lebanon and Kenya.
Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Mercy in the United States
The Institute Leadership Team invites all MESA schools to participate in celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

You are being asked to consider 175 ways that you can live out two of the principles set forth in the Chapter 2017 Recommitment-- growing in our personal practice of nonviolence and strengthening our relationships.

How will you engaged your school? Share your plans by using the following link by Mercy Day, September 24: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/175actions .
Reminder: Register Now for the 2018 Mercy Education Conference
  The 2018 Mercy Education Conference will take place October 11-13, 2018.  Visit this page  for more details, and  click here to register .

This  conference brochure  contains the information, schedule and links to the registration forms. Please make sure that you and all of your attendees are registered for both the conference and the hotel (if needed) before September 18.
  Updated Job Listings

Please send your job listings to mesa@sistersofmercy.org . We will run employment notices in MESA Flash for two weeks only. After that, you'll find older listings on our Ministry Openings web page. That page contains links to the employment pages of MESA schools.
“Partners in Ministry”

Leadership Academy
July 23-24, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Annual Administrator Meeting

October 11, 2018
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Mercy 2018 Education Conference

Hosted by Merion Mercy Academy
October 12-13, 2018
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Leadership Forum

February 28, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
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