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President's Message       February 2024

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Claudia Weber
NCBWL President 2023-25

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."
 

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Have you noticed that days are staying lighter longer? The promise of spring is real and there is much to anticipate including Lenten journeys and ultimate renewal.

 

I attended a Catholic Schools Week Mass and was inspired by the great turn out of students and teachers with Bishop Spalding and School Superintendent Shauna Druffner adding supportive and enthusiastic remarks.

 

January included a board meeting and specifics can be found in our member portal (Meeting Minutes | ncbwl). We made plans to send out a member survey and organized communication with members for renewal fees.

 

Just like the Rose Bowl Committee, we started making plans for our 2024 Pearls of Wisdom Gala while we continued to close out all revenues and expenses for our October ’23 event!

 

In this regard, the Board voted to present our three Catholic High Schools with $14,000 checks (and $2,000 to our St. Michael Academy savings account for their future high school).  

 

As we prepared for our dinner meeting on the 17th, Nashville winter weather made other plans for us!  I hope that everyone stayed safe and sound at home.

 

And now we will spend our next three meetings at each high school.

  • On February 21 our Fr. Ryan meeting will include our rescheduled speaker, Jennie Guinn.

  • On March 20, we will dine at St. Cecilia Academy and

  • on April 17 we will meet at Pope Paul II Prep. Each meeting will include our scholars.

 

Many of you may remember Laurel Williams of St. Henry’s Parish. She will supply the catering for these meetings via her own company (Laurel’s Superior Catering, laurelwilliamz@gmail.com). The $25 meal charge will be maintained.

 

We will return to Coco’s Italian Market this summer and may utilize their Event Center for a Business Expo.  Once again, I ask for your own ideas for our mission and gatherings. Please participate in the upcoming survey, sign up for meetings and invite a friend!

 

 

Respectfully,

Claudia Weber

NCBWL President 2023-25

cweber@cctenn.org

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