President's Message   November  2021


We have so much to be grateful for as Thanksgiving draws near — answered prayers on two fronts.


First and foremost: Pearls of Wisdom. If you attended our last meeting, you heard that we set a new fundraising record this year: $62,115.21 in gross revenues and $55,704.28 net proceeds!


Want to see the fruits of this labor in action? Join us for the November meeting at Pope John Paul II Preparatory School, where we will be giving our 2021 donation check. Note that it is a morning meeting to accommodate the school’s busy schedule.


This will be our second meeting of the year visiting the local Catholic high schools supported through the Aurelia Varallo Mariani Memorial Scholarship fund. In August we visited St. Cecilia Academy, and in January we will meet at Father Ryan High School. It’s all part of our plan to personally connect NCBWL members with one our main goals: to promote and perpetuate Catholic education.


Secondly, we had been searching for a location to hold our annual Christmas party; one that is centrally located with ample street parking. I’m pleased to announce it will be held at the lovely home of past President Kathleen Pohlid! Mark it on your calendars because you won’t want to miss it: Wednesday, December 15 from 5-8 p.m. at 505 Clematis Drive, Nashville TN 37205. It will be a pot luck and free for all attendees; more details to follow.


“I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Psalm 118:21



Lynne Warne

NCBWL President 2021-23

*P.S. A gentle reminder: Per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask; unvaccinated people should continue wearing masks in public.



Lynne Warne
NCBWL President 2021-23