President's Message August 2021
Ever since joining the NCBWL four years ago, I’ve wanted our organization to meet onsite at the schools we support through our annual Pearls of Wisdom fundraiser. I think that being on campus, hearing from our scholarship recipients, and learning more about each institution will be beneficial in so many ways. First and foremost, it should reinforce why we actively promote and perpetuate Catholic education for girls.
Earlier this year I met with representatives from St. Cecilia Academy, Father Ryan High School, and John Paul II High School to begin the planning effort to make this a reality. I’m pleased to say our first onsite meeting will be on Thursday, August 19 from noon-1:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia Academy. The meeting at JPII is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 17 (probably a breakfast meeting). The meeting at Father Ryan is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 19 as a luncheon. All of these meetings will include food/beverages, speakers, and a campus tour — with a portion of the registration fee donated to each school.
Please mark these meetings on your calendar and plan on joining us!
Have you given to our Pearls of Wisdom fundraising event yet? Co-chairs Patricia Vance and Nikki Moreland would be thrilled to receive more donations. All proceeds benefit our scholarship funds. Plus, we’d like to fill Richland Country Club with attendees this year! Please purchase your ticket(s) by August 31 through this link: https://www.ncbwl.org/pearls-of-wisdom-ticket
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
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.