Membership in St. Patrick Women’s Guild is open to all women of the Parish. Established in 1970, the Guild currently consists of approximately 130 women. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September thru May, at 1 PM in the Social Hall. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Monthly business meetings are followed by a guest speaker or an activity geared towards the interest of its membership. Refreshments are served . Dues are $10 per year.
An elected Board of Directors presides over each business meeting. The term of office is one year and no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The current Board for fiscal year 2014-2015 is as follows:
Vice-President: Joyce LaChance
Recording Secretary: Valerie Karles
Corresponding Secretary: Lois White
“The Mission of the Guild, as defined by its By-Laws, is to assist the Pastor, as the Representative of the Bishop, in building up the Body of Christ and His Church in all spiritual and material objectives, to encourage attendance at Mass and Communion on First Fridays, thus promoting the spiritual growth and welfare of each member, as we work for the parish and area charities.”
The privileges of membership in the Guild include: the right to vote, to hold Office and to serve as elected officers: to benefit from a monthly Mass for the living and deceased members and a Mass at the time of death of a member and/or her spouse or child.
The activities of the Guild are organized into Committees. Members are encouraged to volunteer their talents and services to Committee work. The committees are as follows:
Bake Sale Committee: A monthly Bake Sale is scheduled for the first weekend of each month.
Membership Committee: Collect yearly dues, maintain a current list of members, and yearly publication of the Guild Directory in November.
Communications Committee: Contact members (via phone or e-mail) to inform or remind them of up-coming events or changes to the agenda.
Nursing Home: Makes regular visits to area Nursing Homes offering friendship, goodwill and bringing with them, items donated by the membership towards their well-being.
Funeral Reception Assistance: The families of recently-deceased parishioners may request that the Guild provide a funeral reception for attendees following a funeral. This Committee is responsible for notifying and coordinating the activities of the funeral reception.
Hospitality: The Pastor may request the services or assistance of the Guild in carrying out certain parish activities or events. This Committee is responsible assembling volunteers and coordinating the event according to the Pastor’s requirements.
Fundraising: This Committee is responsible for gathering information and ideas for future fundraising activities. A special Committee for each major fundraiser is subsequently created by the President. Annual fundraising is a function of the Guild as defined in its by-laws. Traditionally, two major fundraisers are held each year: one in November and the second in February.
50/50: A 50/50 raffle is held at each monthly meeting of the Guild. This Committee is responsible for selling raffle tickets at the welcome table prior to each meeting.
For more information Contact Leonora Trybus at email@example.com