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ABMK Provincial Conventions

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Alberta Mackenzie  Voting delegates are the five diocesan1 presidents (or designates). 

Accredited delegates include: 
- all provincial officers
- two from each diocesan CWL council            
- one from each parish CWL council                 

- Honorary Life members
- Life members
**NOTE: Voting and accredited delegates are required to submit a Credential Form with their Registration (rec'd by email or post).
1 The five Diocesan Councils are Calgary, Edmonton, Grouard-McLennan, Mackenzie – Fort Smith, and St Paul

The 75th Annual Convention of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of

the Catholic Women's League of Canada
was held Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4, 2022.

Report (June 9, 2022) from Renee Spohn, Diocesan President:
Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Convention, June 2 – 4, 2022
St. Paul’s CWL Diocese hosted the provincial convention in Lac La Biche, the lake was beautiful, the fish flies not so much. Approximately ninety members enjoyed our sisterhood. Dr. Troy Davies, inspired us, he spoke on the “The Eucharist: A Love Story that every Catholic needs to know.” Rev. Jim Corrigan encouraged us to have our first cup of tea, by facilitating a group sharing “Unpeeling the Onion,” asking us to reflect on Truth & Reconciliation and explore our feelings and behaviors.

Instructed Vote:
Constitution & Bylaws 2013 proposed amendments
Numbers: 1,3,4,5,6, and 8 adopted (Yes)
Number 2: Patroness and Spiritual Program – defeated (No)
Number 7: Term of Office – defeated (No)
Motion to Increase per Capita Fees – defeated (No)
ABMK Provincial Officers:
Past President – Judy Look
President – Mary Hunt
Secretary – Jan Myhre
Treasurer – Celine Berlinguette
Vice President – Spiritual Chair – Janet MacPhee
Organization Chair – Betsy Fletcher
Communication Chair – Gloria Lundberg
Standing Chairs – Mary Malloy, Denise Blackstock, and Suzanne Sherry
Approved: Resolution 2022.01 – Federal Legislation to Reduce Food Loss and Waste
Resolved, that the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 75th annual provincial convention assembled, urge the federal government to enact legislation to reduce food loss and waste for Canada’s industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors; and be it further
Resolved, that this resolution be forwarded to national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada for consideration at its 2022 annual convention.
Approved: Constitution & Bylaws (2013) Proposed Amendment to insert into Pt XIV Sec 2 Subsec (f); Pt XIV Sec 3 Subsec (d); Pt XIV Sec 4 Subsec (d) “When alternative meetings are held, including electronic meetings, provisions for simultaneous aural communication shall be required.”
Three motions were adopted to donate:
1) $10,000 for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Humanitarian Crisis
2) $10,000 for the Hay River Flood fund (Hay River including West Point First Nations)
3) $5,000 for the Papal Visit for the costs associated with bringing together the Holy Father and the Indigenous people.
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