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Bulletin #Two                                                     January 2014
 

We are entering Phase 2 of our assembly preparations. You will find the assembly registration form below. General Council asks for your prayers as we continue to prepare for this national gathering of members.
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Gerri Tingley - 
National Assembly Coordinator
 
   
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The Online Registration Form can be printed for snail-mail registration by "clicking" the link above, "select" how you are registering (Delegate, Observer etc), "click" continue, once you enter Delegate or Observer etc. You may then "right click" on the form and "click" print from the drop down menu.  This can only be done if you are online and inside the registration form you wish to print.
 
CLC CANADA's 17th NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Celebrating 40 Years Young
You are Invited!
 May 29 - June 1, 2014 
Saint John, New Brunswick
 

 

 Theme:  

Rooted in Blessed History ~ Sent to the Frontiers 

 

 

Matthew 13: 23   

"As for the seed that fell on good soil it is the one who hears the word and understands it: it bears fruit and produces a hundred, or sixty or thirty times more."

In This Issue
THE PURPOSE FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 The National Assembly brings together the  Representatives of CLC Communities across Canada. It is a time of prayer, sharing of dreams and vision, celebration, business, discernment and decision making with one another for CLC Canada. The World Assembly, August 2013 in Lebanon emerged with the following priorities: Globalization, Ecology, Family and Youth. While World CLC determines the norms and policies and discerns the vision of CLC over the next five year period, it is our National CLC whose goals are to further the vision of World CLC. The General Council will, during the course of its mandate, work toward the implementation of the discerned decisions made by the National General Assembly.

PHASES OF PREPARATION WITH ASSOCIATED TIMELINE
Preparations are being made on your behalf as a national Lay Apostolic Body as we look forward to gathering next spring. The following phases are presented here to help you plan time for prayerful reflection within your community and with your delegate, offering an April 30th response.

Phase 1 - Dec 12th
 - Introduction and Invitation to the 17th National Assembly  with World Assembly 2013 Final Document. (click here)
Phase 2 - Jan 15th
 -  Registration Forms and Process available on line -  
Phase 3 - Jan 30th 
- CANADA'S COMMON MISSION Evaluation (dsse) Review - materials sent to communities - April 30th response 
Phase 4 - March 30th 
-  Canada's Constitution Consensus Process outlined for delegates and observers attending. 
Phase 5 - June 1st 
- draft Vision Statement  -  a grace stating our movement forward  through recommendations from the assembly for the next five years. 

 

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST for a DELEGATE?
 
$720.00
 - DELEGATE Total Cost 
break down
 
$420.00projected shared responsibility for each delegate's travel. The Travel                         Fund ensures that travel cost is equalized from the Rockies to the Atlantic                         and  therefore the same cost for each delegate. The travel fund                                           equalization formula used can be found in  SOP 13 read more
   75.00 - Non refundable registration fee 

$225.00 - Delegate accommodation and meals. 

 

Dates due: $495.00 March 1, 2014

        $225.00 April 30, 2014

    
Your community shares financial co-responsibility to raise these funds, as your delegate brings  your community's voice to the national assembly in areas of input and consensus. 
  
WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST for an OBSERVER?
As an observer you are responsible to book and pay for your accommodations. There are limited rooms available at the Villa Madonna Retreat House.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY! 
 
OBSERVER break down if staying at the Villa 
 
  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee (due March 1st)
 $225.00 - Accommodation + meals. (due April 30th) 
 $300.00 Total

 

OBSERVER break down if commuting but wishing Villa meals 

     

  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee (due March 1st)   
 $105.00 - Villa
meals not including breakfast(due April 30th) 

 $180.00 Total

 

OBSERVER break down if commuting and not wishing Villa meals 

 

  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee
 (due March 1st)
  
  
HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE?
Please check out 
INCOME TAX RECEIPT availability click
here.
Not all methods will receive income tax receipts.   

There are two ways to donate if you are looking for an income tax receipt:
  1. "NEW" DONATE ONLINE !  Using this direct link to our National Treasurer  will give you an instant tax receipt,  check it out! 
  2. The National Treasurer, Charity Accounts,

     200 North Service RD.W., Unit 1 #353, 

    Oakville, ON, CA, L6M 2Y1  

     Please
    made cheques payable to "

    CLC Canada".

There is one way to donate if you are not looking for an income tax receipt: 

  1. The Atlantic Regional Treasurer, Tim McWade, 45 Main Street, PO Box 475,    Stanley, NB E6B 1A5.  Please make cheques payable to "CLC Atlantic".
NEW DONATE ONLINE ! 
Using this direct link to our National Treasurer  will give you an instant tax receipt,  check it out HERE

A warm welcome awaits you at the Villa Madonna Retreat House!
 

Since 1931, over half a million people have discovered our oasis just 10 minutes east of the Saint John, New Brunswick airport.  They have come to the Villa alone or in groups to be nourished and renewed in body, mind, and spirit.  Secluded from the world that goes on outside its gates, our grounds have a timeless beauty and provide a serene setting that people return to again and again.  

 

The Villa Madonna Retreat House is nestled in 102 acres of rustic woodland on the shores of the beautiful Kennebecasis River.  We are open year-round with every season offering its' own natural beauty.  

Visitors enjoy the peace and quiet that surrounds them on the paths through the woodlands and along the river any time of year. Inside the building, visitors find casual, comfortable facilities that provide a relaxing environment in which to rest, reflect, and be renewed.

 

The Villa Madonna Retreat House is a non-smoking facility!

 

 
CONTACT INFO for our NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COORDINATOR:  
Gerri Tingley - gerritingley@gmail.com

SUB COMMITTEES
REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION:
Bob McDermott - mcdermot@nbnet.nb.ca
TREASURER: Tim McWade - tojomcwade@nb.sympatico.ca
TRANSPORTATION: Dorie McDermott - mcdermot@nbnet.nb.ca
LITURGY: Shirley McLean - rsmclean@rogers.com
LITURGY: Sandy Mudge - smmudge@hotmail.ca

ASSEMBLY CONTACT: GERRI TINGLEY 506-653-0917

 

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