Minutes, Winchester Area VOTF Steering Committee, Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

In attendance: Louise Aleo, Frank Brophy, Jan Dolan, Judy Eisel, Paul Kellen, Jeanne Martin, Bob Morris, Suzy Nauman

After an opening prayer offered by Louise, we reviewed Fr. Cuenin’s presentation. The reaction was extremely enthusiastic. Bob will send a thank you note. The group reviewed the preparations for Mary Gail Frawley O’Dea’s presentation on Sunday, April 13.

The group devoted much time to discussing the Parish Voices Gathering on May 3. The preliminary program calls for introductory remarks by Mary Ann Keyes and others, "success stories" offered by other Parish Voice groups, and break-out sessions focusing on "what works and what doesn’t", interaction among PV groups (and with VOTF Central), and membership issues. Frank Brophy (North Regional Coordinator) will contact affiliates in the north region. Bob Morris will contact Regional Coordinators from other regions, all for the purpose of inviting other groups to participate, and to attract interest in the meeting.

Pat DeLeeuw of Boston College will speak to our group on June 2. Judy Eisel is the contact.

The meeting ended about 9:45 p.m. with the group saying the Lord’s Prayer.