Minutes of Steering Committee, Apr. 9, 2007, 7.30 p.m.

In attendance: Bob Morris, Jan Dolan, Anna-Marie Ferraro, Mary Deyst, Frances Shawcross, Paul Kellen, Frank Baratta, Louise Aleo, Bill Murphy, Ann Bergin, Clare Keane.

The Opening Prayer was offered by Bob.

Financial Report: Anna-Marie reported that our net balance is $1,617 with no outstanding costs. Notecards have netted $191.50 and Christmas cards $1,067. A donation of $1,286.50 has been made to survivors.

To date, we have collected $960 towards our annual gift to St. Eulalia’s – traditionally the amount exceeds $2,000.00. Other upcoming expenses include the costs for Sr. Nancy Murray’s St. Catherine of Siena show.

Paul initiated a discussion about the possibility of a “Survivor Arts Show”.

A decision was made to combine Bob and Eileen Morris’ annual picnic with the priest/laity picnic in the backyard of the rectory. Tentatively the date will be late July, but Bob will verify with Fr. Tom.

A discussion of our recent meetings followed. Several of these were jointly sponsored with the parish and were part of the St. Eulalia’s Lenten Series. WAVOTF provided the refreshments at the conclusion of each evening. Bill met with Bishop Irwin who is ready to meet with a group of WAVOTF members to talk about collaborating on a spiritual program.

The calendar over the next few months includes our 5th Anniversary meeting at which Fr. John McGinty will be the featured speaker. We will begin with a pasta dinner (details are being worked out) and the meeting will start at its regular time. Also, the retrospective of Fr. Bullock’s life will take place on April 30. Other possible meeting topics were discussed.

The next Steering Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, June 20.

For the Closing Prayer, the group prayed the Our Father.