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19TH,  20TH,  21ST SEPTEMBER, 2008

On Friday 19th September, 2008 at 6pm the Opening Mass for the State Conference of the Catholic Women’s League-NSW Inc. will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta. Prior to the last blessing at Mass the Conference will be officially opened.  Supper will then be provided at The
Sebel Hotel, Church Street, Parramatta, just across the park from the Cathedral, and the venue for the Conference for the next two days, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September.

Excellent speakers have been chosen covering a variety of subjects and all members are assured of an informative and happy few days. Dr Peter Spitzer, The Clown Doctor, is one of the speakers and should provide us with an interesting and amusing talk. Other speakers include Kristina Keneally, Minister for the Department of Ageing, Kimberly Davis CEO of Council of Australian Catholic Women and Fr Chris Riley has been invited.

There will be the usual Trading Table and daily raffles. The main raffle has wonderful prizes so lets make a special effort with this and sell lots of tickets which will be available to you shortly through your Diocese,  together with Registration forms and accommodation details.

We hope you are excited about the Conference and getting yourselves organised to attend in good numbers to come along and join together for lots of faith, fun and friendship and learn more about the wonderful organisation you belong to.

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The South Australian CWLA State Conference - Monday May 12 & 13:

Held at Sacred Heart Church, 420 Seaview Road, Henley Beach, SA

The theme of the Conference is

‘Who is my neighbour?”

Speakers include:

-Mr Hieu Van Le, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia – to speak on Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs

-Mrs Karyn Kammann, CWLA National President

-Mrs Janine Evans – to speak on “People of other Faiths – Muslim women”

-Mrs Glenna Lear – Adult Learning, Third Age Retirement

-Mrs Jo Baxter – Drug Free Australia.

-Mr Paul Russell – Family Life Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide

-Mr John Haren
(St. Vincent de Paul Society) – to speak on the Compeer program and Affordable Housing

-Mr Che Cockatoo-Collins – to speak on the Indigenous Sports Academy at Rostrevor College

-Ms Dyane Matthews – Women’s Mentoring Program for women re-entering society from prison (a joint initiative of OARS and Scots Church)

There will be a Conference Dinner on Monday, 12th May, at 7pm, in the Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide. The Guest Speaker will be Wayne Phillips, former Redbacks coach and Sports Presenter for 5AA.

Sponsors for the State Conference are:

  • Enfield House of Flowers
  • Catholic Charities
  • Rex Airlines
  • Bundaleer Wines
  • Blesing’s Garden Wine, Southern Flinders Ranges