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National Safeguarding Policy Help

National Safeguarding Policy Help 900 900 Jill Pioter

New Safeguarding Policy Assistance for SVdP Councils

A national policy on Safeguarding was adopted by the National Council last August at its Houston meeting. The Safeguarding Task Force has produced a Policy Assistance paper to help Councils (and as needed, Conferences) develop their own Safeguarding policy, a recognized priority of the National Council. The document includes new sections of decisions, activities, and resources for local use included within the relevant policy paragraphs. This new material is in bold and italicized type.

To review the document, click here.

A webinar to review this resources document will be scheduled for late April; watch the e-Gazette for day and time. Meanwhile, if you have questions about the document, please contact Task Force chair Guadalupe E. Sosa.

Announcing the Web Oversight Committee

Announcing the Web Oversight Committee 1200 628 Jill Pioter
Dear Vincentian Friends,
In an effort to further improve the usability and effectiveness of the National Council of the U.S., Society of St. Vincent de Paul members’ website, and based on the recommendation of the Leadership Task Force, I have established the Web Oversight Committee (WOC).
This three-member committee is chartered to oversee the website content publication process for our organization, for both internal and external audiences. This focus helps us build on the momentum of the website redesign and is intended to be an efficient/effective construct to improve our web presence.
The initial makeup of this committee is Michael Pazzaglini (Chair), Kathy Iberle (Secretary), and Tim Williams. The Web Oversight Committee charter includes the following responsibilities:
  • Define and manage the web content publication process
  • Provide mechanism for new web content requests
  • Review existing web content for redundancy, freshness, and sunsetting opportunities
  • Develop audience definitions to improve web content effectiveness
  • Create standards for quality web content creation and maintenance
  • Integrate with National Council staff as part of the web content publication process
  • Mitigate conflicts with web content ownership
  • Improve web content consumption with website design modifications recommendations
These committee responsibilities will help speed up the dissemination of information when and where it is needed. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact this committee using the WOC@svdpusa.org email address.
Please join me in thanking this group for stepping up to this new responsibility and praying for their success to help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Serviens in spe,
Ralph Middlecamp
SVdP National President

Hispanic & Latino Task Force Update

Hispanic & Latino Task Force Update 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Members of the Hispanic & Latino Task Force (HLTF), along with the other members of the Multicultural & Diversity Committee (MCD), i.e., African American Task Force, were honored with the opportunity to lead Vincentians attending the National Assembly in Houston in the public recitation of the Holy Rosary. The HLTF recited the Holy Rosary in Spanish and English, starting in Spanish and alternating the praying of the Mysteries between the two languages. The response from those in attendance was incredible! Many Vincentians expressed the joy and enthusiasm they felt from participating in the praying of the bilingual Rosary.

On Saturday, August 28, members of the HLTF were blessed to present a workshop in Spanish. Jaqueline De Leon, Pura Santanglo, and Lalo Rodela were honored to present the workshop, “Discovering and Nurturing Our Value as Future Servant Leaders.” There were 30 attendees at the workshop and the response was nothing short of amazing.

Many National Assembly attendees have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to attend a workshop in their preferred language (in many cases their only language), instead of listening to the translation of what is being presented. This is a testament to the growth of the seeds sown years ago by members of the MCD as well as our National President’s commitment to maintaining and increasing our diverse membership. These events demonstrate how the Society is increasing accessibility and opportunities for our Vincentian formation, as well as educating and advocating for the issues that directly impact those we serve, i.e., language barriers. Thank you to those who have spent numerous hours coming up with the strategies to make these things happen. Thank you to all those who assisted in making this happen and most of all, thank you to those who attended both of these beautiful events.

As Co-chairs of the HLTF, Jaqueline De Leon and Lalo Rodela are determined and excited about continuing to provide new opportunities to those we serve. Along with the representatives for each Region, they will continue to promote and support increased accessibility, opportunities, and advocacy to all those we serve.

Lalo Rodela
HLTF, Co-chair

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