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02-02-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

02-02-2023 Questions and Answers

Q:  How involved can a pastor be with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? I believe I read somewhere that SVdP is a separate entity from other organizations in the Church, and that the pastor cannot tell us what to do with our donations (monetary). Are they able to tell us, for example, when,…

01-26-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

01-26-2023 Questions and Answers

Q: My Conference is now on Facebook and has a Twitter account, in addition to our website. Is it okay for us to use the Society’s logo for our avatar in these mediums and for all official business? A: All Conferences and Councils in good standing with the National Council can use the Society’s trademarks,…

Conference Collaborations — Enhancing Our Network of Charity 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Conference Collaborations — Enhancing Our Network of Charity

In August of 1833, Leon Le Prevost, a member of the first Conference who later went on to establish the Religious Order of St. Vincent de Paul, wrote: “In this moment there is a great movement of charity and of faith…” The same could be said of our time and our place in this world.…

1-19-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

1-19-2023 Questions and Answers

Q: Some of our Conferences have pantries where people come in and pick up food on a regular basis. Other Conferences take food to the homes during a Home Visit. Other Conferences deliver food as needed and not part of a true Home Visit. In the past, our reporting of these activities on the Special Works form has…

1-12-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

1-12-2023 Questions and Answers

Q: We are attempting to re-write our policy and procedures and the topic of store discounts came up. Checking with other SVdP stores and other non-profit thrift stores, we learned that most give their employees and volunteers (both non-Vincentian and Vincentian) discounts. Should Vincentian discounts be allowed? Can you give us further insight on this? …

1-5-2023 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

1-5-2023 Questions and Answers

Q: Where can I find help to fill out my annual report? A: Information on how to fill out your annual report can be found on the Annual Report Forms page of member part of the publicly accessible website. The Help Files section contains video links and a questions and answers document to assist you…

12-22-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

12-22-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: We have a parishioner who works in our Conference pantry one day each month and does not want to join SVdP. Is he still covered under the Insurance policy? A: The parishioner who works in the pantry one day each month, is considered to be an “associate” member of the Society. If you have…

12-15-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

12-15-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: I was advised by our President that it is not necessary to have a Vice President of the Conference. It was optional. Who then is responsible for handling the election of a new President? A: It is required of every Conference to have a full slate of officers. This includes VP, Secretary, and Treasurer.…

12-8-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

12-8-2022 Questions and Answers

Q:  I am currently Conference President and may have the opportunity to serve on the City Council in the near future. Will I have to resign my position as Conference President? Can I still be an active Vincentian? I am having trouble interpreting this part of The Rule, “Those members who hold political offices will…

12-1-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

12-1-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: By the Rule of the Society, the President of a Conference or a Council has a set term limit not to exceed two consecutive terms or six years. Is it reasonable to set term limits for the other officer positions (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) at all levels of the Society? A: There was a…

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