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4-21-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

4-21-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: What process, i.e., Board voting, Executive decision, etc., does the Society take to endorse any legislative efforts? A: The National Voice of the Poor Committee identifies legislation that affects the Society and the people we serve.  The Committee takes into account the positions held by other Catholic organizations as well: USCCB, Catholic Charities, etc.…

04-14-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

04-14-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Are we supposed to delete all history from ServWare that is more than three years old to avoid too much paperwork or to give a fresh start after three years? A: When it comes to case records, it is good to know a little history, but going back beyond three years may not be…

The Need for Risk Management – Part Two 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

The Need for Risk Management – Part Two

We continue with the excerpts from the Smart Risk Management Manager’s Training Workbook dealing with the five core principles of Risk Management. The second and third of those principles – Observation and Communication – are covered this week. Core Principle #2 – Observation Smart Risk Managers are always on the lookout for risk and wrongdoing.…

Announcing the Alice Garvey Excellence in Youth Award 323 177 Jill Pioter

Announcing the Alice Garvey Excellence in Youth Award

Don’t miss this opportunity: nominate a young person in your area today! This year The Society of St. Vincent de Paul lost a beloved servant leader and friend, Alice Garvey. Throughout her time with the Society she perfectly embodied the youth spirit and the Vincentian Way. Alice dedicated her time to being an advocate for…

The Need for Risk Management 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

The Need for Risk Management

Consider this:  Whether you run a Conference that focuses on visiting and helping the poor or a Council with special works such as stores, meal sites, housing units, or free pharmacies, you should be aware of the need for Risk Management. Obviously, the scope of your activity might dictate how you go about this but…

04-07-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

04-07-2022 Questions and Answers

Q:  Can paid staff Executive Directors (EDs)/CEOs be members of a board? Can they be officers of a board – such as a store board? A:  Paid people cannot be officers at any level in the Society. Board members are not officers; therefore, Executive Directors/CEOs may be ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board of Directors. …

A Message From Bishop John Quinn 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

A Message From Bishop John Quinn

I believe God has a special place in His heart and in His kingdom for those Vincentians who heed His call to servant leadership in our Society.  Such service is a consummate example of following in the footsteps of St. Vincent, Blessed Frederic and Jesus Christ Himself. The spiritual rewards of doing so are many…

03-31-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

03-31-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: Some Conferences use computers for everything. If all records are kept electronically, which ones MUST be stored as hard copies also? For example, meeting minutes? Case records? Is it necessary for the Secretary to sign the meeting minutes (print, sign, scan, store)?  A: All records identified for permanent storage in the Manual should be maintained…

SVdP North Texas CEO Featured on Guadalupe Radio 900 900 Jill Pioter

SVdP North Texas CEO Featured on Guadalupe Radio

SVdP North Texas CEO Luis Gonzalez recently appeared on the Guadalupe Radio Network. He was interviewed by University of Dallas President Jonathan Sanford on The Good News program. Luis shared with Catholic listeners many of the Society’s good works, including the power of the Home Visit, North Texas’ charitable pharmacy, and the impact of servant…

2022 Midyear Meeting Wrapup 600 504 Jill Pioter

2022 Midyear Meeting Wrapup

Last week, nearly 200 Vincentians gathered together in St. Louis for the first in-person Midyear Meeting since 2019. It was a wonderful opportunity for the National Board of Directors, National Council Members, Executive Directors, and other Vincentian leaders to come together and share ideas after a three year hiatus. While it was very exciting to…

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