Diocese of Western Louisiana
President: Judy Bordelon
Blessings from the Diocese of Western Louisiana. Currently, we have eighteen active chapters representing 237 daughters, covering all five of our convocations. We recently installed two new chapters, one in Monroe at Grace Church with fourteen daughters and one in Shreveport at The Church of the Holy Cross with four daughters. Welcome Daughters!
This year the Daughters lost five faithful women, may they rest In peace.
Marge Leggett, St. Timothy, Alexandria Linda Palombo Holy Trinity, Sulpher
JoAnn Estabrook St. John, Minden Cathie Fincher St. Thomas, West Monroe
Melinda Zolzer, Trinity, Natchitoches
Our Spring Assemble was moved from spring to summer this year hoping to attract more ladies in the slower summer months. The Assembly was held in Lake Charles and hosted by the Lake Charles Convocation. The theme was “Tools to Enhance Your Prayer Life”. We had 50 in attendance and a special guest, Pat Hind, Provincial President. Everyone brought purses filled with personnel care items to be donated to “The Open Door-Women Prison and Re-Entry Ministry” along with the loose offering for the day.
The new incoming board was elected during our Assembly and they will take office in September 2018. The following Daughters were elected:
Debbie Langlois - President Dara Antee - Secretary
Mary Beth Edwards - Vice President Debbie Fitzpatrick - Treasurer
The Daughters continue to have a booth at the Diocese Convocation. This is a great opportunity to meet Daughters from around the Diocese and increase our visibility to the Churches. The Daughters plan to have a booth at the upcoming convention in Alexandria in November. Anyone interested in manning the booth, give Judy a call.
Communication continued to be a concern, trying to keep all the daughters current with local and national news. The president continues to use monthly emails and daily Facebook entry as a means of communication. The Diocese also holds a yearly presidents meeting and conference calls with the executive board throughout the year.
Dates to Remember for 2017 - 2018
September 5 Alpha Fund Ingathering
September 15-16 Celebration, Camp Hardtner
November 1 Endowment Fund Ingathering
November 3-4 Diocesan Convention, Alexandria
February 2 Self Denial Fund Ingathering
February 14 Ash Wednesday
February 24 DOK Diocesan Assembly, Shreveport
April 1 Easter
Pentecost Master’s fund Ingathering
June 20-24 DOK Triennial, Renaissance at the Arboretum, Austin, Texas
To the Glory of God,
Respectively submitted by Judy Bordelon, President of the Diocesan Assembly of WLA