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Tuesday, September 1

Foundation Board Meeting

  • Tuesday, Sept 1 -- 12:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m. CT

    Tuesday, Sept 1 -- 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT

    (Foundation Board Members Only)


"Vincentians are called to journey together towards holiness... they aspire to burn with the love of God as revealed by Christ and to deepen their faith and fidelity." 
Rule 1:2.2

Wednesday, September 2

Finance Committee Meeting

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT [Sold Out]

    (Finance Committee Members Only)


National Stores Board of Directors Meeting

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT

    (Stores Board Members Only)


Disaster Services Training

  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT

    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT

    Disaster Services Corp SVdP-USA Disaster Preparedness and Response Workshop


New NCM Orientation Session

    Thursday, September 3


    Mideast Regional Meeting

    • Thursday, Sept 3 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

      Thursday, Sept 3 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

      (Mideast Region Only)


    Presidential Welcome & Keynote Address

    • Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Presidential Welcome - National Council President, Ralph Middlecamp


    • Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT

      Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT

      Keynote Address - "Every Crisis is an Opportunity"
      National Episcopal Advisor, Bishop Donald J. Hying

      How do the current challenges lead us to reflect upon and understand more deeply the Vincentian vocation and mission?


    "Charity is certainly greater than any rule.  Moreover, all rules must lead to charity."   
    St. Vincent de Paul


    National Council Board of Directors Meeting

    • Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT

      Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT


    Young Adults Only: "Recharge Workshop"

    • Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

      Thursday, Sept. 3 -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

      Paul Masek


    Enjoy Your Evening


    Friday, September 4

    Spiritual Retreat "Turn Everything to Love - A Vincentian Reflection"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 9:00 am - 10:30 am CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 9:00 am - 10:30 am CT

      Ralph Middlecamp, Sr. Kieran Kneaves & Tim Williams

      Christ is the absolute center.
      He is the Rule, as St. Vincent often said. This seems so obvious,
      but nothing is more important.
      At home with the family,
      at work with colleagues, at school,
      in the parish, or anywhere else,
      the lay member of the Vincentian Family aims to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”
      (Rom 13:14).



    Formation - "Vincentian Discernment: Promoting Creativity and Consensus"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 10:45 am - 12:15 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 10:45 am - 12:15 pm CT

      James Davis, Sunnie Lain & Tim Williams

      The spirituality and practice of Vincentian Discernment helps us harvest creative energy and ideas from the spirited dialogue in conferences and councils. As we gather to make decisions about how to best meet the evolving needs of our neighbors, this workshop will explore ways to adopt practices grounded in Vincentian Spirituality. The session will draw on our rich heritage through which we “…feel called to pray together for guidance and strength and for that creative imagination which is the promised gift of the Holy Spirit (3.9).” A focus on advancing the practice of Vincentian Discernment in our conferences and councils supports our aspiration that “… All decisions are made by consensus after the necessary prayer, reflection and consultation (3.10).”


    Leadership - "Finding Servant Leaders: Recruiting and Discernment"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 10:45 am - 12:15 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 10:45 am - 12:15 pm CT

      Ray Sickinger & the Leadership Task Force

      Many Conferences and Councils struggle with what we call “succession planning.” In this workshop we will present some proven strategies and practical steps to proactively find candidates for leadership. Just as importantly, we will also discuss how those candidates can reflect and discern the call to servant leadership for themselves. There will be relevant materials provided and an opportunity to ask questions.



    12:15 pm - 1:00 pmEnjoy Your Lunch at Home with Music Presentation by John Angotti


    Formation - "Shelter from the Storm: The Importance of Home Visits in Times of Crisis or Disaster"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Tim Williams & Cathy Garcia

      When we visit our neighbors in need, our primary purpose is our own growth in holiness, and our most important result is to reassure the suffering that God has not forgotten them. Drawing on the rich history of the Vincentian Family’s responses to plague, disaster, and other crises, we will discuss the heightened spiritual and practical importance of our person-to-person service in these times of widespread loss and anxiety.


    Diversity/VOP - "Open Wide Our Vincentian Hearts - Advocacy for Single Mother Led Families"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

      Jack Murphy & Pam Matambanadzo

      Many conferences report that single mother lead families are the most vulnerable they serve. Learn about the unique challenges faced by these families and some advocacy initiatives your conference and council can take to change outcomes.


    • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm    Break

      2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break


    "I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity."
     Frederic Ozanam


    Protecting Vulnerable Citizens & Those Who Serve Them

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm CT

      Dave Barringer

      Our Society continues to serve neighbors in need with personal encounters. We must always be aware of how we protect both those we serve and our own members from possible abuse situations and similar environments. This presentation discusses how requirements may change with the Society’s independence from the Church recognized in more Parishes, operational changes due to the pandemic, and updated requirements of our Diocese, facilities and state/local authorities. Potential pathways will also be presented for your consideration both locally and nationally.


    Communications: "Putting Our Best Foot Forward - The Next Generation of Our Web Presence - Part 1"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm CT

      Mike Pazzaglini


      The National Council’s website plays a key role in promoting our mission and the good work of Vincentians across the country. It is a tool for inspiring philanthropic support, expanding our reach, and driving new interest; a source of information for Vincentians, Councils, and Conferences; and a place for people in need looking for assistance. Our website will help educate and motivate all constituencies in a clear, consistent, and concise web presence.

      Join us to learn about phase 1 of the new National Council website and offer constructive feedback as we prepare for phase 2.


    Youth & Young Adults: "Sharing in Hope & Charity"

    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT

      Kat Brissette


    • Friday, Sept. 4 -- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT

      Friday, Sept. 4 -- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT

      Optional Game Night


    Hispanic Task Force Open Forum (In Spanish)

    • Friday, September 4 -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

      Friday, September 4 -- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT


    "I desire all of you to be filled with a great love which will immerse you so sweetly in God and so charitably in the service of the poor." 
    Saint Louise de Marillac


    Enjoy Your Evening


    Saturday, September 5


    7:30 am - 8:30 amEnjoy Breakfast at Home


    Livestream Mass - Bishop Hying

    • Saturday, Sept. 5 -- 8:00 am - 9:00 am CT

      Saturday, Sept. 5 -- 8:00 am - 9:00 am CT

      Bishop Hying


    • 9:00 am - 9:15 am    Break

      9:00 am - 9:15 am Break


    National Council Business Meeting

    • Saturday, Sept. 5 --  9:15 am - 12:30 pm CT (Part I)

      Saturday, Sept. 5 -- 9:15 am - 12:30 pm CT (Part I)


    "But be kind and love, for love is your first gift to the poor.  They will appreciate your kindness and your love more than all else you bring them." 
    Blessed Rosalie Rendu


    12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEnjoy Lunch at Home


    National Council Business Meeting

    • Saturday, Sept. 5 -- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  CT (Part II)

      Saturday, Sept. 5 -- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT (Part II)


    "To Seek Out the Poor... Vincentians strive to seek out and find those in need and the forgotten, the victims of exclusion or adversity." 
    Rule 1.5


    3:30 pm - 4:00 pmClosing Meeting Comments & Prayer


    Workshop Speaker/Presenter Bios

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    Frequently Asked Questions???

     

    What is the Date & Time of the Event? Our Virtual National Assembly will begin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time with a welcome from National Council President Ralph Middlecamp.  The last session will be a closing comments and prayer at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020.  

    Vendor Showcase Hours:  Unlike in person, the Vendor Showcase is open 24/7!  Please visit often!

    What is the Cost?  There is no cost to attend this event.   However, we hope that if you are able, you will consider contributing to your local Council or Conference; or consider making a donation to the National Council Scholarship Fund, to help others attend meetings in the future that they would normally be unable to attend.

    Will these sessions be recorded?  Yes, all sessions will be recorded for future viewing.

    Where can I purchase SVdP Publications?  All St. Vincent de Paul materials are available on the National Website at:  https://www.svdpusa.org/materials/

    What other upcoming events can we attend:

    March 3 6, 2021                 2021 Midyear Business Meeting & 175th Anniversary Celebration:
                                                    Hyatt at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

    August 25 28, 2021          2021 National Assembly, Marriott Marquis, Houston, Texas

    Check back to the SVdP Calendar for additional updates:  https://www.svdpusa.org/members/Meetings/Meeting-Schedule

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