Meetings During January and February 2018 will be as follows due to refurbishing of Bartilino’s
January 10 – Aquinas Institute (catered by Bartilino’s)
January 24 – Westborough Country Club
February 14 – Westborough Country Club
February 28 – Pastors Luncheon at Greenbriar Hills Country Club
Currently the By-Laws (found in the back of your Serra Roster of Members) have the Vice-President for Programs presiding over the duties of the President if the President is absent. This position should be the responsibility of the President-Elect who will be the President during the next term and should be training to be in that position. The Board of Trustees and I feel the By-Laws should be amended to reflect this and the Board has approved this to occur.
This will mean changing the By-Laws in two places: Article VI Section 3 currently covers the position of Vice-President and Article VI Section 11 which covers the President-Elect functions.
According to the By-Laws Article XIV, the By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the active voting members of this Club. We need you to vote.
When you click on the link to vote below note the exact wording (which will be changed) is displayed. Also, as information, I have checked with Serra International and they have no problem with this modification. This vote will take place at the following link: Click Here to Vote. The voting will be open until January 15, 2018.
Become A Member – What is Serra?
With over 1,109 Serra Clubs in 46 countries on six continents, Serra brings to its members a deeply personal and spiritual experience through a variety of events and activities organized by the Serra International. Most importantly, it allows you to fulfill your commitment, in a special way, to promoting vocations.
Formally recognized by the Holy See as the global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church, Serra, is a voluntary association of some 20,000 Catholic laymen and laywomen called Serrans.
Serra clubs are known worldwide for their efforts to foster and affirm Catholic vocations to the ministerial priesthood and vowed religious life. Serrans value not only their work, but also the sense of community they receive from knowing that they are not alone in their dedication to the men and women who have dedicated their life in ministry and service to our Church.
Serra clubs are very instrumental and dedicated to the formation and support of Parish Vocation Committees, contact your local parish office for more information for your parish vocation committee.
Each Serra club is part of a vast network of clubs, district, regions and national councils that comprise Serra International the ” Lay vocation arm of the Catholic Church.” There are many benefits to membership within a Serra club including:
- Spiritual Growth: Spiritual growth and enrichment through the deepening of your faith and increasing knowledge of the church’s teachings.
- Education: Study of current events happening in the public square in light of our Christian principles.
- Service Projects and Social Activities: Association with priests, religious and Catholic men and women who are faith filled, dedicated and generous – all sharing the ideals of the church and Serra and working toward a common goal.
With a Serra membership, you gain immediate access to a very large network of Serrans across the world. The resources that are available to you as a member are numerous and including:
- Bellringers: Stay informed with the latest news, Articles and Event updates, in-depth issue analysis and spiritual guidance.
- Local Chapter Membership: Get updates on local issues and participate in local programs with a free membership in one of 170 local chapters.
- Resource Library: Find crucial information on various Serra projects worldwide, have access to personal stories, chapter/council/District News, Serran responsibilities, and other essential news, articles and information from Serra’s online Resource Library.