On February 6, 2016, twenty-two young women at Virginia Tech became Charter Members of the new Virginia Tech Circle #1446 in Blacksburg, VA. Following the Conferral of Degrees, attended by their Chaplain Rev. David Sharland, Installation of Officers was then presided over by International Vice Regent Susanne Suchy from Michigan, assisted by Elaine Leger, International Organizer, from Florida.
Members of the John Cardinal Newman Council #11323 Knights of Columbus attended and acted as Marshals at the Installation. Officers installed were: Regent Kate Burke; Vice Regent Rachel Wilk; Honorary Past Regent Cathryn Schwing; Financial Secretary Abby Wilson; Recording Secretary Marilyn Alcorn; Treasurer Amy Rusnak; Scribe Alyssa Mako; Chancellor Michelle Waligora; Auditor Sydney Mabery; Custodian Grace Hemmingson.
On behalf of the International Board and all the circles in the United States and Canada, we wish this new circle much success and many years of happiness as they work together in Unity, Friendship and Charity in their circle, church and community.
The Biennial Convention of the International Circle, Daughters of Isabella, will be held August 7 to August 10, 2016 at the Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, Nevada.
Opening Mass: The Opening Mass will be held on Sunday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the hotel.
Two Workshops will be offered for those who have taken the package deal. A Spirituality Workshop will be held in French and English on Monday, August 8, from 8 to 9 a.m. A second workshop will also be offered in both languages from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The Respect Life Baby Shower will be held during the convention. Also, on Tuesday, August 9, the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-thon will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Opening and Business Sessions:
On Monday, August 8, the Business Session will begin at 2:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Elections will be held immediately following the business session. On Tuesday, August 9, the Business Session will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with Mass to be celebrated 11:30 a.m. On Wednesday, August 10, the Business Session will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
The Closing Mass, followed by the Installation of Officers, will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the hotel.
The Closing Banquet with entertainment will be held on Wednesday evening, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the hotel ballroom. The banquet will have a masquerade theme requiring a small mask and evening attire.