2013 National Assembly - St. Vincent de Paul

Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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2013 National Assembly Registration Fees:

Full Conference Registration - EARLY BIRD RATE is $249 if registered by/before July 31st.  Regular Registration will be $289 after July 31st and before August 31st.  Late/Onsite Registration increases to $329 after August 31st.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY for the best value!

One-Day Registration – for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday is available for $125 ONLY until August 31st.  Late and on-site one-day registrations will not be available.  One-day registrations include breakfast (except on Wednesday). For Thursday attendees, the Special Works Tour is included in the one-day fee. The Host Council Reception is included for Friday registrants.  The Banquet is offered at an additional cost of $50 for Saturday registrants. For Madison Diocese attendees, there is an additional one-day registration discount, with the Banquet included for Saturday one-day registrants from the diocese.

Brin
ging a Guest? - You may also purchase social functions separately for GUESTS who are not attending any meetings.  Simply choose the "No Meetings - Social only" registration type.  This registration is a la carte and only includes Receptions and Banquets for purchase.  Breakfast includes meeting events and are not an option for this registration option as space is VERY limited.  Late & On-site registration for these events will be based upon availability only.

Youth & Young Adult
s -  A special Vincentian Youth Gathering is being held during the 2013 National Assembly. Registration for this youth event must be completed by submitting forms directly to the District Council of Madison. Click HERE for information about participation by college students. Click HERE for information about participation by Vincentians younger than college-age.
Select registrant type:
Full Conference

Wednesday, September 11
 

Daily Mass  (details)
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Add to calendarWednesday, September 11, 2013 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: Holy Redeemer Church

Breakfast on your own  

Stores Workshop Tour  (details)
Tour of Madison operation.  Lunch will be provided.
Add to calendar9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Meet in Senate Room before boarding busses

Executive Directors Meeting  
Add to calendar9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Assembly Room

Spiritual Advisors & Formators Meeting  
Add to calendar9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Capitol B

National Board of Directors Meeting  
Location: Chairman's Suite - 6th Floor, Rm 629

(Evening on your own)  


Thursday, September 12
 

Rosary  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Senate Room

Breakfast  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (Central Time)

Welcome & President's Address  
Add to calendar8:30 AM - 9:45 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address
Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
Traducción en español estará disponible para nuestros dos discursos de apertura
 
Add to calendar10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Discurso de Apertura - Traducción Español
Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
 
Add to calendar10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Daily Mass  (details)
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
Add to calendar11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Holy Redeemer Church

Lunch (on your own or with tour)  
Add to calendar12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central Time)

Madison Special Works Tour
Intended for those not on National Committees
Includes Transportation and Boxed Lunch
LIMITED AVAILABILITY
 (4 remaining)  (details)
Participants in this tour will travel by bus briefly to visit the Center for Vincentian Charity, operated by the District Council of Madison.

This large central service center and food pantry assists people from across Dane County. While at the center’s campus, visitors will tour the customer-choice food pantry, the new charitable pharmacy, and “Vinny’s Lockers,” a program that allows persons who are homeless to have a secure place to store belongings and documents. The energy-assistance program the Madison District Council offers will also be explained, as will the St. Vincent de Paul-hosted, Meriter Hospital-run HEALTH program that helps link homeless persons to medical care. 

A box lunch will be served during the visit to the service center.   
Add to calendar12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Board Buses at Madison Ave
$20.00

National Committee Meetings
All National Committee Members are required to attend.
These meetings are OPTIONAL for others to attend as observers only.
 
Add to calendar1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • National Development
  • National Disaster
  • National Formation & Training
  • Multicultural/Diversity
  • National Stores
  • National Voice of the Poor
  • National Youth & Young Adults

Regional Meetings 3:15 - 5:45 PM  

(Evening on your own)  


Friday, September 13
 

Rosary  
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Senate

Breakfast with the Bishop
Most Rev. John M. Quinn
National Episcopal Advisor
 
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Ozanam Retreat
Ralph Middlecamp & Friends  
Add to calendar8:30 AM - 9:45 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Ozanam Symposium Panel Ralph Middlecamp & Friends  
Add to calendar10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Daily Mass  (details)
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Bishop John M. Quinn
Add to calendar11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Holy Redeemer Church

Lunch (on your own)  
Add to calendar12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central Time)

National Business Meeting  
Add to calendar1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Madison

Workshop information:
All workshops are cast in five topic-area tracks. Please click "Details" for a full explanation & description of each track.    (details)
Workshop Explanation and Description:
All workshops are cast in five topic-area tracks. Registrants are not constrained to a single track and may sample offerings from different tracks in different time slots. In the listings of workshops, the tracks are identified by initials.

Vincentian Pathway I (VP-1)
– These offerings are intended to suit the interests primarily of Vincentians and staff members representing large councils.

Vincentian Pathway II (VP-2)
– These are general-interest offerings.

Understanding & Impacting Poverty (U&IP)
– The workshops in this track aim at helping Vincentians to bridge the gaps that perpetuate poverty and to foment the systemic change needed to end it.

Special Works Tours (SWP)
– Each tour takes up two workshop slots and transports participants to one or more of the sites through which the District Council of Madison engages in special works to support and conduct its mission of helping neighbors in need.

The Spirit of Ozanam (SOZ
) – The spirituality-focused workshops that are part of this Ozanam symposium help Vincentians renew the spirit of our Society’s principal founder in our service to the poor, suffering and forgotten.

WORKSHOP Session 1  
Add to calendar1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Strategic Planning for Councils - Norbert Rebholz
  • VP-2: Spiritual Advisors Training - James Davis & Sr. Kieran Kneaves, D.C.
  • U&IP: Understanding Poverty – Tamara Thrasher
  • SWT: Tour of Processing Center & Verona Thrift Store (*Leaves at 1 PM & continues through Session 2)
  • SOZ: Ozanam: Pioneer of Social Teaching – Raymond Sickinger

WORKSHOP Session 2  
Add to calendar2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Developing & Leading Effective Teams – Patricia Bombard
  • VP-2: Demystifying Youth Conferences – Gayle Westfahl & Lindsay Becher
  • U&IP: The Council Role in Systemic Change – Ralph Hassel & Elizabeth Disco-Shearer
  • SOZ: Ozanam in Context – Rev. Craig B. Mousin

WORKSHOP Session 3  
Add to calendar4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Pieces of the Development Puzzle – Steven Martinez & Panel
  • VP-2: Implementing Diversity Goals - Judi Daley
  • U&IP: Catholic Social Teaching – Sean Wendlinder
  • SOZ: The Ozanam Legacy – Fr. Ronald Ramson, C.M; Ralph Middlecamp; & Sr. Kieran Kneaves, D.C.

Host Council Reception
Sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Madison  
Add to calendar6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Time)


Saturday, September 14
 

Rosary  
Add to calendarSaturday, September 14, 2013 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Senate

Breakfast  
Add to calendarSaturday, September 14, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address
Dr. Michael Thio
International President General
Traducción en español estará disponible para nuestros dos discursos de apertura.
 (details)
Dr. Michael Thio
International President General

Dr. Michael Thio is the President General of the International Council General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, headquartered in Paris, France. 

He was elected to the position in May 2010.  A resident of Singapore, he is the first non-European to serve as the Society’s International President.  He was formerly the Managing Director of BT (British Telecom) South East Asia.  

Dr. Thio is a Knight of the Order of Malta and in 2010 was named by Pope Benedict XVI as a member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which has the task of coordinating the Church’s charitable works worldwide.

Add to calendar8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address - Spanish Translation
Dr. Michael Thio
Presidente General Internacional
 (details)
Dr. Michael Thio
International President General

Dr. Michael Thio is the President General of the International Council General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, headquartered in Paris, France. 

He was elected to the position in May 2010.  A resident of Singapore, he is the first non-European to serve as the Society’s International President.  He was formerly the Managing Director of BT (British Telecom) South East Asia.  

Dr. Thio is a Knight of the Order of Malta and in 2010 was named by Pope Benedict XVI as a member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which has the task of coordinating the Church’s charitable works worldwide.

Add to calendar8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom

National Business Meeting  
Add to calendar9:15 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Madison

WORKSHOP Session 4  
Add to calendar9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Social Media & Nonprofits – Dana VanDen Heuvel
  • VP-2: As We Grow More Perfect in Love – Patricia Bombard
  • U&IP: Attack Poverty Through Community Organizing – Sean Wendlinder
  • SWT: Tour of Store #1, Seton House & Port St. Vincent (takes two sessions)

WORKSHOP Session 5  
Add to calendar11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Hiring & Evaluating Leadership Staff
  • VP-2: Nurturing Hispanic/Latino Leadership – Gloria Jara
  • VP-2: Planned Giving Resources – John Borgen – National Catholic Life
  • U&IP: Enhancing the Home Visit – Steve Cigich

Lunch(on your own)  
Add to calendar12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central Time)

WORKSHOP Session 6  
Add to calendar1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Integrated Marketing Strategy/Branding – Michael Pazzaglini & Thom Villing
  • VP-2: Servant Leadership – James Davis
  • U&IP: Voice of the Poor & Advocacy – Jack Murphy
  • SOZ: "Les Miserables”: Victor Hugo, Frederic Ozanam & Sr. Rosalie Rendu – Fr. Ronald Ramson, C.M

WORKSHOP Session 7  
Add to calendar2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: See Program for room assignments
  • VP-1: Community & Public Relations – Ernie Stetenfeld
  • VP-2: Fomentando Liderazgo Latino/Hispano – Gloria Jara
  • VP-2: Special Works Best Practices – Panel
  • U&IP: Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World – Jeanne Harper & Carla Gill

Vigil Mass
St. James Church
Transportation from hotel begins at 5pm from the Concourse Hotel  (details)
Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Bishop Robert C. Morlino
Add to calendar5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: Busses depart from Wisconsin Ave
  • Will Attend Mass & use the provided transportation
  • Will Attend Mass but do NOT require transportation
  • Will NOT Attend Mass

Closing Reception & Banquet  
Add to calendar7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Central Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom


 

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