Dear Father Edwin and Sisters in the League,

As I write my final Communiqué to you as your past-president, leaving the provincial table very soon provides me with very mixed emotions.  I have enjoyed my journey on provincial from when I was elected Secretary in 2008, until this date.  Thank you for the wonderful memories you have all provided me with!

What a great learning curve.  I have been challenged, mentored, and have joyfully served on the provincial level with outstanding TEAM members.  I sincerely thank each and every council member I have worked with.  Not only were you all articulate, clever and strong women, you are so spiritual, and brought all these great gifts to the provincial table in abundance.  We have become friends forever, indeed “Sisters in the League”.

Father Edwin, what can I say.  I am so grateful that God put you in my life for the five years we served together.  I have been inspired by, and loved all your homilies and presentations. Not only did you put up with endless conversations about our policies and procedures, but you had such a happy and joyful demeanor throughout all meetings, giving us good advice and spiritual guidance.  You even established a new council in your parish of St. Nicholas!  Good work.

I am happy knowing I leave my dear friends Evelyn Rigby as Past-president, and our strong and capable new President, Gisela Montague standing together with their newly elected team to lead us into this new era of League endeavours.  May Our Lady of Good Counsel be with all of them.

As I said in one of my reports: “I can travel from one end of this beautiful province to the other, knowing I can stop in any city and town along the way, call one of my beautiful League Sisters, and drop in for a cup of tea.”  I have made countless friends, sharing the fun, faith and fulfillment that is the League.  I thank each and every one of you great ladies, and look forward to seeing all of you at future conventions.

Please feel free to call on me at any time for advise or any help you may need.  Only God knows what I will be doing, but I do know I will never be finished with my League work as a Life Member.

With much love and blessings to all,