Don’t miss the 2021 Virtual Midyear & Business Meeting
March 3 – 6, 2021
It’s not too late to register for our 2021 Midyear and Business Meeting! The virtual program begins Wednesday, March 3 and ends Saturday, March 6. You’re also invited to join us Sunday, March 7 for a special presentation showcasing the Vincentian Heritage Tour. We hope you’ll join us! To register, click here.
Wednesday, March 3
- Disaster Services Training
The continuing pandemic taught us that we must be prepared for all types of disasters. Learn how your Council can effectively prepare and respond during a Disaster. Disaster Services Corporation’s CEO Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, COO Kevin Peach, and Chief Program Officer Anthony Pluchino will provide an innovative webinar with a tabletop exercise. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for their attendance.
- Stores Program
Introduction of Stores Committee, Opening a Thrift Store & Closing Policies, Using Drop Boxes for Revenue Generation, How to Drive Sales, and more.
- Virtual Exhibitor Showcase
One-on-One presentations with SVdP Vendors with Q&A Sessions (Separate registration required)
Thursday, March 4
- Opening Session with President Ralph Middlecamp
- History Presentation by Ray Sickinger
- Regional Meetings (Eastern, South Central, Southeast Regions Only)
Friday, March 5
- Morning Reflections/Spiritual Retreat
- Public Policy Priorities From Our Bishops – USCCB
- Workshops: Finding Servant Leaders: Recruitment & Discernment; First Things First: Governance Priorities for New Leaders; Where Have We Been with Systemic Change
Saturday, March 6
- National Business Meeting
- Strategic Planning Session
- Workshops: Monthly Growth & Revitalization Sharing Opportunities; SVdP Housing Survey Update & Homeless Housing in the Pandemic; Formation Plans for Conferences and Councils
- Sponsored Presentation: Music by John Angotti
Sunday, March 7
- The Footsteps of Our Founders and Patrons: Vincentian Heritage Tour Preview
This online virtual tour of Paris will highlight the places that will be visited on the Heritage Pilgrimage, which is rescheduled for September 2021. Ralph Middlecamp will give an overview of Paris today and yesterday, visiting the places where Blessed Frederic Ozanam, St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Rosalie Rendu, and St. Louise de Marillac lived, worked, and are now at rest. Even if you are not planning on traveling to Paris, you will enjoy spending this hour exploring the Paris roots of our Society and the Vincentian Family.
If you’ve never attended a Midyear Meeting before, there’s no better time! Visit our registration page to sign up today.
**All Sessions will take place in Central Time Zone. Zoom links will be emailed to you prior to the start of each program.