Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:46

News from the Board: Introducing our New Member

Written by Manny Hotchkiss
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Manny Hotchkiss – Finance Chair (& Elvis)

Hello, everyone! I know that I have met at least two or three hundred of you over the past 20 some years at the international Affiliate Conferences in New York, at the Regional Conferences (Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, New Orleans) or just traveling across the good old USA, visiting Affiliate Chapters along the way. Do I remember all your names? Probably not, but I usually will recognize your smile, and sometimes that will pop your name out to me as well. In all the years I’ve been an Affiliate, I have loved meeting you, talking with you, eating with you, and especially praying with you.

There’s something special about Maryknoll Affiliates, especially at the chapter level, where I really feel accepted and safe among kindred spirits—you all. Learning about the different advocacies you are involved in is amazing, inspirational, and spiritually rejuvenating. You give me hope, especially in today’s political climate.

As your new board member, I will be replacing David Schaffner on the finance committee.  His clever appeal letters and your generosity have kept the Affiliates in the black these past 5 years. Thank you, all!

David will be a hard act to follow, but I will do my best. Part of my job will be tracking expenses; the other part will be helping to raise funds for the 2017 operating budget: $22,000. So far this year, Affiliates have donated $10,428. We are a little behind last year’s giving rate, but we still have six months to go. As your new finance committee chair, I ask each of you to seriously consider making a donation to the best of your capability. I thank you for your generosity, and I look forward to our next meeting. God bless the Maryknoll Affiliates!

 

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