The Board and EC Speak

The Board and EC Speak (50)

Monday, 07 November 2016 19:01

State of the Heart – Fall 2016 Board Meeting

Written by

David Schaffner – Board Chair

Driving into the Hudson Valley for our October board meeting, I saw the magnificent and glorious fall colors; seasons are something that elude us here on the California Central Coast. Though basking in the colors, my thoughts were muted by the news from Chicago Affiliate Renate Schneider. She works with various development projects in Jeremie, Haiti, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

Monday, 07 November 2016 15:27

Call for Nominations

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Maryknoll Affiliate Board Nominating Committee

We are currently seeking nominations for appointment to the Maryknoll Affiliate Board. Are you dedicated to serving the Affiliate movement and committed to building a strong and sustainable organization? Please contact us if you, or someone you know, is able and ready to respond to this invitation.

Monday, 07 November 2016 15:24

Coming soon to your mailbox!

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Our annual invitation for you to participate in keeping Maryknoll Affiliates going will arrive soon. We need your help to cover the costs of communicating: newsletters, website, telephone, Executive Coordinator travel, paper clips...

Working together we can do it!




Saturday, 27 August 2016 21:59

Genuine Community

Written by

Bob Short – Executive Coordinator

Seeking Global Community is our Affiliate vision statement. “Seeking” might not be the perfect verb (up until a few years ago, it was “Creating,” but that seemed a touch grandiose). Nevertheless, global community was and is at the heart of our intention.

So, we ask if the world today is more unified or less unified than it was yesterday? Is there a sense, if still faint, that we are a part of a wondrous whole, an integral, connected global community? The evidence for and against this supposition is abundant.

Monday, 02 May 2016 17:09

State of the Heart, April 2016

Written by

Dave Schaffner – Affiliate Board Chair

 As the Affiliate Board and Regional Coordinators (RCs) met at Maryknoll for their combined Spring meeting, the atmosphere in the meetings matched that outside, with renewal and promise, where the daffodils and tulips were leading the budding of shrubs and trees. Of many decisions taken by the Board/RCs that are promising and exciting, I will highlight two.

Sunday, 28 February 2016 05:49

Maryknoll Affiliates – 25 Years and Growing

Written by

 Bob Short – Executive Coordinator

This year we celebrate 25 years as an Affiliate movement. There are over 700 active Affiliates in 55 Chapters in 9 countries – Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania and the US. I wonder if the founders of the movement, Jim Madden, MM, and Ellen McDonald, MM, could have imagined such expansive growth in such a short time. These numbers only hint at how many hearts have been moved, how much solidarity felt, and justice realized as we live out the Maryknoll charism that inspired the movement 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 22:27

Who is My Regional Coordinator?

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Northwest – Ralph Maughan and Janet Quillian 

California – Joe & Peggy Santos/ RC needed

Great Plains/Southwest – RC needed

South Central – Ken Eppes

Midwest – Patty Hinton

Southeast – John & Mary Moritz

Northeast – Beth Begley

Mesoamerica – Cecilia Quijano

Peru – Maria Faran

Philippines – Ed Caharian

To contact your Regional Coordinator, go to To learn about being an RC, contact Bob Short: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Saturday, 31 October 2015 18:51

The World Needs Maryknoll Affiliates

Written by

Bob Short – Executive Coordinator

Adapted from Bob Short’s presentations at the 2015 Western and Midwest Regional Affiliate Conferences.

A phone conversation with Celine Woznica, the Chicago Central Chapter contact person, inspired this title. She and her husband Don are my friends from our days as Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Latin America. When asked if the Affiliate movement was beginning to wind down, she immediately replied, “No! It can’t wind down; so much in the world needs people with our vision and commitment.” 

Join me in examining the impact of the Affiliate Movement from three perspectives: (1) the outer reality, (2) the inner reality, and (3) the Affiliate Pillars.

Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:38

Survey–A Rich Harvest

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Rich Lessard – Affiliate Board Member, Albany Chapter

With 81 respondents, the Maryknoll Affiliate Board survey completed in August reaped 65 pages of rich data. A short summary will be on the website and in the NSFA in the coming months. Responses to the survey will guide the Board’s future actions in many areas, from development of a new brochure to expanding opportunities for mission experiences. From just one question—visioning, the Board has listed  concerns/ideas and created committees to take action in the areas of communication, collaboration, and growth.



Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

Survey Update

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The Affiliate Board sends its thanks to all who completed Survey of Individual Affiliates which was conducted by your Maryknoll Affiliate Board this summer. The survey results will be discussed at the next Board meeting in October, and a report will be published online and in the NSFA before they move into the next stage of this “getting to know you” process with the Chapter Reflection.


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