The National Elective Chapter was held at the Franciscan Friary on the weekend of 10 and 11 September. It was our pleasure to have Mary Stronach OFS Vice Minister General (CIOFS) in attendance. It was a weekend of encouragement, having us pray, discuss and plan the future of the OFS in New Zealand. A working paper on the Vision, Priorities, Goals and Actions for the next three years was prepared and endorsed by the National Council.
The new National Executive will serve the OFS in New Zealand for the period 2022-2025, with the mission of aspiring to attain the priorities and goals of the 'Vision Document'.
Standing (L-R) : Dominic Anderton (Sub. International Councilor); Paul Cleary (Vice Minister); Paul Hitchfield (Minister); Adam Greenwell (Secretary); Anthony Williams (Formator); Br. Philip Jeffares ( Nat. Spiritual Asst.); Kneeling : Clare McLean (International Councilor); Paul Waalwijk ( Treasurer )
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