UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX LEAGUE
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Senior National Executive UOL Board Meets in Parma, OH!
The National Executive Board spent the last day of Great Lent and Lazarus Saturday in Parma Ohio. Senior National Executive Board Members traveled to Parma to review accomplishments and prepare for the 66th Annual UOL Convention. On Saturday the National Executive Board gathered in the Cathedral for Divine Liturgy. It is always beautiful for the Board to have the opportunity to start the Board Meeting with Divine Liturgy. His Grace Bishop Daniel, the Spiritual Father of Sr. UOL and President of the Consistory as well as Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA celebrated Divine Liturgy and inspired board members and the faithful to dedicate their lives to the service our Lord and His creation. In conclusion o his remarks, Bishop Daniel greeted the Board on behalf of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony.
Following Divine Liturgy the National Executive Board enjoyed a delicious brunch and began the meeting. President Martha Misko encouraged each board member to review the accomplishments of the year while reviewing recommendations from last year’s Convention Body.
There was discussion about each commission report and plans for the upcoming UOL Convention. In Christian Care Giving and Missions there was discussion about the donations to each of the Mission projects. It was suggested that at the Convention there be discussion about how UOL chapters can do service projects within their home communities. Within the Education Commission there was review of the recent UOL retreats. Both retreats were a great success. There was also discussion about upcoming Young Adult activities including the Memorial Day weekend retreat.
As delegate to the Camp Committee, Chris Mills discussed the upcoming anniversary celebration at All Saints Camp. Everyone is encouraged to come to All Saints Camp to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Camp, and 5th Anniversary of St. Thomas Chapel on June 29, 2013.
The highlight of the meeting was the review of plans for the UOL Convention. The UOL Convention will be held in Parma on July 24-28, 2013. We hope to see you there.
Following the meeting the Board enjoyed a delicious pasta supper and celebrated Vespers. The evening was spent at the rectory with board members having a chance to spend time with our UOL family.
The next morning National Executive Board Members participated in Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy in Parma. Following Divine Liturgy the UOL Convention Committee sponsored a lovely fish luncheon where all proceeds benefit Convention fundraising.
The weekend was a huge success! The National Executive Board thanks Fr. John and Pani Matka Mary Ann Nakonachny, Fr. Michael and Pani Matka Anna Hontaruk, Convention Chairperson Melanie Nakonachny and all chapter members for their warm hospitality.