The Union of Catholic Mothers

Out and About with the President

Hello Everyone,
This page is a short recap on the places I have been and the people I have met since my inauguration in May 2015. As you can see, some months are busier than others. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.
Kindest Regards
Val Ward
National President
February 2016
 * 27th - Diocesan Media OfficersDay - St Chad's,  Birmingham
Diocesan Media Officers
L to R Margaret Postill,  Salford, Eileen Goodwin, Leeds, Dorothy Anderson, Hallam, Rosemary Tierney A & B, ( behind Caroline Mills National Media Officer and  Adrian Wardle, Speaker, ) Jean Lopez Lopez, Nottingham, Madelaine McDonald, Liverpool, Irene Walker, Plymouth, Siobhan Cannam , Plymouth, and (front) Susan Martin, Birmingham.
 * 20th - National Board of Catholic Women - Romero House, London
 * 13th - National Committee Meeting - Women at Well, London
January 2016
 * 16th - NBCW Exec Meeting - Women at Well London
December 2015
 * Study Days Meeting with National Vice President Mrs Anne Emblem and Father Paul Smythe - London
 November 2015
 * Committee Meeting - Hayes Conference Centre Swannick
 * National Committee                                                * Happy Christmas Bishop Alan!                   
 * Walsingham Meeting with the Lead Diocese for 2016 - St Chad's Birmingham
  * Walsingham Planning Meeting  for 2016 Pilgrimage and AGM of the Walsingham Association with Walsingham Administrator Mrs Maureen Smith - Walsingham
 October 2015
 * NBCW Board Meeting - Romero House London
   * Women of the Year Lunch - London       * With Lady Lothian's grand daughter Lady Louise Vaughan
  * Catholic Womens League Council and AGM - Torquay    * CWL President Elizabeth Upsher
with ( L to R) NBCW President Maureen Meatcher, UCM
Scotland President Nan Reilly and UCM Scotland Vice
President Pauline Porter
  * Aid to the Church in Need with President of the NBCW Mrs Maureen Meatcher - House of Lords London with speakers (L) Lord David Alton and (R) Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Syria
 * World Homeless Day - House of Lords London with (L) Archbishop Peter Smith and (R) Bishop Alan Williams
 * Diocesan Officers Meeting - St Chad's Birmingham
 September 2015
 * NBCW Trust Meeting - Women at the Well London
  * CSAN Roadshow - promoting UCM in the Diocese of Shrewsbury with National Secretary Irene Mitchell - Ellesmere Port High School, Wirral
 * Meeting with National Secretary Mrs Irene Mitchell to purchase the UCM Christmas Cards and meet with Liverpool      Archdiocesan officers re Hosting next years National Council - St Paul's Church Liverpool
 * NBCW Exec Meeting - Women at the Well London
 * National Committee Meeting - St Chad's Birmingham
July 2015
 * Meeting with Media Team - Women at the Well London
 * Walsingham Review Meeting - St Chad's Birmingham
 * Walsingham Pilgrimage - Walsingham, with (L) National Secretary Irene Mitchell and (R) National Treasurer Angie Higginson
June 2015
* Reception with National Secretary Mrs Irene Mitchell at Westminster Hall London to meet the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Antonio Menini and Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
 * NBCW Board Meeting and AGM - Romero House London
 * National Committee Meeting - St Chad's Birmingham
 * Walsingham Sub Committee Meeting - St Chad's Birmingham
May 2015       
  * (L) A Scottish Welcome - Coatbridge and (R) With CWL President Elizabeth Upsher and UCM  Wales President Rose Maunder
                             * Flowers and Cards                                                     * National Badge
* With the Shrewsbury Delegation after the Inauguration ceremony
(L to R) Liz Booth Diocesan Treasurer, Monica Barnett Diocesan Secretary, Paddy Roberts Deputy Diocesan President, Val Ward National President, Sheila McAllister Residential Observer, Irene Mitchell National Secretary, Val Ashley Delegate
* Inauguration ceremony with Father David Irwin of Westminster Archdiocese,  Swanwick 


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