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Catholic Women's League Victoria/ Wagga Wagga (1916 - )

From
October 1916
Alternative Names
  • Catholic Women's Social Guild (former name, 1916 - 1970)

Summary

Founded in 1916, the Catholic Women's Social Guild of Victoria/Wagga Wagga was renamed the Catholic Women's League in 1970. The League is formed on a plan of parochial, diocesan, and general government. It is part of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Australia, and has an international affiliation with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations. It also has an international affiliation with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations financed by the Diocesan Councils.

Details

At a branch level the Catholic Women's League members
• Support parishes
• Address social and moral issues
• Visit the sick and the lonely
• Help the aged and disabled
• Assist the homeless and migrants
• Promote ecumenism
• Support overseas aid and charitable organisations
• Encourage education in faith and spirituality
• Provide opportunities for social and cultural experiences
• Financially support specific projects
• Attend and organise CWL meetings and workshops

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.cwla.org.au/pages/structure1.html accessed 2003-11-19 and Horizon in retrospect, 1916-1986.

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Member

President

Vice President

Anne Heywood

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