The 2017 Western Region Conference, hosted by the SVdP Portland Council May 26-28, was a great success. A record number of Vincentians attended from 10 different states, many visiting the Portland area for the first time, as well as local Conference members. The theme this year, “Let’s Help the Homeless and Rediscover Ourselves”, was explored in Ozanam training, workshops, and business meetings. Our Mobile Kitchen was on site for tours and program questions. The Portland Council held a special dinner reception on Friday evening at The Grotto, complete with guided tours, offering a spiritual and beautiful setting for a peaceful end to a busy day. *Photos courtesy of Christine Krikliwy.
Our 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Report is available, showing our impact on the community –385,000 people received services in a five-county area!
You’ll also want to read about:
- The greatly successful Western Regional Conference the Portland Council hosted in May
- The touching story of a family in crisis who was shown the love of God at Christmas
- How Providence Medical Group blessed us with their Table of the King event
- A message from our Executive Director, Brian Ferschweiler
Attention Golfers: the SVdP 24th Annual Jim Altenhofen Golf Tournament is coming up soon. Don’t forget to register!
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Once again, the Portland Council benefited from the generosity of those Providence Medical Group employees who participated in the 2017 annual Table of the King event that was held on February 16th. Employees were asked to forgo their normal lunch on that day and instead, enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, in accordance with a tradition started in France in 1800 by Mother Gamelin of the Sisters of Providence, who stated “Treat the poor with kindness and politeness; they are our lords and masters.” This year, the event raised over $27,000 in support of our programs, and on May 11th two representatives from Providence presented us with the check at our Cornwell St. location. We wish to thank Providence and all their employees and guests, for their continued support of our mission.
In recognition of their long-standing partnership and generous support, SVdP’s Portland Council has chosen Providence Medical Group as our DONOR PARTNER OF THE QUARTER. Providence Health & Services is the premier health services provider for Oregon and Southwest Washington.
24th Annual St. Vincent de Paul
Jim Altenhofen Memorial Golf Tournament
August 18, 2017
HAVE FUN ————————————HELP OTHERS
Proceeds from this year’s golf tournament will go toward the SVdP Emergency Services Program –helping needy individuals and families with rent and utility bill payment assistance.
Click on attached link for information flyer and individual registration form:
Click on attached link for group registration form:
We will be able to accept electronic credit card payment at Tournament site.
*If you would like to help St. Vincent de Paul by sponsoring a hole or event, please click on the following link and complete the Sponsor Form:
- the heartfelt Easter letter from our Executive Director, Brian Ferschweiler
- exciting news of changes in our Emergency Services department
- announcement of our upcoming Annual Golf Tournament
- new Portland Council contact information
- And More!
Click on this link to view our Spring Newsletter: SVdP Newsletter Spring 2017