Rochester Mayor proclaimed September as ‘Elder Network’ month. Cojourner Mary Doucette founded the Elder Network 35 years ago. She states: “Elder Network will continue to do what it’s doing and that is to respond to the kind of current needs and changes in systems in order to offer service to older adults.” Click on these links:
Land Acknowledgment Ceremony featured on KTTC-TV. Sister Marlys Jax was interviewed. (Sadly, the reporter replaced “Sisters of Saint Francis” from all of our documents, with “Saint Francis of Assisi.” Hopefully, most will have understood!) https://www.kttc.com/2023/10/06/st-francis-assisi-teams-up-with-dakota-tribe-land-acknowledgement-ceremony/
Sister LaDonna Maier was recognized in the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach newsletter, Grand Junction, Colorado. “Forty years ago, Sr. LaDonna Maier, OSF… used her lunch hour to open the back door of the convent and offer lunch to the men and women who had lined up there because they were hungry.” That was the beginning of the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. Thank you, Sister LaDonna for your foresight in creating this wonderful organization that carries on to this day!
Mayo Clinic dedicates new gazebo to its longest-serving staff member Sister Lauren Weinandt: https://www.kttc.com/2023/10/12/mayo-clinic-dedicates-new-gazebo-its-longest-serving-staff-member-sister-lauren-weinandt/