National Fraternity Council Secretary's Report

October, 2003 - October 2004

Since the 2003 National Fraternity Council meeting in Santa Barbara, California, I have answered hundreds of phone calls and thousands of e-mails. I have attended the Executive Council meetings, taken and distributed the minutes, and performed whatever other tasks were assigned as a result of the business conducted. I have assisted Bob Herbelin in creating a directory in Adobe Acrobat format that can be sent electronically and have provided input to the Computer Committee in working towards having the directory online and downloadable.

Other Official Travel

November, 2003 - presided at the Saint Joan of Arc Regional election

May 2004 - presided at the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Regional Election

June, 2004 - Accompanied Sharon Deveaux on her introductory visit to the National Archives at St. Bonaventure University, New York

- Attended the All Commissions Conference in Denver, Colorado

August, 2004 - made an fraternal visitation to 'Ohana 'O Ke Anuenue Region and presided at the regional election

Unofficial Travel*

November, 2003 - attended the Mother Cabrini Regional celebration of their patronal feast

December, 2004 - met with Bill Wicks in Santa Maria, California to select, box and ship files for Carol Gentile

- met with Carol Gentile in Monaca, Pennsylvania to review files sent by Bill Wicks

February, 2004 - met with Carol Gentile in Monaca, Pennsylvania to prepare for March Executive Council meeting and assist with other business for the Order

- Attended the Franciscan Forum of the Franciscan Institute in Denver, Colorado

April, 2004 - visited the Conventual friary at Arroyo Grande, California and the OFM friary at Mission San Miguel, California to pick up/copy documents for the National Archives

- attended part of a meeting of the California Archives Association with Sharon Deveaux, relative to starting new archives

May, 2004 - met with Carol Gentile in Monaca, Pennsylvania to prepare for June Executive Council meeting

August, 2004 - attended the Franciscan Federation meeting in Fort Worth, Texas

September, 2004 - attended the national Spiritual Assistants meeting at Marytown, Illinois

The minutes for the NAFRA, 2003 meeting follow.


Elizabeth S. Allen, SFO

Secretary, National Fraternity Council

* Privately funded