Saving Valuable Dollars # 3

July 2007

On June 10-13, a group of 22 SVDs working in the Parish Apostolate throughout the U.S. and Canada gathered at Divine Word International for a series of workshops covering the topics of accounting, legal issues, banking and bank fraud, planned giving and capital campaigns.

Photos courtesy of Sunny Francis, SVD

Jim Braband prepares to welcome participants to the seminar.

Dariusz Garbaciak confers with presenter Tom Reitemeyer, CPA

Andre Grecki and Miguel Virella pose for the camera.

(L to R) Jim Braband, Darrell Kelly, George Kintiba, and George Gawlik enjoy a break.

Dominic Nguyen proves that good Catholics really do sit in front!

Tom Reitemeyer instructs the participants in the areas of accounting and budgeting.

Dariusz Garbaciak speaks with presenter Bruce Stratton, Labor Attorney.

Robert Ratajczak offers greetings from the Canada District.

SVD participants listen intently on how to save valuable dollars.

Darius Garbaciak and Jim Braband with presenters Andy Mozena and Kim Tegeler of Premier Bank.

Andy Mozena and Kim Tegeler offer a presentation on banking and bank fraud.

Nick Hien Nguyen reviews some of the seminar materials.

(L to R) Joseph Dao Vu, Pedro Bou, and Pawel Czoch are ready to learn.

Mary Anderson, Assistant Director of Planned Giving for the Archdiocese of Chicago, speaks about bequests and annuities.

Pete Cullen-Conway, Director of Major Gifts, offers a presentation on how to enhance parish fundraising efforts.

Mike Gleason, Vicariate Stewardship Coordinator, speaks on how to carry out capital campaigns.

Anne Marie Tirpak, Vicariate Stewardship Coordinator, instructs participants on strategies for welcoming new parishioners.

Pedro Bou receives a certificate for attending the seminar. Pedro was also recognized for having attended all three of the Saving Valuable Dollars seminars held since 2004!

(L to R) Peter De Ta Vo, Damian Kabot, and Tony Clark congratulate fellow participants as they receive their certificates.

Jun Pateno receives his certificate from Dariusz Garbaciak.

Ummmm, lots of switches. No money.


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