The National Commission
The main work of the National Commission is to preserve the unity of the Association whilst encouraging and supporting creative diversity.
The Commission meets regularly to review all aspects of the Association; to support and network with Associate Groups; to provide spiritual support and plan events. Commission members are drawn from all regions of the United Kingdom.
Membership of the Commission
Members of the Commission are appointed by the Trustees - Sisters and Associates - for a period of three years or longer if appropriate.
Nominations for Associates are received by the Trustees from the Group Leaders
Commission members who hold office - Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary - will relinquish their role and Commission membership after a maximum of six years. It is recommended that the Chair and Secretary do not resign at the same time.
Current Members of the Commission (as of September 2017)
Trustees: Sr. Joan Breen - Sr. Geraldine Lawlor
Chair: Miss Marian Kennedy
Chaplain: Canon Alan McLean
Chaplaincy Team: Sr. Bridie Stephens - Sr. Margaret Jones
Associates: Mrs Marie Gray - Mrs Maria Overend - Miss Marian Kennedy - Mrs Brid Regan
Mr Maurice Regan - Mrs May Raughter - Mr. Mark Lear
Sisters: Sr. Noreen Cullen - Sr. Mary Gorman - Sr. Betty Larkin - Sr. Annette McCartan - Sr. Bridie Stephens
Minute Taker: - Sr. Noreen Cullen
Treasurer: - Mr Maurice Regan
Signatories: - Miss Marian Kennedy - Sr. Betty Larkin
The Commission at Work
"Try to view passing events as you will in a year hence, or as if they had happened a year ago"
"Let us not feel distressed that others know our faults, we all have our imperfections and shall have them till our death"
"Be ever ready to praise, to encourage, to stimulate, but slow to censure and still more slow to condemn"