Executive Board Meets in Columbus, OH
Enthusiasm and commitment to the Dominican charism characterized the
DASS Executive Board meeting held March 28, 2011 in Columbus, OH at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse
and Ohio Dominican University
. The group welcomed new Board member Christopher Olley, President of St. Catherine High School
in Racine, WI; Sheila Wathen, DASS Technical Consultant; and Sr.
Elizabeth Pardo, IHM, Grant Writing Consultant. The Board developed
goals for the next two-year period that will benefit the entire DASS
community, including the creation of e-mail listserv groups for DASS
members to facilitate networking and sharing. With the assistance of Sr.
Elizabeth, DASS also hopes to secure a grant that will provide funding
for a program of Mission formation in our Dominican schools.
The Board also recognized the many years of service Barbara Daush has rendered to the DASS organization. Barbara, President of St. Agnes Academy & St. Dominic School
, Memphis, TN, will be retiring from the Board at the end of this school year.
Please join in praying for board member Denise Bourgeoise, OP, whose
sister, also a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace congregation,
passed away the day before our board meeting.
Save the Date: Upcoming 2011 Annual Meeting in Akron, OH
Lisa Massello, Principal of Our Lady of the Elms
school in Akron, OH will host our two-day Annual meeting on October 18-19, 2011
The theme of this gathering will be "Together, We Create a Sustainable
Future." Day One will feature an unforgettable visit to the Dominican
Crown Point Ecology Center in Bath, OH (www.crownpt.org
Please invite members of your school staff who would especially benefit
from this day of input and reflections, i.e. campus ministers, theology
teachers, science teachers.
A substantial portion of the meeting on Day Two will highlight effective "best practices" in our schools.
Be a part of this educational, reflective and networking event! Specific
registration, accommodation and airline information will be available
to schools before the end of June.
DASS Dues Reminder
If you have not yet paid your membership dues for the 2010-2011 fiscal
year, please honor this commitment by the end of this fiscal year.
In planning your school budgets for the 2011-12 fiscal year, please
include your DASS membership dues. The recommended annual membership fee
will remain at $5,000.
Great Documents Available on the DASS Website
The "Members Only" section of the DASS website
has resources uploaded from member schools, including
surveys/evaluations and assessments, advancement materials, school board
materials, mission integration items and more. Use your email address
to log in (if you have forgotten your password, just click the link) and
view these resources. Please share resources from your school by
uploading them--just click on "Add a Document" in the left column and
follow the instructions. You can update your DASS contact information
there as well.