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2019 Spring to Life Annual Assembly and Southeast Regional Submeeting

  • St. Pius X High School 2674 Johnson Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30345 (map)

2019 Annual Membership Meeting of the Southeast Region hosted by SVdP Georgia

  • If you are registering as an individual without the Conference group rate, please select the Individual Registration ($20).

  • If you are a Conference member whose Conference has purchased the Conference Group Rate, please select the Conference Member Group Registration (free- paid by Conference).

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Workshop Descriptions

Best Practices: Rural Conferences                  

Who should attend: Any level of membership 

This workshop is for Rural Conference members (If you are part of SVdP Georgia, this means Districts 5, 8 and 9. If you are unsure of which district you are in, check with your Conference President). Join Vincentians and Conference leaders from similar geographic populations as your Conference to discuss various areas of your Vincentian vocation and learn from one another while you share best practices. Topic areas may include person-to-person visits (home visits), membership, spirituality, donor stewardship, and/or any other challenges or successes you want to share with the group!

Leads: District 1 Representative TBD, District 4 Representative TBD, District 6 Representative

Offered in Track 1

Best Practices: Suburban Conferences          

Who should attend: Any level of membership

This workshop is for Suburban Conference members (If you are part of SVdP Georgia, this means Districts 2, 3 and 7. If you are unsure of which district you are in, check with your Conference President). Join Vincentians and Conference leaders from similar geographic populations as your Conference to discuss various areas of your Vincentian vocation and learn from one another while you share best practices. Topic areas may include person-to-person visits (home visits), membership, spirituality, donor stewardship, and/or any other challenges or successes you want to share with the group!

Leads: Jerry Veltri, President- St. Jude, Bernie Gaydos, President- St. Brigid

Offered in Track 1

Best Practices: Urban Conferences     

Who should attend: Any level of membership

This workshop is for Urban Conference members (If you are part of SVdP Georgia, this means Districts 1, 4 and 6. If you are unsure of which district you are in, check with your Conference President). Join Vincentians and Conference leaders from similar geographic populations as your Conference to discuss various areas of your Vincentian vocation and learn from one another while you share best practices. Topic areas will include person-to-person visits (home visits), membership, spirituality, donor stewardship, and/or any other challenges or successes you want to share with the group!

Presenter(s): Don Hyde, President- Good Samaritan; District 5 Representative TBD, District 8 Representative TBD 

Offered in Track 2

CMS: Phase II Enhancements Review 

Who should attend: Any CMS User

In this workshop, we will review the Phase I and Phase II enhancements that we have released over the last 5 months with the emphasis on the newly released Phase II enhancements.

Presenters: CMS User Group, John Pepe and Janice Sigurdson

Offered in Track 1

CMS: Introducing the New App                       

Who should attend: Any CMS User

In this workshop, we will introduce and demo the NEW CMS App that we will be transitioning to in lieu of accessing CMS from a browser. One of the most significant features of the CMS App is that it will run on ALL tablets without any special software or app through an app store. Come and find out how this new app will enhance your CMS experience. You don’t want to miss this!

Presenters: CMS User Group, John Pepe and Janice Sigurdson

Offered in Track 2

Community Partners: How can they help you help better?

Who should attend: Caseworkers, Intake Workers, Conference Leaders

We know how important our Community Partners are to the support services we provide to our neighbors in need. In this workshop, you will learn about the services and/or programs available from Georgia Power and Street Grace and how to access them for your friends in need.

Presenters: Georgia Power Representative, Street Grace Representative, Karen Latendresse- SVdP GA Chief Mission Officer

Offered in Track 1

Governance: Strategic Plan      

Who should attend: Conference Leaders

All Conference Leaders are highly encouraged to attend this workshop! Spend some time with our National President, Ralph Middlecamp, while he explores the current strategic plan and gain a better understanding of how you can implement strategies in your Conference.  

Presenter: Ralph Middlecamp, SVdP USA President

Offered in Track 1

Hidden Dangers: Sex and Human Trafficking          

Who should attend: Caseworkers, Intake Workers

Human trafficking, particularly domestic sex trafficking of minors, is a huge issue in the greater Atlanta area and getting worse. That is certainly darkness— but there is light in the darkness: there’s many nonprofits out there fighting this scourge who are mobilizing people in growing numbers every day. Learn about those organizations, their efforts,  and where and how you can help and most importantly how to spot it and report it!

Presenter: Don, Good Shepherd

Offered in Tracks 1 and 2

Serving in Hope Module VII: Our Vincentian Home Visit

Who should attend: Spiritual Advisors, Conference Leaders

Serving in Hope is a spiritual formation program, and therefore it is not just about information and facts. Formation is designed to move us from our heads into our hearts and this workshop introduces you to the newest Serving in Hope Module, VII- Our Vincentian Home Visit that can help you do just that. You will be taken through the formation process of walking through the five session module and gain an understanding of how this module will guide us in this journey to our Vincentian Heart. We invite and encourage you to join this workshop to pray, reflect and share on Module VII.

Presenter: Jack Murphy, National Systemic Change Leader, National Board Member, President- St. Thomas Aquinas

Offered in Tracks 1 and 2

Social Security: SSI and SSDI    

Who should attend: Any level of membership

This workshop will discuss social security programs and benefits including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSDI). Learn about the requirements and many of the issues and problems that people encounter while applying for disability.

Presenter: Georgia Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Offered in Track 1

Welcoming New Members

Who should attend: New Member Coordinators, Conference Leaders

Do you work with New Members in your Conference, or do you wish to but need a starting point? Participants in this workshop will understand how to implement a process for recruiting and admitting new Conference members, and learn why doing so is vital to the Conference’s success.

Presenter: Betty Molloy, Immaculate Heart of Mary- New Member Coordinator

Offered in Tracks 1 and 2

We're All In this Together: Collaborate with your Community

Who should attend: All levels of membership

Learn how a Conference is using a web-based app (Trello) to organize resources and collaboration with local partners that can be used anywhere, anytime.  A Trello "Board" is a collection of "Lists", filled with "Cards" to be used by members to help clients and each other. It’s a lot more than that though and this workshop will show you how it can simplify resource management and enhance your Conference’s work.

Presenter: Steve Kosmala, St. Benedict

Offered in Track 2