History of Midwest Associate Directors (CARMA)

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CARMA - Conference of Associates & Religious of Midwest Area

A history prepared by C Jean Hayen, BVM based upon notes following a sharing with Joann Kuebrich, CHM

11/01/1991

Questionnaire mailed to 88 Midwest Associate Directors to determine interest in providing Midwest Conferences for Associates.

03/19/1992

Initial meeting - Midwest Associate Directors chaired by Joann, CHM

  • Present:  Donna Burke, OSF, Carita Carey, FSPA, Jacqueline Provencher, OP, Joann Kuebrich, CHM
  • Absent:   Judy Schaefer, OP, Virginia Jennings, OSF, Connie Howe, RSM, Ann DeNicolo, BVM
  • Reviewed questionnaire responses to determine interest.
  • Decided 8 – 10 congregations will meet bi-annually.
  • Purpose of Group: “to share ideas, resources and, eventually,if there is a need, to invite a resource person(s) for our associatesand directors.
  • ”Midwest Associate Directors will provide a Midwest AssociatesConference for Midwest Associates and Religious so they canexperience opportunity to meet each other and have enriching,quality input at an affordable cost and within easy travel time.
  • Joann Kuebrich, CHM became a member of Wisconsin KindredSpirits representing the group.
  • At a later date, the group became called “Mississippi Valley”.and, established a membership policy according to attendance/absence at bi-annual meetings.

1996

Beginning of NACAR 

09/16/1999

Midwest Associate Directors decided not to plan a conference with  Kindred Spirits and to have conferences opposite Kindred Spirits Gatherings and independent of Kindred Spirits.

10/22/2001

Midwest Associate Directors decided not to renew our membership with Kindred Spirits but to keep NACAR membership.

05-31 to 06-02/2002

Kindred Spirits and NACAR have their joint spring meeting.

Spring 2003

No Midwest annual Shalom Day

Fall 2004

Kindred Spirits and NACAR have a joint meeting.

04/16/2005

Midwest 6th bi-annual Shalom Day

04/28/2007

Midwest 7th bi-annual Associate Day at Sinsinawa

04/25/2009

Midwest 8th bi-annual Associate Day at Sinsinawa

04/01/2011

Midwest 9th bi-annual Associate Day at Best Western Plus Hotel, Dbq.

04/20/2013 

Midwest 10th bi-annual Associate Day at Best Western Plus Hotel, Dbq.


04/30/1994

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Nancy Schreck, OSF Attended: 140
Disciples…Walking Together… Faithful to the Gospel
$18.00/day Speaker $300.00    Shalom $ 1260  Total: $2020

04/27/1996
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Helen Maher Garvey, BVM     Attended: 146
PM Disciples…Walking Together…The Easter Story Continues
$20.00/day Speaker         Shalom             Total: $681.55

05/02/1998
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Mary Jo Pedersen Attended: 108
Disciples…Walking Together in the Spirit
$20.00/day Speaker $350.00 Shalom $1569  Total: $1919

05/06/2000
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pat Bergan, CSJ    Kathy Sherman, CSJ   Attended: 109
Disciples…Walking Together into the New Millennium
$25.00/day   Speakers  $700 + travel  Shalom $1033 Total: 1733

05/04/2002
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Nancy Schreck, OSF Attended:  130  (Reg: 132)
Disciples…Walking Together…Celebrating Our Call
$30.00/day Speaker  $500 + travel   Shalom  $4722  Total:$5222

04/16/2005
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Kathleen Smith, SP / Virginia Piecuch, BVM Assoc  Attended: 200+
Walking Together…Relationships between Associates and Vowed Members
$25 /day  Speakers $1200 Print $46 Shalom  $2338  Total:$3584

04/28/07
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 

Nancy Schreck, OSF              Attended: 220 (Reg: 230)
Walking Together…Living the Commitment
$25 (35 late)/day  Speaker $1200 Print, etc $30    Mound $3484 Refunds 179.50      Total Expenses: $4879.50     Ending balances: $4014.13

04/25/09
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Joseph Nangle, OFM Attended:  231
Walking Together…Living a Radical Gospel    Expenses: 7210.84
$30 (40late)/day  Speaker $1200 + 360.40 travel   Mound $4556.50=6116.90
Refunds, Mona, postage, grant:1093.94   Ending balance: 4649.89

04/01/11
9:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Edwina Gateley Attended: 290
In God’s Womb…Our Spirit Journey with God. Expenses: 7247.62
$35 ($45 late)  Speaker $1500 + 752.18 travel Midway Hotel-4860.01
10 Books (prizes)- $135.30  Refunds-$160     Ending balance:7780.85

04/20/13
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Ann Zollmann Attended: 250-252
Caught by Common Charism,Creating Uncommon Community Expenses:7111.84
$35 ($45 late fee)   Speaker $1000  IT $500  Panel Facilitator $500  Refunds - $205
Cosmic flag $117.98   Committee meal  $104.88   MAZ gift $140.32    DVDs $60.37
Table candy  $40.19    Midway Hotel $4443.10                  Ending Balance: $9273.71