Catholic Women Raise A Record $200K In Conference
Catholic Women’s League national president Selina Lee Wah has praised the Catholic women in Fiji following a record-breaking $200,000 collection. It was during their annual conference in Lautoka over the past four days. With that, Mrs Lee Wah has set her eyes on seeing the organisation clearing outstanding debts and focusing on investing in a building of their own. Mrs Lee Wah was among more than 1200 Catholic women from around the country who gathered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Lautoka for the annual conference. She said the highest amount previously collected by the League was just over $100,000 and she was ecstatic.
She said the financial status of the League had never been better.
She owed this to a strict control of funds and her dedicated team of office bearers who all hailed from the North, including herself.
“It’s pleasant to see an increase in interest amongst the Catholic women and especially their participation in the workshops that have been organised,” she said.
One of the highlights of the conference was the craft competition amongst the different parishes.
Items such as scented oil, mats and hand fans were featured from around the country. “It was good to see the women economically-empowered from the sale of their craft,” she said. With women who had come from the 35 parishes, the gathering included the Annual General Meeting which was held yesterday while the soli took place on Saturday. Mrs Lee Wah said her major aim was to see Catholic women have their own building. The women will depart for their homes today.
Mrs Lee Wah said her major aim was to see Catholic women have their own building.
Catholic Women’s League national president Selina Lee Wah.