During this Council meeting we welcomed to our team two new hard-working members: Jolleen Wagner – Director of the Lasallian Volunteer Program in the US, representing the Region of North America (RELAN); James Camden – Director of Lasallian Youth Ministry for the District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, representing the Region of Pacific-Asia (PARC).
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the two outgoing councilors, Elissa Pensa Cerros (RELAN) and Vanessa Abella (PARC) for their dedication and sterling work during their years of service on ICYL.
The agenda for the meeting covered a series of important items. These included:
- International Lasallian Days for Peace 2012 and 2013;
- Lasallian formation efforts for adolescents and young adults, especially through the VEGA Formation model;
- Possible ways for exploring further synergy among Lasallian Volunteer Programmes
- Regional Updates;
- Young Lasallian presence and contribution to the International Assembly for Mission, May 2013, and the International Assembly of Young Brothers, August 2013;
- 3rd International Symposium for Young Lasallians, February 2014;
- Lasallian research focusing on current youth-centered themes;
- World Youth Day related activities.
Joe Gilson – International Coordinator for Young Lasallians