Board Announces 2009-2010 Project: Convent of St. Thekla
"We are all very excited about our new North American Board project—contributing to the building of St. Thekla Convent—and the arrival of Mother Alexandra to the Antiochian Village," NAB President Cindy Nimey said. “Mother Alexandra is a dynamic person and we will all learn very much from her.”
Five elected officers, the immediate past president, and six appointed coordinators comprise the NAB. “We have all been elected or appointed to positions to be leaders and provide programs and information about our projects to the seven Dioceses of our Archdiocese,” Cindy wrote in a encouraging letter to the board and to officers and coordinators of the Dioceses.
“We had a wonderful meeting this summer (at Archdiocese convention in Palm Desert, CA); thanks to the hard work and love from all the Antiochian Women chapters we were able to give Metropolitan PHILIP a check in the amount of $112,800.00 for the support of the Al K'afaat Foundation in Lebanon.
“As we begin our new year, we turn our attention to our new project: The Convent of St. Thekla at Antiochian Village. We will surely look forward to being with Mother Alexandra, the acting Abbess of St. Thekla at our mid-winter meeting, February 5 - 7, 2010.
“I look forward to serving you with all my heart, soul and strength the next two years; please don't hesitate to ask if I can be of help to you as you carry out your duties to the Antiochian Women. We may be many miles from each other but we are all as close as a phone call or email.
“We have much work to do to keep our organization strong and spread our love and sisterhood to the churches and missions that don‟t have Antiochian Women chapters yet. Pray for each other and all Antiochian Women as God hears all of our prayers and blesses us. Once again, many thanks to all of you for all you do,” Cindy said in the letter.