Owensboro Selected To Host Society of St. Vincent de Paul Mideast Regional Meeting

The 2018 Mideast Regional meeting hosted by the Diocesan Council of Owensboro is coming to the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront on May 18 and 19.  Around 125 attendees will come from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.  Guests will include the National Council President Ralph Middlecamp, National Board VP Brian Burgess and Mideast Region VP William Brazier.

“This is a great opportunity to bring first-time visitors to Owensboro.  We are working to impress these guests with our unique amenities and encourage them to bring more business to Owensboro,” said Mark Calitri, President & CEO Visit Owensboro.

“We are honored to welcome our fellow Vincentians and to showcase our beautiful city.  We’ll be gathering for fellowship and to further our personal and spiritual growth while focusing on our unique mission of person-to-person service to the poor,” said Nancy G. Harris, President Diocesan Council of Owensboro.

This meeting brings together volunteers and staff from around the Mideastern United States to promote fellowship, knowledge and creativity to support the mission of serving the poor in our local communities.

“Every day our volunteers see the face of Christ in the forgotten poor.  Last year, the Society here in western Kentucky helped over 30,000 of our friends and neighbors with food, clothing, shelter as well as spiritual needs.  We are blessed by our loving donors, leaders, volunteers and staff.  We rely solely on the generosity of the community to continue our mission,” said Richard B. Remp-Morris, CEO Diocesan Council of Owensboro. 

The Diocesan Council of Owensboro- Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves 32 counties in western Kentucky, 22 parish-based conferences and eight thrift stores.  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Catholic lay organization) was founded by Blessed Frederic Ozanam in Paris, France in 1833.  According to organizers, It’s one of the world’s oldest and most respected charities.  SVDP members may register and purchase tickets here