But first remember...
Meet together often.
Together, read the scripture, read the lives of the Saints, read a book, prepare your cards to “our friends” and plan your acts of mercy.
Then, take care of your business.
I. Dues: Money that helps our local Diocese and money that helps our Archdiocese. $75.00 of the dues from every parish is sent on to the Archdiocese and the rest remains in our Diocese for our expenses and ministry.
Dues are to be sent by October 15, 2008 to the Treasurer of the AW of our Diocese:
P.O. Box 88
Gaston, SC 29053
Make checks payable to Antiochian Women – Diocese of Miami and the Southeast. Each check is to have two signatures as is required by the Archdiocese and strongly recommended by Bishop ANTOUN.
The amount is determined by the size of the parish:
Small (0-100): $200
Medium (101–175): $250
Large (176 and up): $300
Missions: not required, but encouraged to send at least $25
II. Delegates’ Meeting: A meeting in mid-winter with AW Officers and delegates from each AW Chapter.
The AW President, Vice President/ Project Coordinator, Treasurer, Coordinators (Humanitarian, Membership, Public Relations, Religious) and all Chapter Presidents (or a representative) will give reports. This will include your activities, acts of mercy, your accomplishments, etc. It is suggested to have 50 copies.
Where – Pensacola, Florida
When – January 23-25, 2009
Hosted by – St. Andrew Orthodox Mission ; Fr. David Bleam, Priest
III. Project: Metropolitan PHILIP gave the AW a new project at the North American Board meeting in July. The new project will be to raise funds for special needs Children. The official description has not been given to us yet. We do know it will be primarily for the Al Kafat Home in Lebanon.
Charlotte Wood, St. Peter, Madison, MS will keep you informed.
Due by April 15, 2009
Send to: Martha Rowell
P.O. Box 88
Gaston, SC 29053
Make checks payable to: Antiochian Women – Diocese of Miami and the Southeast. Each check is to have two signatures as is required by the Archdiocese and strongly recommended by Bishop ANTOUN.
IV. Parish Life Conference:
June 10 – 14, 2009
Hosted by: St. Peter Orthodox Church 
Very Rev. John Henderson, Priest
The AW usually meet on Friday. All officers, coordinators and AW Chapter Presidents give a report. Please make 70 copies.
V. Fundraiser or Donation at Parish Life Conference:
Children’s Relief Fund:
We sponsor one child, Antonella, from Lebanon, sending $300 a year.
1. Sponsor one or two scholarships per summer for Camp St. Thekla ($350 per scholarship) depending on amount raised.
2. Financial help for Diocesan-elected officers to attend Parish Life Conference and mid-winter meeting. If requested, $200 per person per meeting.
3. Financial needs/emergencies at the discretion of the Executive Committee members.
This year we will probably ask for donations. Cathy Stazione, AW Vice-President, will keep you informed.