Q – We hear that the Provincial Council is working on a procedures manual. Please elaborate on this. What will it address? When will it be done?
A – It is taking us a long time to work on this procedures manual because we want it to be succinct. We want it to be a practical help to the Province, and not a burden. This Procedures Manual would not be a Legislative Document, but rather a reference. These are the topics probably to be covered in our Procedures Manual: categories of membership (active, infirm, extended, inactive); leave of absence; excused absence; establishing an OCDS bank account; secretarial duties; the OCDS religious title; retreat planning; sample monthly meetings; index to Constitutions; index to Provincial Statutes.