On Saturday, February 28, the Board of Directors of our Cap Corps Volunteer program met in DC for a day-long strategic vision session. From left, Frank Yacobi, OFM Cap.; Al Carver, OFM Cap.; Margaret McIntyre Stacy (Cap Corps Director and former volunteer); Jay Long; Paul Dressler, OFM Cap.; Ana Chappa, Bob Toomey, OFM Cap.; Sarah Hack Mooney and Tony Brunswick.
Ana, Sarah and Tony are former Cap Corps volunteers from 2001, 1999 and 1998, respectively.
Reports tell us that the meeting, held at the DC Cap Corps house, was very productive!
The Many Faces & One Golden Smile:
Thanks, Fr. Bill!!
I asked the Cap Corps Volunteers to share stories and pictures. I've received tributes from the first group in 1993 all the way to the group that just ended their year in July, 2014.
Here are their words about the dear man and the devoted friar that Cap Corps will so fondly remember for years to come . . .
Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps
The following article appeared online for the National Catholic Reporter. It is reproduced here with the acknowledgement of its copyright protection.
Br. Brian Stacy, OFM Cap., and Nick Despotidis
recently took part in a college fair at Gonzaga University to expose students
to our Cap Corps Volunteers.
"Volunteers bring vitality"
by Denise Simeone
January 15, 2014
(reprinted with permission)
What organization in its right mind wouldn't love to add excitement, energy and inspiration to its work and its mission? What would it be like to have people who contribute time, experience, passion and energy to your goals and dreams? Invite some volunteers to join you and they will do all that by bringing ideas, commitment and vitality along with service. That's what volunteers have done for us . . . .