In this newsletter, a strong theme of service is emerging. In the tradition of Catherine McAuley, service has played a significant role in the lives of many women throughout the world over centuries. For our members, I believe service provides an opportunity to support and encourage through a process of giving and receiving.
So what is service and why is important?
Service is defined in the dictionary as: ‘an act of helpful activity; help; aid: to do someone a service.’ It can be an act or deed – an action or some other way to make a difference.
I came across this quote and it resonated with me as to why service is important:
‘When you decide to notice, when you decide to act, when you decide to make a difference (even in a small way), you have taken the first step in changing the world.’
This is what I believe service can do, in some way it changes the world, either for an individual, a group or society as a whole.
Everyone provides service every day on a number of different levels. As you read this newsletter, please consider if you have some time to assist any of the different service opportunities the OGA is supporting.
Danielle Cattalini, President (Class of 1986)