Duties of the First Vice-President:
(a) In the absence or inability of the president-elect to serve, the vice-presidents, in order of rank, shall perform her duties.
(b) In the temporary absence or inability to serve of both the president and president-elect, the first and second vice-presidents shall perform the duties of the president and president-elect respectively.
(c) Each vice-president shall:
(i) be the chairperson of a standing committee
(ii) perform other duties as may be delegated by the president
The Community Life Standing Committee is responsible for:
(a) dignity and rights of persons
(b) social and economic justice
(c) refugees, immigration and citizenship
(d) Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)
(e) developing countries
Giselle was born and raised in Mattawa, Ontario, and moved to North Bay when she started college. Since that time she has remained in North Bay. Giselle and her husband Doug have been married for 30 years. She is currently employed full time as a Registered Insurance Broker.
Giselle and Doug were blessed with two wonderful sons, Evan and Mathew. When her sons were younger, she maintained an active role in their school serving as Secretary and Chairperson of the PTA and Secretary of the Catholic School Advisory Council. Volunteering in her Parish, Holy Name of Jesus, has kept her family busy over the years. Both sons carried out duties as Altar Servers, and Doug has been an executive member of the Knights of Columbus Council for several years.
Giselle joined the Catholic Women’s League of Canada in 2002. She has served at the Parish Level as Secretary and two terms as President, Convention Chairperson in 2011, Regional Chairperson from 2011 to 2013, Diocesan Corresponding Secretary for 2013 – 2015 and Diocesan Second Vice President/Education and Health Standing Committee Chairperson from 2015-2017.
Involvement in the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has been a life changing experience. It has enhanced her spiritual development while giving her the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friendships. Working with women who share faith and mutual interests has been extremely rewarding.