Two new board appointments

National President Susan Dickson (on the right) presents the badges of office to Colleen McMurchy (left) and Dawn Mullins.

The Catholic Women’s League board is very happy to announce two national appointment

National Social Issues Convener

Dawn Mullins is from Auckland  and  worked in Social Services during my working life and as a volunteer advocate when asked by people for help.

On learning of her appointment she says she is humbled to be appointed to this position and look forward to sharing a perspective on the pertinent issues as they may arise.

Interestingly, Dawn’s mother was a member of CWL for many years which gave me an appreciation of the CWL function and activities.

International Secretary

Colleen McMurchy, also from Auckland Diocese has been a CWL member almost continuously since leaving Papatoetoe Homemakers in 1976.

Currently an Associate member she held various positions in the Maori CWL in Auckland from late 1980s until it disbanded in 2001. She has served several terms on the Auckland Diocesan Council returning late 2017 as Diocesan Secretary.

Colleen was privileged to be a member of the NZ delegation to WUCWO in Mexico in 1991 and the Asia Pacific WUCWO Assembly in Canberra 1996.

She was on the organising committee of the Asia Pacific WUCWO conference in Hamilton in 1993 and edited the Conference proceedings.

Colleen comes from a background of Teacher Education and Maori Education. After retiring from University of Auckland she trained tutors in Adult Literacy & Numeracy.

She has been a JP for 34 years.