The town was crowded with people who had come to be registered. I am picturing a mother and a father in need, but everyone is too busy, too crowded to pay attention to them, pushing them out, or even worse, shunning them, not even recognizing their presence. We need to ask ourselves, "Do I forget about the mother and father of an unplanned child, or a child lost to abortion or the elderly person who is in a child-like state of dementia or Alzheimer's?"
The wonderful supporters and members of the Saskatchewan Pro-life Association have not forgotten the mother, the father, and the child through their generous donations of time, action, and financial assistance. I am so very grateful for each and every one of you. You have blessed the work of Sask Pro-Life abundantly.
We have many dedicated board members, office volunteers, local pro-life groups/contacts and affiliate national organizations who have also generously donated many volunteer hours. From the rooftop I shout out a huge thank you to each and every one of you for the countless hours of volunteer time it took to keep the work of Sask Pro-Life going forward.
Sask Pro-Life has two part-time staff that work full-time hours, Alex Ogrodnick, our Marketing person, and Lorraine, our Office Manager. Both are very dedicated and very effective in their positions. Lorraine has completed 10 years of service for Sask Pro-Life. Her integrity and impeccable organizational skills have kept our office in peak order. Thank you so very much Lorraine, you have gifted much to the mother, the father and the child. God Bless you!
I am in my last few months as President of SPLA and I am planning a transition. I have volunteered full-time hours to the work in an Executive Director capacity. We are in times that require our Organization to hire an Executive Director, but our current budget, will not cover this expense. Other provincial boards do not operate without an Executive Director, and the load has increased to a point where it is not fair to expect volunteer hours to cover all this work. SPLA needs a young tech-savvy strategist to continue this important work. If we hire a part-time or full- time Executive Director and/or increase our office hours we would need an additional 20,000 to 50,000 in the budget for 2018. I am humbly asking for your consideration to gifting financially so we can transition into 2018 and continue to protect life from conception to natural death.
May the Child Jesus bring you joy, love and peace this Christmas and in the New Year.
Colette Stang, President
Saskatchewan Pro-life Association Inc.