WCCI

WEST COAST COMPANEROS, INC.

A CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

 

Formation:   In October 1998, through the efforts of Bob Holstein, the Companions, mostly former—and a few current—members of the Society of Jesus, were incorporated as named above. The initial annual meeting was held at the annual reunion in February 1999. The current Officers and other Directors for 2017-2020 are as follows:*

 

President: David T. Van Etten CFN 1958

Treasurer: Jim Donovan CFN 1974

Vice-President: Robert R. Rahl CFN 1963

Secretary: Melinda Aldrian

Additional Board Members:

Juanita Cordero SNJM 1959

Doug McFerran CFN 1952

Bob Haslam CFN 1962

Dennis Mulvihill CFN 1959

Bob Kramer CDA 1953

John Suggs CFN 1984

Jerry Lagomarsino CFN 1958

 

 

*SJ Province abbreviations: CDA=English Canada, CFN=California,

ORE=Oregon; SNJM = Sisters of the Holy Names

 

Purpose:        To encourage spiritual development and the exchange of ideas on theological, moral, ethical and religious subjects; to provide opportunities for persons to act on their ethical, moral and religious beliefs; to work together with other nonprofit religious, charitable and/or educational organizations to foster, encourage, support, establish, maintain, and/or operate programs, activities, institutions or facilities which teach, encourage, implement or challenge the mission and/or principles of the Society of Jesus.

 

Objectives:    a) To contact former members of the Society of Jesus and encourage their participation in programs and activities of the corporation; b) to hold an annual retreat for spiritual contemplation and renewal; c) to create a communication network for former members of the Society of Jesus and other interested persons to discuss theological, ethical, moral and religious issues; d) to inform former members of the Society of Jesus and other interested persons of opportunities to act on the principles of their religious faith; and e) to seek opportunities to establish programs in conjunction with the Society of Jesus and/or other groups affiliated with its vision and commitment to alleviate poverty, to educate, to promote human and civil rights, and to achieve social justice.

 

Networking: Email Dave Van Etten at dtvanetten@yahoo.com or the designated contact for further information on any of the following activities.

 

            Annual Reunions: February 16–18, 2018 and February 8–10, 2019 at the Villa Maria del Mar (Santa Cruz, California).

 

            Companions Directory: Bob Holstein-initiated project to create an updated database of former Jesuits (initially CFN/ORE Provinces, now extended to many others) and to make available a Directory for all members. (Contact Robert R. Rahl westcoastcompaneros@gmail.com )

 

            Website:         http://www.westcoastcompanions.org

Webmasters:

Doug McFerran

dmcf34@yahoo.com

Robert R. Rahl

westcoastcompaneros@gmail.com

 

            Email Groups:

Moderators:

Doug McFerran

dmcf34@yahoo.com

Robert R. Rahl

westcoastcompaneros@gmail.com

Dave Van Etten

dtvanetten@yahoo.com

 

            To subscribe to any of these groups send a blank message to its email address.

 

            companeros-announcements-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 254 subscribers

This is a read-only list for distributing announcements to members of West Coast Companeros, Inc. (WCCI). Send items you wish to have posted to:

companeros-announcements-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

            companeros-westcoast-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 157 subscribers

This is a general discussion group for the members of West Coast Companeros, Inc. (WCCI), a group of former Jesuits primarily from the California and Oregon provinces but also from many other places.

 

            companeros-justice-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 23 subscribers

A forum for Companions interested in social justice and community action to share information and discuss strategies

 

            companeros-reunion-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 80 subscribers

This email group provides a means for participants to share input to the planning of the annual Companions reunion on the first weekend of February at the Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz.

 

            companeros-spirituality-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 29 subscribers

Companions interested in a more intimate conversation about where they are in the area of spirituality, Ignatian and otherwise

 

            companeros-stories-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

            currently 21 subscribers

Just for story-telling. Whatever our differences of age and geography, temperament and beliefs, we do share to varying degrees a common history -- our time in the Society. We now have a way of sharing that history "out loud" in a sort of virtual recreation room.

 

WCCI ~ 702 CREE DRIVE~SAN JOSE, CA 95123-4614

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