Marisa Moreno de Malcher
2014-2018 AMASC President
The XV AMASC Congress was held this year in Scottsdale, Arizona at the beginning of November. Viki Cullen (National President of N.Z.), Ann Skinner
(Vice President) and Viki's daughter Georgina Shelley attended the 3 day conference.
New Zealand was represented by a total of seven Alumnae from both Baradene and Erskine College. Elizabeth Whyte attended with her two sisters, Helen Foote from Wellington and Margaret Waldron who lives in England, as well as Maria Bullock from Auckland.
The theme of the Congress was Listening with one Heart which was inspired by Pamela Snyder , the President of AMASC and her Board. There were approximately 300 attendees representing 33 countries around the world. Uganda was welcomed as a new Member to AMASC, which was cause for much celebration.
There was a keynote address given by Kathleen Hughes RSCJ on the importance of listening with one heart and a dialogue between Religion and Science from George Coyne SJ.
Viki on behalf of the RSCJ /Alumnae communities nominated Anne de Broglio for the Emeritae Award for her dedication to building communication between the three schools in Australia, Kincoppal-Rose Bay in Sydney, Stuartholme in Brisbane and Sacre Coeur in Melbourne. Anne has helped to establish a website for AMASC on a completely voluntarily basis, which has given AMASC the ability to communicate directly by internet with our constituents at any time, in several languages. The nomination was seconded by five or more countries and she was given a standing ovation, acknowledging her enormous contribution to the dream of St.Madeleine Sophie in our time.
Djuanne Walker was also nominated for the Emeritae Award for her dedication to Baradene, as a student, teacher, parent and Alumnae. Djuanne was a National President of NZ from 1996, until she handed over the Presidency to Viki in 2007. Djuanne made many friends, internationally and was a highly respected member of AMASC. Her dedication to the Sacred Heart and her love of the Sisters at Baradene could be seen by her many visits to the convent. Her tireless enthusiasm and energy for the college, staff and students was also well known.
The incoming AMASC President Marisa Moreno de Malcher (Mexico) and her team, were unanimously elected at the Congress. Her theme for the next Congress in 2018 is Sophies legacy, a gift to the world.
If you would like to contact Viki Cullen in regards to the next Congress in Mexico please email her on firstname.lastname@example.org