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St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Purpose:
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul Society is an organization that assists people/families who are in temporary need. We are not a social service agency; we are a person-to-person ministry whose members see the face of Christ in those we serve.  

Responsibilities/Function:
Through the use of our helpline, families in the Amelia community request assistance. The Society’s responsibility is assisting these families who are in temporary need. Our assistance can be in the form of food, payment for utility bills, rent, Rx or provide furniture or clothing. The Society also helps by offering a sympathetic ear to the caller’s concerns. Sometimes we better serve our caller through our extensive list of other area agencies and groups that can assist where we cannot.  

Characteristics of a Vincentian:
Vincentians are not professionally trained social workers. The important characteristic of a Vincentian is the desire to serve. The most rewarding work for the membership is the visit to the people.  

Actions/Duties:
All visits to clients are confidential and made by two members. This is done for the safety of the members and the recipient. A team consists of two or three members. Each team answers requests for one week. Each team is “on call” about every seventh week.  

Besides visits to clients, there are others ministries within the Society. Vincentians are concerned with the needs of the aged, lonely, sick and those in nursing homes and hospitals.  

The society meets monthly for one hour. The meetings are similar to other groups where the members discuss current concerns and the president presents Council information.  

Membership:
President: David Luebbering
Betsy Campbell, Tim Geers, Bill Hartlaub, Ann Gabriel, Sharon Johnson, Dianne Kelly, Jo Kiser, Janet Meyer, Kathy Mosbaugh, Naomi McCormick, Donna Petri, Fran Rapp, Peg Roesh, Sheila & Tom Speth, Doris Shepherd, Mark Zurlinden, Yvonne Smith             

Special events:
Thanksgiving and Christmas food basket Yearly “Yard Sale” fund raiser in July Assist with “Giving Tree” program

Contact Person:  David Luebbering 513-753-5784 Meetings: 2nd Monday each month at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center

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