Donna Shaddick is a retired teacher of 36 years and has been married to her husband Alan for 50 years, together they have two sons and five grandchildren.
Donna started her CWL journey in 1977 in Pembroke Ontario and was Parish Council President three terms before serving as Past President, Secretary, Communications Chair, Christian Family Life Chair and Community Life Chair.
She served the Pembroke Diocese as Recording Secretary, Communications Chair, Christian Family Life Chair and Education and Health Chair before being elected as Pembroke Archdiocesan President (2005 – 2007) and Past President following that. She was awarded her Life Membership in 2009.
Donna has been involved in parish life as a Refugee Committee member and currently serves as the Coordinator of Extraordinary Ministers at St. Leo The Great in Brooklin ON, where she was instrumental in establishing a new council in 2010 where she also served as President and Past President. Currently she serves as President Elect for her council.
Her long list of work on special League committees, presentations, sub-committees and projects includes, Registration at Regional Convention, Information and National Supplies Committee for Toronto Diocesan Council and Co-chair of Protocol for the National Convention held in Toronto in 2011.She has enjoyed serving as a facilitator for Parish executive Training in the Durham region.
During her time in Pembroke Diocese, Donna was involved in Project Grow, League Development, developing manuals of Policy and Procedures for councils and presented the “Called To Be Living Stones” workshop. In 2008 she served on the hosting committee for the Provincial Convention in Arnprior, ON. She has served as a facilitator for resolutions at five Provincial Conventions and in 2007 – 2013 served as Provincial sub-convenor for Education and Health.
In 2011 – 2013 Donna was also a Provincial Life Member Liaison and has served for the National Council on the minutes editing committee and table facilitator for resolutions discussions at National Conventions.
A few years ago she served a four year appointment to the Women’s Interchurch Council of Canada and also sat on the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada.
Donna writes: “Having been without a council for a few months after moving to Toronto Diocese, I realized more than ever how important the League was to me”